Russian Hacking Cartel Attacks Costa Rican Government Institutions

WASHINGTON — A Russian hacking cartel has carried out an extraordinary cyberattack against the Costa Rican government, disrupting its tax collection and export systems for more than a month now, forcing the country to declare a state of emergency. Russia-based ransomware gang Conti claimed responsibility for the attack, which began on April 12, and threatened […]

FAA Tackles Record Numbers of Laser Attacks by Pilots

One foggy night in December 2018, as David Hill was trying to land a helicopter, a beam of light suddenly overpowered his night vision goggles. Emergency pilot Bay Hill, Wis, was called to airlift a teenager who was badly injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident from a village 35 miles north of Madison. But now, […]

Russia Uses Cyber ​​Attacks in Ukraine to Support Military Attacks,

WASHINGTON — Weeks after the outbreak of war in Ukraine, American officials wondered about the seemingly missing weapon: Russia’s powerful cyber arsenal that many experts expect to be used in the opening hours of an invasion to bring down Ukraine’s power grid, fry the cell phone system, and President Volodymyr Zelensky’ separate it from the […]

QAnon Celebrates Republican Attacks on Jackson. Democrats See a Signal.

This refuted theory claimed that Satan-worshiping Democrats were smuggling children from the basement of a Washington restaurant, and in 2017 a believer armed with an assault rifle walked in and fired his gun. Judge Jackson, as district court judge, sentenced him He was sentenced to four years in prison, saying his actions “left a psychological […]

Biden Warns Private Sector of Potential Russia’s Cyber ​​Attacks

President Biden warned on Monday that Russia is exploring the possibility of potential cyberattacks against the United States in retaliation for the economic penalties imposed on Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine. In a statement days before traveling to Brussels for a NATO summit, Mr. Biden encouraged private sector companies in the US to strengthen […]

How can Ukraine keep the lights on while Russia attacks its own power?

Please consider to support MIT Technology Review journalism subscribe to. DTEK said that close to one million people in the Mariupol and Kyiv region do not have access to electricity. The intensifying attacks have raised fears that Russia may target additional nuclear power plants and other major energy facilities. Attacking the energy system is a […]

Tech Companies Are Helping Ukraine Defend Against Cyber ​​Attacks

WASHINGTON — Just hours before Russian tanks began to enter Ukraine last Wednesday, alarms sounded at Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence Center, warning of a never-before-seen piece of “wipe” malware targeting the country’s ministries and financial institutions. . . Within three hours, Microsoft threw itself into the middle of a land war in Europe – from 5,500 […]

Tech Companies Are Helping Ukraine Defend Against Cyber ​​Attacks

WASHINGTON — Just hours before Russian tanks began to enter Ukraine last Wednesday, alarms sounded at Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence Center, warning of a never-before-seen piece of “wipe” malware targeting the country’s ministries and financial institutions. . . Within three hours, Microsoft threw itself into the middle of a land war in Europe – from 5,500 […]

Women’s online “auctions” are the latest attacks on Muslims.

The slow movement is part of a larger pattern, says Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director at Human Rights Watch. Authorities are quick to blame those who criticize the government, but say “hate speech and acts of violence by supporters of the government are rarely prosecuted.” Social media companies with the ability to remove offensive posts […]

Fears that cyber chaos will trigger wars are growing as hack attacks increase.

America’s nightmare under cyberattack is coming true now, and it won’t stop anytime soon. Both xenophobes and criminal gangsters are beating every aspect of society, from hospitals to schools to government offices. In December alone, a ransomware attack on human resources software disrupted the operations of some hospitals operated by Ascension Healthcare, New York City’s […]

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