Throughout history, the most successful criminals have been those clever and audacious enough to exploit a previously unknown vulnerability and steal loot in such a way that no one knew it was missing. These mostly Russian hackers took it up a notch.
There’s no longer doubt that the U.S government spies on foreign multinational corporations as well as governments, thanks to the disclosures by former National Security Agency contractor turned international fugitive Edward Snowden. The question is whether the government uses the intel to help American corporations.
Italy’s ambitious organized crime syndicates are still killing people and trafficking drugs and weapons, but their latest bet is eco-friendly businesses.
The biggest exporter of unmanned aerial vehicles, which are fast becoming essential to governments worldwide for both military and civilian uses, isn’t the United States, China or other major power. The big winner in this booming global market is Israel. And that creates a lot of geopolitical complications, for the obvious reasons.