Sunday, May 28, 2017

Baby MOAB — The US Air Force weapon of the future

The US Air Force’s weapon of the future may not be so high-tech after all: a miniature version of the MOAB bomb that the Pentagon dropped on Afghanistan in April, Defense Tech reported. The Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, a 21,000-pound weapon, is also referred...

Qatar state news agency hacked by unknown entity — official

​Qatar official says on Wednesday state news agency hacked by 'unknown entity', reports AFP news agency. "The Qatar News Agency website has been hacked by an unknown entity," reported the Government Communications Office in a statement. "A false statement attributed to His Highness has been published." https://twitter.com/AFP/status/867160575217999873 It...

Russia to build at least 15 spacecrafts operating in the orbit by 2020 — Putin

Russia needs to build up the orbital grouping with at least 15 spacecrafts operating in the orbit by 2020 to provide remote sensing of Russia and the whole world, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday. The president has held a meeting with Roscosmos state space...

#Athena — The latest in the #Vault7 series of Wikileaks’ CIA leaks target Windows

The latest in WikiLeaks’ series of #Vault7 leaks was released Friday detailing malware that provides remote beacon and loader capabilities on target computers using several Microsoft Windows operating systems. ‘Athena’ is the latest codename for the release which consists of five documents. In the user guide,...

Jordan Azraq camp — The first and only solar-powered refugee camp in the world

A group of about 20,000 Syrian refugees living outdoors have access to electricity as of Wednesday thanks to a newly constructed solar plant in the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan. It’s the first and only solar-powered refugee camp in the world. “Each family can now...

Cyber security experts found second massive WannCry-like cyber attack

Cyber security experts reveal they have found a second massive computer virus which, like the WannaCry cyber attack last week, has affected hundreds of thousands of computers world-wide and may have North Korean origins. This second global hack exploits the same Microsoft vulnerabilities as the...

Vladimir Putin called US intelligence source of the virus WannaCry

Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference during a visit to China, said that the beginning of last week, all over the world large-scale cyber-attacks cause concern. According to the president of Russia, the source of a computer virus became US intelligence services. "As for...

North Korea-linked Lazarus Group behind the global cyber attack — reports

Cyber security firms Symantec Corp and Kaspersky are looking into clues suggesting North Korea-linked Lazarus Group may be behind the global cyber attack, according to reports. Around 300,000 computers across 150 countries were targeted as part of the attack. One in five NHS trusts were hit...

Mars has metal in its atmosphere

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) orbiter has spotted iron, magnesium and sodium ions — electrically charged atoms — high up in the Red Planet's atmosphere over the past two years, a new study reports. "MAVEN has made the first direct detection of the...

Europol chief says cyberattack hits 200,000 computes in up to 150 countries

EU law enforcement agency Europol says the cyber attack that affected the NHS hit 200,000 victims in more than 150 countries.  BBC News reports: Friday's cyber-attack has affected more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries, Europol chief Rob Wainwright says. Speaking to Britain's ITV, he said...

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