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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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More malware attacks: Swiss rail vehicle manufacturer hit by blackmail attempt

Train. Mountain

PortandTerminal.com, May 10, 2020 Stadler, a Swiss manufacturer of railway rolling stock disclosed a data breach, hackers attempted to blackmail the company. BUSSNANG, SWITZERLAND – International rail vehicle manufacturer, Stadler, disclosed a security breach that might have also allowed the attackers to steal company data. Attackers confirmed that attackers compromised the IT network of the company and deployed some of its machines with malware …

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INNOVATION: Companies bet on AI cameras to track social distancing, limit liability

Grid of camera screen captures from an office

REUTERS, April 27, 2020 OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Stores and workplaces eager to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus are equipping existing security cameras with artificial intelligence software that can track compliance with health guidelines including social distancing and mask-wearing. Several companies told Reuters the software will be crucial to staying open as concerns about COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by …

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CYBERSECURITY: Shipping lines, airports and critical infrastructure under attack

Exterior of Prague Airport

PortandTerminal.com, April 18, 2020 WASHINGTON/PRAGUE – Prague Airport said on Saturday it had prevented several cyber attacks on its IT network in recent days, reinforcing warnings by the national cybersecurity watchdog of likely attempts to harm the country’s hospitals and infrastructure (Reuters). This announcement falls on the heels of MSC Shipping Line’s confirmation that their networks had been successfully attacked …

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UPDATE: After 4 days offline, MSC’s website is back. Confirms cyberattack

MSC website homepage

PortandTerminal.com, April 15, 2020 Updated (April 15, 2020 6:30 GMT) In a FAQ published Wednesday, MSC confirmed that the outage was the result of a malware attack impacting a limited number of computers systems. “After a thorough investigation, we confirmed that it was confined to a limited number of physical computer systems in Geneva only and we determined that it was a malware attack based on an engineered targeted …

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