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Some countries are opening doors to adopt cryptocurrencies in a larger scale

Different countries around the world are facilitating the use of cryptocurrencies for monetary operations. Estonia Estonia, known already for being a technologically leading country, deeply analyzed and proposed, is set to issue a new legal cryptocurrency, named Estocoin, that would be recognized as a legal currency. Kaspar Korjus, Managing Director at e-Residency, posted in a Blog that the country would ... Read More »

15 West African Countries To Join The Convention On Cybercrime

15 West African countries are planning to join the International Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention) to focus on the training of the officials against cyber attacks. The training is held in Dakar and Senegal and is expected to be completed by the weekend. The course is inspired by the recurrence of cyber-criminality offenses in West African jurisdictions these days. Indeed, ... Read More »

Europe-wide Raids In Three Countries Taking Down Cybercrime Network

On Tuesday, law enforcement authorities in three European countries raided numerous locations and detained several suspects who were linked to a cybercrime forum on the dark web. Just in Germany, more than 1,000 investigators searched over 120 homes and offices in connection with crimenetwork.biz. On the dark net website, cybercriminals were selling various illicit products, including stolen goods, narcotics, and ... Read More »

The FBI Hacked 8,000 Computers in 120 Countries With a Single Warrant

In August, we wrote about the FBI’s hacking tool that hacked computers in Austria. Throughout 2016, judges made decisions on the validity of the data obtained via the hack. A judge, without jurisdiction, allowed the FBI to hack 1000 computers. Now, court documents from a recent trial revealed that 8,000 computers got hacked. According to the recent transcript, the FBI ... Read More »

The UK Wants to Re-Route Malicious Traffic from its Country, Potentially Causing Harm in Other Countries

Internet providers are being asked to change protocols to protect computers from falling victim to hackers to be used in big time cyber-attacks. The governments cyber security defense department wants to work with networks like Virgin Media and BT to rewrite standards to help restrict a tactic used by hackers to pretend to be other computers in order to use ... Read More »

Paper: Oppressive and Free Countries Use Tor The Most

Who uses Tor? The answer to this question may seem obvious but Eric Jardine, in a paper published in New Media & Society, pointed out “Activists often state that such tools are used by political dissidents who stand up to repressive regimes, but these claims lack abroad, cross-national empirical basis. Without a solid empirical foundation, it is unclear if anonymity ... Read More »

African Countries That are Set To Pioneer Bitcoin System

With a population of   over one billion people and comprising over 50 countries, Africa as a continent is a fertile ground for the growth of the digital currency market. However, the continent is one of contrasts with countries being at different levels of economic and Information infrastructure development, more so in the sphere of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). For ... Read More »