15 Nov 2019

Tencent vs. Alibaba: Why one Chinese titan is slumping while the other soars

Tencent’s stock dropped 2.3% amid the Hong Kong protests on Thursday, making it the worst performer on the Hang Seng Index (HSI), while Alibaba celebrates massive earnings from China’s “singles day.”  While Alibaba and Tencent remain two of China’s most valuable tech companies, Tencent is suffering while Alibaba stock has

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15 Nov 2019

4 Dead As ‘Tinder Box-Like Conditions’ Fuel Catastrophic Bushfires In Australia

Australia is currently battling raging fires in the east, and although conditions have improved since Tuesday when they were at a ‘catastrophic’ level, it is unlikely that conditions will improve over the coming months. Thursday morning, there were 70 fires burning in New South Wales, and 3 people died over

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15 Nov 2019

MH17 probe: Russia, Ukraine rebels had ‘almost daily contact’ before plane’s downing, investigators say

A team investigating the attack of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 reported on Thursday that rebels who targeted the plane had been in almost daily contact with Russian officials leading up to the attack. The multinational team is putting together a criminal case on the disaster that caused the death of

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14 Nov 2019

Gaping ‘hole’ in Qualcomm’s Secure World mobile vault leaked sensitive data

A hole found in the Qualcomm Secure World virtual processor that could be exploited to leak financial information has been patched and disclosed by researchers. Cybersecurity researchers at Check Point conducted a four-month study and concluded that it is not impossible to crack the Secure World operating system through fuzzing

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14 Nov 2019

Rockets fired at Israel after Gaza ceasefire starts

A ceasefire brokered by Egypt was broken just hours later when militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets towards Israel. The truce initially ended two days of intense conflict after senior commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Baha Abu al-Ata and his wife were killed by Israeli forces. On

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14 Nov 2019

Healthcare Malware Infections Soar 60% from 2018

Malwarebytes recently released a statement claiming that ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations (HCO) has increased by 60% since 2018. HCOs are increasingly the targets of attack due to the large number of endpoints and connected devices within the HCO networks, offering an extensive attack surface. Cybersecurity in HCOs are typically

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14 Nov 2019

Venice floods: Italy to declare state of emergency over damage

Italy will declare a state of emergency in Venice after several days with 1.87m tide levels accompanied with extremely high winds, flooding the basilica and threatening public safety. The tide level of 1.87m is the highest recorded in over 50 years. Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte stated that more than

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14 Nov 2019

Secret Iranian Network Behind ‘Aggressive’ U.S. Cyberattacks Exposed In New Report

Iranian hacking group APT33, well known for the Shamoon attack on Saudi Aramco, has made headlines again for aggressive attacks on civilians and critical infrastructure. Trend Micro recently reported that APT33 has developed its methods to attack the oil and gas industry, creating more a higher risk to companies in

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14 Nov 2019

Biggest Threats and Data: 2019 AR Threats Report

CDC recently released the 2019 AR Threats Report, which aims to highlight emerging threats to public health, drug-resistant bacterias becoming more common, and provide the latest information on data regarding the number of cases within the U.S. The report stated that Clostridiodes difficile affected 223,900 people in 2017, killing 12,800

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14 Nov 2019

Don’t Rush Quantum-Proof Encryption, Warns NSA Research Director

Mathematician Peter Shor created the Shor Algorithm in 1994, an algorithm that can crack codes that are used by banks, e-commerce platforms, and intelligence agencies, but the code can only run on quantum computers. Years later, quantum computers still have not been developed enough to task them with breaking public-key

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