Trump used by hacker group Sednit to lure victims


LONDON, 10th of May 2017 – The Sednit group is back on the radar after alleged interference with the French electionsESET researchers have observed another one of their phishing emails in action – this time using a recently mediatized missile strike on Syria to lure victims into opening an attachment that drops its infamous reconnaissance tool, Seduploader. Read the whole analysis on ESET’s news website.

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Hughes Maintains Position as #1 Global VSAT Provider in Latest COMSYS Report

Top Industry Research Organization Cites Leading Technology Innovations and Proven Reliability  Germantown, Md., USA, May 9, 2017Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), was again confirmed as the leading global provider in both enterprise and consumer sectors of the Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite communications industry by London-based COMSYS, one of the industry’s leading research organizations. This continues a legacy that dates back more than 30 years since Hughes invented and deployed the first commercial satellite network in the mid-80s.

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UK bank launches ‘Great British Fraud Fightback’ to help tackle online crime


Yesterday, leading UK bank Barclays has launched a £10m nationwide initiative to spread awareness about financial fraud risks, dubbed the ‘Great British Fraud Fightback’. The bank hopes to boost the protection of digital identities of Britons through the dissemination of information, tools and tips. The digital safety drive launched on Monday (8 May) marks the first attempt by a high street bank to enable their customers to assume full control over how their debit cards would operate. Customers would be able to use the Barclays mobile banking app to instantly enable or disable remote purchases and set their daily ATM withdrawal limits.

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War on ‘dirty diesels’ sees surge in UK diesel owners dumping their cars for cleaner alternatives

  • More than half (56%) of all enquires on car buying website in April were drivers looking to sell a diesel car (even though only 47.7% of cars on the road are diesels)
  • New survey reveals almost a fifth (18.9%) of diesel car owners are looking to sell their cars 
  • A predicted 15% drop in the value of a second-hand diesel by the end of 2017 could wipe more than £17bn off the net worth of diesel car owners

London, 9th May 2017 — Thousands of diesel car owners are already looking to offload their vehicles after a “triple whammy of bad news”, to buy newer, cleaner alternatives before the value of their cars plummets, according to figures from car buying website

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Autonomous Driving Market Focuses on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Cloud Computing

Level 4/5 autonomous driving will be possible in the next five years and create growth opportunities for key players, finds Frost & Sullivan’s Mobility team

London – May 9, 2017 – Growing consumer preference for convenience-enhancing technologies and automobiles-as-a-service options helped double the adoption of vehicles with automated driving features in 2016. Going forward, large-scale investments from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will refine the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive cloud-based technology solutions even further, enabling level 4/5 autonomous driving within the next five years. Retrofitted automated driving solutions and deployment in shared mobility (taxi) platforms will experience robust growth.

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