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Teleportation is murder: Old trope gets new twist in The Punch...

Already optioned for film, this smart, hard sci-fi thriller checks off a lot of boxes.

Dark web souk AlphaBay outage: Users fear they’ve been scammed

It's not like you can go to the police, eh? Dark web marketplace AlphaBay has dropped offline, sparking frenzied speculation that its admins may have disappeared for good after pocketing a swag bag of digital currency.

The outage may be down to a simple security update, if assurances offered through Reddit are true.…

IDG Contributor Network: What can be uncovered when big data meets...

As defined by the World Economic Forum (WEF), “Blockchain technology allows parties to transfer assets to each other in a secure way without intermediaries.
It enables transparency, immutable records, and autonomous execution of business rules.”Investments in the blockchain are on the rise.

Banks, private businesses, and even governments are investing in the technology.

The WEF predicts that smart contracts alone on the blockchain could equal 10 percent of the global GDP by 2027.

As with any new technology, itrsquo;s important to note the value of the data that comes with it.

And arguably the most valuable data involved with blockchain technology is that of virtual currency use.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Neutrino modification for POS-terminals

From time to time authors of effective and long-lived Trojans and viruses create new modifications and forks of them, like any other software authors. One of the brightest examples amongst them is Zeus, which continues to spawn new modifications of itself each year.

SambaCry is coming

Not long ago, news appeared online of a younger sibling for the sensational vulnerability EternalBlue.

The story was about a new vulnerability for *nix-based systems – EternalRed (aka SambaCry). On May 30th our honeypots captured the first attack to make use of this particular vulnerability, but the payload in this exploit had nothing in common with the Trojan-Crypt that was EternalBlue and WannaCry.

If you’d bought $1,000 of Bitcoin in 2010, you’d be worth...

Price of Bitcoin has doubled in 2017, and other currencies have jumped even more.

SD Worx and World First partnership cuts complexity of payroll exchange...

Antwerp, Belgium, 23 May, 2017 – Today SD Worx, global payroll and HR service provider, announced it is partnering with World First, the international payments and money transfer business, to deliver a single currency transfer solution to SD Worxrsquo;s international payroll and HR customer base. Managing the payments process in a large organisation across multiple geographies can be expensive and time consuming, especially managing the foreign exchange process to deliver payments in a wide range... Source: RealWire

Massive cryptocurrency botnet used leaked NSA exploits weeks before WCry

Campaign that flew under the radar used hacked computers to mine Monero currency.

Ztorg: money for infecting your smartphone

This research started when we discovered an infected Pokeacute;mon GO guide in Google Play. We detected the malware as Trojan.AndroidOS.Ztorg.ad.

After some searching, I found some other similar infected apps that were being distributed from the Google Play Store.

After I started tracking these infected apps, two things struck me – how rapidly they became popular and the comments in the user review sections.

Misys unveils retail banking cloud platform for German market

Move is the first of several planned localised roll outs on Misys FinCloudLondon, UK – 11 May 2017 – Misys today unveiled its retail banking private cloud solution for the German market, at a company event in Frankfurt.

The pre-configured and localised Misys FusionBanking Essence solution delivers core and digital banking functionality on the Misys FinCloud in line with regional specificities including language, currency and regulatory frameworks.
It is the first of several planned regional... Source: RealWire

IDG Contributor Network: Data science: teaming skills to harness insights faster

Data is the currency of the new millennium.

But distilling and simplifying that data to gain real insight requires an increasingly complex skill set and equally sophisticated tools.

Gartner researcher Peter Sondergaard sums up the power of data analysis in the context of other notable innovations in history stating, “Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine.”If you break down the origins of data, you’ll find that 20 percent of the world’s data is public, while the other 80 percent is proprietary.

But, like any powerful tool, it needs a lead or guiding light, and data scientists have quickly risen to this challenge with developers and data engineers as their collaborators.

These groups join virtually and physically to learn, curate, build and deploy analytic solutions to help extract insights from their vast data stores.

This new cross functional collaboration has helped the data unit function as one, elevating the role of the data science team within the larger enterprise.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Clash of Greed

Yet, the more popular game is, the higher the probability that fraudsters will be looking to make a fortune on that popularity by, for example, organizing phishing attacks on the player base.

Those phishing attacks, though always quite similar in their nature, are very competently planned.