This hacking gang just updated the malware it uses against UK targets

This hacking gang just updated the malware it uses against UK targets

Hackers are using an updated version of Neuron malware to conduct espionage against UK targets, warns the NCSC. A notorious hacking group is targeting the UK with an updated version of malware designed to embed itself into compromised networks and stealthily conduct espionage.

Both Neuron and Nautilus malware have previously been attributed to the Turla advanced persistent threat operation , which regularly carries out cyber espionage against a range of targets, including government, military, technology, energy and commercial organisations .

Within the last year, the group appears to have put a particular focus on diplomatic targets , including consulates and embassies .

Primarily targeting Windows mail servers and web servers, the Turla group deploys specially crafted phishing emails in order to compromise […]

Robot Writing, AI, and Marketing: It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Robot Writing, AI, and Marketing: It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Picture if you will, dear reader, the marketing apocalypse, a place where human-powered engines are less and less relevant and we are facing a new dawn: robot writing, triggered email campaigns, automated social scheduling and responses, ways to track users wherever they go.

Oh, hang on. Isn’t that . . . ? the future is here Yeah, it is. We would say welcome to the future, but that scares an awful lot of people. Case in point: all these stories about the robots coming to take our marketing jobs. There is legitimate worry in our industry today, and with good reason. AI and marketing are a perfect mix; so much of what we do involves crunching data and analytics. Surely […]

Fatty Western diets make prostate cancer more aggressive - but a new type of statin could control the disease, new study claims

Fatty Western diets make prostate cancer more aggressive – but a new type of statin could control the disease, new study claims

Researchers at Harvard and Beth Israel have made a ‘breakthrough’ discovery about how prostate cancer is fueled

They found fatty diets drive tumors to spread around the body

The team also found a cholesterol-fighting drug could control the spread

A high-fat American diet of fast food and processed meats fuels the spread of prostate cancer, new research has shown.However, experiments found a cholesterol-fighting drug boosted genes which shut down the cells’ fat-production, bringing the disease under control.The link between fat-laden foods and cancers including those of the prostate – the most common form among men – is well-known.But the researchers have now shed fresh light on the genetic mechanisms that boost spread, and how diet plays […]

Robot subs are uncovering what makes underwater volcanoes blow

Robot subs are uncovering what makes underwater volcanoes blow

The remotely operated vehicle Jason (which is about the size of a large car), landing on the seafloor at Havre submarine volcano at 900 meters below sea level A pair of autonomous underwater vehicles have helped uncover details of the biggest undersea eruption of the century. The daring mission is helping to unlock the mysteries of a rarely-seen event and shed further light on underwater volcanism.

Guided by top volcanologists from the University of Tasmania, Australia, the vehicles plunged 650 meters below sea level to map the ocean floor, shedding light on a an eruption that occurred in 2002.

That eruption, of the Havre Seamount off the coast of New Zealand, released 400 square kilometres of porous volcanic rock, some of […]

10 Tips to Help You Stick to Your Healthy Eating Resolutions

10 Tips to Help You Stick to Your Healthy Eating Resolutions

Every January, millions of Americans resolve to ring in the New Year with healthier, more active lifestyles. But turning those good intentions into healthy habits can be difficult, especially without a dedicated support system. Eating habits begin at home and are ingrained at an early age, which makes it all the more important to have friends and family share in the quest for the best possible way to live. With a focus on food as fuel and the table as the gathering place to bring family together, cooking and eating healthy meals with the ones we love becomes part of our vocabulary, it becomes ritual.

Common Threads is kicking off 2018 by celebrating its third annual Cooking for Life […]

A cool and helpful Meltdown analogy

A cool and helpful Meltdown analogy

Security vulnerabilities are always tricky to explain. People are supposed to be scared of them, because their data could be compromised, but the very nature of security problems means they involve obscure technical details that we usually don’t have to think about at all.

So, enter the analogy. A number of fun, strange, possibly useful analogies have sprung up this week to try to explain the major Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that Google has discovered. Like any analogy, they fall short of perfectly detailed explanation, and will typically break if you push them too far, but they can still be a helpful way to get a vibe for how these exploits actually work.

Here’s the start of a thread from Clay […]