Archive For The “Cyber” Category

Founders of hacked crypto-mining site apologize over Facebook livestream – The Verge

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Yesterday, hackers stole $64 million from NiceHash, a company that lets users apply their extra GPUs to mining cryptocurrencies. The attack caused NiceHash to shut down its website for 24 hours, as the site’s payment system was compromised and its bitcoin wallets emptied.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/7/16748472/nicehash-cryptocurrency-mining-bitcoin-ethereum-hacking-security-breach

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American Airlines without pilots for Christmas after scheduling glitch

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As DOJ calls for “responsible encryption,” expert asks “responsible to whom?” – Ars Technica

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“If strong crypto is outlawed, only outlaws will have strong crypto,” she said.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/11/as-doj-calls-for-responsible-encryption-expert-asks-responsible-to-whom/?amp=1

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Cloud vs. NAS: Where is my Data Safer? – Boxcryptor Blog

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Really good explanation of why it is smart to encrypt everything you store online in a ‘virtual/cloud drive’ at Google, Microsoft, or Amazon.

https://www.boxcryptor.com/en/blog/post/date-security-cloud-vs-nas/

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For The Win: DNC Watched Russians Steal Data

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In May, when CrowdStrike recommended that we take down our system and rebuild it, the DNC told them to wait a month, because the state primaries for the presidential election were still underway, and the party and the staff needed to be at their computers to manage these efforts,” Brazile wrote in her new book, “Hacks.”

Source: DNC Watched Russians Steal Data | The Daily Caller

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Most Emails Written AFTER DNC Knew Of Hack

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The majority of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails released by Wikileaks were not even written until after the DNC knew it had been hacked, raising questions about the effectiveness of Democrats’ decision to turn to a private firm instead of the FBI.DNC CEO Amy Dacey learned of the breach in late April, but of the 27,500 DNC emails published by Wikileaks, fewer than 7,000 pre-date April 29. A Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of the published emails shows that the majority were written between May 5 and May 25 — after cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike was brought in to respond.

Source: Most Emails Written AFTER DNC Knew Of Hack | The Daily Caller

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Twitter Hid #DNCLeak, #PodestaEmails Tweets

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Twitter’s systems hid 48 percent of tweets using the #DNCLeak hashtag and 25 percent of tweets using #PodestaEmails, Twitter general counsel Sean Edgett said in his written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

“Approximately one quarter (25%) of [#PodestaEmails tweets] received internal tags from our automation detection systems that hid them from searches,” Edgett said.

He added that “our systems detected and hid just under half (48%) of the Tweets relating to variants of another notable hashtag, #DNCLeak, which concerned the disclosure of leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee.”

http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/01/twitter-buried-dncleak-podestaemails-tweets-in-last-two-months-of-campaign/

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Trump announces semiconductor company’s return to US

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“The proposed tax reform package would level the global playing field and allow us to compete worldwide from here in the United States,” Tan said in a statement. “Our move would domicile our $20 billion annual revenue in the United States. From our base here, each year we will invest $3 billion in research and engineering and $6 billion in manufacturing, resulting in more high-paying tech jobs.”

https://apnews.com/41606442bed74e6aa0491a500574a8c7

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The Computer That Could Rule the World – WSJ

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To understand the power of quantum computing, imagine 1,000 Equifax hacks happening at once.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-computer-that-could-rule-the-world-1509143922

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Mueller facing new Republican pressure to resign in Russia probe | Fox News

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This week’s bombshell that a controversial anti-Trump dossier was funded by the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign has Republicans asking to what extent the FBI – which received some of the findings and briefly agreed to pay the same researcher to gather intelligence on Trump and Russia – used the politically connected material.

Hill investigators also are looking into a Russian firm’s uranium deal that was approved by the Obama administration in 2010 despite reports that the FBI – then led by Mueller – had evidence of bribery involving a subsidiary of that firm.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/27/mueller-facing-new-republican-pressure-to-resign-in-russia-probe.html

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