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    Cyberattack: Was it really ransomware, or an attack on Ukraine — or something yet to come?
    Jun28

    Cyberattack: Was it really ransomware, or an attack on Ukraine — or something yet to come?

    A day after the latest cyberattack crippled computers internationally, starting in Ukraine, expert opinions are varying widely over who was behind it and what the real goal was. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Was Hit By a Massive Cyberattack. Why the US Must Keep Up Support for This Key Ally.
    Jun28

    Ukraine Was Hit By a Massive Cyberattack. Why the US Must Keep Up Support for This Key Ally.

    Large-scale cyberattacks against Ukraine on Tuesday reportedly hit government ministries, including the Cabinet of Ministers, several banks, a state power distributor, the Ukrainian postal service, a state-run aircraft manufacturer, and Boryspil airport in Kyiv, among other targets. The cyberattacks have also affected companies outside of...

    Global cyberattack demanding ransom had nothing to do with money
    Jun28

    Global cyberattack demanding ransom had nothing to do with money

    A devastating cyberattack initially targeting Ukraine’s infrastructure spread like wildfire across the globe on Tuesday, and in the space of just a couple of hours, locked down the computer systems and demanded ransoms from hundreds of organizations including shipping giant Maersk, the world’s largest advertising holding company WPP,...

    Ransomware borrowed from NSA code, say researchers
    Jun28

    Ransomware borrowed from NSA code, say researchers

    A message demanding money on a computer hacked by a virus known as Petya. The Petya ransomware cyber attack hit computers of Russian and Ukrainian companies on June 27, 2017. (Donat SorokinTASS/Getty Images) PARIS – A new, highly virulent strain of malicious software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where...

    Ex-Trump campaign chair discloses $17 million in payments from pro-Russian party, registers as foreign agent
    Jun28

    Ex-Trump campaign chair discloses $17 million in payments from pro-Russian party, registers as foreign agent

    In a filing Tuesday, Paul Manafort disclose that his consulting firm received more than $17 million (U.S.) from the Party of Regions, the former pro-Russian ruling party in Ukraine, from 2012 through 2014. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Companies weigh cyberattack cost, with Ukraine hit hard
    Jun28

    Companies weigh cyberattack cost, with Ukraine hit hard

    Companies and governments around the world on Wednesday counted the cost of a software epidemic that has disrupted ports, hospitals, and banks. Ukraine, which was hardest hit and where the … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Facebook’s secret censorship rules protect white men from hate speech but not black children
    Jun28

    Facebook’s secret censorship rules protect white men from hate speech but not black children

    mark_zuckerberg (Credit: Reuters/Stephen Lam) In the wake of a terrorist attack in London earlier this month, a U.S. congressman wrote a Facebook post in which he called for the slaughter of “radicalized” Muslims. “Hunt them, identify them, and kill them,” declared U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, a Louisiana Republican. “Kill them all. For the sake of...

    Ukraine ‘Ground Zero’ For Hackers In Global Cyberattacks
    Jun28

    Ukraine ‘Ground Zero’ For Hackers In Global Cyberattacks

    Ukraine’s heavy reliance on Russian technology impairs its ability to adequately defend against cyberattacks such as the Petya virus ravaging computers around the world and has helped make the country ground zero on the front lines of the global cyberwar. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A nuclear power plant was hacked in the U.S.
    Jun28

    A nuclear power plant was hacked in the U.S.

    (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File) (Credit: AP) A federal investigation is taking place into the breaching of the computer systems in at least one nuclear power plant, according to a report by ABC News. The good news is that no sensitive systems were impacted by the attack. It seems that the hackers only managed to penetrate into a computer system...

    Ukrainian officials post footage of vandals defacing Holocaust memorial
    Jun28

    Ukrainian officials post footage of vandals defacing Holocaust memorial

    (JTA) — City officials in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv published online security camera footage of vandals painting Nazi symbols on a Holocaust memorial in a bid to identify them. The municipality made the unusual move last week on its website, showing an image of an individual wearing a backpack and a hat squatting in front of a part of...