Four new hacking groups have joined an ongoing offensive against Microsoft’s email servers

A Chinese government-linked hacking campaign revealed by Microsoft this week has ramped up rapidly. At least four other distinct hacking groups are now attacking critical flaws in Microsoft’s email software in a cyber campaign the US government describes as “widespread domestic and international exploitation” with the potential to impact hundreds of thousands of victims worldwide. … Read more

Fear itself is the real threat to democracy, not tall tales of Chinese AI | John Naughton

Stoking panic about China’s dominance is just another way for western technology giants to avoid scrutiny and gain power This week the American National Security Commission on artificial intelligence released its final report. Cursory inspection of its 756 pages suggests that it’s just another standard product of the military-industrial complex that so worried President Eisenhower … Read more

Moderna Teams With IBM To Advance COVID-19 Vaccine Management

Moderna and IBM are joining forces to collaborate on strengthening and improving COVID-19 vaccination management, the companies announced on Thursday (March 4). The collaboration will use IBM blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the vaccine supply chain and expand data sharing. A vaccine distribution pilot will introduce the real-time tracking of inoculations while also … Read more

Webinar: Balancing app innovation and cybersecurity in financial services

Click on the image to register for this free webinar How do you secure customer data while still innovating and improving your customer’s digital experience? Financial services organisations continue to accelerate their digital transformation and adopt technology such as cloud-based applications and application programming interfaces (APIs). Meanwhile, hackers remain alert, looking for new ways in … Read more

Bitcoin Daily: Merchants Can Accept Crypto Payments Via Bitfinex Pay; Ripple Co-Founder Requests Dismissal Of SEC Case; Kraken Could Go Public In 2022

Merchants can now accept cryptocurrency payments through Bitfinex Pay, a new contactless and borderless payment technology launched by Bitfinex on Thursday (March 4). With Bitfinex Pay, online shoppers can pay via Bitcoin, Ethereum and Tether, according to a company blog post. The widget is integrated onto the merchant’s website and payments are deposited directly into … Read more

Cybersecurity Firm Agari Warns Of Email Capital Call, Payroll Scams

Agari unveiled the results of a six-month cybersecurity study, which support claims that email is the most popular conduit used by fraudsters. Capital call investment schemes are the latest kind of fraud that bad actors are harnessing to bilk Wall Street businesses and their customers out of $800,000 on average for each incident, according to … Read more

Eric Schmidt Says US ‘Not Prepared’ For AI Competition

The U.S. is currently unprepared to compete in the artificial intelligence (AI) age that is already upon us, CNBC reported, quoting a group of experts helmed by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt. The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence said in a nearly 800-page report released on Monday (March 1) that China could become the … Read more