10th Dec 2023


Boom time for hackers in pandemic, EU agency warns

Hackers offering services for hire to other criminals were Europe's biggest cybersecurity threat, according to Enisa, an EU agency, Wednesday. Criminals lured people, many of whom were glued to computers due to home-working, with Covid-scare stories in emails. They targeted health officials, looking for vaccine secrets. They sought payment in cryptocurrency and also 'cryptojacked' computers - secretly taking them over to use their 'data-mining' power to generate crypto-income, Enisa said.

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How Moldova is trying to control tuberculosis

Moldova, Europe's poorest country, is working hard to combat tuberculosis. The country wants to be tuberculosis-free by 2030, at the same time as joining the EU. That's quite a challenge.


Sudanese fleeing violence find no haven in Egypt or EU

Since the cycle of violence started earlier this year in Sudan, more than six million people have been displaced. With increasingly fewer safe areas within the country, thousands have been forced to flee to neighbouring countries — especially Egypt.


How should EU reform the humanitarian aid system?

The example of Ukraine illustrates that donors like the EU should be more ambitious about the localisation of aid. And this funding to local actors needs to be predictable, flexible, and longer than the typical one-year funding cycle.

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