Former Malaysian PM Najib’s corruption trial delayed at the last minute

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN)Malaysians will have to wait a little longer for their trial of the century. The delay will be seen as something of a victory for Najib, who has consistently maintained his innocence. Since the prosecution began, he has attempted to paint it as a political vendetta against him, led by his former mentor Mahathir Mohamad, who turfed him out of office in a shock election victory in 2018. A date has not been set for the trial to resume and Najib’s lawyer told CNN the appeal process could take weeks.

Outspoken journalist Maria Ressa hit with new law suit in ‘absurd legal attack’

(CNN)Award-winning journalist Maria Ressa has been indicted for a second time, in a move widely criticized by rights groups as an attempt to stifle press freedoms in the Philippines. Philippine government threatening Rappler Journalist advocacy group Reporters Without Borders also condemned the move in a tweet. “The judicial harassment used by (the) Duterte government to persecute Rappler and Maria Ressa is grotesque. It’d be almost laughable if it weren’t for the terrible judicial precedent that this decision would set, if upheld,” the organized wrote. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) called the enshrining of electronic libel “an institutionalized threat to free expression, especially in the internet age,” given the ease of which information is shared online. A …

‘Internet of things’ or ‘vulnerability of everything’? Japan will hack its own citizens to find out

(CNN)Children playing in a middle school gym in Indonesia; a man getting ready for bed in a Moscow apartment; an Australian family coming and going from their garage; and a woman feeding her cat in Japan. What is a DDOS attack? Network down For years, hackers have used so-called “botnets” — collections of compromised devices — to send spam emails, steal data and carry out distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. DDoS attacks are used to force websites offline by flooding them with traffic and overwhelming their servers with requests. Traditionally, DDoS botnets were made up of hundreds of compromised computers — the hackers would run scripts in the background to load a target website over and over without the …