22 Feb 2019

North Korea warns of food crisis, slashes rations before next leaders’ summit

With only days to go until the US-North Korea nuclear summit, Pyongyang has released an official memo in which it urges international organizations to help the country address massive food shortages that have forced the regime to cut its food rations almost in half. North Korea blames the food crisis on United

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22 Feb 2019

Human Negligence to Blame for the Majority of Insider Threats

Two new reports highlight the increasing difficulty of businesses to mitigate threats coming from the people within their own organization. According to research by Endera, 87% of security professionals believe that if their company suffers a security breach caused by an insider, the top suspects will be contractors and freelancers.

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21 Feb 2019

Putin Threatens To Target U.S. With Missiles In State-Of-Nation Speech

One Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused US policymakers of being “obsessed with U.S. exceptionalism,” adding that they should “count the speed and the range of the weapons systems we are developing [in Russia].” The threatening statement followed claims by the Russian president that the United States abandoned the 1987 Intermediate-Range

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21 Feb 2019

NATO troops got catfished & honeypotted on social media, revealing serious vulnerabilities

NATO has carried out an internal cyber security experiment to test the extent to which its troops could be identified and influenced during an exercise by means of social media data. A report on the experiment mentioned that the researchers “identified a significant amount of people taking part in the exercise and

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21 Feb 2019

North Korea’s Kim shuffles nuclear talks team after defections, spying allegations

With less than a week to go before North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is set to meet US president Donald Trump in Vietnam, Kim has made drastic changes to his team of negotiators. The North Korean leader has sidelined various experienced diplomats in favor of a new generation of advisers

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21 Feb 2019

What alchemy and astrology can teach artificial intelligence researchers

Artificial intelligence (AI) research is rapidly bringing us closer to a new technological revolution. However, Computer Science professor Ben Shneiderman of the University of Maryland believes that in order to get the best out of this technology, researchers and engineers should be careful not to repeat the mistakes of legitimate scientists who got sidetracked

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21 Feb 2019

White House Orders Agencies to Defend the Skies From Cyberattacks

On Tuesday, US President Trump released the National Strategy to Combat Terrorist Travel and the National Strategy for Aviation Security. While the former document aims to “[modernize] the approach of the United States to countering a complex and evolving terrorist threat,” the latter makes the defense against cyber attacks, drones and other emerging threats

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21 Feb 2019

Formjacking Surpasses Ransomware and Cryptojacking as Top Threat of 2018

The latest installment of Symantec’s annual Internet Security Threat Report shows that formjacking was the number one cyber threat in 2018, replacing cryptojacking, i.e. the distribution of malware that uses the resourcing powers of infected systems in order to mine cryptocurrency. In a formjacking attack, a threat actor injects malicious JavaScript code into a

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21 Feb 2019

Mistaken For North Koreans, The ‘Ryuk’ Ransomware Hackers Are Making Millions

According to a new report by McAfee and Coveware, the threat actors behind Ryuk, a highly successful ransomware strain, are not North Korean hackers as was previously suspected. Instead, researchers now believe that hackers from at least two and perhaps even more cybercrime groups are orchestrating the Ryuk infections. The

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21 Feb 2019

Israel to launch first privately funded moon mission

Israel is poised to become the fourth country to reach the moon, a feat that only the US, Russia, and China have pulled off so far. The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is partner in a mission that aims to land Beresheet, a robotic lander, on the lunar surface in order to

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