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NSA Tool Cripples US Local Authorities

For three weeks now, the computers at Baltimore’s city administration have been held as virtual hostages. They have been infected with ransomware that relies on the “EternalBlue” malware developed by US military intelligence service the NSA. The extortionists are demanding a ransom of 13 bitcoins, which converts into roughly 100,000 dollars and which Baltimore is unwilling to pay. Consequently,...

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Paying online set to become more complicated this fall

In the middle of September a new EU directive is set to come into force, which makes multiple or two-fold authentication compulsory for online retail payments. In real terms, this means that for credit card payments the card number, expiry date and security code will no longer suffice. The retailer will also need to carry out an additional security request to add a safety factor, as explained in...

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