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Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries Exploiting Stolen N.S.A. Tool – The New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers exploiting malicious software stolen from the National Security Agency executed damaging cyberattacks on Friday that hit dozens of countries worldwide, forcing Britain’s public health system to send patients away, freezing computers at Russia’s Interior Ministry and wreaking havoc on tens of thousands of computers elsewhere. The …

Quote of the Day

“I don’t believe in aliens, but if you see enough articles about aliens visiting Earth, you start to think ‘Who knows, maybe the government is hiding something.’” ~RIMTAUTAS CERNIAUSKAS, the director of Lithuania’s National Cyber Security Center, regarding disinformation planted by hackers. Source: Quotation of the Day – The New …

Russian hacking crisis tests Obama’s nerve – POLITICO

Demands for swift retaliation against Moscow grow, but all the options carry big risks. President Barack Obama came under immediate pressure Friday night to punish Russia for hacking into US political institutions — with calls to rally European allies behind sweeping new sanctions against Moscow. The demands for swift action …

Adobe Flash has begun to die – Business Insider

Deaths are rarely to be celebrated, but this is one passing that certainly won’t be widely mourned. Deaths are rarely to be celebrated, but there is one passing that certainly won’t be widely mourned: that of Adobe’s Flash. 2015 was the year the bug ridden security flaw finally went into …

Quote of the Day

“Unfortunately, dancing with the devil in cyberspace has been pretty common.” HOWARD SCHMIDT, former White House cybersecurity coordinator, on hackers who sell information on computer coding flaws to the highest bidder. Quotation of the Day for Sunday, July 14 – NYTimes.com.