In some cases, attackers followed through on their threats, but not against all targets, as it would have been impossible to muster the DDoS resources to attack all threatened parties. However, ZDNet can confirm that several attacks have taken place against companies targeted part of this ransom campaign. … [Read more...] about Australian banks targeted by DDoS extortionists
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“Border measures will not be as effective or even feasible, and the focus will be on community mitigation measures until a vaccine becomes available in sufficient quantities,” says Luciana Borio, a former biodefense preparedness expert at the U.S. National Security Council who is now vice president at In-Q-Tel, a not-for-profit venture capital firm. “The fight now is to mitigate, keep the health care system working, and don’t panic,” adds Alessandro Vespignani, an infectious disease modeler at Northeastern University. “This has a range of outcomes from the equivalent of a very bad flu season to something that is perhaps a little bit worse than that.” … [Read more...] about The coronavirus seems unstoppable. What should the world do now?
Li-Fi has some obvious advantages, including its broader potential spectrum for transmissions—over 10,000 times more spectrum than radio—allowing for thousands of signal channels in the same space, as well as its greater transmission speed as a result. Li-Fi is also relatively secure—it only works within line of sight, so it could be used to provide wireless connectivity in rooms without fear of signal leakage to an eavesdropper outside. … [Read more...] about Researchers turn lights into world’s fastest wireless with Li-Fi
Over 40 per cent of privacy compliance technology will rely on artificial intelligence (AI) by 2023, up from the current 5 per cent, Gartner Inc., predicted on Tuesday. Privacy leaders are under pressure to ensure that all personal data processed is brought in scope and under control, which is difficult and expensive to manage without technology aid. "Privacy laws, such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), presented a compelling business case for privacy compliance and inspired many other jurisdictions worldwide to follow," Bart Willemsen, Research Vice President at Gartner, said in a statement. This is where the use of AI-powered applications that reduce administrative burdens and manual workloads come in. "More than 60 jurisdictions around the world have proposed or are drafting postmodern privacy and data protection laws as a result. Canada, for example, is looking to modernise their Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), in part to … [Read more...] about Over 40% privacy compliance tech will rely on AI in 3 years: Report
"The GSMA now needs to be careful that there is not a knock of effect from this year's cancellation," he said. "Major companies and many attendees will be reviewing the importance of MWC to their business, and the GSMA must work hard to have a clear path forward." … [Read more...] about MWC 2020 phone event canceled because of coronavirus outbreak