“Malicious” in the news

Publications and example sentences

www.nbcnews.com
NBCNews.com
· 'Empire' actor Bryshere Gray arrested, accused of assaulting his wife  
Smollett has denied the allegations and was countersuing for malicious prosecution, though a judge dismissed the suit in April.
www.washingtonpost.com
Washington Post
· 2 inmates make first escape from Bon Air center in 20 years  
Taylor was serving a sentence for two counts of second-degree murder and aggravated malicious assault.
www.liverpoolecho.co.uk
Liverpool Echo
· Revenge porn victim 'humiliated' after naked photo sent to mum  
You could break up, he could put a picture of you online being malicious.
www.theguardian.com
The Guardian
· Google detecting 18m malware and phishing messages per day related to Covid-19  
The company says it has specifically identified more than a dozen government-backed attacker groups using Covid-19 themes as lure for phishing and malware attempts – trying to get their targets to click malicious links and download files, “including in Australia”.
www.theage.com.au
The Age
· 'Abysmal arrogance and privilege': Balmain lawyer ordered to pay neighbour $300,000  
By the time of the ACA broadcast, which was initiated by Ms Hutley, Mr Cosco had pleaded guilty to malicious damage for spraying expanding foam into a vent on her property.
www.japantimes.co.jp
The Japan Times
· Being ‘offensive’ in the digital era  
U.S. national cybersecurity efforts are based on the concept of “defend forward,” which calls for “cyberspace operations to collect intelligence and prepare military cyber capabilities to be used in the event of crisis or conflict.” Actions such as surveilling systems or planting malware will occur in foreign networks to “stop threats before they reach their targets.” “Defend forward” also seeks “to disrupt or halt malicious cyber activity at its source.” In other words, militaries will take actions that are defensive in nature, but because they take place before hostilities commence and occur within an adversary’s networks, they will look like offensive operations.
www.liverpoolecho.co.uk
Liverpool Echo
· 11 apps Android users need to delete now  
“This time, however, the malicious actor behind Joker adopted an old technique from the conventional PC threat landscape and used it in the mobile app world to avoid detection by Google.”
www.theguardian.com
The Guardian
· The 'cancel culture' war is really about old elites losing power in the social media age  
The people who are waiting to pile on you, dox you (spread private information about you online with malicious intent) and get you fired broadly have little in common apart from the urge to tear someone down.
www.washingtonpost.com
Washington Post
· Richard Gelles, scholar of family violence and child-welfare system, dies at 73  
Dr. Gelles chronicled the boy’s story “without painting David’s parents as malicious or blatantly psychotic,” psychologist Michael Lamb wrote in the Journal of Marriage and Family.
www.theage.com.au
The Age
· US Senate will call Mueller to testify on Russia probe  
Since the release of the special counsel's report last year, Republicans have sought to cast doubt on its conclusions by tarnishing Mueller and his investigators and painting the Trump campaign as victim to malicious overreach by law enforcement officials.