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KSN Report: Ransomware in 2016-2017

In early 2017, Kaspersky Labrsquo;s researchers have discovered an emerging and dangerous trend: more and more cybercriminals are turning their attention from attacks against private users to targeted ransomware attacks against businesses.

Scientific research piracy site hit with $15 million fine

Sci-Hub site has been playing a game of domain Whac-a-Mole.

Virgin Media tells 800,000 customers to change passwords after routers found...

Ethical hackers carried out research on the Super Hub 2 router and found it could be used to take control of Internet of Things devices.

Research: Signicat finds that Europe is “nearly there” with fully digital...

European eID schemes provide 69% of ID information needed to digitally apply for financial services3 European eID schemes provide all the necessary information Digital Identity Service Providers (DISP) are the key to bridging the gapOslo, Norway, 22 June 2017 – New research launched today by Signicat, the worldrsquo;s first and largest identity assurance provider, shows that through electronic identity (eID) schemes in Europe, consumers are closer to being able to apply for financial services 100%... Source: RealWire

Periscope By McKinsey Named in the “Where Are They Now” Section...

New York – June 22, 2017 – Periscopereg; By McKinsey, a suite of solutions focusing on price, promotion, assortment, sales and marketing optimization to achieve sustainable revenue growth, today announced that it has been mentioned in the “Where Are They Nowrdquo; section of Gartnerrsquo;s “Cool Vendors in Consumer Goods Manufacturing, 2017rdquo; report.

According to the Gartner report; “Digital technologies are disrupting traditional approaches across a wide range of sales, research and marketing processes.

Consumer goods... Source: RealWire

Obama’s Energy Secretary is starting a low-carbon energy think tank

Energy Futures Initiative will offer analysis to “policymakers, industry executives, and NGOs.”

Jack the Autonomous Audi came to DC and drove us around

Take a look at a remarkably well-polished research vehicle.

More Android apps from dangerous Ztorg family sneak into Google Play

Almost 100 such apps, with >1 million downloads, found so far (but not by Google).

Prysmian aboard the Energy Observer, the first hydrogen vessel to circumnavigate...

By supplying the cables installed on the catamaran, the group confirms its commitment to developing and promoting renewable energyMilan, 20 June 2017 - Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announced its partnership with the Energy Observer, the worldrsquo;s first catamaran powered solely by renewable sources, at the Paris Air Show today.

Energy Observer and CEA Liten, the research institute that developed the project, have chosen Prysmian as the official... Source: RealWire

Italtel Awarded EU Funding To Advance 5G

Projects will leverage Italtelrsquo;s expertise in virtualization, the IoT and edge computingMilan, Italy, June 20, 2017 – Italtel – a leading telecommunications company in IT system integration, managed services, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and all-IP solutions – today announced it will receive €1.150K in European Commission Research and Development (RD) funds for its role as one of the companies promoting three Horizon 2020 research projects.MATILDA, 5GCITY and 5G ESSENCE are all part of 5G-PPPrsquo;s Research... Source: RealWire

Studies say ARPA-E, EPA programs have worked well, contrary to political...

But is it enough to convince conservatives to fund the programs?

Thin ice: Vanishing ice only exacerbates a bad, climate change-fueled situation

How's the Earthrsquo;s ice system changing? Look to the active cryosphere.