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An Attack on Albanian Government Suggests New Iranian Aggression

An Attack on Albanian Government Suggests New Iranian Aggression

In mid-July, a cyberattack on the Albanian government knocked out state websites and public services for hours. With Russia’s war raging in Ukraine, the Kremlin might seem like the likeliest suspect. But research published on Thursday by the threat intelligence firm Mandiant attributes the attack to Iran. And while Tehran’s espionage operations and digital meddling …

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A New Attack Easily Knocked Out a Potential Encryption Algorithm

A New Attack Easily Knocked Out a Potential Encryption Algorithm

In the US government’s ongoing campaign to protect data in the age of quantum computers, a new and powerful attack that used a single traditional computer to completely break a fourth-round candidate highlights the risks involved in standardizing the next generation of encryption algorithms. Last month, the US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards …

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The Unsolved Mystery Attack on Internet Cables in Paris

The Unsolved Mystery Attack on Internet Cables in Paris

At present, there’s little information about who may have been behind the attacks. No groups or individuals have claimed responsibility for the damage, and French police have not announced any arrests linked to the cuts. Neither the Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office nor Anssi, the French cybersecurity agency, responded to WIRED’s requests for comment. In June, …

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New 'Retbleed' Attack Can Swipe Key Data From Intel and AMD CPUs

New ‘Retbleed’ Attack Can Swipe Key Data From Intel and AMD CPUs

Retbleed can leak kernel memory from Intel CPUs at about 219 bytes per second and with 98 percent accuracy. The exploit can extract kernel memory from AMD CPUs with a bandwidth of 3.9 kB per second. The researchers said that it’s capable of locating and leaking a Linux computer’s root password hash from physical memory …

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Conti's Attack Against Costa Rica Sparks a New Ransomware Era

Conti’s Attack Against Costa Rica Sparks a New Ransomware Era

But the attack against the finance ministry was just the beginning. A timeline shared by Mora claims Conti attempted to breach different government organizations almost every day between April 18 and May 2. Local authorities, such as the Municipality of Buenos Aires, were targeted, as well as central government organizations, including the Ministry of Labor …

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Outrage in UK after misogynistic attack on MP

Outrage in UK after misogynistic attack on MP

An opposition MP accused of playing with her physique to disturb Boris Johnson: this misogynistic attack relayed by a tabloid has sparked outrage in the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister denouncing “sexist bullshit“. Read alsoEveryday sexism persists, report says At the origin of the scandal, an article published on Sunday in the Mail on Sunday, …

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Outrage in UK after misogynistic attack on MP

Outrage in UK after misogynistic attack on MP

An opposition MP accused of playing with her physique to disturb Boris Johnson: this misogynistic attack relayed by a tabloid has sparked outrage in the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister denouncing “sexist bullshit“. Read alsoEveryday sexism persists, report says At the origin of the scandal, an article published on Sunday in the Mail on Sunday, …

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