Eternal Blue was a NSA tool


Source: BBC News Dave Lee, North America technology reporter The huge cyber-attack affecting organisations around the world, including some UK hospitals, can be traced back to the US National Security Agency (NSA) – raising questions over the US government’s decision to keep such flaws a secret. Elements of the malicious software used in Friday’s attacks were part of a treasure trove of cyber-attack tools leaked by hacking group the Shadow Brokers in April. One of the tools contained in the Shadow Brokers leak, codenamed EternalBlue, proved to be “the most significant factor” in the spread of Friday’s global attack, according to cyber-security … Continue reading Eternal Blue was a NSA tool

MI5 to improve


MI5 is enhancing working procedures after accepting calls from the coroner at the inquests into the 7/7 London bombings, which killed 52 people. Lady Justice Hallett had called for improved record-keeping and procedures for showing photographs to informants. They were among nine recommendations she made for MI5, the emergency services and Transport for London. MI5 said it had invested in a new IT system to allow higher-quality photographs to be sent to agents. The agency had come under fire during the inquest for having cropped a clear colour photograph of plot ringleader Mohammad Siddique Khan so badly it could not … Continue reading MI5 to improve

Modeling and Simulation for Defense Demand Expands as Budgets Tighten


May 20 — A $2.5 billion contract to provide planning, modeling, simulation and training solutions to the Army and Department of Defense (DoD) has been awarded to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). This contract signifies the growing need for simulation training to prepare troops for combat. Despite budget constraints, Modeling and Simulation (M&S) is expanding as technological improvements develop. M&S is the more viable and cost-effective option for tomorrow’s armed forces. Continue reading Modeling and Simulation for Defense Demand Expands as Budgets Tighten