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Education is top target for cyberattacks

The education sector has become one of the most sought after targets for cybercriminals, according to the latest report from Malwarebytes Labs. In the first half of 2019, the top three largest categories of threats identified among education institutions' devices are adware (43 percent), Trojans
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How malformed packets caused CenturyLink’s 37-hour, nationwide outage

CenturyLink's nationwide, 37-hour outage in December 2018 disrupted 911 service for millions of Americans and prevented completion of at least 886 calls to 911, a new Federal Communications Commission report said. Back in December, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called the outage on CenturyLink's fiber network
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The Great Hack: the film that goes behind the scenes of the Facebook data scandal

This week sees the release of The Great Hack, a Netflix documentary that is the first feature-length attempt to gather all the strands of the affair into some sort of narrative – though it is one contested even by those appearing in the film.

“This is not about one company,” Julian Wheatland, the ex-chief operating officer of Cambridge Analytica, claims at one point. “This technology is going on unabated and will continue to go on unabated.[…] There was always going to be a Cambridge Analytica. It just sucks to me that it’s Cambridge Analytica.”

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