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Cash isn't always king for worker retention

6/28/2017 Employers have several opportunities to provide tangible and intangible benefits to attract and retain the employees they and their businesses need and want.

Want to be green? Work at home - Record-Courier

6/28/2017 Expanding mass-transit systems is a pillar of green and "new urbanist" thinking, but with few exceptions, the idea of ever-larger numbers of people commuting ...

Few pink slips found for Hampton Roads work-from-home policies

6/28/2017 Technology pioneer IBM scrapped its work-from-home policy, one of the first of its kind, about six weeks ago. Yahoo and Bank of America have made similar rollbacks.

The Growing Army of Americans Who Work From Home

6/28/2017 A recent report highlighting the growth of telecommuting in the U.S. workforce suggests that more Americans will be working from home in the future.

Global Smart Glass Market Analysis 2014-2017 & 2025 - Electrochromic Segment is Expected to Account for a ...

6/28/2017 Global Smart Glass Market Analysis 2014-2017 & 2025 - Electrochromic Segment is Expected to Account for a Revenue Share of Close to 30% by 2025 - Research and Markets .... We build IoT infrastructure products - when you have to integrate different ...

Qualcomm's next-gen fingerprint scanners can scan through thick glass & metal

6/28/2017 Qualcomm also announced the launch of the Snapdragon Wear 1200 processor for smart wearables at MWC Shanghai. The Snapdragon Wear 1200 processor will notably bring LTE categories M1 (eMTC) and NB1 (NB-IoT) connectivity to the wearable platform ...

BlackBerry Optimizes Mobile Security Platform for IoT

6/28/2017 Manage More Wearables: BlackBerry has extended its endpoint management software capabilities to include modern workforce devices such as smart glasses. Applications specific to wearables, such as Ubimax and Atheer, can also be securely managed.

Experts Task Agripreneurs on Internet of Things

6/28/2017 Recently Nigeria Society of Engineers, Apapa branch, Lagos, Nigeria, inducted new members into its hallowed chambers. The theme for the annual luncheon where this took place was Business Infrastructure for the Internet of Things (IoT). At the occasion ...

Cisco Bolsters Hardware, Software to Support Internet of Things Growth

6/28/2017 ... the past week has been on reinventing enterprise networks to make them more open, automated, intelligent and programmable, which will better equip them to handle workloads presented by cloud computing, mobility, big data and the internet of things.

Can the 'internet of things' help stimulate growth in Hong Kong ...

6/28/2017 The Hong Kong government is urging industries to expedite their adoption of so-called internet of things (IoT) solutions, which could push forward more digital ...

Florida International University to launch one of the first Internet of Things degree program

6/28/2017 Florida International University to launch one of the first Internet of Things degree program. Jun 27, 2017, 2:51pm EDT. Industries & Tags: Technology · Debora Lima Reporter South Florida Business Journal.

Understanding Apple's Internet-of-Things Story in 10 Slides

6/28/2017 ... in bringing Internet-of-Things devices and software into the mainstream. Click through the following presentation for a look at what Cupertino is working on in the realm of the Internet of Things. A cloud connecting many devices. Image source ...

“Plant 4.0” Start-Up Incubator – A 2nd Edition on IoT With Five New Partners

6/28/2017 ... 4.0 start-up incubator launched by Total in 2016, the Group decided to repeat the experience, this time opening up the project to include other industry partners, on the narrower theme of innovative solutions offered by the industrial Internet of ...

Self-healing grids to self-healing factories

6/28/2017 Remote monitoring centres with predictive maintenance for drives, motors, robots and for installations like cement and steel plants are also gaining ground--bringing together the industrial internet of things (industrial IoT), services and people. With ...

Digital transformation: Starting at the end

6/28/2017 The Internet of Things (IoT) world may be exciting, but there are serious technical challenges that need to be addressed, especially by developers.

IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest

6/28/2017 Indian Ocean Connect (IO Connect) in partnership with Sigfox has backed the launch of a new LPWA IoT network service operator, Mascareignes Connect, in Mauritius, aiming to serve companies in various sectors including industrial, agriculture, health, ...

BGV raises $80 mln for third fund

6/28/2017 ... strategy of fund BGV II, BGV III will focus on enterprise IT sectors including cyber security, cloud-based infrastructure services and applications, web scale infrastructure, advanced analytics and artificial intelligence as well as industrial ...

Sprint Certifies Telit Module for Deployment on its LTE Cat 1 Network

6/28/2017 Sprint has announced that Telit is to start commercial deliveries of the LE910C1-NS LTE Cat 1 module upon conclusion of Sprint certification, expected this month.

HUAWEI and BeWhere Canada Develop 1st Canadian Mobile-IoT Sensor

6/28/2017 SHANGHAI, June 28, 2017 /CNW/ - HUAWEI, together with BeWhere Inc., a Canadian industrial Internet-of-Things (IoT) solutions company, today announced they will partner to develop Mobile IoT Low Power Wide Area (M-IoT LPWA) (NB-IoT, LTE-M) ...

Ransomware the go-to hack for cybercriminals amid bitcoin rally, glut of stolen data

6/28/2017 WASHINGTON - A recent outbreak of ransomware attacks, from the WannaCry worm in May to Tuesday's infection of thousands of computer systems around the globe, shows that digital stickups are becoming the go-to hack for cybercriminals, fueled by ...

BankThink Is artificial intelligence the future of capital markets?

6/28/2017 Before the internet arrived, I used to be an equity analyst. I'd spend my days finding and arranging metaphorical jigsaw pieces to come up with a complete picture and an investment recommendation, which the sales guys would disseminate by telephoning ...

Why artificial intelligence is 'the new electricity'

6/28/2017 The title of this panel refers to “the singularity,” or the idea that artificial intelligence will become so powerful that robots will take over.

Artificial Intelligence Could Add 10% to UK GDP, PwC Says

6/28/2017 Stop worrying that robots will steal your job. Artificial intelligence is actually set to boost to the British economy, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Shifr Ransomware-as-a-Service Portal Only Takes a 10% Cut From Every Payment

6/27/2017 The world has seen multiple ransomware-as-a-service tools over the past months. Even though one could argue the market is on the brink of getting saturated, that does not appear to be the case.

How to protect your computer against the latest ransomware attack

6/27/2017 Symantec cyber security manager Nick Savvides believes the latest ransomware attack could affect any Windows computer. However, he says it could only spread from a computer to others on a network if the infected machine's operating system was not ...

Petya cyber-attack: Cadbury factory the first Australian business hit by ransomware

6/27/2017 Mike Sentonas, the regional vice-president of the US cybersecurity company CrowdStrike Inc, said it was unclear how many Australian computers were affected by the latest attack but “what is different about this ransomware is its ability to spread, even ...

Why Microsoft brands some accessories for Surface but not others

6/27/2017 Daniel Rubino is executive editor of Windows Central. He has been covering Microsoft since 2009 back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central).

'Petya' Ransomware Outbreak Goes Global

6/27/2017 A new strain of ransomware dubbed “Petya” is worming its way around the world with alarming speed. The malware is spreading using a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that the software giant patched in March 2017 - the same bug that was exploited by ...

Cisco: Network intuitive puts us several years ahead of the competition

6/27/2017 Speaking during Cisco Live Las Vegas this week, Borno said the company's customers were "blown away" when Cisco told them it would be able to detect malware in encrypted threat traffic while maintaining privacy without decrypting the data -- something ...

Cyber attack hits global businesses and Ukraine government

6/27/2017 “The network is down,” he wrote. Some security researchers said that the attack used the same flaw exploited during the WannaCry breaches. That would make systems that have not been updated since that attack particularly vulnerable. Mikko Hypponen ...

Latest version of Google Play Music crashing at launch for some, Bluetooth likely culprit

6/27/2017 Colleagues with a Pixel XL on both 7.1.2 and the latest Android O Developer Preview have encountered the crash, while I have yet to notice any issues on a Pixel running DP3. The only key difference between the two former devices is that Bluetooth was ...

Ransomware 2.0 blitzes several Indian, European companies

6/27/2017 MUMBAI| NEW DELHI | BENGALURU: About a month after Wanna-Cry locked up thousands of computers, a new wave of ransomware attacks targeted users across the world, including India and Europe.

UK National Cyber Security Centre says it is 'aware of global ransomware incident'

6/27/2017 The UK's National Cyber Security Centre says it is aware of a cyber attack spreading around the world amid fears of disruption to infrastructure including banking and transport.

Massive cyberattack targets Europe, US

6/27/2017 Microsoft issued a patches for the exploits in March. Microsoft said it found that the ransomware is using multiple techniques to spread, including one that was addressed by the security patch released in March. It is continuing to investigate. The ...

New cyberattack causes mass disruption in Europe

6/27/2017 “Data breaches and cyber hacks are one of the biggest risks facing business worldwide,” said Michelle Crorie, a partner at law firm Clyde & Co.

MacBook Pro's Touch Bar finally has a reason to exist thanks to this Super Mario game

6/27/2017 Some people absolutely love Apple's new Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro. Unfortunately, most of those people either work at Apple or they love Apple so much that they instantly fall in love with anything the company does.

Nvidia Max-Q: Everything You Need to Know

6/27/2017 Your gaming laptop is about to get a lot slimmer and a heck of a lot more powerful, thanks to Nvidia's Max-Q design standard.

The factory of the future is computerised intelligence

6/27/2017 While IoT devices are interconnected, it's only with cyber physical systems or CPS that complex modelling, known as digital twinning, and analytic capabilities enter the stage, using sophisticated modelling to infer knowledge from the raw data, take ...

Tech Data IoT, Analytics Get a Boost with New Solutions

6/27/2017 Cisco's Smart+Connnected Digital Platform, is a pay-as-you-go cloud hosted service that delivers tools and guidelines for create a smart city framework and management. Quantela focuses on IoT solutions and offers end-to-end smart city solutions that ...

Apple Watch: The connected watch continues to dominate the market in 2017

6/27/2017 When the sales figures were released in March, Steve Jobs' successor confirmed that the number of Apple Watch sales had almost doubled in one year.

Opinion: Why Android Wear smartwatches aren't dead...yet

6/27/2017 While part of it could be attributed to falling demand for Fitbit's trackers, it's a sign that there's still territory for Android Wear to win and perhaps a chance to challenge Apple for the smartwatch crown. It's true that many Android Wear watch ...

What is Fog Computing and How Does it Relate to Both Cloud and IoT?

6/27/2017 Fog computing is a distributed infrastructure in which various specific application processes and/or services are managed at the most efficient place between the actual source of the data and the cloud. This type of computing is effectively working to ...

Last Chance to Join ICO of Crypviser, The Blockchain Based Encrypted Communication Network

6/27/2017 Instead, Crypviser's encrypted network meets cryptography high standards to enable people to speak about and share private information, without a fear it can be decrypted or found out.

These Are the Known Targets in the Petya Ransomware Attack So Far

6/27/2017 A global ransomware attack on Tuesday hit computers at Russia's biggest oil company, Ukraine's international airport, global shipping firm A.P.

What is the Petya ransomware attack, and how can it be stopped?

6/27/2017 Many organizations in Europe and the US have been crippled by a ransomware attack dubbed “Petya”. The malicious software has spread through large firms including the advertiser WPP, food company Mondelez, legal firm DLA Piper and Danish shipping ...

WannaCry again? Hackers strike across Europe, India not affected

6/27/2017 According to the publicly available data in spite of expert's recommendations many companies have already started paying to the hackers. "Ransom payments seem to be coming in faster than with WannaCry Up to 20 now, approaching $5k," Nitin Bhatnagar, ...

Could Hackers in Oakland, Calif., Revolutionize Autonomous Cars?

6/27/2017 Each month, teams of hackers gather at a vacant West Oakland warehouse where they go head-to-head in a battle to see whose car is fastest, or at least, which one can complete the course.

Hackers with pro-ISIS message hit state Department of Health website

6/27/2017 The state Department of Health website was among those targeted this week by hackers posting pro-ISIS messages. The hacking was discovered Monday morning and fixed that afternoon, according to a department spokesman. State officials are now ...

Cyberattack Hits Ukraine Then Spreads Internationally

6/27/2017 Like the WannaCry attacks in May, the latest global hacking took control of computers and demanded digital ransom from their owners to regain access.

Apple Seen Coming Out With Smart Glasses In 3 Years

6/27/2017 Apple (AAPL) is on pace to come out with augmented-reality smart glasses in spring 2020, Loup Ventures Managing Partner Gene Munster said in a blog post.

PTC Named Industrial Internet of Things Company of the Year and IoT Innovative Product of the Year Vendor for ...

6/27/2017 PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced that it has received the 2017 Compass Intelligence Awards for Industrial Internet of Things Company of the Year (IIoT) and IoT Innovative Product of the Year Vendor for the Consumer Market for its ThingWorx® Studio ...

How Big Data Analytics May Help Governments Protect Us

6/27/2017 The primary role of government is to protect the safety and well-being of its citizens. Since 2000, statistics reveal that the amount of information being captured by the federal government is increasing exponentially and, since 2013, big data capture ...

'Unprecedented' cyber attack spreads across globe

6/27/2017 Russia's Rosneft oil company also reported falling victim to hacking and said it had narrowly avoided major damage, as did Danish shipping giant A.P.

Another hack of Idaho state websites, but no data taken

6/27/2017 The weekend hacking of Idaho state treasurer websites was part of a much broader - and apparently continuing - “mischief” attack that probed websites for security holes to deface pages.

DLA Piper hit by 'major cyber attack' amid larger hack spreading to US

6/27/2017 DLA Piper is dealing with a ransomware attack on Tuesday that is apparently affecting offices in the United States, Europe and the Middle East.

Cyberattack on local hospital group part of global ransomware attack

6/27/2017 One of the area's largest health networks confirms it was a victim of the worldwide ransomware cyber-attack. Heritage Valley Health System is a $480 million network serving four Pennsylvania counties as well as parts of Ohio and West Virginia.

Cyberattack hits the world's biggest shipping company

6/27/2017 ... reporting that 17 shipping container terminals run by APM Terminals had been hacked, including two in Rotterdam and 15 in other parts of the world.

Petya cyber attack: Cadbury chocolate factory in Tasmania hit by ransomware

6/27/2017 The Tasmanian Cadbury chocolate factory has been targeted by a ransomware attack which is affecting the company's IT system, the ABC understands.

Ubuntu Kylin, a Linux Distribution with a Microsoft Windows Experience

6/27/2017 Ubuntu Kylin is an open-source Linux distribution based on Ubuntu since 2013, mainly developed by a Chinese team alongside dozens of Linux developers all over the world. It contains the basic features you would expect from Ubuntu, plus features a ...

Xinix Offers Linux Lovers a Path to Zen

6/27/2017 Now in beta, this distro has been spearheaded by a single developer who slowly is bringing other programmers on board to move things along.

Widespread Cyberattack, More Sophisticated Than WannaCry, Hits Major European Companies

6/27/2017 "While it has several strings similar to Petya, it possesses entirely different functionality," said Kaspersky, which dubbed the malware "ExPetr" and "NotPetya." A message on a cash machine for Ukraine's state-owned bank Oschadbank demanded $300 worth ...

Dating apps are embracing video | TechCrunch

6/27/2017 Dating apps are, in their own way, a form of social networking - especially as they expand into new areas like friend-finding or professional networking.

ASX-listed IoT company Buddy wants to be Fitbit for buildings

6/27/2017 Buddy's Ohm Base. Image: Buddy. Forty percent of the world's energy and water is consumed in buildings; and while there are many industrial-grade internet-connected utility meters available, they don't resonate with the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) ...

Qrious launches big data platform as a managed service

6/27/2017 Qrious CEO David Leach said New Zealand businesses are recognising the possible benefits of unleashing the power of big data. they are exploring ways to better access, organise and use data to make faster decisions, improve customer experience and ...

Skywise To Harness Big Data For Airbus And Operators

6/27/2017 Airbus CEO Tom Enders is not easily impressed. When he was initially approached by Palantir Technologies CEO Alex Karp with an idea on how to more effectively harness massive amounts of data—and then take advantage of the new knowledge—Enders ...

Tale of two murders

6/27/2017 For the next three months, Moulin and the High Tech Crimes Task Force examined “nearly a dozen items of digital evidence ... including devices requiring complex analysis and specialized software and had provided APD with four forensic reports,” Moulin ...

Vaccine, not Killswitch, Found for Petya (NotPetya) Ransomware Outbreak

6/27/2017 Initially, researchers believed this new ransomware was a new version of an older threat called Petya, but they later discovered that this was a new strain altogether, which borrowed some code from Petya, hence the reason why they recently started it ...

Ransomware Attack on DLA Piper Serves as a Warning Sign for Law Firms

6/27/2017 But the ransomware attack Tuesday on DLA Piper sounded a different type of alarm for Big Law. The world's biggest firms are just as prone to ransomware attacks as any other company, and the potential ramifications of a network-crippling malware ...

What is ransomware and how can you stop it affecting YOUR computer?

6/27/2017 The rapidly spreading cyber extortion campaign underscored growing concerns that businesses have failed to secure their networks. The ransomware virus crippled computers running Microsoft Corp's Windows by encrypting hard drives and overwriting files, ...

PetrWrap: what you need to know about today's global ransomware attack

6/27/2017 Windows computers around the world are locking up and displaying the stark, black-and-red message you see above in the wake of another major ransomware attack. This is PetrWrap, a new ransomware tool built from the bones of Petya, which held users' ...

Shipping Giant Maersk Suffering Global Outage After Petya Ransomware Attack

6/27/2017 The RTV report said computers were infected by ransomware that encrypted hard drives at APM Terminals. The container shipping industry has lagged some other sectors in bringing more of its processes online.

Massive cyberattack spreads ransomware across Europe, US

6/27/2017 According to American cybersecurity researchers, the ransomware attack used a global spam campaign to trick computer users into downloading malicious software that locks them out of their devices until they pay $300 in Bitcoin.

AP Explains: What is ransomware?

6/27/2017 Computers around the world were locked up and users' files held for ransom in a cyberattack Tuesday that paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations.

Today's global ransomware attack weaponized software updates

6/27/2017 When the Wannacry ransomware tore through the UK and Europe in May, there was a certain logic to the heightened scale of damage.

Futures: Stocks Seek Footing After Alphabet, Microsoft Join Apple Below Support

6/27/2017 Futures for the Nasdaq 100, S&P 500 index and Dow Jones industrial averages rose slightly late Tuesday after a slew of top-rated techs - including Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL), Microsoft (MSFT) and Netflix (NFLX) - undercut their 50-day moving ...

How Microsoft HR chief's fight with cancer informed new paid leave policy

6/27/2017 ... chief executive officer Satya Nadella speaks to shareholders during their… more. Microsoft on Tuesday added a new family paid leave benefit allowing employees to take as much as four weeks off to care for a family member with a serious health ...

Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see 'WannaCry' link

6/27/2017 It included code known as "Eternal Blue," which cyber security experts widely believe was stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency and was also used in last month's ransomware attack, named "WannaCry." "Cyber attacks can simply destroy us," said ...

Hackers target European businesses, banks, services in new cyberattacks

6/27/2017 Danish shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk was one of multiple European companies to fall victim Tuesday to a cyberattack as Ukrainian government officials reported a “large-scale hacker attack” across the country. >> Read more trending news.

Russian hackers didn't target South Carolina, but the State Election Commission is looking for cybersecurity help

6/27/2017 Voters at James Island Charter High School cast ballots in November's presidential election. The State Election Commission says South Carolina was not one of the 21 states that federal officials say were targeted by Russian hackers, but the state is ...

8Track Hacked: 18M accounts from music social network site stolen

6/27/2017 It must be noted that HaveIbeenPwned website shows all sample emails are already part of previous data breaches including Adobe, MySpace, Tumblr, River City Media Spam List, Anti-Public Combo List and Dropbox, etc.

Questions Loom for Healthcare's Data Security

6/27/2017 With these breaches in mind, a growing number of conversations about data security invoke blockchain technology as a potential solution.

Global cyber attack latest: What we know so far as huge cyber attack spreads across world

6/27/2017 ... that has not been seen before. “That is why we have named it NotPetya. The company's telemetry data indicates around 2,000 attacked users so far.

Half Of Smart Household Gadgets Tested By Which? Vulnerable To Attack By Cybercriminals

6/27/2017 According to a report in Daily Mail, families are at risk from hackers taking advantage of security flaws in connected gadgets. A survey of 15 devices by the consumer group Which?

Pinterest Takes Steps to Hack-Proof Your Account

6/27/2017 The peaceful, pastel and doily-filled world of Pinterest is my oasis. My account conveys who I want to be and what I want to accomplish, so the idea of someone hacking it and ruining my favorite escape for me is heartbreaking. Fortunately, Pinterest ...

How to pack light: Kathmandu pack master reveals his tricks

6/27/2017 BEST PACKING HACK. “Use packing cells. I can't believe I ever travelled without them. You can divvy everything up into organised blocks, even if you're not an organised person, the reality is that you do need to be a little bit organised when you ...

Want to be green? Work at home

6/27/2017 The areas with the thickest presence of telecommuters - including cities such as Austin, Raleigh-Durham, San Diego, Denver, and Seattle - tend to have the greatest concentration of tech-related industries, which function well with off-site workers ...

iOS 11 has a clever way to keep creepy apps from constantly tracking your location

6/27/2017 With iOS 11, Apple is taking a more hard-line stance when it comes to background apps intent on tracking a user's location.

Walgreens Showing Mobile Apps Aren't Just for Millennials

6/27/2017 DEERFIELD, Ill. -The Walgreens mobile app, already one of the most popular retailer apps in the marketplace with tens of millions of users nationwide, has garnered a particularly robust following among older Americans - a demographic rarely associated ...

Altair buys its way into the Internet of Things

6/27/2017 Mechanical simulation software specialist Altair has acquired Carriots S.L, an Internet of Things (IoT) technology company from Madrid, Spain founded in 2011.

Intel To Amputate Three Modules For Internet Of Things, Including Joule

6/27/2017 The company said that Joule compressed an entire personal computer into the size of a matchbox, making it powerful for prototyping autonomous drones and robots. The module impressed with its four computing cores and compatibility with Intel's RealSense ...

Petya Ransomware Attack Spreads, Highlighting Growing Risk to Consumers

6/27/2017 In contrast, ransomware focused on IoT would seek to disable the device, potentially turning your connected car or smart TV into a very large, and expensive, paperweight.

Cognizant: The future of intelligent transport in Australia

6/27/2017 The legislation will aim to facilitate the safe and legal trials for connected cars on New South Wales roads, with the approval committee predicting that “autonomous vehicles will be a part of the future transport system.

Microsoft joins open source Cloud Foundry Foundation

6/27/2017 Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) continues to bet on the cloud as a new member of The Cloud Foundry Foundation, a not-for-profit that oversees the development of the eponymous platform as a service.

Canon Launches Arcus Global to Pursue Cloud-Based Enterprise Video Services

6/27/2017 We have a clear competitive advantage by drawing on the strengths of Milestone Systems and partnering with global leaders in public cloud infrastructure and IT technology,” he says. “To maximize that advantage, we're basing ourselves in California and ...

Securing Your Cloud Stack… Against Ransomware and Other Threats

6/27/2017 When using public cloud infrastructure, it is imperative that your data is encrypted both in transit and at rest. There are many great encryption tools and services that will help with each.

Microsoft Teams With Smaller Rival Box on Cloud Technology

6/27/2017 Box already partners with Microsoft's cloud-infrastructure rival Amazon.com Inc. Customers can choose to run Box's services in Amazon Web Services data centers.

Salesforce, Hubspot and Other 'Verbs' That Are Cloud Winners, Per SunTrust

6/27/2017 Tillman offers plenty of data points that show cloud, or “SaaS,” software as a service, and its cousins, “platform as a service” (PaaS) and “infrastructure as a service" (IaaS), are the bright spots in the economy.

Australian government launches push to harness benefits of big data

6/27/2017 The task force was launched following the publication last month of a report from Australia's Productivity Commission on data use and availability.

Warren Buffett's disarmingly simple investment strategy, explained by big data

6/27/2017 The chapter, part of the book “Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are” by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, opens with a meeting between the author and Larry Summers, the well-known economist and ...

ChannelLife NZ - Qrious unveils Kiwi big data platform-as-a-service offering

6/27/2017 Spark's Qrious has launched its Qonnect big data platform designed to help Kiwi companies harness the power of big data via a cloud-based platform-as-a-service solution. The platform is hosted by Revera and uses Cloudera's big data ecosystem, including ...

Chris Sale, pitching star, ignores big data

6/27/2017 Red Sox pitching coach Carl Willis told the Journal, "It just clears his mind." There might be a small lesson here for many in the tech industry.

Football's Next Frontier: The Battle Over Big Data

6/27/2017 NFL players have signed a five-year deal with WHOOP, a biometric performance company that measures workout strain, recovery, and quality of sleep via a wearable band.

How AI can be a force for good

6/27/2017 MaRS is also home to the new Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, an independent research institution that brings together the world's best and brightest minds in AI.

Carnegie Mellon's AI Program Aims to Better Prepare Students for the Changing Workforce

6/27/2017 ... conference on an antitrust case against US · ransomwareThese Are the Known Targets in the Petya Ransomware Attack So Far · UPSUPS Wants 25% of Its Fleet to Be Environmentally-Friendly by 2020 · US-UAE-DUBAI2020-UPS · Artificial Intelligence ...

ARM report reveals industries most under threat from artificial ...

6/27/2017 Artificial intelligence is set to replace 5 million human jobs by 2020. These are the industries that will be impacted the most.

Pay Up Or Lose Everything: What Madison Avenue Should Know About The WPP Ransom Hack

6/27/2017 Employees at WPP and Mondeléz, among other companies, arrived at work Tuesday to a rude suprise: A digital ransom note on their locked PCs that demanded they pay up or lose all of their files.

Have a dog? Try this one simple hack to stop yellow lawn spots

6/27/2017 I learned of this hack through an old neighbor a few years ago. My dogs have gotten along just fine since then, but every pup is different.

Ransomware Becomes Go-To Hack as Bitcoin Rallies, NSA Tools Leak

6/27/2017 A recent outbreak of ransomware attacks, from the WannaCry worm in May to Tuesday's infection of thousands of computer systems around the globe, shows that digital stickups are becoming the go-to hack for cybercriminals, fueled by powerful leaked U.S. ...

Investigation shows DHS did not hack Georgia computers

6/27/2017 The Department of Homeland Security did not engage in a prolonged cyberattack against the state of Georgia, the DHS Inspector General has determined.

Group calls for laws governing Internet after ISIS hack

6/27/2017 CLEVELAND-- The FOX 8 I-Team is finding a call for action in response to Ohio government websites getting hacked. The state of Ohio said 11 sites were hacked over the weekend. A group showing support for the terrorist group ISIS took credit. The same ...

The Latest: Email service pulled plug on ransomware account

6/27/2017 In a blog post, the Posteo service said it blocked the email address "immediately" after learning that it was being used as a point of contact for the ransomware's presumed creators. The post said the block happened around midday in Germany, well ...

New ransomware cyberattack causes mass disruption in Europe

6/27/2017 The number of companies and agencies reportedly affected by the ransomware campaign was piling up fast, and the electronic rampage appeared to be rapidly snowballing into a real-world crisis.

Ransomware virus hits computer servers across the globe

6/27/2017 Hit hard: Dutch shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk said every branch of its business was affected. AP. Paris, June 27, 2017 22:41 IST.

It's already too late for today's ransomware victims to pay up and save their computers

6/27/2017 After thousands of infections, the new Petya ransomware has run into its first major problem, as a German email provider has blocked the email account the virus was using to manage ransom demands.

Brien Joins Dentsu Aegis As CEO Americas, Morris Named CSIO

6/27/2017 The group says there is “potential of a real-time, blockchain-based, peer-to-peer network to lower costs for publishers, while increasing transparency and ROI for advertisers.” Some have called the “blockchain” nearly tamper-proof. The consortium ...

Petya or not? Rash of ransomware spreads globally

6/27/2017 More attackers are unleashing exploits to get organizations to pay up, and ROI has increased greatly. In 2016, organizations paid roughly $1 billion for ransomware, up from $24 million in 2015.

Olfeo Selects Lastline to Bolster Security with Advanced Malware Detection

6/27/2017 Available immediately, the seamless and proven integration of Lastline's advanced malware file analysis into Olfeo's web security gateway will strengthen the environment of trust on the Internet for the most demanding customers.

New malware hits JNPT operations as APM Terminals hacked globally

6/27/2017 “We have been informed that the operations at GTI have come to a standstill because their systems are down (due to the malware attack). They are trying to work manually,” a senior JNPT official told PTI tonight. The official explained that JNPT is ...

Global ransomware attack causes turmoil

6/27/2017 Experts suggest the malware is taking advantage of the same weaknesses used by the Wannacry attack last month. "It initially appeared to be a variant of a piece of ransomware that emerged last year," said computer scientist Prof Alan Woodward.

NSA knew about the vulnerability exploited by NotPetya for over 5 years

6/27/2017 The National Security Agency (NSA) began using a hacking tool called EternalBlue more than five years ago. During that time, the agency discovered its unparalleled ability to breach networks, a flaw considered so dangerous within the NSA it considered ...

Microsoft bringing EMET back as a built-in part of Windows 10

6/27/2017 Microsoft's EMET, the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit, was a useful tool for hardening Windows systems. It used a range of techniques—some built in to Windows, some part of EMET itself—to make exploitable security flaws harder to reliably exploit.

Hackers hit 75% of drillers as sketchy monitoring is blamed

6/27/2017 NEW YORK (Bloomberg) -- Three out of four oil and natural gas companies fell victim to at least one cyber attack last year as hacking efforts against the industry become more frequent and sophisticated. That's the finding from a report released Monday ...

Ukraine cyber attack: Chaos as national bank, state power provider and airport hit by hackers

6/27/2017 Ukraine's national bank, state power company and largest airport are among the targets of a huge cyber attack on government infrastructure.

New cyberattack causes mass disruption globally (Update)

6/27/2017 "Data breaches and cyber hacks are one of the biggest risks facing business worldwide," said Michelle Crorie, a partner at law firm Clyde & Co.

New Cyberattack Causes Mass Disruption in Europe

6/27/2017 A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across the world, hitting companies and governments in Europe especially hard.

Health systems tout Security CIS Controls in fight against cybercriminals

6/27/2017 Health systems tout Security CIS Controls in fight against cybercriminals. Having a framework that is easy to use and understand is making all the difference for systems like Butler Health.

Flipkart now offering HP laptops starting at Rs. 999/month EMI option

6/27/2017 Flipkart has today announced their #BackToCollege sale for students going into college with great offers and deals on the Laptop. You can get an HP laptop powered by Intel 6th generation Core i3 processor 6th Gen, 4 GB RAM and 1 TB HDD 15-inch screen ...

Lenovo's Laptops Of The Future Are Flexible & Curvy | Twice

6/27/2017 On the eve of the 25th anniversary of ThinkPad this fall, Lenovo rolled into New York last week for a global B-to-B conference that reviewed the company's past, ...

Sonoma Thumbs up/Thumbs Down: Curbs, laptops, and bad luck monkeys

6/27/2017 Like the solstice, road course races only happen twice a year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. It's much less common to see five drivers make their debuts in one race, and Kevin Harvick winning at a road course - but, hey, both of those things ...

Has the Age of Powerful and Convenient Gaming Laptops Finally Arrived?

6/27/2017 After testing the Zephyrus for a week, I'm returning to the question of whether Max-Q Design is a gimmick meant to move laptops or a shift towards a new laptop status quo. The truth, it turns out, lies somewhere in the middle; this is an extraordinary ...

Ad Watchdog: Saying Google Pixel Is Available 'Exclusively' From Verizon Was Misleading

6/27/2017 If you see an ad that says a product is available “exclusively” from only one vendor, what does that mean? Would you take it to mean that the retailer is the only place where you can buy that product?

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

6/27/2017 Top Paid iPad Apps: 1Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang. 2Toca Lab: Plants, Toca Boca AB. 3Procreate - Sketch, paint, cre...Savage Interactive Pty Ltd. 4Goat Simulator PAYDAY, Coffee Stain Studios AB. 5Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB. 6Terraria, 505 ...

3 must-have apps to survive summer

6/27/2017 This fun app can take you to amazing and beautiful places, or even just to a place in your town that you've never been before.

We'll spend 3.5 trillion hours in apps by 2021, proving humans are a bunch of time wasters

6/27/2017 Global app usage is soaring and apps are set to be a more massive business than ever, according to a new report. The total time we spend in mobile apps is expected to pass 3.5 trillion hours by 2021 as the value of apps around the world increases to ...

Ayla Networks Announces Enhancements To Its IoT Platform

6/27/2017 The enhancements include Amazon Alexa integration, which allows manufacturers to tap into consumers' strong desire for smart home voice control; Ayla Insights 2.0, an upgrade to its IoT platform service that delivers actionable IoT data to help ...

People Power Named a Cool Vendor in Gartner 2017 Connected Home Report

6/27/2017 PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 27, 2017) - Internet of Things (IoT) software company providing bot-enabled artificial intelligence (AI) for home security, energy and care solutions, People Power has been named as a Cool Vendor in Gartner's annual ...

Alliance For Smart Home Devices Grows To 600 Companies 06/27 ...

6/27/2017 Standardized connectivity within smart home products appears to be growing and more than one industry group is focused on improved user experience.

Smart Homes Market to Reach $70208.6 Million by 2023: P&S Market Research

6/27/2017 Due to increasing internet penetration globally, and significant growth in automation technologies such as internet of things (IoT), the global smart homes market is gaining huge traction. Furthermore, recent developments in home automation ...

Eaton Exhibits New LED Lighting and IoT-Related Products at PCBC 2017

6/27/2017 Additional IoT-related products that the company will display include wiring device solutions, backup power, and residential energy management. “The future of home connectivity is bright and ... Eaton says it also helps to optimize utility grid ...

The Energy and Utilities Sector Remains Vulnerable to Hackers

6/27/2017 Because attacks on the energy and utility sector are often kept confidential—unlike data breaches suffered by retailers and healthcare organizations that are highly publicized to warn customers and patients whose information has been stolen—the ...

The Digital Transformation of Distribution Utilities

6/27/2017 Traditional system architecture did not account for distributed, customer-controlled energy assets including distributed generation, micro grids, flexible demand-side resources, distributed storage and electric vehicles. The growth of these ... As IT ...

View Completes over $200M Financing Round with $70M Investment from BlackRock

6/27/2017 “Building developers and their tenants are increasingly embracing the benefits of smart glass and recognize the differentiated value of View's innovative technology and manufacturing processes.

NSF-funded researchers demonstrate advanced network applications at 2017 Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

6/27/2017 The National Science Foundation (NSF) has long been a leader in supporting research that has formed the basis for smart and connected communities, pushing sensor and networking capabilities beyond today's Internet of Things (IoT) to next-generation ...

Total launches second Plant 4.0 start-up incubator, accelerating digital technology deployment

6/27/2017 ... 4.0 start-up incubator launched by Total in 2016, the Group decided to repeat the experience, this time opening up the project to include other industry partners, on the narrower theme of innovative solutions offered by the industrial Internet of ...

Compliance in the Cloud Needs To Be Continuous & Automated

6/27/2017 IT and cloud security teams grapple with the ambiguity of what to monitor, when to monitor it, how to identify evidence of compliance, overall reporting requirements, and so on.

Big Data Project Failure Pain Points and their Solution

6/27/2017 Big data projects don't typically fail for a single reason, and certainly not for technology alone. A combination of factors serve to derail big data deployments. Problems and failures occur due to factors including business strategy, people, culture ...

Regendus is bringing big data to the voluminous federal register

6/27/2017 Earlier this year, the startup launched a platform that brings data analysis to the federal register. Using Natural Language Processing, Regendus can pick out key points of regulations that organizations specify, and analyze public comments to track ...

Connected Manufacturing Convergence: IIoT, Data Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing 2017 - 2022

6/27/2017 This research evaluates IIoT technologies, companies, applications, services, and solutions. Report forecasts include overall global and regional IIoT outlook as well as IIoT by industry vertical, software, hardware, and services for the period 2017 to ...

'Valkyria Revolution' Is Just A Hack-N-Slash Film Version Of 'Valkyria Chronicles'

6/27/2017 The game itself feels like a Dynasty Warriors knockoff where you're doing around having battles with multiple enemies in a hack-n-slash environment. You'll have one or a couple of people to switch between, run around beating up foes, win the battle and ...

This Teen's Dad Has A Hilarious Hack So He Can Nap In His Pool And It's Low Key Brilliant

6/27/2017 This is Skyler Nitschke, an 18-year-old recent high school graduate from Louisiana, and her dad, Dan. Skyler told BuzzFeed News her dad is a contractor who flips houses, so he is a "very creative" guy.

Merck Says Its Network Was Hit by Global Hack

6/27/2017 Merck & Co., one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, said in a series of Twitter posts that its "computer network was compromised today as part of global hack," and noted that "other organizations have also been affected." Continue Reading ...

Merck hack part of a massive global attack

6/27/2017 “We confirm our company's computer network was compromised today as part of global hack,” the statement said. “Other organizations have also been affected.

Massive cyberattack targets Europe, US

6/27/2017 "We confirm our company's computer network was compromised today as part of global hack," it said on Twitter.

CyberGym Makes Sure You Know What It Really Feels To Get Hit By A Cyberattack

6/27/2017 ... infrastructure, IT systems, and physical plant and equipment as well as the business continuity and reputation of the organization represented by the “Blue Team”—the trainees—using technological and non-technological means such as social engineering.

Lacework Announces 14-Day Free Trial of Zero-Touch Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP)

6/27/2017 Matt Bromiley, a SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response instructor, will share his experience with the product, including ease of use, including the concept of "zero touch" and how the product can assist with breach detection, insight into ...

Federal review debunks Georgia election hack accusation

6/27/2017 ATLANTA (AP) - Allegations that the federal government tried to hack Georgia's election systems were unfounded, according to a letter the Department of ...

China's quantum satellite in big leap

6/27/2017 Quantum privacy in many ways should be like the encryption that already keeps our financial data private online. ... Quantum cryptography, as it is called, goes one step further, by using the power of quantum science to hide the key. As one of the ...

Encryption debate is a top focus at Five Eyes meeting

6/27/2017 Australia's attorney general, George Brandis, published a memo this weekend detailing a plan to seek greater legal powers against encrypted data in the meeting with representatives of the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. “As ...

Ransomware Rears Its Head Again As 150 Countries Hit By New Virus

6/27/2017 Ransomware cyberattacks broke out Tuesday from the United States to India to Russia, where computer systems monitoring radiation at the site of the former Chernobyl nuclear plant were knocked offline.

New ransomware attack hits Europe

6/27/2017 A new ransomware attack strikes Europe primarily affecting the Ukraine, where the central bank, state-backed telecom, and major metro and airport have all suffered.

One Company in Norway Under Ongoing Ransomware Attack ...

6/27/2017 OSLO - A ransomware cyber attack is taking place this afternoon in Norway and is affecting an unnamed "international company", the Nordic country's national ...

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6/27/2017 The world didn't learn its lesson from WannaCry. Unpatched Windows PCs are locking up across the globe, bringing many government systems and businesses to a halt.

Companies around the world are being hit by another massive ransomware attack

6/27/2017 A massive cyberattack is spreading around the world right now, with companies telling employees to go home as their machines are hit by malicious software.

Global Biglaw Firm 'Paralyzed' By New Ransomware Attack

6/27/2017 In May, the WannaCry ransomware attack infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide, and global Biglaw firms like DLA Piper were quick to tout their expertise in cybersecurity compliance, offering solutions for affected companies up to and ...

A Ransomware Outbreak Is Infecting Computers Across the World ...

6/27/2017 A quickly-spreading, world-wide ransomware outbreak has reportedly hit targets in Spain, France, Ukraine, Russia, and other countries.

New ransomware outbreak hits organisations around the world

6/27/2017 A ransomware outbreak is once again being blamed for computer chaos at organisations around the world. The Ukrainian interior minister has said his country is facing the biggest cyber attack in its history.

Ransomware Victims Are Unable to Decrypt Files After Email Provider Controversially Shuts Down Attackers' Inbox

6/27/2017 Another major cyberattack attack is quickly spreading across Europe and has now infected systems in the US as well. Researchers at Symantec and other leading security firms are confirming that ransomware is being spread via EternalBlue, an exploit ...

Is This Company The Source Of The 'NotPetya' Ransomware Explosion?

6/27/2017 A little-known Ukrainian software firm is facing allegations it's one major source of today's ransomware explosion.

Factbox: Companies Hit by Global Ransomware Attack on June 27

6/27/2017 Olaf Koch, chief executive of German retailer Metro, addresses a news conference in Duesseldorf, Germany, March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender/File Photo Reuters.

Ransomware: More and smarter scams coming soon

6/27/2017 Ransomware is here to stay and is only going to get more dangerous as cybercriminals move towards increasingly sophisticated forms of the cryptographic malware to carry out targeted attacks.

New ransomware outbreak causes mass disruption in Europe

6/27/2017 The number of companies and agencies reportedly affected by the ransomware campaign was piling up fast, and the electronic rampage appeared to be rapidly snowballing into a real-world world crisis.

A new ransomware outbreak similar to WCry is shutting down ...

6/27/2017 A new ransomware attack similar to last month's self-replicating WCry outbreak is sweeping the world with at least 80 large companies infected, reportedly ...

A new ransomware attack is infecting airlines, banks, and utilities across Europe

6/27/2017 A major ransomware attack has brought businesses to a close throughout Europe, in an infection reminiscent of last month's WannaCry attack.

Microsoft's Nano Server: What to expect this Fall

6/27/2017 Nano Server was a new install option that Microsoft introduced with Windows Server 2016. Nano Server was meant to provide Windows Server customers the ability to run Windows Server stripped down to its smallest footprint.

Free Online Session from Microsoft On Three Methods for Migrating to Hybrid Cloud

6/27/2017 Later this week on Thursday, the 29th of June, Microsoft will host a webinar targeted at companies whom are considering a hybrid move to the cloud where they maintain some on-premises capabilities plus implement a selection of cloud based services.

10 supremely useful Microsoft OneNote add-ins and tools

6/27/2017 Microsoft OneNote can do just about anything to help you stay organized and productive. That utility doesn't end with the core features in the desktop and mobile apps, either.

Make sure your Skype is up to date because FYI there's a nasty hole ...

6/27/2017 Infosec researchers have discovered a nasty and exploitable security vulnerability in older versions of Skype on Windows. The stack buffer overflow flaw allows ...

Why Microsoft's Snapdragon Windows 10 Cellular PC Is Walking Dead

6/27/2017 Intel's veiled threat to file patent infringement suit against any company emulating x86 Win32 software on ARM-based computers has probably slayed Microsoft's Cellular PC dream. No amount of licensing money will convince Intel to allow Microsoft and ...

Box deepens partnership with Microsoft and turns its attention to AI and machine learning

6/27/2017 When I spoke to Box CEO Aaron Levie last year at the Boxworks customer conference, I had to ask the obligatory machine learning question.

Microsoft debuts 'Sports Performance Platform' to help teams make ...

6/27/2017 Microsoft is making more moves in the sports arena. The tech giant today debuted its “Sports Performance Platform,” a new product born out of Microsoft…

Microsoft offers employees four weeks of paid family caregiver leave ...

6/27/2017 Microsoft employees with ailing members of their immediate family will be able to take up to four weeks of paid time off to help care for them, the latest addition to ...

Surface Devices Could Lead To Upside For Microsoft

6/27/2017 Microsoft recently rolled out its Surface Pro and Laptop to 25 markets. While the new convertible Windows 10 tablet, Surface Pro, starts at $799 and costs $2,699 for the highest configuration, the Surface laptop starts at $999 and goes up to $2199.

Type 7 module runs Yocto Linux on 16-core Atom C3000 SoC

6/27/2017 DFI's rugged, Linux-ready “DV970” COM Express Basic Type 7 module debuts the server-class, 16-core Atom C3000, and supports 4x 10GbE-KR and 16x PCIe 3.0.

Digital Signatures in Package Management

6/27/2017 Serious distributions try to protect their repositories cryptographically against tampering and transmission errors. Arch Linux, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, and Ubuntu all take different, complex, but conceptually similar approaches. Many distributions ...

Why we need to talk about the retail evolution, not the retail apocalypse

6/27/2017 Being tech-savvy, shoppers want their shopping experience to reflect their daily life: a mix of online and offline. It is up to the retailers and brands to build a great customer experience, to satisfy their connected shoppers, and increase their foot ...

#HASHOFF Launches Self-Service Platform to Streamline Influencer Whitelisting, Brand Collaboration, and Content ...

6/27/2017 New Platform Brings Order to the Chaotic Influencer Space, Giving Brands Ability to Aggregate Creator Whitelists, Protect Brand Safety, and View Real-Time Measurement and ROI of Micro-Influencer Campa... June 27, 2017 --. Share Facebook Twitter ...

Hashoff Debuts Self-Service Platform for Influencer Navigation

6/27/2017 The platform brings automation to what is typically a highly manual, chaotic space. Through the platform, brands now have more direct control over the creative process with a clear, real-time picture of the impact and ROI of influencer posts.” To Read ...

Apsalar and Singular Merge With An Eye On Busting Mobile Data Silos

6/27/2017 Singular's system helps marketers track spend and ROI across channels. Apsalar's platform was set up to attribute app installs and monitor post-install in-app behavioral data.

Ransomware, the weapon wielded in cyber attacks

6/27/2017 Several simple rules can be followed to reduce the risks of a ransomware attack. Among them are regularly updating security software which can correct any flaws exploited by the virus. In case of a cyberattack, the authorities advise disconnecting the ...

What can I do to address hardware vulnerabilities in my network?

6/27/2017 Edge devices and other SNMP-managed gear can also become points of exposure for hackers looking to exploit security holes that may exist in network components.

Six quick facts to know about today's global ransomware attack

6/27/2017 Just like last time, the unknown attacker used a backdoor exploit developed by the National Security Agency, EternalBlue, which leaked some months ago.

Waratek Introduces New Security Features in June Release

6/27/2017 DUBLIN and ATLANTA, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Waratek, the virtualization-based application security company, has added new critical protection ...

Google reveals Windows flaw that gives access to kernel memory, as Microsoft didn't fix it

6/27/2017 Google says that Microsoft has informed it that the vulnerability can be reproduced on machines running on Windows 7 through Windows 10.

Another Massive Ransomware Outbreak Is Going Global Fast

6/27/2017 Later, security firms, including Kaspersky and Avast, said the malware responsible was actually an entirely new ransomware that had borrowed Petya code.

BlackTech Exploits Leaked Hacking Team Tools to Commit Cyber Espionage

6/27/2017 A very aggressive cybergang has been targeting Asian companies by repurposing legitimate tools and exploiting security vulnerabilities in outdated software. According to the International Business Times, the group, known as BlackTech, is linked to ...

Microsoft Confirms Skype Outage Is Global, DDoS Attack Suggested

6/27/2017 Despite the increasing amount of DDoS attacks it seems that very few businesses keep a regular check on DNS traffic or maintain detailed audit trails for DNS lookups. By recording and analysing statistics, administrators can examine their data for ...

Digital Blackmail: Your Money or Your Data

6/27/2017 As you may remember, last fall, we were reading about, and maybe experiencing, about a major botnet-based DDOS attack against Dyn's DNS service. This attack employed roughly 100,000 network connected devices, including surveillance cameras, and ...

Existing security can't handle DNS attacks

6/27/2017 Knowledge of DNS-based attacks is low, with only 51 per cent of businesses aware of DNS-based malware (despite as much as 91 per cent of malware using DNS, according to a 2016 Cisco report). 41 per cent were aware of DNS DDoS attacks and 26 per ...

Hackers threaten South Korean banks with DDoS attacks following record ransomware payment

6/27/2017 The Armada Collective hacking group has issued a ransom demand of approximately $315,000 to seven South Korean banks, threatening to launch distributed denial of service attacks against each of their organizations.

China agrees to fight corporate hacking in Canada

6/27/2017 In Canada, the most serious case involved the alleged hacking in 2014 of the National Research Council (NRC), which the country's electronic eavesdropping agency said was conducted by "a highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor.