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Cyberattack on U.S. Public and Private Sectors May Be Largest Ever

January 4, 2021

A cyberattack on the United States, likely sponsored by Russia, may be the largest in history, “The Conversation” reported. The extent of the damage from the Sunburst hack is still unknown, though its victims include the U.S. Treasury, Microsoft, and Intel. U.S. computer infrastructure has many vulnerabilities. […]

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Federal Agencies Warn of Increased Cybercrime Efforts against Hospitals

November 4, 2020

American hospitals are increasingly falling victim to cyber attacks recently, NPR reported. Specifically, they’re being targeted in “ransomware” schemes, where hackers lock up data and demand money from its owners to get it back. Cybersecurity fights contends with illegal system intrusions. […]

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Profanity Filter Wreaks Havoc on Virtual Paleontology Conference

October 28, 2020

Paleontologists were unable to discuss bones online due to a language filter, “The Guardian” reported. Slang terminology butted heads with science when a computerized language filter mistook fossil talk for naughty language. Finding fossils is hard enough without dealing with censorship. […]

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