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Exclusive: National Guard called in to thwart cyberattack in Louisiana weeks before election

Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next to a screen projection of binary code

REUTERS, OCTOBER 23, 2020 (Reuters) – The Louisiana National Guard was called in to stop a series of cyberattacks aimed at small government offices across the state in recent weeks, according to two people with knowledge of the events, highlighting the cyber threat facing local governments in the run up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The situation in Louisiana …

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Port Authorities pay heed. Fed warning on new cyberattack threats

PortandTerminal.com, October 12, 2020 U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issues warning on October 6 that state and local governments need to fortify their systems against the trojan Emolet. WASHINGTON – Port Authorities and shipping companies pay heed. A dramatic uptick in Emotet phishing attacks since July has led the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to issue a warning …

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A brief history of ships made out of concrete

Wreck of a concrete ship in the water

PortandTerminal.com, August 26, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Archaeologists tell us that the very first boats were probably made from hollowed-out logs or perhaps bundles of rushes bound together as rafts. These days, of course, most ships are made out of steel. Less well known though is the fact that for over 150 years ships have also been made out …

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Hackers Are Targeting the Remote Workers Who Keep Your Lights On

Power lines hang from towers

BLOOMBERG, JULY 29, 2020 Cyberattacks on electric grid have surged 35% during pandemic | Power companies say they’re boosting security against assault By Chris Martin and Gerson Freitas Jr for Bloomberg – In July alone, hackers took over the twitter accounts of U.S. politicians, stole terrabytes of coronavirus research and even infiltrated the U.K.’s Premier League soccer clubs. Can they cut off your electricity, too? They’re trying. With millions …

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Maritime Cyber Attacks Increase By 900% In Three Years


PortandTerminal.com, July 21, 2020 Cyber-attacks on the maritime industry’s operational technology (OT) systems have increased by 900 per cent over the last three years with the number of reported incidents set to reach record volumes by year end. Addressing port and terminal operators during an online forum last week, Robert Rizika, Naval Dome’s Boston-based Head of North American Operations, explained …

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Russians Trying to Steal Vaccine, U.S., U.K. and Canada Say – Bloomberg

BLOOMBERG, JULY 16, 2020 Russia’s intelligence APT29 or ‘Cozy Bear’ Named as Hackers | Group targeting U.S., U.K., Canadian virus research, pharma By Kitty Donaldson, Ryan Gallagher, and Chris Strohm for Bloomberg – Russian state intelligence is hacking international research centers that are racing to develop a Covid-19 vaccine, the U.K, U.S. and Canadian governments said. It is unclear whether research facilities have …

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CYBER: Canadian federal leadership candidate says rival hacked him via Zoom. Police involved

Two politicians wearing blue suits

PortandTerminal.com, June 20, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Canada’s conservative party is in the midst of a leadership race and is now suddenly embroiled in a dirty tricks scandal involving two of its candidates. File Photo: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau In the past week the four candidates vying for leadership of Canada’s official opposition party, the Conservative Party of Canada …

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Leaked Video: Autopilot? Tesla slams into an overturned truck at high speed

Screen grab. Hightway. Truck overturned. White car.

PortandTerminal.com, June 1, 2020 The driver, who was miraculously unharmed, was using at least some of the Tesla’s Autopilot driver-assist features TAIPEI, TAIWAN – A video of a Tesla Model 3 crashing into a truck on the highway while reportedly being on Autopilot is going viral. Here’s what we know. The incident took place in Taiwan yesterday. The truck had …

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CyberAttack: Iran tried to poison Israelis by increasing chlorine levels in water

Water treatment facility. Man walking. Pipes

PortandTerminal.com, June 1, 2020 Hundreds could have become ill, western intelligence official tells Financial Times, as more details trickle in from April attack. JERUSALEM – An Iranian cyberattack in April on Israel’s water systems aimed to raise chlorine levels in drinking water, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, quoting an unnamed intelligence official from a Western country. The attack, first …

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Virus Lockdown Accelerates Shipping’s Move to Blockchain

General view of a stock yard of DP World's fully automated Terminal 2 at Jebel Ali Port in Dubai

REUTERS, MAY 28, 2020 COPENHAGEN – The coronavirus lockdown has accelerated a digitalisation drive in a global shipping and logistics sector that still routinely delivers many documents by bike messenger in some countries, according to industry leaders. Ports operator DP World said on Thursday it would join shipping company Maersk and other peers in a blockchain platform aimed at limiting the sector’s …

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