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Cyber Report: German hacker, ransomware, North Korea and cyber security

German hacker targeted government officials and public figuresA 20-year-old German student has been detained for hacking the social media accounts of hundreds of German politicians, journalists and celebrities. Apparently acting alone, the hacker used relatively rudimentary techniques to access his targets’ Facebook and Twitter accounts. He then leaked personal details of their

Top 10 humanitarian crises and trends to watch in 2019–Report

Editor's note: These 10 crises and trends will help shape IRIN's coverage in 2019. Here’s why they have our attention and should demand yours. 1. Climate displacement: Tomorrow’s emergencies today Stephen Dupont/DFAT From rising sea levels to withering drought and unpredictable weather: projections for what the world can expect if climate change remains unchecked are

‘We won’t denuclearize unless US removes threat’–N/Korea

North Korea said Thursday it will never unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons unless the United States first removes what Pyongyang called a nuclear threat. The surprisingly blunt statement jars with Seoul’s rosier presentation of the North Korean position and could rattle the fragile trilateral diplomacy to defuse a nuclear

US designates Boko Haram, ISIS entities ‘of particular concern’

•Labels Saudi Arabia, Iran, N/Korea countries of concern •Russia placed on special watch list    Jude Johnson with Agency report  The United States has announced the designation of the Boko Haram terrorist group as an entity “of particular concern”. The US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in a statement revealed the designation of Boko Haram

North Korea to US: ‘There is no way we will denuclarize’

North Korea’s Foreign Minister said there is “no way” Kim Jong-un will denuclearize while the US continues to brutalise the reclusive nation with crippling sanctions. Ri Yong-ho said there was no way the country would give up its nuclear weapons unilaterally under such circumstances. The official told the UNGA that North Korea

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