Close
  • Français
  • English

Cybercrime

1. Please introduce yourself. How do you deal with cybersecurity daily ? My name is Maarten Van Horenbeeck, I’m from Belgium, and a Board Member of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), an international association of security teams at over 500 governments, corporations and universities. I’m also the Chief Information Security Officer…

Read More

What is ransomware? Ransomware is malicious software. Ransomware programs are computer viruses. These viruses block access to information systems or data stored on the victim’s computer or server, then demand that the victim pay a ransom to unblock said access, although it is never guaranteed that it will actually be unblocked.   Whom does ransomware…

Read More

(By Olivier Iteanu, Barrister) This is a rare case that the Conseil d’État [Council of State, French supreme court for administrative justice] informed us about in a decision rendered on 24 April 2019[1]. A gendarmerie captain was punished with fifteen days’ leave from work for illegally consulting “gendarmerie files”. These unlawful consultations concerned his daughter’s employer…

Read More

(by Army General (2S) Watin-Augouard, Founder of the FIC) The neutralisation of a botnet of more than 1,260,000 “zombie” computers has made the news in recent days. This network used the Retadup worm to enable personal data (including personal health information) to be “stolen”, computing power to be diverted to mining of cryptocurrency (Monero), spam campaigns to…

Read More