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Russia has successfully tested Runet, a country-wide alternative to the global internet, its government has announced.

[UK] A list of more than 1,000 addresses of New Years Honours recipients, including those of senior police officers and politicians, has been accidentally published by the government.

[UK] Psychologists and anthropologists have been enlisted by the Ministry of Defence to help exploit human errors in incoming cyberattacks.

A Vietnam-based hacking group is learning from China’s playbook, using increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks to spy on competitors and help Vietnam catch up to global competitors, according to cybersecurity experts.

Google and Apple have removed an Emirati messaging app called ToTok amid claims that it is used for state spying.

A 22-year-old Turkish man from London was convicted of attempting to blackmail Apple out of $75,000 in cryptocurrency or a thousand $100 iTunes gift cards by falsely claiming he had access to iCloud and other Apple accounts.

Jumio, which implements user identification to protect against fraudulent account openings, reports that it has detected a 28% jump in account opening fraud attempts worldwide, which is a 100% increase from 2014 rates. The escalation is very likely another indication of increased synthetic identity fraud activity.

Ensure that your own security arrangements are adequate and robust at all times.
Report any suspicious activity to Police immediately.
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