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Cyber kidnapping: A rising crime trend in the U.S.

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In a world increasingly dominated by technology, the United States has recently seen a disturbing trend on the rise – cyber kidnapping.

This innovative yet sinister form of crime combines elements of cybercrime and traditional kidnapping, posing a growing threat to individuals and organizations alike.

Is cyber kidnapping the next frontier in criminal activity?

A Dark Emergence:

Cyber kidnapping involves the abduction of sensitive digital assets, such as confidential data, personal information, or even control over critical systems, by cybercriminals. These criminals leverage their ill-gotten gains for ransom, leaving victims helpless and vulnerable.

The Modern Hostage Situation:

Victims of cyber kidnapping find themselves in a digital hostage situation, forced to pay hefty ransoms to regain control of their data or systems. This form of extortion is evolving rapidly, with criminals employing increasingly sophisticated tactics to maximize their profits.

A Looming Threat:

Law enforcement agencies across the US are struggling to keep up with this emerging threat. The elusive nature of cyber criminals makes it challenging to track and apprehend them, leaving victims with few options but to negotiate with their captors.

Prevention and Preparedness:

As cyber kidnapping becomes more prevalent, individuals and organizations must take proactive measures to protect their digital assets. Cybersecurity experts recommend robust security protocols, regular data backups, and employee training to thwart potential attacks.

The Battle Ahead:

As cyber kidnapping continues to evolve, the battle against this rising crime trend intensifies. The US must invest in cybersecurity infrastructure and international cooperation to combat this digital menace effectively.

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist who has covered major news events around the world. Ahron is the Managing Editor and Founder of TICKER NEWS.

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NASA astronauts phone home, confident Boeing’s Starliner will return to Earth safely

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Stranded NASA astronauts express confidence in Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, assuring its capability to safely transport them back to Earth from the International Space Station.

The astronauts, over a video call to NASA, highlighted Starliner’s enhanced safety features and testing protocols as reassuring factors for their safe return.

“I have a real good feeling in my heart that this spacecraft will bring us home, no problem…”, said Sunita “Suni” Williams, one of the stranded NASA astronauts.

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Franchising vs. Independent: key differences to choosing the right SMB model

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With latest Australian Federal budget, many SMB’s are weighing their options when selecting a suitable business model.

Franchising provides brand recognition, operational support, and economies of scale but involves ongoing fees.

Independent businesses offer full control and profit retention but face higher costs and regulatory challenges.

For risk and reward, the franchising model reduces risk through established practices and support but involves ongoing fees and profit-sharing with the franchisor.

On the alternative, independent businesses retain full control of profits but face higher risks and responsibilities in managing the business.

Sonia Shwabsky, CEO at Kwik Kopy Australia, joins to share her key insights on SMB’s. #featured

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Boeing face delivery delays following guilty criminal charge plea

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Boeing’s deliveries are down after months of controversy, is it because they can’t make the planes, or because airlines right now don’t want them?

Boeing has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States in connection with the investigation into two fatal crashes involving its 737 MAX aircraft.

Boeing reported a significant 27% decrease in deliveries for June compared to the same month last year, possibly attributing the decrease to the companies ongoing controversies.

Aviation expert Geoffrey Thomas joins to discuss. #featured

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