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Anti-corruption efforts slipping in Mexico

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 10:37 am

Corruption has slightly worsened in Mexico over the past year despite President López Obrador’s promise to end the scourge, a new study found.
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Corruption and European foreign policy 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 10:35 am

Kleptocrats regularly exploit Europe’s financial system. In the decade since the global financial crisis, dozens of money laundering schemes linked to corrupt, abusive regimes have come to light across the continent, revealing the limits to the rule of law within European economies. The networks behind these arrangements have handled hundreds of billions of dollars stolen from public institutions and private companies, often benefiting from offshore havens across the globe – and even flows of European development
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Another Prominent Businessman Charged in SF Corruption Investigation 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 10:34 am

A long time permit consultant in San Francisco was accused Wednesday of fraud and money laundering, and has agreed to cooperate with the FBI in its probe of the city’s ongoing corruption scandal.
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Head of Romania’s Unifarm charged with corruption over medical equipment deal

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 10:32 am

BUCHAREST (Romania), June 24 (SeeNews) - The head of Romanian state-owned drug and medical equipment procurement and distribution company Unifarm, Adrian Ionel, has been charged with corruption for allegedly demanding a bribe from a supplier of medical equipment needed to fight the coronavirus outbreak, Romanian prosecutors said.
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Antigraft group reports Indonesia’s anti-corruption chief for questionable ethics

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 10:27 am

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Indonesia's anti-corruption chief has been accused of ethics violation by an activist group, which filed a report against him to the agency's supervisory board on Wednesday (June 24).
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North Macedonia: Former top prosecutor jailed for corruption

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 10:25 am

SKOPJE, Macedonia — A court in Northern Macedonia has jailed a former top anti-corruption prosecutor for seven years after she was found guilty of accepting bribes and luxury gifts as part of an extortion scheme.
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Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s corruption case resumes 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 10:23 am

The corruption case against former South African president Jacob Zuma resumed on Tuesday following sustained efforts by the former leader to cancel or delay the case.
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Zambian health minister arrested for corruption 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 10:22 am

Zambia’s Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has been arrested on suspicion of corruption, an anti-graft body said on Wednesday.
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Coronavirus Creates Cornucopia of Fraud 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 10:20 am

The COVID-19 crisis in the United States has opened vast opportunities for fraud of every type. The scale and scope of COVID-related criminal activity is so vast, we need to take an Aristotelian approach and separate it into categories.
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Australia hit by massive cyber attack, Chinese hackers suspected 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 10:08 am

A massive cyber attack hit Australian Government and businesses last week which is reported to be handiwork of a nation-state backed hacking group and China is top on the suspect list, the media reported.
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Key Elements for DDoS Detection, Mitigation and Analysis

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 10:05 am

Given today’s volatile DDoS threat landscape with attacks ranging from massive volumetric assaults to sophisticated and persistent application level threats, comprehensive protection is a must for online businesses. But what are the most important considerations for evaluating potential solutions? As we’ve been in the business of cybersecurity and DDoS detection and mitigation for 18 years, we can confidently say that it comes down to key elements like SLA for mitigation, network setup, and operational mitigation.
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“UK cyber security concerns in decline as COVID-19 scams rise”

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 10:01 am

The 2020 Unisys Security Index has been put together in the wake of responses received from upwards of 15,000 consumers in 15 countries (including more than 1,000 in the UK) collated between March and April 2020. The Unisys Corporation has gauged attitudes on a wide range of security-related issues and created an Index based on consumers’ feedback. The Index is a calculated score from zero to 300 based on concerns around eight specific issues within the categories of national, financial, Internet and personal security.
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Beazley reveals leadership team for cyber & tech business 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 09:59 am

Specialist insurer Beazley has revealed a new leadership structure within its global cyber & tech underwriting team, designed to support greater knowledge sharing and collaboration between the team globally.
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Cyber attack on Israeli water-treatment plant is one indication of a rising tide of cyber security issues

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 09:57 am

MILPITAS, Calif. – When Iran cyber-attacked Israel’s water supply system last April, it did more than just shut down computers and disrupt water system operations. Asia Times reports. Continue reading original article
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Arcserve research uncovers links between ransomware and brand loyalty

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 09:53 am

Arcserve Southern Africa has revealed the results of research conducted by Arcserve, a data and ransomware protection provider. The research aimed to measure how cybercrime influences purchasing behaviour and brand loyalty.
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Lacson refutes allegations Anti-Terrorism Bill blatantly transgresses citizens’ rights 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 09:44 am

Lacson’s rebuttal was made in a virtual gathering sponsored by the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP).
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Time to Update the United Kingdom’s List of Terrorist Organizations

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 09:42 am

The United Kingdom’s counterterrorism legislation is often the subject of public debate and criticism. What has not received enough attention is a structural flaw in the counterterrorism architecture: the lack of a mechanism for keeping the list of proscribed (banned) organizations up to date. Compounding this flaw are the obstacles for organizations that seek their own deproscription (removal from the list). The result is that, according to an independent review, at least 14 organizations currently on the list do not currently meet the legal criteria for listing.
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Self-Propagating Lucifer Malware Targets Windows Systems 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 09:41 am

Security experts have identified a self-propagating malware, dubbed Lucifer, that targets Windows systems with cryptojacking and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
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Touchless access solutions for Middle East Markets

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 09:40 am

Innovation in safety and security: new products available from Allegion to help reduce hand-to-door contact at residential, commercial, healthcare and education properties
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UAE must ‘ramp up’ aquaculture investment to boost food security

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 09:38 am

Technological investments in aquaculture are critical for national food security, the Minister of State for Food Security said on Wednesday.
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Brazil: Reject “Fake News” Bill

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 09:37 am

Brazil’s Congress should ensure that any measure aimed at addressing defamation and the spread of false information upholds people’s fundamental rights to freedom of expression, association, and privacy, Human Rights Watch said today.
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MIT’s computing dean on leadership and ethics in the AI era 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 08:59 am

Electricity changed the course of industrialization, but when it was first introduced in factories at the turn of the 20th century, there wasn’t much of a transformation. Factory floor layouts remained the same, and while the waterwheels outside were removed, inside the same pulley systems were still being used, only now they were fueled by the new power source.
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6 leadership priorities for corporate boards after COVID-19

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 08:58 am

The COVID-19 crisis is accelerating a shift toward a more integrated approach to corporate governance that has been gathering force for some time. The pandemic has put people’s lives, livelihoods and learning at the centre of the public policy and business
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China’s Approach to Global Governances Risks a Global Governance Divide

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 08:56 am

For more than two millennia, Chinese leaders saw their country as one of the dominant actors in the world. This Sino-centrist worldview has in many ways shaped China’s outlook on global governance—the rules, norms, and institutions that regulate international cooperation. The decline and collapse of imperial China in the 1800s and early 1900s, however, diminished Chinese influence on the global stage for more than a century.
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Our ethical code, policies, terms and conditions 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 08:53 am

As a publication that subscribes to The Press Code of Ethics and Conduct for South African Print and Online Media (Press Code), we are serious about reporting the news accurately and fairly.
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USP, Pacific regional institutions and governance

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 08:50 am

The recent University of the South Pacific (USP) Council meeting to address governance issues resulting in the reinstatement of its suspended Vice Chancellor may have opened a pathway for political will amongst leaders and politicians of forum member countries to push for better governance in regional institutions. It may have also put the spotlight on our two developed forum members, Australia and New Zealand.
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The Ethics of Social Distancing 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 08:49 am

“When I began writing this essay, public health-minded folks were arguing that social distancing is morally required, and expressing dismay at the pictures of partiers and beach-goers that surfaced after Memorial Day weekend. Just a couple weeks later, however, attention had shifted to the nationwide demonstrations against racism and police brutality, which was supported not only by high-profile public health figures, but by the WHO itself. So what to do about social distancing? Must we do it or not?”
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NGO’s Celebrate World Whistleblower Day 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 08:33 am

Today marks World Whistleblower Day, a day to celebrate whistleblowers around the globe. Whistleblowers put their jobs, reputation, and sometimes even lives at stake to expose the truth for the greater good. This day serves to commemorate their achievements while also raising awareness of their integral part in society.
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Former CEO of Wirecard Arrested in Accounting Scandal Involving Missing $2.1 Billion

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 08:26 am

FRANKFURT – Wirecard’s former boss was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of falsifying accounts, after the German payments firm disclosed a $2.1 billion financial hole and questioned whether trustees had actually held money on its behalf.
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Corporate crime and non-punishment

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 25, 2020 08:25 am

In 2017, Western Union acknowledged that it had aided and abetted wire fraud in violation of the Bank Secrecy Act. But rather than facing prosecution, the corporation — whose reported annual revenue was $5.3 billion in 2019 — entered a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the United States. By agreeing to the DPA, Western Union avoided prosecution and agreed to pay $586 million to its victims, many of whom were elderly targets of consumer scams.
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