The Listening Post

China's and Russia's VPN crackdown

We examine China's and Russia's attempt to police and restrict the use of VPNs and the repercussions for press freedom.

The Listening Post

The great firewall update: Clamping down on VPNs

As China and Russia limit the use of VPNs, we examine repercussions for media freedom. Plus, police vs press in Uganda.

Hacking

US judge sets bail for UK researcher in malware case

Marcus Hutchins is accused of creating malware - unrelated to the ransomware attack he was credited with halting in May.

US judge sets bail for UK researcher in malware case

Cybersecurity

Hacker who helped end global cyberattack arrested in US

British researcher arrested for allegedly creating and distributing malware designed to collect bank-account passwords.

Hacker who helped end global cyberattack arrested in US

Inside Story

How can cyberattacks be stopped?

Thousands of computers go down in yet another large-scale cyberattack targeting companies around the world.

Europe

International ransomware attack hits major firms, banks

Cyberattacks in Ukraine, Denmark and Russia, among others, target companies, banks and government offices.

Ransomware attack causes disruptions across globe

Middle East

Al Jazeera media platforms experience cyberattack

Website and digital platforms of entire Doha-based network undergoing 'systematic and continual hacking attempts'.

Al Jazeera media platforms under cyberattack

Middle East

Qatar reveals preliminary results of QNA hacking probe

Investigation team identified sources through which the cyber-attack was carried out, interior ministry says.

Qatar reveals preliminary results of QNA hacking probe

Counting the Cost

Cybercrime and security: A Russian perspective

Kaspersky Lab responds to US allegations of doubt and addresses the rise in internet-based crime worldwide.

Counting the Cost

Big tobacco's big profits

Why are tobacco companies' profits still booming - despite government regulation and declining smoking rates?

Counting the Cost

Cyber security in an interconnected future

Is 'ransomware' threatening our homes and livelihoods and what security measures are expected as a result?

Counting the Cost

WannaCry: A new era of cyber security

We examine the latest global hacking attack, its implications and the future of cyber security.

Cybersecurity

What is ransomware and how to avoid it

What you need to know about 'WannaCry', the malicious software behind Friday's worldwide hacking attack.

WannaCry: What is ransomware and how to avoid it

Cybersecurity

Researchers eye possible N Korea link to cyberattacks

Some code in massive WannaCry attack was earlier used in hacking operation linked to Pyongyang.

Researchers eye possible N Korea link to cyberattacks

Cybersecurity

Ransomware attack hit 200,000 victims in 150 countries

Europol chief warns that number of targets hit by WannaCry hack will grow when many return to work on Monday.