12 Dec 2019

New NYPD intelligence unit to tackle far-right extremist threats

The New York Police Department (NYPD) announced Wednesday that it has launched a new unit that will focus entirely on combating far-right extremists and neo-nazis named the Racially and Ethnically Motivated Extremism (R.E.M.E.). R.E.M.E. opened earlier this month and has since begun dozens of investigations into white supremacist groups and

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12 Dec 2019

The Great $50M African IP Address Heist

A three-year investigation conducted by a US-based researcher named Ron Guilmette found that a top executive at the nonprofit entity responsible for administering Internet addresses to businesses in Africa secretly operated several underground companies that sold tens of millions of dollars worth of the resources to online marketers. News of

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11 Dec 2019

Snatch Team Steals Data and Hammers Orgs with Ransomware

Snatch, a ransomware variant, has been discovered in campaigns that force Windows machines to reboot into Safe Mode before beginning the encryption process. Snatch is one of multiple components of a malware constellation that is emerging in carefully orchestrated and sophisticated attacks that can feature rampant and high-risk data collection.

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11 Dec 2019

Amazon Leases New Manhattan Office Space, Less Than a Year After HQ2 Pullout

Amazon and Facebook are planning to expand into new office spaces in New York City, with the goal of fueling an expansion of tech companies in Manhattan just a year after Amazon denounced its plans to build its second headquarters in the city. Amazon has signed a new lease for

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11 Dec 2019

Server market revenue declines 6.7% year over year

Research has concluded that vendor revenue in the worldwide server market has declined 6.7% in Q3 of 2019 when compared to Q3 of 2018. Worldwide server shipments declined as well, to just under 3.1 million units in Q3 of 2019. However, Q3 represented the second-biggest quarter for global server unit

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11 Dec 2019

Data Leak Week: Billions of Sensitive Files Exposed Online

Earlier this week, separate data exposure incidents left a total of 2.7 billion email addresses, 1 billion passwords, and nearly 800,000 applications for copies of birth certificates were found on unsecured cloud buckets by security researcher Bob Diachenko. Organizations continue to fail to lock down their cloud servers, and researchers

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11 Dec 2019

Here’s what will happen to your Windows 7 PC on January 15, 2020

After January 14, Windows 7 users will get no more security updates to the operating system for free, warns Microsoft. Even though users will be able to continue to run Windows 7 after January, they could potentially face more security problems. Microsoft plans to deliver a new pop up notification

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11 Dec 2019

Tens of thousands of Czechs call on prime minister to resign

Tens of thousands of Czech citizens took to the streets of Prague to urge the current Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign from his role in the government. The protest, which took place on Tuesday, follows huge rallies earlier this year in which the number of protestors may have reached

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11 Dec 2019

Al-Shabaab claims attack on elite hotel in Mogadishu

Somalian security forces ended a deadly attack in Somalia’s capital city, Mogadishu, on Tuesday after a shootout that lasted seven hours and left three civilians and two soldiers dead. Five heavily armed gunmen overpowered security guards at the upscale SYL hotel, according to law enforcement. Eleven people were injured, including

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11 Dec 2019

Pensacola Under Attack as Suspected Ransomware Strikes

Just hours after a suspected terrorist attack at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, that left three sailors dead, the city of Pensacola was hit with a suspected ransomware attack that took local services offline. Early Saturday morning, the city network was taken offline as ransomware affected government employees’

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