Author Archives: kartook

Cybersecurity is new challenge for countries globally

    WASHINGTON: It started with hactivists defacing websites and a e-mails pointing users to links that stole data. Soon, Ragnar Rattas and his team of Estonian computer security experts were battling the heaviest and most sophisticated cyberattacks they had ever encountered. As the situation worsened, they abandoned some networks including a major public facing […]

Iranian hackers using fake Facebook accounts to spy on US leaders

BOSTON: In an unprecedented, three-year cyberespionage campaign, Iranian hackers created false social networking accounts and a fake news website to spy on military and political leaders in the United States, Israel and other countries, a cyberintelligence firm said.  ISight Partners, which uncovered the operation, said the hackers’ targets include a four-star US Navy admiral, US […]

Face recognition to boost surveillance

  The US government is making progress on developing a surveillance system that would pair computers with video cameras to scan crowds and automatically identify people by their faces, according to newly disclosed documents and interviews with researchers working on the project. The Department of Homeland Security tested a crowd-scanning project called the Biometric Optical […]

Facebook changes your News Feed again

  Facebook’s quest to be a personalized newspaper for the internet age continued on Tuesday with tweaks aimed at making sure members spy hot stories from their friends. Changes to the leading social network’s formula for figuring out which posts will be of interest included “bumping” up potentially intriguing stories that went unnoticed during prior […]