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And the UAE remains a major target in the region, with more than 100 cyber attacks on government sites alone last year. ... Having gained entry, Mirai hijacked the computers linked to the gadgets and used them to launch a massive “distributed denial of service” (DDOS) attack in 2016, blasting network ...

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) - Congressman Chris Stewart (R-2nd Dist) said there needs to be more focus on cyber security as attacks on government and private entities increases. Experts in Salt Lake ... This week hundreds of computer experts were in Salt Lake City for the HackWest Convention.
The CIA has concluded with “high confidence” that Russian military attackers crippled computers in Ukraine's financial system last year. This followed 2015 and 2016 cyberattacks that disabled part of Ukraine's electric grid. Global security analysts say Russia is using Ukraine as a cyberwar testing ground.
Further, ransomware attacks are fast hitting the headlines post the WannaCry and Petya attacks that happened in May and June 2017, respectively. Cybersecurity Stocks on Growth Trajectory The alarming rise of cyber-crime across the world has benefited the cyber security stocks courtesy of growing ...
Hackers have shut down key systems across computers in Atlanta, preventing the city from processing payments or accessing courthouse information in one of the boldest ransomware attacks to date. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, announcing the attack in a press conference Thursday afternoon, said ...
Wilcox, who has a computer science degree and who's acknowledged by his peers to be an expert in cyber security, said the state should have found the money for the experts Scott requested. "This is our new normal," Wilcox said. "You need people whose entire function is cyber security. We're past the ...
The risk of cyber-attacks against hospitals and the disruption which can be caused to medical systems and devices by cybercriminals was demonstrated by last year's WannaCry ransomware attack, which took some hospital IT systems down for weeks. However, it isn't just malicious attacks and hacking of ...
Some UK think tanks were hacked by China-based groups last year, a US cyber-security company which said it investigated the breaches has claimed. ... A number of think tanks contacted by the BBC declined to comment - although Crowdstrike said it was called in by some to respond to hack attacks.
“Our research found that nearly two thirds of CISOs are losing sleep at night about information security threats, but their direct C-Suite colleagues are the biggest culprits when it comes to bending the rules,” said Liviu Arsene, global cyber security analyst at Bitdefender. “Infosec execs need to be far tougher ...


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