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Germany Cyber Agency Seeks Approval for Cyber Counterstrikes

According to reports, the president of Germany’s new cyber security agency Zitis has come up with a suggestion stating that spy agencies in Germany should have the power to retaliate against cybercriminals whenever there is a hack. In an interview on the 22nd of November, Wilfried Karl expressed his concern about the issue saying as a citizen, the expectation towards ... Read More »

New UK Code Seeks Tighter Security on Ships against Cyber Attacks

A new code of practice has been launched by the UK government aimed at helping ship owners improve and tighten security. This decision came as a result of the growing threat that cybercrime poses as it continues to spread and this time around to a much more bewildering place, the shipping sector. The term ‘cybercrime’ to most people, just gives ... Read More »

Europol Seeks The Help Of Internet Users To Identify Pedophiles

As part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to end cybercrime, Europol launched a crowdsourcing initiative called “Trace an Object.” Europol, the law enforcement agency that exists to provide support to EU member states, launched “Trace an Object” as an extension of ongoing investigations into child abuse. In essence, Europol will upload images that connect to unsolved child abuse cases—the images ... Read More »

German Politician Seeks More State Control Over Organized Crime

A CDU (Christian Democratic Union) politician seeks to introduce more state control to decrease the growth and eliminate the criminal economy in Germany. On May 16, Arndt Sinn, professor of International Criminal Law at the University of Osnabrück, presented his newly released study called the “Economic Power of Organized Crime”. According to the report, the illegal trade causes serious damage ... Read More »

Arizona Bill Seeks to Update Law to Recognize Smart Contracts

A bill recently introduced in the Arizona state House of Representatives by state Rep. Jeff Weninger, seeks to amend the state’s Electronic Transactions Act to recognize signatures secured through blockchain technology, as well as to legally recognize smart contracts. House Bill 2417 introduced by Rep. Weninger on February 6th, 2017, states that, “A signature that is secured through blockchain technology ... Read More »

Chief Prosecutor Dr. Peter Frank: More powers in the monitoring of telecommunications demanded.

German Chief Prosecutor Seeks To Monitor Communications More Extensively

Chief Prosecutor Dr. Peter Frank demands more powers for authority to monitor telecommunications. If he succeeds with his plan, law enforcement will be able to decrypt encrypted messages, used by dark net criminals and terrorists, more efficiently. The federal prosecutor seeks to surveil telecommunications due to the terrorist attacks in 2016. According to him, the current legal situation led to ... Read More »

Department Of Homeland Security Seeks To Understand Blockchain Tech

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is launching a program where they are exploring ways to understand the blockchain technology better. They do this within their Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) of the department’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The DHS is currently accepting research proposals from small businesses in 13 different topic areas, including the “Applicability ... Read More »

Libertas: US seeks extradition of Wicklow man over ‘Silk Road’

Wicklow man was an administrator of the Silk Road website which offered anonymity to those both selling and buying items including illegal drugs and hacking software. Gary Davis (Note: Alleged Silk road admin Libertas), aged 27, of Johnstown Court, Kilpedder, Co Wicklow, is wanted for trial by US authorities on charges of conspiracy to distribute narcotics, conspiracy to commit computer ... Read More »