[AfrICANN-discuss] IG Weekly brief : EU defence ministers cyberexercise; EU presidency for censorship; Energy sectors cyberattacks; Internet shutdown in Togo; Russia's Facebook Fake News; Putin on artificial intelligence; ICOs banned in China; TLDCON 2017

Mamadou LO alfamamadou at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 8 18:06:27 UTC 2017


This week, cybersecurity and cyberattacks on headlines as, "European Union defense ministers have gathered in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, for an informal meeting that included a cyberexercise aimed at testing the bloc's ability to respond to a potential attack by hackers on its military structures". Estonia, who lead the current European Union presidency has called upon other EU Member states to increase internet censorship, according to a leaked document.

Furthemore, in an announcement today, credit reporting giant Equifax revealed a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Also, The energy sector in North America and Europe is being targeted by a new wave of cyber attacks, according to a leading cyber security company. In addition, Russia has sentenced two members of a hacking group for compromising the devices of citizens and stealing their data.

On fake news, amid ongoing concern over the role of disinformation in the 2016 election, Facebook said Wednesday it found that more than 5,000 ads, costing more than $150,000, had been placed on its network between June 2015 and May 2017 from "inauthentic accounts" and Pages, likely from Russia.
On digital economy, a self-regulatory organization focused on online finance in China has issued a warning to its members on initial coin offerings (ICOs). The group, which works with government agencies on regulatory matters, further stated its intention to toughen security measures. Furthemore, Singapore and Indonesian leaders yesterday welcomed the growing economic partnership between both countries, as they pushed for greater cooperation in the area of infrastructure development and digital economy.

On Artificial intelligence; Putin says that whoever reaches a breakthrough in developing artificial intelligence will come to dominate the world.
On access, Togo is the latest African nation to shut down access to the internet after protests against president Faure Gnassingbé were scheduled to take place this week.
As for events, we note TLDCON 2017
Below, informations on those subjects and events as well as documents on cyber geopolitics, e-commerce..

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