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Iran has laid groundwork for extensive cyberattacks on U.S., say officials

ASPEN, Colo. — Iranian hackers have laid the groundwork to carry out extensive cyberattacks on U.S. and European infrastructure and on private companies, and the U.S. is warning allies, hardening its defenses and weighing a counterattack, say multiple senior U.S. officials.<p>Despite Iran having …

Cybersecurity

Wrinkles, Hair Loss Successfully Reversed In Potential Breakthrough New Genetic Experiment On Aging

Scientists have successfully reversed two of the most common and visible effects of aging by 'turning off' a specific gene, in a new study on lab …

hair loss

U.S. busts massive India-based call centre scam that stole hundreds of millions

U.S. authorities have sentenced 21 people in connection with an India-based call centre scam that bilked Americans of hundreds of millions of dollars.<p>…

Corruption

New Subscription Service Takes on Ransomware Protection

Training and response is the basis of a new offering that addresses ransomware and extortion attacks.<p>Ransomware's rise to the top of the malware …

Cybersecurity

IoT hacker builds Huawei-based botnet, enslaves 18,000 devices in one day

A hacker has taken only 24 hours to build a botnet which is at least 18,000-devices strong.<p>How long does it take to build a botnet? Not long, if you …

Information Security

Former GOP House intelligence chair: ‘Advantage Putin’

Mike Rogers, a GOP former House Intelligence Committee chairman, said the events of the past week amounted to “advantage Putin.”<p>Rogers (Mich.) said that it was “very, very concerning” that President Trump decided to meet one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week in Helsinki, saying …

Donald Trump

Cyberattack on Singapore health database steals details of 1.5 million, including PM

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A major cyberattack on Singapore's government health database stole the personal information of about 1.5 million people, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the government said on Friday.<p>The attack, which the government called "the most serious breach of personal data" …

Cybersecurity

You won’t believe how many online login attempts are made by hackers

Go to your Amazon, Zappos, etc. account now and change the password to something stronger. That’s the takeaway from a cyber security firm’s report that says a whopping 91 percent of all attempts to log into e-commerce websites are from hackers.<p>Attempts by hackers to log into the sites of airlines, …

Online Life

Mining Malware Now a Bigger Threat than Ransomware, Says Report

Illicit cryptocurrency mining, or "cryptojacking," has become more popular among cybercriminals than ransomware, according to a report by Skybox …

Cryptography

Fed chairman warns of cyberattack risks to US financial system

Cyberattacks are the top underappreciated risk to the U.S. financial system, and Congress should do much more to prepare for attacks on banks, …

Jerome Powell

From Bullets to Clicks: The Evolution of the Cyber Arms Race

Cyber strategies have become as important as physical weapons in the battle for political advantage. Here's a quick look at four broad categories.

Cybersecurity

Password-stealing, eavesdropping malware targets Ukrainian government

Vermin RAT is custom-built, receives updates and is part of a campaign targeting a large number of targets.<p>A cyber espionage campaign is targeting …

Social Issues

Hackers Targeting Online Retailers Can Cost Businesses Billions Of Dollars

There have been at least 16 high-profile data breaches in the first half of 2018, but online retailers are being hit the hardest.<p>A new study by cyber …

Online Life

An insider’s look into the dark web

TechTarget<p>Follow:<p>Chester Wisniewski’s job at Sophos is unlike that of his colleagues in the cyber security company’s product teams. Instead of …

Cybersecurity

Cyberattacks on Health-Care Providers Are Up in Recent Months

Health-care providers and government agencies across the U.S. have seen an increase in cybersecurity breaches in recent months, exposing sensitive …

Health Care

Donald Trump ‘Smells Like An Agent Of The Kremlin,’ Russia’s Own State TV Says After Meet With Vladimir Putin

After his bizarre summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, it wasn't just U.S. media wondering if Trump was compromised by Russia; …

Donald Trump

How location data is used to manipulate airfare and car rental prices

Credit: coffeebeanworks / Pixabay<p>While the EU recently passed the GDPR into law to give users control of how their data is collected and used, the battle is unfortunately only half won.<p>According to a new (and shocking!) study by TheBestVPN, you could end up paying almost double (or more) the actual …

Flying

Hackers using brute-force attacks to infiltrate e-mail systems protected by MFA

Brute-force attacks launched by cyber-criminals can allow them to compromise corporate e-mail systems such as Office365.<p>Research carried out by …

Cybersecurity

Every Tiny Speck of Light in This Image Is a Galaxy

To help us grok the immensity of the cosmos, the European Space Agency has released a remarkable image of space in which every point is an entire …

Universe

Trump Just Fell for ‘a Classic KGB Trick’

Putin, former KGB case officer that he is, certainly knew that details would bore Trump, who imagined he was engaging in big-time statecraft even as …

Russia

A Russian newspaper editor explains how Putin made Trump his puppet

“They consider him a stupid, unstrategic politician.”<p>Mikhail Fishman is the editor-in-chief of the Moscow Times, an English-language weekly newspaper published in Moscow. The paper is well-known for its criticisms of Russian President Vladimir Putin; indeed, it was targeted twice in 2015 by Russian …

Russia

Drinking full-fat milk could protect against strokes, study suggests

Drinking full-fat milk could lead to a longer life by protecting against strokes, scientists have suggested.<p>While conventional diet advice has for decades dictated that skimmed and semi-skimmed milk is much healthier for us than full-fat milk, a study suggests that the opposite may be …

Nutrition

The brain may clean out Alzheimer’s plaques during sleep

Sleep deprivation may speed up development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dementia

Microsoft urges regulation of face-recognizing tech

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) -<p>Microsoft's chief legal officer on Friday called for regulation of facial recognition technology due to the risk to privacy and human rights.<p>Brad Smith made a case for a government initiative to lay out rules for proper use of facial recognition technology, with input from a …

Human Rights

WATCH: U.S. intel chief warns of new cyberattacks on U.S. infrastructure by Russia, North Korea, Iran, China

The “warning lights are blinking red again,” said the American government's top intelligence official on Friday.<p>Director of National Intelligence Dan …

Cyber-attacks

‘Warning Lights Are Blinking Red,’ Top Intelligence Officer Says of Russian Attacks

WASHINGTON — The nation’s top intelligence officer said on Friday that the persistent danger of Russian cyberattacks today was akin to the warnings the United States had of stepped-up terror threats ahead of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.<p>That note of alarm sounded by Dan Coats, the director of …

Cyber-attacks

Ukraine blocks VPNFilter attack against core country water system

Russia has been blamed for the cyberattack.<p>Ukraine's Secret Service (SBU) has blamed Russia for a recent attempt to compromise critical water …

Cybersecurity

Phone in the right hand? You're a hacker!

<b>Hackers are finding it too easy to circumvent traditional cyber defences, forcing businesses to rethink their security strategies. Many firms are now harnessing big data and adopting cutting edge verification checks. In fact, some can even identify you by how quickly you type your computer keys, or</b> …

Cybersecurity

Cyber security is biggest worry for GIC chief executive | Financial Times

GIC, one of the largest institutional investors in the world, views cyber attacks as the biggest threat to its portfolio, as the fund increased the …

Cybersecurity