Technology and Science

Science and Technology news



Cybersecurity


INTERPOL Identifies Malware Threat To Virtual Currencies

INTERPOL cyber threat researchers have identified a threat to the blockchain in virtual transactions which could result in their being embedded with malware or other illegal data, including child abuse images. Depending on the cryptocurrency and its protocols, there is a fixed open space on the blockchain – the public ‘ledger’ of transactions – where […]

How black holes shut down star formation
How black holes shut down star formation


How Black Holes Shut Down Star Formation

Astronomers have found proof that the strong winds blown by a supermassive black hole are dispersing the gas reservoir of its host galaxy. The new finding relies on the observation of two phenomena in the same galaxy: a large-scale galactic outflow, seen by ESA’s Herschel space observatory, and a black-hole driven wind at the galaxy’s […]

Internet
Internet


Islamic State ‘CyberCaliphate’ Hacked 600 Russian Websites In 2014

(RFE/RL) — Hackers aligned to Islamic State (IS) militants attacked 600 Russian websites last year, according to a new report by Russian cyber intelligence company Group-IB. The websites targeted by the group include a number of banks, construction companies, government organizations, and even schools and a local history museum in the North Urals, Group-IB said […]