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The Wild Inner Workings of a Billion-Dollar Hacking Group

The Fin7 hacking group has leeched, by at least one estimate, well over a billion dollars from companies around the world. In the United States …

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Lawmakers Call for Investigation Into Use and Potential Abuse of Face Recognition Tech

Less than a week after a damaging report exposed substantial flaws in facial recognition technology marketed to law enforcement by Amazon, five …

Surveillance

Report: The SamSam Ransomware Has Extorted $5.9 Million, and One Person Might Be Behind It

A recent review by UK cybersecurity firm Sophos in partnership with cryptocurrency firm Neutrino has concluded that the crew—or possibly one …

New Mexico

Iowa Health Group Data Breach Hits 1.4 Million Patients

UnityPoint Health Says Hackers' Likely Goal Was Business Email Compromise Fraud Jeremy Kirk (jeremy_kirk) • July 31, 2018<p>A large Midwestern health …

Cybersecurity

FTSE CLOSE: BP raises dividend; Centrica profits tumble; Just Eat sales swell; Travis Perkins shares tumble on Wickes woe; Thomas Cook hit by heatwave staycations

The FTSE 100 closed up 47.91 points at 7748.76 and the pound was at $1.31 against the dollar.<p>It was a busy day in corporate news, as updates from …

Thomas Cook

KICKICO Hacked: Cybercriminal Steals $7.7 Million from ICO Platform

Again some bad news for cryptocurrency users. KICKICO, a blockchain-based initial coin offering (ICO) support platform, has fallen victim to a …

Cyber-attacks

US military draws up 'do not buy' list for software

<b>The US military is being warned off installing software believed to have been compromised by Russian or Chinese state-backed hackers.</b><p>The Pentagon has drawn up a "do not buy" list of suppliers, reports the Defense One news site.<p>Legitimate-looking software developers could be fronts for enemy hacker …

National Security

Swiss lab that analysed Salisbury nerve agent says it was targeted by Russian hackers

Russian hackers have attacked a Swiss lab that analysed Novichok nerve agent samples from the Salisbury, according to local media.<p>The state-run Spiez laboratory near Bern was targeted by hackers believed to be linked to the Russian government ahead of a conference of chemical and biological warfare …

Nerve Agents

Dixons Carphone admits 2017 hack was bigger than first thought

Dixons Carphone -- owner of major high street brands Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse -- has confirmed that its 2017 cyber attack was much bigger than first anticipated. In an investor announcement, the company said that the breach affected as many as 10 million customers, up from the 1.2 …

BBC

Iranian Hackers Use QUADAGENT Backdoor in Recent Attacks

<b>A series of recent attacks attributed to an Iran-linked cyber-espionage group delivered a PowerShell backdoor onto compromised machines, Palo Alto</b> …

Cybersecurity

Raspberry Pi gets supercharged for AI by Google's Edge TPU Accelerator

The new accelerator for machine-learning models promises to deliver performance far beyond what is possible on an unaided Pi.<p>Performing AI-powered …

Machine Learning

How Peter Thiel's Secretive Data Company Pushed Into Policing

<b>When Sergeant Lee DeBrabander</b> marked a case confidential in the Long Beach drug squad’s Palantir data analysis system in November 2014, he expected …

Surveillance

NSA Watchdog: Surveillance Giant Still Isn’t Securing Its Networks

Investigators found “many instances of non-compliance” with internal rules to protect “computer networks, systems and data.”<p>Despite suffering …

Surveillance

Another Shipping Giant Falls Victim To Ransomware

The infamous NotPetya ransomware ran rampant last summer. One of its most high-profile victims was A.P. Moller-Maersk. The Danish shipping giant was reportedly saddled with $200 million in costs related to the outbreak.<p>This week another major industry player was hit. Shanghai-based Cosco, the …

Ransomware

Decade-old Bluetooth flaw lets hackers steal data passing between devices

Serious error in the wireless protocol also lets hackers tamper with data.<p>A large number of device makers is patching a serious vulnerability in the …

Information Security

 On Conspiracy Theories and Election Hacking [Updated]

<b>Editor’s Note (8/1/2018):</b> <i>The original story that appeared here has been updated after editorial review. The reasons are outlined in the updated piece.</i><p>…

Government

MemSQL 6.5: NewSQL with autonomous workload optimization, improved data ingestion and query execution speed

MemSQL wants to be the world's best database. Leading that race is a tall order, but the new version seems to improve on an already strong …

Databases

Microsoft Excel gets custom JavaScript Functions and Power BI visualizations

Microsoft is launching a couple of features to Excel today that make the ubiquitous spreadsheet software a bit more powerful. Among the new features is support for Azure Machine Learning and custom JavaScript functions to Excel to extend its capabilities. Excel now also allows Power BI developers …

Machine Learning

Thousands of Companies Are Still Downloading the Vulnerability That Wrecked Equifax

When the news emerged that Equifax had succumbed to a colossal data breach from mid-May through July of last year, consumers were livid—in part …

Thailand's Top Stock Market Adds Blockchain Funding Market

Thailand's national stock exchange has launched a new blockchain-powered component for startups.<p>The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has launched a …

Russia-linked Hackers Exploit Lojack Recovery Tool in Attacks

<b>Recently discovered “Lojack” agents containing malicious command and control (C&C) servers point to the Russian cyber-espionage group Sofacy,</b> …

NSA tripled surveillance of phone records, collected over 534 million records in 2017

The NSA gobbled up more than three times as many records of phone calls and text messages of Americans last year than it did in 2016, according to a …

AFL and Riot Games Team For League of Origin II

Australian sporting body AFL and League of Legends developers Riot Games announce a new partnership to bring a premier stadium tournament to …

Mesosphere hauls in $125 M Series D investment

Mesosphere, a company that created an operating system of sorts for the modern datacenter, announced today that it has raised $125 million for their Series D round. Today’s investment brings total funding since it formed in 2013 to almost $250 million.<p>The round was led by T. Rowe Price Associates …

Venture Capital

Sophisticated Android malware tracks all your phone activities

An advanced type of malware can spy on nearly every Android smartphone function and steal passwords, photos, video, screenshots and data from WhatsApp, Telegram and other apps. "ZooPark" targets subjects in the Middle East and was likely developed by a state actor, according to Kaspersky Lab, which …

Greek, Turkish hackers trade retaliatory cyberattacks amid worsened relations

Brazen cyberattacks are straining relations between Greece and Turkey, two nations with considerable shared past – and a history of tense ties. Greek …

Facial Recognition Used by Wales Police Has 90 Percent False Positive Rate

Thousands of attendees of the 2017 Champions League final in Cardiff, Wales were mistakenly identified as potential criminals by facial recognition …

Wales

France faces lawsuit for seizing France.com domain

The former domain owner alleges that it was taken unlawfully and without compensation<p>In a landmark case, a French-born American is suing France after …

AMD is gearing up for 7-nanometer CPUs and graphics cards

Intel recently told investors that its 10-nanometer "Cannon Lake" chips won't be ready until 2019, but by then, it might get leapfrogged by its PC arch-rival. AMD told investors that it's sampling next-gen Zen 2 processors with 7-nanometer tech in preparation for a launch in 2019. The company is …

Sprint and T-Mobile have agreed to a $26 billion merger

Current T-Mobile CEO John Legere will lead the combined company, which will be called T-Mobile.<p>After multiple failed attempts, wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile have agreed to an all-stock merger valed at $26 billion, the companies announced on Sunday.<p>The newly combined company, which will be …