How drug lords make billions smuggling gold to Miami for your jewelry and phones

  By Jay Weaver, Nicholas Nehamas And Kyra Gurney January 16, 2018 08:00 AM   When Juan Granda ventured into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to score another illicit load of gold, he boasted that he felt like legendary Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. “I’m like Pablo coming … to get the coke,” he told two co-workers…

China Quietly Orders Closing of Bitcoin Mining Operations

Move tightens a clampdown that already has shut exchanges for trading of cryptocurrencies in China Chinese authorities ordered the closing of operations that produce, or “mine,” cryptocurrencies. Photo: Reuters By Chao Deng Updated Jan. 11, 2018 1:29 a.m. ET 75 COMMENTS BEIJING—Bitcoin can’t catch a break in China. Chinese authorities ordered the closing of operations…

South Korean Authorities Points its Searchlight on the Bank Accounts of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

January 11, 2018 Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel There has been a lot of ‘scary’ news from South Korea concerning bitcoin and cryptocurrency regulation in recent weeks. Just yesterday, the South Korean Financial Intelligence Unit and Financial supervisory service said they would jointly inspect the bank accounts of cryptocurrency exchanges in the country. One Week, One Trouble…

North Korean hackers mining Monero to overcome UN sanctions

January 11, 2018 16:00 Akshay Makadiya Chris Doman, a cybersecurity researcher at AlienVault, U.S.-based security firm, has discovered a malware that mines cryptocurrencies using foreign computers while the earnings deposit to a North Korean university’s wallet in Pyongyang. Malware links to North Korea As North Korea faces tougher United Nation sanctions, it is looking for…

AMD, Arm also affected by data-leak design blunders, Chipzilla hit hardest By Chris Williams, US editor 4 Jan 2018 at 07:29 Summary The severe design flaw in Intel microprocessors that allows sensitive data, such as passwords and crypto-keys, to be stolen from memory is real – and its details have been revealed. On Tuesday, we warned that a blueprint…

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Koro Bessho, Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN, at the Open Debate of the UN Security Council on the “Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Addressing Complex Contemporary Challenges to International Peace and Security”

Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations 国際連合日本政府代表部 December 20, 2017 (As delivered)           Let me begin by expressing my deep appreciation to Secretary-General Guterres for participating in today’s open debate and sharing with us his vision on how the UN, particularly the Security Council, can effectively address complex contemporary…