In 2017, two of the largest epidemics of cryptographers have already been recorded - we are talking about the notoriously sensational WannaCry and ExPetr (also Petya and NotPetya at the same time) - and now it looks like the third one is starting. This time the cryptographer is called Bad Rabbit - at least this name is written on the page in the darknet, on which its creators send for clarifying the details.
So far, several Russian media have been affected by this encryptor, including Interfax and Fontanka . Also about the hacker attack - possibly connected with the same Bad Rabbit, - the airport of Odessa informs.
For the decryption of files, attackers require 0.05 bitokoya, which is at the current rate approximately equivalent to 283 dollars or 15 700 rubles.
The details of
Marcus Hutchins: British Tech Whizz who Stopped NHS (National Health Service) Cyber Attack Arrested in US over 'Malware' Allegations
A British computer whizz who helped stop a world-wide cyber-attack has been arrested in the US on suspicion of being involved in creating software that harvested banking details.
Marcus Hutchins, the Devon-born tech expert also known as MalwareTech, helped foil the WannaCry "ransomware" virus that hit more than 300,000 computers.
The NHS was one of the many organisations across 150 countries struck by the virus in May, before Hutchins, 23, discovered a ‘kill-switch’ that stopped it.
According to US authorities, he was arrested at Las Vegas’s McCarran International Airport on Wednesday and was charged with creating banking malware.
The US Departme
Facebook shut down an experiment with artificial intelligence, after two AI programs created and began to speak a language only they knew, the Independent reported Tuesday.
Facebook developers were attempting to get the two “chatbots” to barter a trade with one another utilizing hats, balls, and books of varying values, according to the Independent. The two bots quickly resorted to speaking a variation of English between one another that seemed largely incomprehensible to the developers but was seemingly understood clearly by the two bots.
The robots were reportedly told to improve their negotiation tactics as they bartered a trade but were not required to use understandable English, and soon the bots began speaking abnormally.
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"The laws of mathematics are very commendable but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia", said Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today. He has been rightly mocked for this nonsense claim, that foreshadows moves to require online messaging providers to provide law enforcement with back door access to encrypted messages. He explained that "We need to ensure that the internet is not used as a dark place for bad people to hide their criminal activities from the law." It bears repeating that Australia is part of the secretive spying and information sharing Five Eyes alliance.
But despite the well-deserved mockery that ensued, we shouldn't make too much light of the real risk that this poses to Internet freedom in Australia. It's true enough, for now, that a
At least one U.S. nuclear power plant was breached and is now being investigated by Federal authorities.
However, evidence of particularly sensitive or operational systems being breached were found. Authorities believe that the breach was aimed at information of the "business-associated side".
There was at least one breach detected over recent months.
The breach was first reported by E&E News, which covers energy and environment business and policy issues.
E&E noted the hack did not garner the attention of the public safety alert systems at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or the International Atomic Energy Agency, which could be further evidence of a low risk level associated with the breach.
A U.S. official called it an "ongoing matter", meaning, it is still bein
A government contractor in Georgia has been charged in federal court with leaking a classified report containing top-secret information to a news organization.
The Department of Justice announced Monday prosecutors charged 25-year-old Reality Leigh (Sara) Winner of Augusta with mailing copies of classified documents to a reporter.
Court records don't identify the agency Winner worked for or the news organization. Court records say the documents were produced on or about May 5 and contained "Top Secret level" information she obtained from her employer Pluribus Network.
Pluribus Network is one of the number one government contracted network companies out of Augusta, Georgia.
The website The Intercept reported Monday it obtained a top-secret National Security Agency report dated M...
German scientists from the Technical University of Munich have developed an imaging technology that uses Wi-Fi signals to construct 3D hologram images. This could be used to assist in search and rescue operations after disasters.
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If you’ve played any of the recent Batman video games, you’re probably already familiar with his ability to scan through walls using one of the many gadgets he has at his disposal. In real life, German scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) may have developed a technology that could give you a similar Batman-esque skill. What makes it even cooler? Basically all it takes is a Wi-Fi signal.
“It can basically scan a room with someone’s Wi-Fi transmission,” Philipp Holl said, speaking to Business Insider. Holl and TUM pr
Dubai Police on Sunday ‘inducted’ the first intelligent robotic police officer to engage with residents and tourists on the city’s streets.
The world’s first operational robot policeman was officially inducted at the opening of the 4th Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC).
The autonomous robocop, standing 170 centimetres tall and weighing 100 kilogrammes, is equipped with an emotion detector which can recognise gestures and hand signals from up to 1.5 metres.
The robocop can also detect a person’s emotions and facial expressions — whether the individual is happy, sad, or smiling — and has the ability to change his expression and greetings accordingly to put people at ease.
When patrolling the streets, the robocop which harnesses Internet of Things, Artificial
“Initial statistics suggest that this attack may be larger in scale than WannaCry, affecting hundreds of thousands of PCs and servers worldwide: because this attack shuts down SMB networking to prevent further infections with other malware (including the WannaCry worm) via that same vulnerability, it may have in fact limited the spread of last week's WannaCry infection,”
Wrote a security researcher who goes by the alias Kafeine at cybersecurity company Proofpoint.
This latest attack uses the two exploits to install the cryptocurrency miner Adylkuzz over corporate Local Area and wireless networks but, rather curiously, may actually have helped slow the spread of WannaCry.