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Hackers demanding bitcoin ransom attack Atlanta city computers

Hackers demanding bitcoin ransom attack Atlanta city computersHackers demanding ransom payable in bitcoin have attacked computers of the Atlanta city government in the southern US state of Georgia, officials say. The ransomware assault shut down multiple internal and external applications for the city, including apps that people use to pay bills and access court-related information, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told a news conference Thursday. A ransom note sent to the city gave instructions for paying to free up files encrypted by the hackers.



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U.S. airport immigration computers go down temporarily: agency

U.S. airport immigration computers go down temporarily: agencyImmigration desk computers at various airports went down for about two hours on Monday, causing long lines for travelers entering the United States after year-end holidays, according to Customs and Border Protection and posts on social media. All airports were back on line after wait times for travelers that were longer than usual, it said. “At this time, there is no indication the service disruption was malicious in nature,” the agency said.



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US weighs banning laptop computers on international flights

US weighs banning laptop computers on international flightsKelly made his remarks during the Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest travel periods in the United States, at a time when the bombing at a concert in Manchester, England has raised concerns that further attacks — possibly involving explosives packed in electronic devices — may be planned. “There’s a real threat — numerous threats against aviation,” Kelly told the Fox News Sunday program when asked about the likelihood a wide-reaching ban on large electronics in airplane cabins could be imposed. Terrorists are “obsessed” with the idea of “knocking down an airplane in flight — particularly a US carrier, if it’s full of mostly US folks,” the homeland security chief said.



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WikiLeaks releases CIA hacks of Apple Mac computers

WikiLeaks releases CIA hacks of Apple Mac computersThe Central Intelligence Agency is able to permanently infect an Apple Mac computer so that even reinstalling the operating system will not erase the bug, according to documents published Thursday by WikiLeaks. In its second release allegedly from the CIA’s arsenal of hacking tools, WikiLeaks also said that it appears the US spy agency has been able since 2008 to insert it bugs onto new and unused iPhones by intervening in Apple’s supply and distribution network. The release follows the initial publication on March 9 by the anti-secrecy group of thousands of pages of instructions and code from what it called the entire CIA arsenal of hacking tools.



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How Computers Could Reduce the Spread of HIV

How Computers Could Reduce the Spread of HIV
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