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#hacking | Black Hat Asia 2020 postponed due to coronavirus epidemic

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Security conference was due to open its doors in Singapore next month

The upcoming Black Hat Asia security conference has been postponed due to ongoing concerns surrounding the latest coronavirus outbreak, event organizer Informa has confirmed.

“After careful consideration of the health and safety of our attendees and partners, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Black Hat Asia 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak,” read an announcement, issued via  the official Black Hat Events Twitter account.

Black Hat Asia was due to take place at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from March 31 to April 3.

The Asian edition, one of three Black Hat security conferences that take place around the world each year, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019, with infosec luminary Mikko Hyppönen delivering the keynote.

Security expert Mikko Hyppönen delivering the keynote at Black Hat Asia last year

With its origins being traced to Wuhan, China, the coronavirus outbreak in question refers specifically to the novel strain of pathogen now known as COVID-19.

According to a situation report (PDF) from the World Health Organization yesterday (February 13), there have been nearly 47,000 confirmed cases of infection globally, with more than 1,300 deaths.

News of the Black Hat Asia postponement follows a similar announcement earlier this week that Mobile World Congress 2020 would not go ahead in Barcelona this month due to concerns surrounding the virus.

DEF CON China, a hacking event that was slated to take place in Beijing in April, was also postponed last month due to concerns surrounding COVID-19.

“Our sympathies are with those affected during this difficult time,” an announcement on the Black Hat Events website read.

“Please know we are planning to host Black Hat Asia 2020 in the fall this year. We hope you are able to join us and will provide an update with the new event dates as soon as possible.”

The announcement as it appears on the Black Hat Asia website

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#school | #ransomware | What towns and cities must do to confront the ransomware epidemic | Opinion

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans By Diane Reynolds, Bradford Meisel, and Rick Gideon, Jr. America’s city and local governments are under attack from ransomware, which disables entire computer system networks until the victim pays a ransom in cryptocurrency, and the results have been catastrophic. On Dec. 13, New Orleans suffered a […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | An epidemic of ransomware washes over healthcare

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Normally, the only types of epidemics that healthcare organizations fight are the microbial kind. But lately, they have been hit with a rash of ransomware attacks, crippling their IT systems and demanding payments to unlock the encrypted system. Many of these attacks have leveraged third-party vendors […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

Despite hack epidemic, Americans don’t take security precautions

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Despite hack epidemic, Americans don’t take security precautions

Nearly two-thirds of Americans have experienced some kind of data theft or fraud, leaving many mistrustful of institutions charged with safeguarding their information, a poll showed Wednesday. The Pew Research Center survey found 41 percent of Americans have encountered fraudulent …

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Inside America’s hacking epidemic

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Inside America’s hacking epidemic

Cyberattackers are waging war on banks, utilities, and companies — and might try to disrupt the U.S. election. Here’s everything you need to know:
How frequent are hacks?
In the U.S. alone, government and private targets are pummeled by hundreds

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Nepal’s Child Bride Epidemic

BAJURA, Nepal – If not for a group of her school friends coming to her rescue, Shradha Nepali would have become a bride at the tender age of 14. Hailing from the remote village of Pinalekh in the Bajura District of Nepal’s Far-Western Region, 900 km from the capital, Kathmandu, the teenager was a likely candidate for child marriage. Read More….

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