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Hackers behind dangerous oil and gas intrusions are probing US power grids

Hackers behind dangerous oil and gas intrusions are probing US power grids

XENOTIME — Group responsible for safety tampering Triconex malware has expanded, researchers say. Dan Goodin - Jun 15, 2019 11:50 am UTC Enlarge / Power Lines in Page, ArizonaIn a new troubling escalation, hackers behind at least two potentially fatal intrusions on industrial facilities have expanded their activities to probing dozens of power grids in…
Hackers Stole a Border Agency Database of Traveler Photos

Hackers Stole a Border Agency Database of Traveler Photos

Katherine Frey/Getty ImagesIn its rush to gather biometric data from travelers in the US, Customs and Border Protection has apparently neglected basic safeguards to protect it. One of its subcontractors was recently breached, leaving photos of travelers and license plates in the hands of hackers.The Washington Post first reported the incident, whose full scope remains…
Hackers Won’t Let Up in Their Attack on U.S. Cities

Hackers Won’t Let Up in Their Attack on U.S. Cities

BALTIMORE—Local governments across the country are facing a growing threat of cyberattacks and escalating ransom demands, as an attack in this city has crippled thousands of computers for a month. “Ransomware is a pandemic in the United States,” said Joel DeCapua, supervisory special agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s cyber division, referring to a…
Much @Stake: The Band of Hackers That Defined an Era

Much @Stake: The Band of Hackers That Defined an Era

Elena Lacey; Steve Marcus, ReutersMany of today's cybersecurity luminaries—including former Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos—have roots in a firm called @stake. The following excerpt, from Joseph Menn's upcoming Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World, traces the company's lasting influence.Two years before 9/11, an intelligence contractor…

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The case for national paid maternity leave – Scope

Psychiatrist Amy Alexander, MD, sees a number of women at her practice who struggle with their mental health after they've given birth. Challenges associated with healing from a birth, learning to care for an infant, and managing infections and other complications with breastfeeding -- all on very little sleep -- can cause formerly healthy women to…

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