FBI warns of ongoing COVID-19 vaccine related fraud schemes

US federal agencies have warned about scammers exploiting the public’s interest in the COVID-19 vaccine to harvest personal information and steal money through multiple ongoing and emerging fraud schemes. The warning was issued earlier today through the FBI National Press Read More …

Law enforcement take down three bulletproof VPN providers

Law enforcement agencies from the US, Germany, France, Switzerland, and the Netherlands have seized this week the web domains and server infrastructure of three VPN services that provided a safe haven for cybercriminals to attack their victims. The three services Read More …

Suspected Russian hackers spied on U.S. Treasury emails – sources

Hackers believed to be working for Russia have been monitoring internal email traffic at the U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments, according to people familiar with the matter, adding they feared the hacks uncovered so far may be the tip of Read More …

COVID-19: US approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, with first jab ‘to be given in less than 24 hours’

The US government advisory panel has authorised the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, marking a turning point in America where the pandemic has killed more than 295,000 people. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the vaccine for emergency use Read More …

Burner phones and banking apps: Meet the Chinese ‘brokers’ laundering Mexican drug money

Early next year, a Chinese businessman named Gan Xianbing will be sentenced in a Chicago courtroom for laundering just over $530,000 in Mexican cartel drug money. Gan, 50, was convicted in February of money laundering and operating an unlicensed money-transfer Read More …

Covid could have been in US as early as December 2019

Covid could have been in the US as early as December 2019, according to a new government study. Experts say that means the coronavirus was present in the country weeks earlier than scientists and health officials had previously thought. Scientists Read More …

Covid vaccine: Moderna seeks approval in US and Europe

Moderna is filing for US and European emergency regulatory approval of its coronavirus vaccine so that it can be recommended for widespread use. Regulators will look at trial data for the mRNA vaccine and decide if it is safe and Read More …

Kansas: WPD’s Explosive Detection K-9 ‘Boomer’ goes viral for daily treadmill workout

Boomer is a two-and-a-half-year-old Golden Retriever and he loves running on the treadmill. He’s WPD’s new explosive detection canine and like his co-workers, he tries to stay healthy and in shape to keep up with the job. He and his Read More …

Singapore investigating claims Muslim app developer sold user data to US military

Singapore is investigating claims that local-based mobile app, Muslim Pro, has sold “granular location data” to the US military. Clocking more than 98.5 million downloads worldwide, the popular prayer tracking app has denied the allegations, saying it shares only anonymised Read More …