Police Chief Will Cunningham came to work four years ago to find that his six-officer department was the victim of a crime. Hackers had taken advantage of a weak password to break in and encrypt the files of the department in Roxana, a small town in Illinois near St. Louis, and were demanding $6,000 of
The operator of a major pipeline system that transports fuel across the East Coast said Saturday it had been victimized by a ransomware attack and had halted all pipeline operations to deal with the threat. The attack is unlikely to affect gasoline supply and prices unless it leads to a prolonged shutdown of the pipeline,
Innovations in the field of search by image have changed the game of content creation in all fields of life. There is no limit to the possibilities created through photo search applications. Because of extensive visual data libraries and user-friendly algorithms, these tools have become a digital favorite. What is visual search? As the name
On Monday, Apple faces one of its most serious legal threats in recent years: A trial that threatens to upend its iron control over its app store, which brings in billions of dollars each year while feeding more than 1.6 billion iPhones, iPads, and other devices. The federal court case is being brought by Epic
Broadband has become the indispensable utility of the 21st century, driving the prosperity of communities and supporting applications such as remote work, telehealth, and online learning. Northern Arizona Council of Governments Economic & Workforce Development (NACOG EWD) views high-speed broadband internet and its related infrastructure as a necessity, understanding that broadband services will drive major
The FBI is breaking into corporate computers to remove malicious code – smart cyber defense or government overreach?
The FBI’s latest cybersecurity moves bring the government into new territory – inside privately owned computers. AP Photo/Cliff Owen Scott Shackelford, Indiana University The FBI has the authority right now to access privately owned computers without their owners’ knowledge or consent, and to delete software. It’s part of a government effort to contain the continuing