The economics of kidnapping

How the criminal underworld operates the ransom business.
Philippine soldiers walk along a highway as they return to camp after an armed encouter with members of militant kidnap-for-ransom group, Abu Sayyaf, in the Sulu province on the southern island of Mindanao on August 26, 2016.

Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57 million riders and drivers

Nov 22, 2017
Uber's new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, has criticized the way the company dealt with the security breach.
A phone displays the Uber ride-hailing app in London, England.
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Ransomware: Should businesses pay up?

May 16, 2017
Hackers are holding up businesses for ransom. To pay or not to pay? That is the question.
An IT researchers shows on a giant screen a computer infected by a ransomware.

Your computer’s security updates may be annoying, but they’re crucial

May 15, 2017
The ransomware known as WannaCry has affected individuals and companies worldwide. Could it have been prevented?
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