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According to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled 277,646,376 malicious attacks from online resources located in 185 countries all over the world.
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Still no new information about what caused hearing loss, brain damage.
Advises US citizens to avoid Castroland The US State Department on Friday announced that it is pulling all non-essential staff and their families out of its embassy in Cuba following reports of a secret weapon being deployed against employees there.…
Some heard noises, some felt nothing at all.

Then the symptoms started.
The storm remains an extremely dangerous hurricane for parts of Florida.
Irma still seems likely to come ashore somewhere between the Everglades and Miami.
According to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled 342, 566, 061 malicious attacks from online resources located in 191 countries all over the world.
Google servers inside Cuba are now live on the internet, marking a major milestone in the country’s communications evolution and promising faster access to Google’s services for Cuban users.The computers are part of Google’s global network of caching servers, which store frequently requested content locally so it doesn’t have to be accessed over long distances.[ Office 365 vs.

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That speeds up access in any country but is particularly important in a nation like Cuba, which has relatively low connectivity to the rest of the world.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Newsweek Cuban connection story enrages miscreants It has been an odd day for Newsweek – its main site was taken offline after it published a story claiming a company owned by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump broke an embargo against doing deals with Cuba. The magazine first thought that the sheer volume of interest in its scoop was the cause for the outage, but quickly realized that something more sinister was afoot. The site was being bombarded by junk traffic from servers all around the world, but the majority came from Russia, the editor in chief Jim Impoco has now said. "Last night we were on the receiving end of what our IT chief called a 'massive' DoS [denial of service] attack," he told Talking Points Memo. "As with any DDoS [distributed DoS] attack, there are lots of IP addresses, but the main ones are Russian, though that in itself does not prove anything. We are still investigating." The story, written by staffer Kurt Eichenwald, detailed how former employees of Trump Hotels had arranged a visit to Cuba in 1998 to explore the possibility of joint ventures with the communist regime.

A consultancy company called Seven Arrows made the visit, and the funds to pay for the trip were then allegedly hidden as a charitable expense. Shortly after the story was published, traffic on the site started to rise – as you'd expect in a presidential season with serious allegations being made.

But the traffic count continued to rise and eventually brought the site down. To make clear: @Newsweek posted story on Trump/Cuba. Hackers attacked, took site down. Lots of IP addresses involved. Main ones from Russia. — Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) September 30, 2016 As with any DDoS attack, finding the culprit is nearly impossible.

But it appears that the article has pissed off a lot of people who control many Russian servers. ®
EnlargeNewsweek reader comments 95 Share this story Newsweek suspects that attackers took down its site for hours on Thursday in order to bury a story about a company that Donald Trump owned decades ago.

The magazine claims that the company secretly did business in Cuba, even though that was illegal at the time. Newsweek Editor-in-Chief Jim Impoco told Politico: We don’t know everything. We’re still investigating.

But it was a massive DDoS attack, and it took place in the early evening just as prominent cable news programs were discussing Kurt Eichenwald’s explosive investigation into how Donald Trump’s company broke the law by breaking the United States embargo against Cuba. A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack came, the newsmagazine suggests, in response to its cover story, “How Donald Trump’s company violated the United States embargo against Cuba.” Details about the volume of the attack or what made it sophisticated were not immediately available. On Friday, Eichenwald described it as “a major attack on Newsweek.” Later in the afternoon, Eichenwald tweeted, “Lots of IP addresses involved. Main ones from Russia.” In an e-mail to Ars, Impoco reiterated that the publication is "still investigating” and that investigators have “nothing definitive.

As with any DDoS attack, there are a lot of IP addresses, but the main ones are Russian.” He said it remains too early to say what significance, if any, comes from the large number of Russian IPs. The IPs involved in a DDoS rarely say much about the parties perpetrating the attack, because the addresses are usually connected to computers that have been hacked and are participating in the assault without the end users’ knowledge.

Exceptions occasionally exist, however, as was the case a few years ago when members of the Anonymous hacking collective actively used software known as the Low Orbit Ion Cannon to disrupt government and corporate websites. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has blamed recent hacks on Russia, including one on the Democratic National Committee. Republican presidential candidate Trump said it could be China or “someone sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds.” The Newsweek attack comes about a week after KrebsOnSecurity, arguably the world’s most intrepid source of security news, was briefly silenced.

That attack was presumably the work of a handful of individuals who didn’t like a recent series of exposés written by reporter Brian Krebs. Ars described the incident and the record-breaking data assault that brought it on as “a troubling new chapter in the short history of the Internet.” In recent weeks, security experts have uncovered botnets made up of network-connected cameras and other “Internet of Things” devices capable of bombarding a target with more than a terabit per second of junk traffic.

That’s three times bigger than records set just three months ago.
So far, there’s no indication that the attacks on Newsweek are related to previous attacks or contained the same staggering amount of firepower.