Counterfeit & Illicit Trade Monitor

By Hans Schwab | An illicittrade.com initiative 

Honda Shuts Down Car Production Plant Due to WannaCry Infection

<b>The WannaCry ransomware has made another high-profile victim, as Japanese automaker Honda was forced to shut down production at one of its facilities</b> …

In Detroit, Jack Ma called counterfeit goods the “cancer” of Alibaba

On June 20 Jack Ma took the stage in Detroit in front of thousands of entrepreneurs for Gateway ’17—an event intended to draw US small businesses onto Alibaba with the promise of reaching “one billion Chinese consumers.”<p>In a live interview with Charlie Rose, the e-commerce mogul shied away from …

Jack Ma

N2017-080 / 2017 / News / News and media / Internet

Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet<p>LYON, France - Illegal wildlife traders may be turning their attention to the Darknet, a new …

Wildlife

Customs bureaus of PH, China tackle illicit trade

BUREAU of Customs (BoC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and members of the Anti-Smuggling Bureau of the General Administration of China Customs on …

As new security risks continue to emerge, cloud security spending will grow to $3.5 billion by 2021

Forrester outlines the adjustments enterprises will need to make to their cloud security practices in the next five years.<p>Cloud is a big business …

Cybersecurity

Twenty EU countries sign off on new anti-fraud prosecutor

The European Commission welcomed on Thursday (June 8) a decision by 20 member states, including heavyweights Germany and France, to set up an …

European News

US bill seeks tougher penalties for counterfeiting meds

A bill introduced in the US seeks to strengthen the pharma supply chain by increasing penalties for counterfeiting.<p>Introduced by Republican Leonard …

Opioid Crisis

How AI Can Help Stop Counterfeiters (Or Make Them More Effective Than Ever)

AI is proving useful in many applications ranging from games to medical diagnostics. However, there is a growing realization of the importance of AI …

Artificial Intelligence

Pacte contre la pêche illégale du thon signé par 48 entreprises

Les signataires "s'engagent à bannir la pêche illégale, clandestine et non réglementée de leur industrie, pour éliminer le travail forcé des navires …

Big Data Maps India's Human Traffic Hot Spots

An Indian charity is using big data to pinpoint human trafficking hot spots in a bid to prevent vulnerable women and girls vanishing from high-risk …

Big Data

McAfee warns govt on increasing cyber crime threats

McAfee’s chief technology officer Asia Pacific Ian Yip was speaking after telecommunications and Internet companies met Prime Minister Malcolm …

Cybersecurity

Why Big Data, Machine Learning Are Critical to Security

Big data and machine learning will play increasingly critical roles in improving information security, predicts Will Cappelli, a vice president of …

Machine Learning

Illicit drug use among U.S. workforce most prevalent in 12 years: study

Orlando, FL – In 2016, American workers tested positive for illicit drugs at the highest rate in 12 years, according to an annual study conducted by …

African nature reserve uses AI to catch poachers

The wildebeest, hippos, gazelles and warthogs of Southern Kenya have a little less to worry about.<p>Wildlife advocates began testing an advanced system this spring to better identify and apprehend poachers. They say the technology has led to dozens of arrests that wouldn't have happened …

Wildlife

A study from the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in India has revealed that the trade of fake goods in the country...

Tim Lince<p>A study from the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in India has revealed that the trade of fake goods in the …

Man United fans warned about how to spot fake Europa League final tickets

JUDGMENT DAY<p>Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke 'set to jet into London' to discuss Arsene Wenger's future<p>Blues in Aub-it<p>Chelsea want Borussia Dortmund's …

China, Addicted to Bootleg Software, Reels From Ransomware Attack

HONG KONG — China is home to the world’s largest group of internet users, a thriving online technology scene and rampant software piracy that encapsulates its determination to play by its own set of digital rules.<p>But as the country scrambles to recover from a global hacking assault that hit its …

China

The Pirate Bay, Torrent Sites Might Not work On Windows 10, Piracy To Be Abandoned By Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft is soon going to produce and include a feature in their Windows 10 Operating System which will detect and kill illegally downloaded …

DDoS attack knocks out major French news sites including Le Monde and Le Figaro

The attack comes days after French President Emmanuel Macron said his campaign was hacked.<p>A DDos attack on Portland-based company Cedexis, which …

France

The secret war against counterfeit science

China has a lucrative market for fake research reagents. Some scientists are fighting back.<p>In 2013, Huang Song walked into a printing shop in …

Trying to spot a real Chanel from a fake? Deep learning tech can help

Counterfeits are a painful thorn in the side of luxury fashion brands but they can be even more of a headache for digital re-sellers.<p>Consumers on the …

Deep Learning

Can you wage a war on the illegal wildlife trade?

During this week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the presidents of four African countries, all embroiled in efforts to combat poaching, drew up a …

Wildlife

The Art Market’s Modigliani Forgery Epidemic

A skyrocketing interest in Amedeo Modigliani’s work is producing Picasso-level price tags, with major museum shows stoking the flame. Buyers are wary, though: the mystery surrounding one of the world’s most-faked artists has led to death threats, lawsuits, and hoaxes.<p>Nearly a century after the …

Art History

X-Files and videotape: The early days of internet piracy

Commentary: TV piracy in the 1990s involved early net communities and VHS tapes. But we also made friends with other fans in the process.<p>Technically, it was piracy. Technically.<p>In 1995, I wanted to get my hands on "The X-Files." Before digital video streaming got so easy, TV networks in Australia …

The X-Files

Chanel Faces Pushback in $60M Counterfeit Suit Against Amazon Sellers

Certain Amazon sellers accused of selling fake Chanel goods want out of litigation that could see them on the hook for millions in damages.<p>Chanel is …

Amazon

Flaws in Hyundai App Allowed Hackers to Steal Cars

<b>South Korean carmaker Hyundai has released updates for its Blue Link mobile applications to address vulnerabilities that could have been exploited by</b> …

Florida looks to strengthen laws on counterfeit opioids

House Representatives in the US state of Florida have unanimously passed a bill to introduce tougher laws, including murder charges, in a bid to …

Florida House of Representatives

Ukraine: Briefing Paper : Measuring Illicit Arms Flows: Ukraine - April 2017

Source: Small Arms SurveyCountry: Ukraine<br>Measuring Illicit Arms Flows: Ukraine is the fourth case study in a series examining the measurement of …

Chinese customs takes firm hand on IPR infringements - Xinhua

BEIJING, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Chinese customs has been an important player in protecting intellectual property rights (IPR), taking a firm hand …