Ottawa, Canada, Jun 16 – Canada’s electronic eavesdropping agency warned Friday that hackers and foreign states may try to sway its elections in 2019, after so-called hacktivists tried but failed to influence the 2015 ballot that brought Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to power.
In a report, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) said hacktivists and cybercriminals had leaked sensitive government documents, and attempted to smear candidates and spread disinformation and propaganda ahead of the 2015 vote.
The same group is believed to have targeted Sony Pictures in 2014 during the release of the film ‘The Interview’, a satire about the North Korean leadership.
LONDON: Hackers from North Korea were behind the ransomware cyber-attacks that paralysed Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) and wreaked havoc with computer networks worldwide last month, according to Britain’s security services.
With the website of the Philippine National Police under constant intrusion, the police information technology management service (ITMS) has decided to deploy “ethical” hackers to thwart the intruders.
“If you want to know how the hackers do it, you need to be a hacker, too. But ethical,” said ITMS planning and public information officer Chief Insp. Jhoanna Garcia Fabro in a press briefing on Friday in Camp Crame.
When most people think of hackers they think of movie tropes; hooded teens stood on street corners uttering “I’m in” in hushed tones before taking down the evil corporation. Or maybe we’ve just watched Hackers too many times.
In the real world, hackers are a blight, stealing sensitive information and shutting down essential services. Thankfully, there are also ethical hackers, known as ‘white hats’, who basically do everything that illegal hackers do, but then helpfully explain how they’ve done it after.
These are exciting, yet challenging times in the marketplace for healthcare devices. One-third of U.S. broadband households now own a connected health device, up from 24% in 2013. The greatest increases have occurred in the fitness tracker and smart watch areas, which are experiencing high levels of growth. Market leaders such as Fitbit and Apple Watch have emerged, but adoption remains concentrated within the younger and more general-purpose consumers. Opportunity exists in the 65+ market, where consumers face a variety of health and mobility challenges. As the Baby Boomers age, demand for connected health devices addressing their needs will increase.
The North Korean authorities are reportedly installing security cameras (CCTV) at national archive centers that house official documents. The efforts appear to be aimed at preventing domestic information leaks.
Even a small town in Komdok County, South Hamgyong Province has suddenly installed CCTV cameras at the village archives.
Police investigating the suspicious death of Melbourne woman Karen Ristevski have said they have a suspect or suspects in mind as they released CCTV footage of a car similar to the one the 47-year-old owned, captured on the day she disappeared.