If you’re an artist and looking to sell, the value of your work is measured by other people’s perception of it. You may think it’s great and worth quite a bit. After all you spent time, effort and materials in producing it. But sadly the real value of a work depends upon if someone is willing to buy it and the price they are willing to pay.
Last week was a sobering one for Congress. The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump served as the backdrop, the vivid videos of the angry mob of January 6 underscoring all that could have been lost that day, and all that divides Americans.
Tensions have escalated between the two countries in recent months over a raft of issues, most recently over Russia amassing troops on its border with Ukraine.
Today the Labour Party was the victim of a “large and sophisticated cyber attack”. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, however. After the hack of the US Democratic National Committee
Hackers believed to be working for Russia have been monitoring internal email traffic at the US Treasury and Commerce departments, Reuters reported earlier this week, citing people who said they feared the hacks uncovered so far may be the tip of the iceberg.
Russian and Iran have both obtained US voter information and taken actions to influence public opinion ahead of the Nov.3 election, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced on Wednesday.
But the attackers are very careful and have deleted logs, or electronic footprints or which files they have accessed, security experts said. That makes it hard to know what has been taken.
Many private sector firms are leaving no stone unturned in beefing up security, to the point where they are rebuilding their servers and other equipment.
The attacks targeted the GCKey service, used by some 30 federal departments and Canada Revenue Agency accounts, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat explained in a press release.
In a bone-chilling incident, a couple in the US was left stunned when a hacker broke into their connected home and started talking to them via camera, played vulgar music on the video system in the living room and even turned thermostat to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (over 32 degrees Celsius).