Definitive Technology

23 May 19
Arcynewsy

Later in the future, the most popular becomes high quality software. More and more people understand that it is exactly responsible for the future of all humanity, because not a single "intelligent" machine can do anything if it is not programmed in a certain way. In view of this situation, large companies are spending huge […]

23 May 19
Archy news nety

A version of this article first appeared in the newsletter "Reliable Sources". Here you can register for free. Today, there are big, shocking stories about media manipulation. NYT author Elizabeth Williamson tells one of them. On Thursday, Dutton will announce the acquisition of Williamson's "Definitive New Book" on the "Sandy Hook Families Battle for the […]

23 May 19
Science-Theory

This is comprised of two separate similar pieces that I wrote so there is some overlap. A debate rages over whether or not the previous figure of the Sphinx was a lion… or a jackal, namely the ‘god’ Anubis. Or perhaps the falcon god. Good reasons support those views but none are fully convincing due […]

23 May 19
Crystalised

Samsung launches its first-ever Foldable Flat Screen TV – F19 On the 21st of February, Samsung will release its first-ever foldable flat screen TV – the “F19” – after last week’s showcase at the World Congress Media Conference in Barcelona. TORONTO, ON., – January 26, 2019 Today Samsung has announced a US release date, the […]

23 May 19
Career Portfolio

Experience a new world and awakening, and then watch it rot away in Ron Fricke’s wonderful music documentary exploring life, beauty, and death. The essay below defines and discusses the main themes and ironies encaptured by the gorgeous cinematography, and how Read the Adobe PDF Here! Samsara: The cycle of life and death, inevitably wrought […]

22 May 19
KahliBuds Tea News

https://KahliBuds.com #poweredbywordpress #cannabis The marijuana stock market has been pushing quite a bit of excitement throughout the market for some time now. Over the course of the past few years, we have seen some dramatic shifts in the way the industry functions as well as the perception of the industry from the public. Because of […]

22 May 19
Rogue Rocket
A ransomware attack in Baltimore has shut down numerous government servers, preventing citizens from using essential services and blocking city employees from accessing their emails and computers.The attack has been going on for two weeks and Baltimore has refused to pay the ransom. This is the second attack on Baltimore in the last 15 months.A similar attack in Atlanta last year cost the city an estimated $17 million in fixes. Cyber Attack Government computer servers in Baltimore, Maryland have been held hostage by hackers for two weeks, preventing citizens from accessing essential services and impending government functions. The attack occurred on May 7, when hackers breached nearly 10,000 government computers and demanded the city pay them 13 bitcoins, now about $100,000, to get their system networks back. According to the Baltimore Sun, who obtained a copy of the ransom note, the hackers said they would increase the ransom if the city did not pay in four days. If the city did not pay in 10 days, they said it would not get their information and data back at all. Both those deadlines have come and gone, and the city has refused to pay the ransom, meaning that the servers that were shut down by the attack are still offline. The hackers used ransomware called RobbinHood, which uses software to block access to servers. In order to get that access back, you need a sort of “digital key.” If the ransom is paid, the hackers would give the city that key. According to experts, replicating the key without the help of the hackers is essentially impossible. Baltimore officials were first alerted to the ransomware attack when the Department of Public Works reported that their email servers had been shut down. We're not ignoring you. Email service is down. Techs are working on the problem now.— BaltimoreDPW (@BaltimoreDPW) May 7, 2019 Once the city realized what was going on, the Office of Information Technology shut down most of the city’s non-emergency system, so the attack would not spread further. Impact It is not clear how widespread the attack was because the infected systems are still down. City officials have said that emergency services like 911 dispatch were not affected by the attack, but it has still impacted the citizens of Baltimore and city employees. Certain systems are down, so residents have not been able to access essential services, like the websites where they pay water bills, property taxes, and parking tickets. City employees have been locked out of their emails for two weeks now, forcing them to use their own laptops and personal e-mail addresses to get work done. The issue of government employees using private servers and personal accounts could raise questions about transparency and accountability, as those are practices usually not allowed under normal circumstances. The attack has also hurt Baltimore’s property market because officials cannot access systems required for real estate sales. City Provides Update on Baltimore Ransomware AttackRead here: https://t.co/73BOmuduzM https://t.co/73BOmuduzM— Baltimore City Hall (@BaltCityHall) May 17, 2019 “We are well into the restorative process, and as I’ve indicated, are cooperating with the FBI on their investigation. Due to that investigation, we are not able to share information about the attack.” Baltimore Mayor Jack Young said in a press release. “As I’ve mentioned previously, we engaged leading industry cybersecurity experts who are on-site 24-7 working with us.” Mayor Young did not say how bad the damage was, nor did he give a definitive timeline for recovery. “Some of the restoration efforts also require that we rebuild certain systems to make sure that when we restore business functions,” he said. “I am not able to provide you with an exact timeline on when all systems will be restored.” Other Instances of Cyber Attacks The attack on Baltimore has raised questions about the importance of safeguarding cities against cyber attacks. This is especially true for Baltimore, as the ransomware marks the second cyber attack the city has had in the last 15 months. Just last March, a different attack shut down the city’s 911 system for nearly a whole day, forcing dispatchers to give first-responders essential information about emergencies by phone instead of electronically. While any number of cities or companies are susceptible to being hacked, some experts have argued that Baltimore is especially vulnerable. “I think broadly they are not prepared for these sorts of things, they do not have the budget,” said Bill Siegel, a chief executive at Coveware told the Wallstreet Journal. His firm helps various entities that have experienced cyber attacks and he said, “I think it’s pretty obvious that they have not been able to stay ahead of it.” That is not for lack of trying. After last year’s attack, Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott pushed city officials to invest in strengthening the city’s cyber defenses. According to Ars Technica, Baltimore’s information security manager also warned that the city needed a formal policy to address cybersecurity during budget hearings last year. However, the budget did not include any funding for that policy or any other investments in information technology infrastructure. Now it’s coming back to bite them. That said, Baltimore is not alone. Just the last year, more than 20 different municipalities have been hit by cyber attacks. Last month, Greenville, North Carolina was hit with a similar attack that used the same RobbinHood ransomware. It has been determined that the City's network has become infected with a ransomware virus. City staff is working diligently to determine the source and the extent of this infection. For the time being, the City has shut down the majority of its servers.— City of Greenville (@GreenvilleGov) April 10, 2019 Last year, Atlanta made headlines when hackers demanded that the city pay $50,000 in bitcoins in another ransomware attack. Like Baltimore, both Greenville and Atlanta refused to pay the ransom. While that’s exactly what experts and law enforcement officials recommend, often times, the costs of a cyber attack can be much higher than the ransom requested. According to a report obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV, the attack in Atlanta ended up costing nearly $17 million to fix. Unlike Baltimore, Greenville and Atlanta had insurance to cover cybersecurity incidents, so hypothetically, Baltimore could pay even more than Atlanta to restore the city after the hack. Cybersecurity experts had said it probably will take months for Baltimore to recover, and the costs are expected to be extremely high, which is a burden that could end up in the hands of taxpayers. See what others are saying: (Vox) (The Wall Street Journal) (The Baltimore Sun)
22 May 19
The Love of Russell 149

Explore the award-winning agencies in New York, specialising in UX design, branding, web design and development, digital marketing, social media marketing and mobile app development services. Previously, he spent time at Saatchi & Saatchi’s New York headquarters, where he worked across account and digital roles, and ultimately moved into new business, where he led the […]

22 May 19
Hyperallergic

How can we reconcile Errol Morris’s stated mission of pursuing the truth with him helping to promote Theranos?

22 May 19
Mike's Game Store

Guns of Icarus Alliance is the expanded and definitive edition of Muse’s flagship title Guns of Icarus Online, the original player-vs-player steampunk airship combat game. Alliance features all of the content from the original title, but with the addition of player-vs-environment cooperative experiences, an ongoing war between six elite factions vying for control of a […]

22 May 19
Exltech.in/

Medical Device Contract Manufacturing Market Overview and Introduction The global medical device contract manufacturing market is anticipated to grow at a double digit CAGR during the forecast period. Medical device contract manufacturing organization provide services to outsource manufacturing of devices that enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to reduce cost of product, product packaging and transport […]

22 May 19
Newsfile Corp.

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – May 22, 2019) – Good Life Networks Inc. (TSXV: GOOD) (FSE: 4G5) (“GLN“, or the “Company“), a Vancouver-based programmatic advertising technology company, is pleased to announce that it has been invited by Global Partnership Family Offices (“GPFO”) to present to the UK investment community at International Deal Gateway in London […]

22 May 19
Simba Financial

As the wireless industry races to install thousands of new cellular sites to create super-fast 5G networks, questions about the impact of the new technology on human health may delay its arrival, one Wall Street analyst warns. In the U.S., both the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Communications Commission say there is nothing […]