Global police forces have shut down Webstresser.org, which helped launch as many as 6 million distributed-denial-of-service attacks. Four alleged administrators were arrested Tuesday, while police seized infrastructure and took down the site, Europol confirmed Wednesday.
The odds of cyberattacks are increasing as transportation systems become more connected, experts say. Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn said traffic signals, variable message boards and trains are among areas of high concern for transportation officials nationwide.
Cyberattacks on Turkish banks last month thought to be launched by North Korea now span 17 countries and multiple industries worldwide, a McAfee analysis states. Hackers behind the campaign, which is being called Operation GhostSecret, are stealing data including in the US, the analysis warns.
National Guard troops in a number of states are helping protect upcoming elections from possible interference by Russian hackers. Guard officials plan to have cyber-savvy troops in place in as many as 38 states by next year.
The British government, along with US tech firms, European telecom companies and Japanese venture capitalists, has pledged to invest $1.4 billion in the British artificial intelligence industry. The UK could serve as an alternative to Chinese companies as governments attempt to stay competitive with the Asian country.
A strong quarter from Qualcomm suggests that the global smartphone industry could still be profitable, sources say. Revenue from Qualcomm's chip department rose 6% during the past quarter, but "its guidance pointed to a softer handset market, particularly in China," says Moody's Senior Vice President Rick Lane.
IBM is offering four new incentives for storage, allowing partners the ability to stack incentives for IBM Storage Systems and Storage Software offerings, with up to $100,000 in annual incentives.
Microsoft unveiled a Windows 10 preview that features a Mobile Broadband (MBB) USB class driver and an Edge DevTools Preview app. The RS5 build also fixes brightness and performance issues.
The Food and Drug Administration has announced a plan to create a "go-team" to investigate potential cybersecurity issues in medical devices. The move is part of the FDA's larger push to encourage manufacturers and health care companies to make devices securer.
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