Sunday, 23 September 2018

Tag Archives: cyber attacks

UK could launch retaliatory cyber attack on Russia

LONDON: Britain would consider launching a cyber attack against Russia in retaliation if Russia targeted British national infrastructure, the Sunday Times reported, citing unnamed security sources. Britain’s relations with Russia are at a historic low, after it blamed Russia for a nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal ...

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For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw

PARIS: Before man-made climate change kicked in – and well before “Day Zero” in Cape Town, where taps may run dry in early May – the global water crisis was upon us. Freshwater resources were already badly stressed before heat-trapping carbon emissions from fossil fuels began to warm Earth’s surface ...

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US blames North Korea for WANNA-CRY cyber attack

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has publicly blamed North Korea for unleashing the so-called WannaCry cyber attack that crippled hospitals, banks and other companies across the globe earlier this year. “The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible,” Tom Bossert, homeland security adviser to President Donald ...

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Pakistan, Bangladesh at high risk of cyber-attacks

WASHINGTON: Microsoft’s most recent Security Intelligence Report (SIR) shows Bangladesh and Pakistan to be most at risk of malicious software attacks. The bi-annual global report from the first quarter of 2017 reveals the most vulnerable nations prone to cyber-attacks. The in-depth study gives insights into the global threat landscape, with ...

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Cyber worm attack hits global corporate earnings

LONDON: Costly cyber attacks are having a bigger impact on corporate earnings and are becoming a fact of life for companies as Oreo cookie maker Mondelez, drug maker Merck and others said that a destructive “worm” attack in the last week of the second quarter disrupted operations. Mondelez International Inc, ...

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Putin denies involvement in hacking, hails Trump

ST. PETERSBURG: President Vladimir Putin insisted on Thursday that the Russian state has never engaged in hacking and said Moscow will wait out the current political storm in the US to forge constructive relations with President Donald Trump, whom he praised as a straightforward person with a “fresh set of ...

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Global alert to prepare for fresh cyber attacks

LONDON: Businesses must brace for further cyber attacks this week on a potentially “significant scale”, British intelligence officials warned on Sunday, less than 48 hours after the debilitating WannaCry infection swept across the world. Current data show more than 1.3m computer systems are still vulnerable to infection by WannaCry, which ...

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British Teenagers in training to protect the UK against cyber attacks

LONDON: Thousands of teens will be given intense cyber security training in order to boost Britain’s defences against online attacks. The scheme forms part of the government’s effort to protect against a future skills shortage amid concern about the damage that hackers could inflict on the country’s infrastructure. Security experts ...

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