Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2018. Story of the year: miners

Cryptocurrency miners that infect the computers of unsuspecting users essentially operate according to the same business model as ransomware programs: the victim’s computing power is harnessed to enrich the cybercriminals.…

Japan, India leaders build ties amid trade, security worries

TOKYO (AP) — The leaders of Japan and India are reaffirming their ties amid growing worries about trade and regional stability. Source: Business – The Eagle

He’s blunt, simple, willing to fight, and mistrustful of intellectuals By David Gelernter Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Democrats have no issues. The economy is booming and America’s…

Japan exports fall in September, first decline since 2016

TOKYO (AP) — Japan recorded a trade surplus for September of 139.6 billion yen ($1.2 billion), but exports fell 1.2 percent from the previous year, marking the first decline since…

Kimura named AgriLife Extension state peanut specialist

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Emi Kimura, 940-552-9941, emi.kimura@ag.tamu.edu VERNON – Dr. Emi Kimura has been named the state peanut specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Dr.…

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – (Conroe) – With the lack of coverage by the media, you may have missed the House of Representatives pass three important bills that will…

As oil and gas exports surge, West Texas becomes the world’s “extraction colony”

Vehicles pass oil pumpjacks at sunrise in the Permian Basin region of West Texas. Jerod Foster for The Texas Tribune MIDLAND — Drilling booms have come and gone in this…

Roaming Mantis part III: iOS crypto-mining and spreading via malicious content delivery system

In Q2 2018, Kaspersky Lab published two blogposts about Roaming Mantis sharing details of this new cybercriminal campaign. In the beginning, the criminals used DNS hijacking in vulnerable routers to…

Japan preschools using tablets to prep tots for digital age

YOSHIKAWA, Japan (AP) — It’s drawing time at this suburban nursery school in Japan, but instead of crayons, tiny fingers are tapping on colors on iPad screens and taking selfies.…

USB threats from malware to miners

Introduction In 2016, researchers from the University of Illinois left 297 unlabelled USB flash drives around the university campus to see what would happen. 98% of the dropped drives were…

Delayed due to inclement weather, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) now is targeting 1:52 p.m. EDT Saturday, Sept. 22 (2:52 a.m. Sept. 23 in Japan), for the launch of…

Clean Up the Rio Grande & Give Border Patrol Access, Visibility By Dennis E. Nixon Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — The border still faces illegal immigration with individuals coming to…

A Japanese cargo ship loaded with more than five tons of supplies, water, spare parts and experiments is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station at 6:32 p.m. EDT…

States’ 4-H International Exchange brings 23 Japanese youth to Texas

Program helps with greater global awareness, understanding Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Darlene Locke, 979-845-1023, dlocke@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Twenty-three youth and two adult chaperones from Japan recently…

Experts advise cattle producers to keep watchful eye on export markets

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The impact of U.S. beef exports on calf prices continues to rise as experts advise ranchers…

Q2 figures According to KSN: Kaspersky Lab solutions blocked 962,947,023 attacks launched from online resources located in 187 countries across the globe. 351,913,075 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by…

IT threat evolution Q2 2018. Statistics

Q2 figures According to KSN: Kaspersky Lab solutions blocked 962,947,023 attacks launched from online resources located in 187 countries across the globe. 351,913,075 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by…

DDoS attacks in Q2 2018

News overview Q2 2018 news includes: non-standard use of old vulnerabilities, new botnets, the cutthroat world of cryptocurrencies, a high-profile DDoS attack (or not) with a political subtext, the slashdot…

Japan's Abe: US auto tariffs will cost US jobs, harm economy

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned the U.S. on Friday that higher tariffs on auto imports would backfire and harm not only America’s jobs and economy but…

Japan records trade surplus in June despite US tariffs

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has recorded a trade surplus in June, including with the U.S., despite tariffs put in place by President Donald Trump. Source: Business – The Eagle