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The Trials and Tribulations of Paying Ransomware Hackers

2020-10-23 13:34:00| TechNewsWorld

There's no question that hackers are getting increasingly ambitious -- the average ransom demand increased from about $29,000 in 2018 to more than $302,000 in 2019. U.S. law doesn't prohibit paying ransom per se; but when victims pay monies to people or organizations who have been sanctioned by the U.S. government...they get into more trouble.

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Manifesto Hatched to Close Gap Between Business and IT

2020-10-23 00:11:18| TechNewsWorld

The BizOps Coalition hopes to bridge the gap between technology investments and business outcomes through an effort called the BizOps Manifesto. The BizOps movement has gained traction with leading organizations, helping them to better align IT with business outcomes. But more needs to be done. That led to the Manifesto's creation.

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Open Source Defies Conflicts of Interest: Red Hat Tells All

2020-10-22 22:18:59| TechNewsWorld

Red Hat, a major provider of open source solutions, has never had a comprehensive document guiding associate participation in open source projects, until now. Perhaps under the influence of its recent purchase by IBM, Red Hat recently announced the external publication of its open-source participation guidelines. The company released the guidelines on GitHub under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.

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DoJ to Google: Try This Antitrust Suit on for Size

2020-10-21 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

Google found itself in the crosshairs of government regulators Tuesday as the U.S. Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit against the tech giant for unlawfully maintaining a monopoly in online search services and in search advertising. "This is a monumental case for the Department of Justice and, more importantly, for the American consumer," U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr said in a statement.

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Whom Can We Trust to Safeguard Healthcare Data?

2020-10-20 21:06:48| TechNewsWorld

Healthcare records were digitized to help prevent medical errors such as misdiagnoses nd mistakes with medication, but electronic health records have made it easier for bad actors to steal patients' highly personal information. Cybercriminals are further motivated by the fact that patient medical records are worth up to 10 times more than credit card numbers on the Dark Web.

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