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Servers of Colonial Pipeline hacker Darkside forced down: security firm

Servers for Darkside were taken down by unknown actors Friday, a week after the cyber extortionist forced the shutdown of a large US oil pipeline in a ransomware scam, a US cyber security firm said.

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Irish health system targeted in 'serious' ransomware attack

Ireland's health service shut down its IT systems on Friday after being targeted in a ransomware attack by what it called "international criminals."

Security

How AIs ask for personal information is important for gaining user trust

People may be reluctant to give their personal information to artificial intelligence (AI) systems even though it is needed by the systems for providing more accurate and personalized services, but a new study reveals that ...

Security

DC Police victim of massive data leak by ransomware gang

The police department in the nation's capital has suffered a massive leak of internal information after refusing to meet the blackmail demands of Russian-speaking ransomware syndicate. Experts say it's the worst known ransomware ...

Computer Sciences

Expert discusses the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack

On May 7, Colonial Pipeline announced that it fell victim to a ransomware attack and had shut down one of the largest fuel pipelines in the U.S. as a result. Thomas Holt, director and professor in Michigan State University's ...

Security

Security researcher manages to jailbreak the Apple AirTag

After Apple's recent release of the AirTag for locating misplaced items, security researchers have just succeeded in jailbreaking the new tagging device. The German researcher, stacksmashing, reported hacking into, dumping ...

Security

Ransomware gang threatens release of DC police records

A Russian-speaking ransomware syndicate that stole data from the Washington, D.C., police department says negotiations over payment have broken down, with it rejecting a $100,000 payment, and it will release sensitive information ...

Computer Sciences

Scientists will protect the 'Smart City' from cyber threats

St. Petersburg, like other cities in the Russian Federation, is actively participating in the establishment of the 'Smart City' program, which will provide new services for residents of the megalopolis, increasing the safety ...

Security

FBI names pipeline cyberattackers as company promises return

Hit by a cyberattack, the operator of a major U.S. fuel pipeline said Monday it hopes to have services mostly restored by the end of the week as the FBI and administration officials identified the culprits as a gang of criminal ...

Security

Your old mobile phone number could compromise your cybersecurity

The Department of Computer Science and Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University has conducted a study and released a paper assessing the security and privacy risks of phone number recycling by mobile ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Research shows trust needed in digital tech

New Zealanders are worried about bias in automated decision-making, according to research conducted by Massey University research group Toi Āria: Design for Public Good.