Editorials Oct 11, 2018

Chinese Interpol chief goes missing

China's detention of Interpol Chief Meng Hongwei shows nothing takes precedence over the Chinese Communist Party's self-perceived need to protect itself. Governments around the world, including Tokyo, must take note.

Global cybercrime shifts to state-backed hackers: Russian group

World / Crime & Legal Oct 10, 2018

Global cybercrime shifts to state-backed hackers: Russian group

The latest innovations in cybercrime have shifted from financially motivated actors to state-backed hackers focused on sabotage and intelligence gathering, a Russian cybersecurity firm said Tuesday. "The focus of innovations and research on the creation of complex malware, as well as organization of multi-layered targeted ...

Interpol saga hurts China's bid to lead global bodies: analysts

Asia Pacific Oct 9, 2018

Interpol saga hurts China's bid to lead global bodies: analysts

Beijing's international image took a self-inflicted bruising with a secretive investigation into the former Chinese head of Interpol, highlighting its ruthless tactics even as it seeks global goodwill in a trade spat with the United States, analysts said. The election of Meng Hongwei as head ...

Interpol president reported missing during trip to China

World Oct 6, 2018

Interpol president reported missing during trip to China

He left his home in Lyon, France, for a visit to his homeland, and then vanished — putting the International Criminal Police Organization, best known as Interpol, at the center of its own missing persons case. Meng Hongwei, Interpol's president, boarded a plane and arrived ...

World May 30, 2018

Russia critic Bill Browder briefly detained in Spain

A Britain-based financier who has spearheaded a United States law targeting Russian officials was briefly detained Wednesday in Spain on a Russian warrant, which authorities later said had expired. William Browder tweeted Wednesday that he was being arrested, posting a photo on his official profile ...