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BAD RABBIT: A New Epidemic of Ransonware

BAD RABBIT: A New Epidemic of Ransonware

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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
London’s iconic Piccadilly Circus billboards to contain facial-recognition cameras

London’s iconic Piccadilly Circus billboards to contain facial-recognition cameras

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Facial detection technology in the new Piccadilly Circus lights is "incredibly intrusive", according to privacy campaigners. The revamped screen in central London will be turned on later in October in a space where 100 million people pass each month. Cameras hidden in the screen will detect people's faces, figuring out their age, gender and mood, and use that to tailor brand messages. According to Ocean Outlook, the company that provides the screen's technology, the system can detect people's age and gender with 90% accuracy. The system can identify the makes of vehicles and will also feature Wi-Fi to let people interact with the screen, but also potentially to track mobile devices. Privacy campaigners say signs should be put up in Piccadilly Circus to inform the publi...
Marcus Hutchins: English Tech Whizz who Stopped NHS Cyber Attack Arrested in US over ‘Malware’ Allegations

Marcus Hutchins: English Tech Whizz who Stopped NHS Cyber Attack Arrested in US over ‘Malware’ Allegations

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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
EU Proposes to Freeze Accounts to Prevent Bank Run 

EU Proposes to Freeze Accounts to Prevent Bank Run 

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  If there is a run on the bank, any bank in the EU, you better be among the first to get your money out. Although it’s your money, the EU wants to Freeze Accounts to Prevent Runs at Failing Banks. European Union states are considering measures which would allow them to temporarily stop people withdrawing money from their accounts to prevent bank runs, an EU document reviewed by Reuters revealed.   Read More:   A bank run (also known as a run on the bank) occurs when in a fractional-reserve bankingsystem (where banks normally only keep a small proportion of their assets as cash), a large number of customers withdraw cash from deposit accounts with a financial institution at the same time because they believe that the financial
Top European Car Manufacturer to go all electric from 2019

Top European Car Manufacturer to go all electric from 2019

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Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future business. The announcement represents one of the most significant moves by any car maker to embrace electrification and highlights how over a century after the invention of the internal combustion engine electrification is paving the way for a new chapter in automotive history. “This is about the customer,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive. “People increasingly demand electrified cars and we want to respond to our customers’ current and future needs. You can now pick and choose whichever electrified Volvo you wish.”
Manufacturing Contract For Type 26 Global Combat Ship Awarded To BAE Systems

Manufacturing Contract For Type 26 Global Combat Ship Awarded To BAE Systems

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BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defense worth c£3.7bn to manufacture the first three ships for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship program, with steel being cut on the first ship in Glasgow in the coming weeks. This provides a strong foundation for the next two decades of shipbuilding in Scotland, securing more than 3,400 jobs across BAE Systems and the wider UK maritime supply chain. Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said: “The Type 26 Frigate is a cutting-edge warship, combining the expertise of the British shipbuilding industry with the excellence of the Royal Navy. We will cut steel on the first ship later this month – a hugely significant milestone that delivers on our commitment to maintain our global naval power. These ships will be a force to
UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement.

UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement.

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The government is to end an arrangement that allows other countries to fish in UK waters, it has been announced. The convention allows Irish, Dutch, French, German and Belgian vessels to fish within six and 12 nautical miles of UK coastline. Environment Secretary Michael Gove said the move would help take back control of fishing access to UK waters. The European Commission said it "took note" but felt the convention had been superseded by EU law. Ireland's minister for agriculture, food and the marine, Michael Creed, however, said it was "unwelcome and unhelpful". "Brexit poses very serious challenges to the seafood sector and this announcement will form part of the negotiations," he said. The Scottish government backed the idea, saying it had been pressing for it "for some
220 officers from Berlin pulled from duty for having a wild party before G20 summit.

220 officers from Berlin pulled from duty for having a wild party before G20 summit.

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BERLIN police said Wednesday its officers were “only human” after they were kicked off the security force for next week’s G20 summit over hardcore partying that earned them hero status from the German capital’s clubbing scene. Around 220 officers from Berlin were unceremoniously released from duty by the Hamburg authorities hosting the July 7-8 summit after they threw a wild party that involved public sex, brawling, urinating in a group and a bathrobe-clad female officer strip-dancing with her service weapon. “Yes, we partied,” the Berlin police force acknowledged in a statement on Facebook. Two officers were celebrating their birthdays, and their colleagues decided to throw a party inside the fenced-off grounds of their temporary container accommodation, the police departme
Cardiff University – Detecting riots with Twitter

Cardiff University – Detecting riots with Twitter

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Social media can be an invaluable source of information for police when managing major disruptive events, new research from Cardiff University has shown. An analysis of data taken from the London riots in 2011 showed that computer systems could automatically scan through Twitter and detect serious incidents, such as shops being broken in to and cars being set alight, before they were reported to the Metropolitan Police Service. The computer system could also discern information about where the riots were rumoured to take place and where groups of youths were gathering. The new research, published in the peer-review journal ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, showed that on average the computer systems could pick up on disruptive events several minutes before officials and over an
Victims from the Grenfill Tower fire recieve just £10 ($13) for food and drink.

Victims from the Grenfill Tower fire recieve just £10 ($13) for food and drink.

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Council is giving survivors £10 when they go to hotels but no access to £millions donated by public?   Shocking: Volunteer Nisha Parti says victims of #GrenfellTower fire have no access to donated funds and are being given 'a tenner'. #Peston pic.twitter.com/FXy1Er0Qkk — EL4C (@EL4JC) June 18, 2017 .@sarahwollaston and @DavidLammy agree the official relief effort for survivors of the #GrenfellTower fire has been unacceptable. #Peston pic.twitter.com/SLwikp4a58 — Peston on Sunday (@pestononsunday) June 18, 2017 Jeremy Corbyn: "Every day, hundreds of people are stranded at airports and they are found hotels straight away". #Peston. pic.twitter.com/92zvHWuSvA — EL4C (@EL4JC) June 18, 2017