Asia: USD 83 million intercepted in INTERPOL operation against online financial crime

LYON, FRANCE: Amid an exponential increase in online fraud, an INTERPOL-coordinated operation codenamed HAECHI-I mobilized more than 40 specialized law enforcement officers across the Asia Pacific region. Over six months of coordinated intelligence collection and joint operations, police were able Read More …

Indonesia’s national health insurance scheme leaks at least a million citizens’ records

Indonesia’s government has admitted to leaks of personal data from the agency that runs its national health insurance scheme On May 20th Kominfo, Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, acknowledged it was aware of a post on notorious stolen-data-mart Read More …

How Myanmar’s military moved in on the telecoms sector to spy on citizens

In the months before the Myanmar military’s Feb. 1 coup, the country’s telecom and internet service providers were ordered to install intercept spyware that would allow the army to eavesdrop on the communications of citizens, sources with direct knowledge of Read More …

Security crucial as 5G connects more industries, devices

More networks, industries, and machines will be interconnected as 5G become more widely available, making security an even bigger challenge for businesses in Asia-Pacific. Along with this, they also will have to deal with the increased complexity of managing 5G Read More …

Singapore moots mandatory offsite verification for financial institutions

Singapore is considering the need for various personal information, such as password and biometrics, to facilitate “non-face-to-face” verification for financial services. This comes amidst a rise in impersonation scam cases and risks of personal data theft. In a consultation paper Read More …

APAC’s Compromised Domains Fuel Emotet Campaign

Discovered in 2014, Emotet is one of the most prolific malware families, infecting computer systems globally through its mass campaigns of spam email that delivers malware (AKA malspam). These campaigns have been widely documented by many organizations, including how Emotet Read More …

Australia stepping up foreign cooperation on state-level cyber deterrence

The Australian government is increasingly concerned about the blurring of state and non-state activity, in particular that certain states have used third-party criminal groups to mask their cyber-based activity, a joint parliamentary committee has heard. Addressing an inquiry into Australia’s Read More …

‘Significant amount’ of sensitive security data stolen in Perth Airport hacking

A skilled hacker in Vietnam stole sensitive security details and building plans from Perth Airport after breaking into its computer systems. The West Australian can reveal Vietnamese man Le Duc Hoang Hai used the credentials of a third-party contractor to get Read More …