#hacking | Supercomputers Key to Bio, Cyber Virus Defenses

America’s two oceans that once symbolized an enduring national myth of invulnerability from faraway health disasters and malevolent threats no longer offer any such illusion. Two huge game changers, trans-ocean airliners and a globally-wired-together, AI-empowered Internet of Things, have rendered previous geographical separations and territorial boundary controls defensively impotent against…

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#hacking | Nigerian Email Scammers Upped Their Game, Averaging 90,000 Attacks Monthly in 2019 – Homeland Security Today

A group of Nigerian scammers blamed for email fraud accelerated their attacks last year by attempting an average of more than 90,000 attacks per month. The hacking crew, dubbed SilverTerrier by security researchers, began around 2014 as a small group that experimented with easy-to-detect hacking tools. By 2019, though, it had evolved into a…

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#hacking | Spy agency warns Canada’s coronavirus researchers to look out for hacking threats

A federal intelligence agency is telling Canada’s COVID-19 researchers to lock down their data because sophisticated hackers are out to “steal ongoing key research toward a vaccine.” This warning from the domestic data-security arm of Communications Security Establishment (CSE), comes as global scientists are working together to get the pandemic…

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