Barbary wars V 2.0 against cyber-piracy?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 9, 2021


/ TAKE UP ONE IDEA US officials say they have recovered $2.3 million – more than half – of the ransom payment they made to hackers who launched last month’s ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline. That’s good but that does nothing to mitigate the threat posed by such attacks. We need to be fighting the … Continue reading “Barbary wars V 2.0 against cyber-piracy?”

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Could a pirate ever become poster boy for US government?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 29, 2013


Foreign Policy’s daily Situation Report offers a droll story that illustrates the growing respect for communications rules among those who routinely break the law.  “Piracy has plummeted off the coast of Somalia,” it reports, extrapolating from the decision of a pirate called “Big Mouth” to quit the business.  “Big Mouth” famously held a press conference … Continue reading “Could a pirate ever become poster boy for US government?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK