Experts, Microsoft Push For Global NGO To Expose Hackers

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TALLINN, Jun 8 – As cyberattacks sow ever greater chaos worldwide, IT titan Microsoft and independent experts are pushing for a new global NGO tasked with the tricky job of unmasking the hackers behind them. Dubbed the “Global Cyber Attribution Consortium”, according to a recent report by the Rand Corporation think-tank, the

Chinese Apple Staff Suspected Of Selling Private Data

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BEIJING, Jun 8 – Chinese authorities say they have uncovered a massive underground operation run by Apple employees selling computer and phone users’ personal data. Twenty-two people have been detained on suspicion of infringing individuals’ privacy and illegally obtaining their digital personal information, according to a statement Wednesday from local police in

Italian Muslims Disown London Attacker, Fear Backlash

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BAZZANO, Jun 8 – Italy’s Muslims fear a backlash from the London attacks could undermine their already fragile position in the country after one of the attackers was identified as half-Italian. Youssef Zaghba, 22, was one of three men shot dead by police after a jihadist van attack and stabbing spree in

Ex-FBI Chief Comey Says Trump Pressured Him On Russia Probe

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WASHINGTON, Jun 8 – Fired FBI director James Comey said Wednesday that Donald Trump urged him to drop a probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn, prompting fresh allegations that the US president tried to obstruct justice. In a bombshell revelation on the eve of his hotly-anticipated appearance on Capitol Hill,

Blast At Indian Firecracker Factory Kills 20

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NEW DELHI, Jun 7 – An explosion at a fireworks factory in central India on Wednesday killed 20 workers and injured 10 others, some with serious burns, an official said. Dozens of employees managed to escape unhurt but firefighters spent two hours bringing the major blaze under control in Balaghat district of

EC: Seven Sets Of Pujut State By-election Forms Bought

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KUCHING, Jun 7 – The Sarawak Election Commission (EC) has confirmed that seven sets of nomination forms for the Pujut state by-election have been bought as at yesterday (June 6). Sarawak EC director Datuk Takun Sunggah, however, did not reveal the identities of the buyers or parties involved. He said four sets were

London Attack: What We Know

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LONDON, Jun 7 – Seven people were killed in a terror attack in the British capital on Saturday when a van smashed into pedestrians on London Bridge before three assailants went on a stabbing spree. The attackers were shot dead by the police at the scene. Here is what we know about the

Man Kills Wife In Petrol Bomb Attack

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SUNGAI PETANI, Jun 7 – A man who separated from his wife 10 years ago allegedly hurled a petrol bomb at her in an incident here almost two weeks ago that resulted in her death from burns at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital yesterday. Kuala Muda Police acting chief Supt Saifi Abd Hamid

Salleh Confirms Ismee Ismail New Media Prima Chairman

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PUTRAJAYA, Jun 7 – Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak today confirmed that Tan Sri Ismee Ismail is to be appointed as the new chairman of Media Prima Bhd. Salleh, who is also UMNO treasurer, said this to Bernama when asked to comment on speculation of an impending

UAE Bans Expressions Of Sympathy Towards Qatar

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DUBAI, Jun 7 – The United Arab Emirates has banned people from publishing expressions of sympathy towards Qatar and will punish offenders with a jail term of up to 15 years, the UAE-based newspaper Gulf News and pan-Arab channel Al-Arabiya reported on Wednesday. The United Arab Emirates, along with several other

France Says Notre Dame Attack An ‘Isolated Act’

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PARIS, Jun 7 – The attack on a French police officer outside Paris’s famed Notre Dame cathedral by a hammer-wielding man was an “isolated act”, government spokesman Christophe Castaner said Wednesday. Tuesday’s attacker had “never showed any sign of radicalisation”, he told RTL radio, but stressed that the investigation was at an

Analyst: FGV Shake-up Has Minimal Operational Impact

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 7 – The shake-up at Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) will have minimal operational impact over the near-term, says Kenanga Investment Bank Research. The research house, however, was of the view that the move to oust Group President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) could shake up FGV’s long-term focus on

Man Arrested At Heathrow Airport Over Manchester Attack

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LONDON, Jun 7 – British authorities faced mounting anger on Tuesday after police named the third attacker in the weekend terror assault in London, who Italy had previously flagged as a possible jihadist. Police identified the third attacker as Youssef Zaghba, a 22-year-old Italian national of Moroccan descent, a day after naming

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