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Seven charged in Danish political hacking case

Seven Danish men face hacking-related charges for compiling information about thousands of alleged far-right supporters, Danish prosecutors said Wednesday. Information on 6,000 individuals and groups - including passwords, email correspondence and notes - was catalogued by the seven men, who are linked to the left-wing research network Redox, according to the charges. "The number was based on the police investigation and the analysis of the computer server where the information was stored," state prosecutor Lise-Lotte Nilas told dpa.

Insider tells why Anonymous ‘might well be the most powerful organization on Earth’

Christopher Doyon, a.k.a. Commander X, sits atop a hillside in an undisclosed location in Canada, watching a reporter and photographer make their way along a narrow path to join him, away from the prying eyes of law enforcement.

It’s been a few weeks of encrypted emails back and forth, working out the security protocol to follow for interviewing Doyon, one of the brains behind Anonymous, now a fugitive from the FBI.

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African states urged to ratify Budapest Cybercrime Convention

The Council of Europe (CoE) not to be confused with the more powerful European Union (EU) is leading the rest of the world in a push to have more countries ratify the Convention on Cybercrime. CoE's former Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal affairs, Head of Economic Crime Division, Alexander Seger, was recently in Nairobi for the sixth Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Seger now heads CoE's new cybercrime division as the organisation reorganised itself to put more structure on cybercrime.