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6/23/2017

Hacking group CyberTeam took to Twitter to claim responsibility for a distributed-denial-of-service attack that took Skype offline, saying that the attack was "all for fun." In a tweet, the group suggested that it would attack digital gaming platform Steam next.

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6/23/2017

Twenty-one states were hacked by Russians during the 2016 presidential race, says Jeanette Manfra of the Department of Homeland Security. Manfra also says there is no evidence that ballots were manipulated as part of the attacks.

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6/23/2017

The US is responsible for 20% of all mobile gaming sessions, per a Flurry report. Despite this, overall gaming sessions are down by 10%, the report notes.

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6/23/2017

Singapore has become a leading global smart city by acting quickly and strategically and looking for alternatives to traditional services, which bolsters tech innovation, Jason Shueh writes. The city's strategy also includes early investment in emerging technology, putting policies first and being transparent about data and privacy.

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StateScoop
6/23/2017

Having a military mindset that includes following regulations while proactively developing plans for data breaches is one way to improve communication and reduce breaches, writes SecBI CEO Gilad Peleg. It's also important to focus on having the right employees and training to fight against breaches, instead of leaning on technology and more regulations, Peleg writes.

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CFO
6/23/2017

The University of Akron will add a program this fall that allows students to obtain a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity. The degree focuses on areas including data security, network intrusion and forensics, and it is the first of its kind at a public university in the state.

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6/23/2017

Washington universities and colleges are ramping up their cybersecurity programs as the need for cybersecurity experts continues to grow. Whatcom, Highline, Columbia Basin, City University of Seattle and the University of Washington are federally recognized cybersecurity centers, Central Washington University offers degrees specializing in cybersecurity, and Western Washington University is creating a "cyber range."

6/23/2017

A hacker using the name "Vigilance" has breached University of Minnesota databases through a flaw in the university's system, Minnesota IT Services has confirmed. The hacker, who attacked the system because of the not-guilty verdict of Jeronimo Yanez, the police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year, said this breach was a warning.

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6/23/2017

Amazon is touting Display Cards, a feature it's added to Alexa that will allow users to get visual responses to some questions. The option is only available to developers right now.

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6/23/2017

Mayfield Robotics' Kuri home assistant robot has received an update that allows it to recognize pets, as well as a new drivetrain to improve its mobility. Kuri's updated vision program includes a 1080p HD camera for capturing photos and videos.

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