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Port of Baltimore is vulnerable to cyber attack, Brookings study says

U.S. commerce “would grind to a halt in a matter of days” in the aftermath of a crippling cyberattack that the nation’s ports — including Baltimore — are ill-prepared for, according to a new Brookings Institution report. But port officials here and … Continue reading

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Cyber crime ‘is a national crisis’

Durban – Cyber criminals were threatening the national and financial security, according to a top IT expert who has warned that companies and government departments risk losing billions of rand to hackers. Beza Belayneh, the chief executive of the South … Continue reading

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Whose Information is it, anyway? The road from Samdizat to piracy laws

A draft law to fight Internet piracy is moving forward in the Duma after a more punitive version provoked a firestorm of criticism. Attempts to legislate against piracy in Russia are often resisted, as many say they believe in the … Continue reading

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A Google Engineer Is Teaching Hackers How To Break Microsoft’s Software

On Sunday, well-known Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy released code that teaches hackers how to crash or gain control over Windows. It’s his latest move in a long-running skirmish he’s had with the security folks in Redmond. He thinks they take too long to fix … Continue reading

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E-vil empire: USSR’s old domain space is increasingly attractive hideout for hackers

MOSCOW — The Soviet Union disappeared from the map more than two decades ago. But online an ‘e-vil empire’ is thriving. Security experts say the .su Internet suffix assigned to the USSR in 1990 has turned into a haven for … Continue reading

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