US Offers $3 Million For Russian Hacker

US Offers $3 Million For Russian Hacker

US Offers $3 Million For Russian Hacker

The US State Department and FBI have announced a $3m reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Russian national Evgeniy Bogachev, the highest bounty US authorities have ever offered in a cyber case.

The FBI also issued a “Wanted” poster for Bogachev, who is charged in the United States with running a computer attack network called GameOver Zeus that allegedly stole more than $100m from online bank accounts.

Read Full Story At The Guardian

NHL And The Big Data Cloud

NHL And The Big Data Cloud

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The NHL has been the premier league for professional ice hockey for 98 years, and fan passion is as deeply rooted as the league itself. In the business of sports you can never have too many fans. So leagues and franchises alike are using technology to grow their fan base.

The NHL, for example, recently conducted a series of design thinking workshops with SAP, to revamp its statistics experience on NHL.com. The intent of this exercise? To increase fan engagement and to deepen fan loyalty through technology innovation.

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FBI, Google And Constitutional Issues Surrounding Privacy

FBI, Google And Constitutional Issues Surrounding Privacy

FBI, Google And Constitutional Issues

US search engine giant Google has warned against increasing the government’s powers for infiltrating computer systems around the world, saying it would open a number of “monumental” constitutional issues.

Google released a tough-sounding statement against the Department Justice (DoJ) proposal to make it easier for the courts to issue search warrants to seize electronic data ‘remotely’ from anywhere in the world.

Efforts to rewrite federal regulations, presently encoded in a government provision known as Rule 41,“raises a number of monumental and highly complex constitutional, legal, and geopolitical concerns that should be left to Congress to decide,” wrote Richard Salgado, Google’s director for law enforcement and information security.

Read Full Story At RT.com

Facebook Continues Their Ad Love

Facebook Continues Their Ad Love

Facebook Continues Their Ad Love

Facebook Tuesday launched a competitor to Google’s Shopping advertising service, allowing marketers to show users some or all of their product catalogs.

With Product Ads, Facebook is challenging one of Google’s most successful new businesses in recent years. Originally called product-listing ads, Google started offering the ads, which typically include pictures and prices, in 2012 to compete with Amazon.com.

Read Full Story At WSJ

 

Spying Deep Within Hard Drives

Spying Deep Within Hard Drives

Spying Deep Within Hard Drives

The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world’s computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives.

Read Full Story At CBC News

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UK Looking To Become Driverless Car World Leader

UK Looking To Become Driverless Car World Leader

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The government wants the UK to become a world leader in driverless technology. It will publish a code of practice in the spring which will allow the testing of autonomous cars to go ahead. Self-drive pods that will be tested in Milton Keynes and Coventry have been unveiled for the first time. The government promised a full review of current legislation by the summer of 2017.

That review will involve a rewrite of the Highway Code and adjustments to MOT test guidelines, potentially taking into account whether a higher standard of driving should be demanded of automated vehicles.

Read The Full Story At BBC

Samsung Smart TV – Who Is Watching Who?

Samsung Smart TV – Who Is Watching Who?

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Smart TV voice recognition software could transmit ‘personal or other sensitive information’ to a third party, Samsung’s policy warns

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Users of Samsung’s Smart TV devices have raised concerns over the device’s privacy policy, which seems to suggest that they should not discuss any sensitive topics in their living room while the television is plugged in.

The warning relates to the product line’s voice recognition services, which lets users control their television with voice commands input through a microphone on the set’s remote control.

Samsung privacy policy warns: “Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party through your use of voice recognition.”

Read Full Story At The Guardian

Hackers And New Automobiles

Hackers And New Automobiles

Hackers And New Automobiles

Automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to adequately protect those features against the real possibility that hackers could take control of vehicles or steal personal data, according to an analysis of information that manufacturers provided to a senator. “Drivers have come to rely on these new technologies, but unfortunately the automakers haven’t done their part to protect us from cyberattacks or privacy invasions,” Markey said in a statement.



Among the report’s findings:

  • Most manufacturers said they were unaware of or unable to report on past hacking incidents. Three automakers declined to answer the question.
  • Each manufacturer is handling the introduction of new technology in different ways, and for the most part these actions are insufficient to ensure security.
  • Only one manufacturer appeared able to detect a hacking attempt while it was happening, and only two described credible means of responding to such intrusions in real time.

Read Full Story At CBC News

IBM Cloud Technology To Help Transform Health Care In Remote Communities

IBM Cloud Technology To Help Transform Health Care In Remote Communities

Kallo Selects IBM Cloud Technology to Help Transform Health Care

MARKHAM, ON – February 5, 2015 – IBM (NYSE: IBM ) and Kallo Inc. ( OTCQB:Kallo) today announced that Kallo has deployed its remote health-care delivery system on the IBM cloud to bring advanced real-time medical services to rural areas of the world.

Kallo’s mobile health-care systems will be used to build and extend primary care infrastructure in countries including Guinea and Ghana, making health care accessible to everyone.  The company’s mission is to deliver public health services, manage communicable and infectious diseases such as Ebola, balance health care delivery inequities, and address rural disease and health threats. On-demand telehealth services will be delivered from the company’s global command centre in Markham, Ontario and regional command centres in countries of operation.

IBM provides Kallo with technology consulting and services as well as a cloud infrastructure hosted at the recently opened SoftLayer cloud centre in Toronto. The Toronto location is part of IBM’s expanding global network of more than 40 centres serving a growing roster of clients looking to move to hybrid cloud computing environments that encompass open integration, data control and unique industry expertise.

The health-care industry is in a time of accelerating change that needs continual innovation,” said John Cecil, Kallo’s Chairman and CEO. “IBM’s cloud technology enables us to ‘reach the unreached’ to scale and securely deliver North American standards of health care to some of the world’s most remote or underserved populations.”

Kallo services include MobileCare TM, RuralCare TM, DialysisCare TM, hospital information systems, tele-health systems, pharmacy information, disaster management, air and surface patient transportation systems and clinical training.

The units work in collaboration with each other, with the mobile and rural clinics providing primary care. Secondary/local specialized care is provided by the regional command centres while the global command centre provides specialized consultative care. With the volume of cases per country and the privacy and confidentiality standards in cross border tele-health practice, plans include dedicated global command centres for each country.

The IBM SoftLayer cloud solution provides increased visibility into the status and dispensation of sensitive medical data.  Increasingly, clinicians everywhere are leveraging cloud computing technology – often from mobile devices – as a means to quickly access and share data and knowledge.

Kallo is a perfect example of how young companies can take their business ideas forward on a scalable, flexible, global cloud infrastructure,” said Nevil Knupp, Vice President for IBM Cloud. “Using the cloud to quickly build and bring solutions like Kallo’s to market, provides a new level of agility to the way they develop. By delivering more immediate results, they can in turn help alleviate some of the most pressing health issues today.”



By deploying its IT environment on the IBM Cloud, Kallo will be able to concentrate on the delivery of health care while IBM manages its IT infrastructure, enabling it to seamlessly protect data and scale with confidence. The reach of SoftLayer’s cloud platform is also important for Kallo as the company plans to expand its services globally in developing countries.

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IBM is the global leader in open enterprise cloud enabling secure data and infrastructure integration in the cloud. For more information about Cloud offerings from IBM, visit http://www.ibm.com/cloud

The Split Second Hack Detector

The Split Second Hack Detector

Hack Detector

What if you knew you were being hacked the second they started hacking you?

A novel technology from PFP Cybersecurity, of Vienna, Virginia, promises to help close that detection gap by identifying malware attacks based on changes in the power that devices use — essentially by taking their energy fingerprints and alerting users when those fingerprints change.

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