A study released by data security solutions firm Datto, found that small-to-mid-sized businesses paid $301 million in ransomware – or malicious software that blocks access to a system until a ransom is paid – to hackers last year alone. The company said 5% of all small-to-mid sized businesses across the globe fell victim to a ransomware attack in 2016.
Turkish designer Dilara Findikoglu’s presented her Spring/Summer 2018 collection at London Fashion Week and it was nothing less than a satanic Black Mass. Indeed, the event took place at the altar of St Andrew Church in London and incorporated heavy occult and satanic symbolism. In short, the event summed up everything the fashion world is truly about.
The Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway once again became the world’s fastest train after it being limited to 300 kph six years age, reports China Daily.
Iran’s supreme leader says U.S. President Donald Trump’s “cheap, ugly, foolish and unreal” remarks before the U.N. General Assembly earlier this week were a sign of desperation.
Hurricane Maria arrived in Puerto Rico early Wednesday — bringing the most severe weather conditions the U.S. territory has seen in nearly 100 years and blacking out the entire island.
Rescue teams frantically sifted through debris of a flattened schoolhouse in Mexico City Wednesday, in a race to find dozens of children who remain unaccounted for, just hours after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit.
The whistleblowing group WikiLeaks has released new documents that the group claims outlines a mass surveillance system used by the Russian state to spy on Internet and mobile device users. The latest release, titled “Spy Files,” claims that a well-known Russian company that provides software to telecommunication companies is also, under state orders, installing infrastructure enabling the Russian government to spy on citizen’s digital activity.
Thousands of buildings, many on Los Angeles’ most famous streets from Sunset to Hollywood Boulevard, are highly prone to earthquake damage. Retrofitting for seismic strengthening while costly has become more urgent following Mexico’s earthquake.
There was a spate of headlines last week claiming that new scientific discoveries disproved the historical narrative of the Bible. Headlines included, “DNA vs the Bible: Israelites did not wipe out the Canaanites” and “Study disproves the Bible’s suggestion that the ancient Canaanites were wiped out.” Actually, the reverse is true: The discoveries confirm just what the Scriptures state.
The US Treasury Department has announced that it is sanctioning Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, describing the Constituent Assembly elections held in the country on Sunday as “illegitimate.”
According to David Wright, physicist and co-director of the UCS Global Security Program, North Korea’s latest ICBM — tested just days ago — has the capability to strike almost half of the largest U.S. cities, including Chicago, Denver and possibly even New York City.
The world’s largest online retailer Amazon has reported a sharp fall in quarterly profits as the firm spent lavishly on extending its products and services globally.
The UK has stripped more than 150 suspected jihadists and criminals of their citizenship as part of counter terrorism efforts aimed at curbing extremism and preventing returning ISIS militants from embedding themselves in civil society.
Colombian military forces seized an electrical submarine that was being outfitted to smuggle more than four tons of cocaine by drug lords in that country.
Two people have been killed and several injured in a stampede at South Africa’s FNB Stadium during a soccer match between Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, state broadcaster SABC said on Saturday.
Six people have been killed following an explosion at an illegal gold mine in central Colombia, authorities say.
NANNY STATE: Canadian government app gives you points for eating well and making better health decisions
Well, it looks like at least one government is trying to do its best to improve the health prospects of its citizens. The Canadian government has just announced the launch of an app which will reward users with loyalty points for making healthier lifestyle choices. While the scheme is far from perfect, and several potential issues immediately spring to mind – like potential government overreach, loss of privacy, and possible incorrect health advice like “low fat and artificial sweeteners are healthy options” – at least the government has recognized the need to prevent lifestyle diseases rather than throwing pills at the problem.
Biographical and loan data from 400,000 client accounts was stolen in the hack as the bank insisting it “immediately took all necessary actions” to tackle the breach.
Widespread flooding in India’s western industrial state of Gujarat has killed more than 120 people and paralyzed infrastructure, officials said on Friday, with tens of thousands of cotton farmers also suffering heavy damage.