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MoneyTaker hacking group steals millions from US, UK, Russian banks

A newly-discovered hacking group had managed to steal potentially millions of dollars from US, UK, and Russian banks in the past two years, researchers claim. The group, dubbed MoneyTaker, has successfully managed to attack over 20 financial institutions, banks, software vendors and law firms worldwide in order to conduct fraudulent transactions, use money mules to withdraw cash stolen from companies,… Read more →

Yes, that Netflix tweet is creepy — and raises serious privacy questions

(Source: Twitter) A snarky tweet posted by Netflix this weekend drew laughs — and concern. The tweet mocked a few dozen unnamed customers who’ve spent the past three weeks watching its heavily promoted “A Christmas Prince.” The tweet, which at the time of writing had more than 103,000 retweets (and growing), became one of the streaming site’s most popular tweets… Read more →

Heap Analytics addresses the last mile of mobile customer analytics

It’s little surprise that customer 360 has consistently proven one of the most common big data analytics use cases. There is huge upside from understanding your customers as it’s far more lucrative to cross-sell or upsell existing customers compared to prospecting for new ones for one basic reason: there are no customer acquisition costs. But getting that picture has grown… Read more →

Japan turns to drones, earsplitting sound to force overtime staff to leave

Screenshot via YouTube A drone which hovers in the air will shriek and produce sounds designed to forcefully stop employees spending too much time at work has been unveiled in Japan. Special feature Special report: IT Jobs in 2020: A leader’s guide (free PDF) ZDNet and TechRepublic looks at the dramatic effect of AI, big data, cloud computing, and automation… Read more →

AT&T Labs’ Mazin Gilbert on AI, quantum computing, data collaboration and 5G

Dr. Mazin Gilbert, AT&T Labs’ vice president of advanced technology, is placing his research bets on software defined infrastructure, big data, artificial intelligence and ways to scale and optimize the telecom giant’s network. But first Gilbert needs some help from the open source community to bring the data sharing that’ll enable many of these advances. We caught up with Gilbert… Read more →

Only US tops Australia in Asia-Pacific cyber maturity: ASPI

Like many countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Australia has been consolidating its legislative and organisational responses to cybersecurity challenges, most notably with the implementation of a national cybersecurity strategy. The result is that its relative “cyber maturity” has risen two spots, putting it in equal second place with Japan. The United States remains the region’s cyber leader. The internet continues… Read more →

With Ataribox, the Legend Returns — Powered by Linux

Ataribox Have you played Atari today? Once a jingle’s catchphrase as well as a legitimate query, a resurrected version of the brand is hoping you’ll soon be asking that question again with the forthcoming Ataribox. Available to pre-order on Thursday for a special price via an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, the Ataribox is shaping up to be an amalgam of retro… Read more →

Mint 18.3: The best Linux desktop takes big steps forward

The rising tension between IoT and ERP systems The Internet of Things is the new frontier. However, generations of ERP systems were not designed to handle global networks of sensors and devices. Read More I run many operating systems every day, from macOS, to Windows 7 and 10, to more Linux desktop distributions than you can shake a stick at…. Read more →