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U.N. Survey Finds Cybersecurity Gaps Everywhere Except Singapore

By Tom Miles GENEVA, July 5 – Singapore has a near-perfect approach to cybersecurity, but many other rich countries have holes in their defences and some poorer countries are showing them how it should be done, a U.N. survey showed on Wednesday. Wealth breeds cybercrime, but it does not automatically generate cybersecurity, so governments need

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Cyber Attack Sweeps Globe, Researchers See ‘WannaCry’ Link

MOSCOW/KIEV/WASHINGTON, June 28 – A major global cyber attack disrupted computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that infected more than 300,000 computers last month . The rapidly spreading cyber extortion campaign, which began on Tuesday, underscored growing concerns that businesses have failed to

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Newly Discovered Vulnerability Raises Fears of Another WannaCry

SINGAPORE, May 25 – A newly found flaw in widely used networking software leaves tens of thousands of computers potentially vulnerable to an attack similar to that caused by WannaCry, which infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide, cyber `security researchers said on Thursday. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday announced the vulnerability, which

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Qatari News Site Says Website Blocked, Blames State Censorship

DOHA, Dec 1 – An independent English-language news site in Qatar accused the Gulf state of censorship on Thursday, saying two internet service providers had blocked access to its website. The Doha News, which stirred a debate about the limits of tolerance in the conservative country in August with an opinion column on gay rights

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Hackers Attack EU Executive but no Data Breach -spokesman

BRUSSELS, Nov 25 – Hackers attacked the European Commission’s computers on Thursday, flooding the EU executive’s servers with digital service requests, but while connection speeds were affected, there was no data breach, the Commission said. “Yesterday afternoon the Commission was targeted by an attempt to saturate our internet connection,” Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told a

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Twitter Announces Crackdown After Online Abuse of “Ghostbusters” Actor

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20  – Twitter Inc said Tuesday it had moved to permanently suspend a number of user accounts for abuse and harassment after Ghostbusters actor Leslie Jones on Monday drew renewed attention to the issue and announced she would quit the social media site. Jones retweeted and shared several abusive tweets she received

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Internet Hyperlinks Do Not Infringe Copyright, EU Court Advised

BRUSSELS, April 7 – A link to a website which publishes photos without authorization of the author does not in itself constitute a copyright infringement, an adviser to Europe’s top court said on Thursday. The opinion, by the European Court of Justice’s advocate general, is not binding but the court normally follows such advice. While

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Cybercrimes and Punishment

Companies all over the world need to protect themselves from the growing threat of cyber attacks By Gilbert Kamieniecky The former chief information officer at the FBI, Chad Fulgham, once said: “There are two types of businesses: those who have been hacked and those who don’t know they’ve been hacked.” During conversations held by global

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