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Russia accused of global net hack attacks

Russia accused of global net hack attacks

Technology
State-sponsored Russian hackers are actively seeking to hijack essential internet hardware, US and UK intelligence agencies say.The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security issued a joint alert warning of a global campaign.The alert details methods used to compromise the networking equipment used to move traffic across the net. This could be used be used to mount a future offensive, it warned.Basic weaknessIn a press conference about the alert, White House cyber-security co-ordinator Rob Joyce said the US and its allies had "high confidence" that Russia was behind the "broad campaign". Intelligence gathered by the US and UK suggested that millions of machines directing data around the net were being targeted, he said. Compromised device...
Donald Trump steps up attacks on Amazon

Donald Trump steps up attacks on Amazon

Technology
President Donald Trump has stepped up his attacks on Amazon, suggesting the online retail giant is ripping off the US Postal Service. The US Post Office would lose $ 1.50 (£1.07) "on average for each package it delivers for Amazon", he tweeted, but supporters of Amazon dispute this. Mr Trump also said the Washington Post newspaper was a "lobbyist" for Amazon. Amazon owner Jeff Bezos also owns the Washington Post, which publishes stories unpalatable to the president. Like most mainstream media, the Post has reported on stories including Special Counsel Robert Mueller's continuing investigation into links between the Trump election campaign and Russia, as well has his alleged relationship with porn star Stormy Daniels. Saturday's edition details how three different legal teams are scrutinis
Eating Yogurt Could Lower Your Risk of Heart Attacks and Stroke

Eating Yogurt Could Lower Your Risk of Heart Attacks and Stroke

Health
Turns out the probiotic dairy does much more than just help your gut. In addition to a laundry list of benefits for a healthy gut, yogurt may drastically reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. A recent study in the American Journal of Hypertension found that men who eat at least two servings of yogurt per week had a 21 percent lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease, and risk among women dropped by 17%.A team of scientists at Boston University's School of Medicine studied more than 740,000 individuals who had previously been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Using health questionnaires administered over the last 30 years, the scientists measured yogurt intake and weighed it against heart-related health issues such as heart attack or stroke.In a p...
First trial linked to 2015 Paris attacks begins

First trial linked to 2015 Paris attacks begins

World
Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The first trial related to the November 2015 Paris terror attack began Wednesday for a man accused of harboring two militants who alleged carried out the shootings.Jawad Bendaoud appeared in a Paris criminal court for the first day of a trial that's expected to last three weeks. He was charged with providing shelter to Abdelhamid Abaaoud and Chakib Akrouh by renting them an apartment in Saint-Denis.Abaaoud was a senior Islamic State militant suspected of coordinating the Paris attacks, in which 130 victims and seven militants died.Dubbed the "landlord of Daesh," by the French media using an alternative name for the Islamic State, Bendaoud, 31, said he didn't realize the two men were involved in the attack when he offered them the place to stay.Five days after the Nov. 13, ...
AP sources: US spies in Havana hit by bizarre health attacks

AP sources: US spies in Havana hit by bizarre health attacks

World
Frightening attacks on U.S. personnel in Havana struck the heart of America's spy network in Cuba, with intelligence operatives among the first and most severely affected victims, The Associated Press has learned. It wasn't until U.S. spies, posted to the embassy under diplomatic cover, reported hearing bizarre sounds and experiencing even stranger physical effects that the United States realized something was wrong, individuals familiar with the situation said. While the attacks started within days of President Donald Trump's surprise election in November, the precise timeline remains unclear, including whether intelligence officers were the first victims hit or merely the first victims to report it. The U.S. has called the situation "ongoing." To date, the Trump administration largely h...