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Investigation of Russian hack on London hospitals may take weeks amid worries over online data dump

An investigation into a ransomware attack earlier this month on London hospitals by the Russian group Qilin could take weeks to complete, the country's state-run National Health Service said Friday, as concerns grow over ...

Software

Team creates software to block AI phishing scams

A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington has developed software that prevents artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots such as ChatGPT from creating phishing websites—a growing concern as cybercriminals ...

Security

Change Healthcare to start notifying customers who had data exposed in cyberattack

Change Healthcare is starting to notify hospitals, insurers and other customers that they may have had patient information exposed in a massive cyberattack.

Internet

Booking.com sounds alarm on AI-enabled travel scams

As travelers rush to book their summer getaways, Booking.com's internet safety boss says watch out for supercharged AI scams.

Electronics & Semiconductors

New quantum random number generator achieves 2 Gbit/s speed

The reliable generation of random numbers has become a central component of information and communications technology. In fact, random number generators, algorithms or devices that can produce random sequences of numbers, ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Female health apps misuse highly sensitive data, study finds

Apps designed for female health monitoring are exposing users to unnecessary privacy and safety risks through their poor data handling practices, according to new research from King's College London and University College ...

Security

Cyberattack cripples major US health care network

Ascension, a major U.S. health care system with 140 hospitals in 19 states, announced late Thursday that a cyberattack has caused disruptions at some of its hospitals.

Consumer & Gadgets

Data privacy in the post-Roe era

In 2022, when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade—ending the constitutional right to an abortion—privacy advocates warned women against using smartphone apps to track their periods.

Software

Smartphone app can unmask forged documents

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a smartphone app that can be used to check the authenticity of documents and other items. Extracts from the debt enforcement register of the City of Zurich are being made forgery-proof ...

Security

Researchers say cybersecurity education varies widely in US

Cybersecurity programs vary dramatically across the country, a review has found. The authors argue that program leaders should work with professional societies to make sure graduates are well-trained to meet industry needs ...