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Rescuers reach plane crash site in Iran mountains

Rescuers reach plane crash site in Iran mountains

World
Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Rescue teams reached the snow-capped mountains of southern Iran on Monday, where a plane carrying 65 people crashed the day before.The 59 passengers, two flight attendants, two pilots and two members of security forces aboard the commercial Aseman Airlines flight are presumed dead.Press TV reported that rescue teams reached the 14,400-foot high crash site before dawn on Monday, with improving weather conditions allowing helicopters to fly over the mountainous area.The ATR-72 plane, a twin-engine turboprop, was traveling from the capital Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasuj.Up to 26 teams of mountain climbers scoured the area on Monday looking for debris.The aircraft was brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years. It had been barred f...
UK Government site goes offline after hack

UK Government site goes offline after hack

Technology
More than 5,000 websites have been hacked to force visitors' computers to run software that mines a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin.Users loading the websites of the Information Commissioner's Office, the Student Loans Company, as well as the council websites for Manchester City, Camden, and Croydon - and even the homepage of the United States Courts - had their computers' processing power hijacked by hackers.Malicious code for software known as "Coinhive", a program advertising itself as "A Crypto Miner for your Website" would start running in the background until the webpage is closed.Security researcher Scott Helme was alerted to the hack by a friend who sent him antivirus software warnings received after visiting a UK Government website.:: North Korean hackers target cryptocurrency M...
Dozens charged for Infraud cyber-crime site

Dozens charged for Infraud cyber-crime site

Technology
Thirty-six people have been charged for their alleged involvement in running a cyber-crime service responsible for more than $ 530m (£381m) of losses.The Infraud Organisation is said to have dealt in stolen credit cards and passwords and engaged in bank fraud and ID theft.As of March 2017, its dark-web-based service's discussion forum is said to have had 10,901 registered members.The US Department of Justice said 13 of the suspects were now in custody.They include UK-based Anthony Nnamdi Okeakpu, who is alleged to have joined in December 2010 and have used the nickname "moneymafia".Other defendants include Svyatoslav Bondarenko, a Ukranian accused of having created Infraud in October 2010.Five apprehended defendants were based in the US while others came from France, Canada, Pakistan, Russ
Kansas City Chiefs to keep training camp at same site

Kansas City Chiefs to keep training camp at same site

Sports
The Kansas City Chiefs reached an agreement to continue holding training camp at Missouri Western State University. The deal, announced by the club on Thursday, assures the Chiefs will hold camp in 2018 in St. Joseph, Mo. It also included an option for a one-year extension for 2019. "We have been engaged in positive, constructive discussions with Missouri Western State University representatives for months and are pleased to reach this agreement to keep Chiefs Training Camp in St. Joseph," Chiefs president Mark Donovan said. "When we moved training camp back to the state of Missouri in 2010, we could not have imagined the reception and support that Missouri Western and the entire community have provided us. "It's an exciting time in Chiefs Kingdom and we look forward to returning to St. Jo...
North Korea nuclear site shows 'disturbances,' landslides

North Korea nuclear site shows 'disturbances,' landslides

World
Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Satellite imagery taken of North Korea's nuclear site a day after its sixth nuclear test shows numerous "surface disturbances" and landslides, according to analysts writing for 38 North, the Johns Hopkins University website dedicated to North Korea issues.The images were taken on Sept. 4, in the aftermath of the artificial quake generated after a 100-kiloton explosion rocked the area -- and tremors were felt across the China border and as far as Vladivostok, Russia."These disturbances are more numerous and widespread than what we have seen from any of the five tests North Korea previously conducted," say analysts Frank V. Pabian, Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., and Jack Liu.Tremors have lifted out fields, but the powerful explosion on Sunday did not trigger a mountain collapse -- ...