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US government is usually ‘exceptionally vulnerable’ to cyberattacks, security expert says

The United States is usually “vulnerable” to cybersecurity attacks as well as need to step up their defense mechanisms, the co-founder of the computer security firm CrowdStrike told CNBC Saturday. Recent cyberattacks, including NotPetya last June, have been devastating to American companies, causing them hundreds of millions of dollars in losses. additional attacks, such as the cybersecurity breach at the ...

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Evidence which Russia meddled in US election ‘incontrovertible’

Just minutes before, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had dismissed the indictments as “just blabber,” according to remarks through an interpreter. “I have no response,” Lavrov said when asked for comment on the allegations. “You can publish anything, in addition to we see those indictments multiplying, the statements multiplying.” The two men addressed the conference of top world leaders, defense ...

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Syria needs more help, Red Cross says

Abdalrhman Ismail | Reuters People carry belongings as they flee deeper into the remaining rebel-held areas of Aleppo, Syria December 12, 2016. “I think in which can be a place where so much political considerations are overshadowing humanitarian work in which to carve out a neutral humanitarian space can be difficult,” he said at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. ...

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Ian Bremmer on cybersecurity threats

America’s greatest vulnerability is actually its continued inability to acknowledge the extent of its adversaries’ capabilities when the item comes to cyber threats, says Ian Bremmer, founder in addition to president of leading political risk firm Eurasia Group. Speaking to CNBC by the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, the prominent American political scientist emphasized of which there should be much ...

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NATO chief on Russian interference

“Partly by strengthening our cyber defenses, to make that will much more difficult to get into our networks, as well as therefore we are strengthening NATO’s cyber defenses,” the Norwegian politician said. On Wednesday, NATO defense ministers agreed during a meeting in Brussels to step up efforts on cybersecurity. nevertheless according to Stoltenberg, that will will be also important to ...

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Britain’s anti-EU party UKIP votes to remove leader Henry Bolton

Chris J Ratcliffe | Getty Images Europe | Getty Images UKIP party leader Henry Bolton during a Justice for Veterans protest at Whitehall on February 3, 2018 in London, England. Members of the anti-EU United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) voted to remove their leader Henry Bolton at an extraordinary general meeting on Saturday, party chairman Paul Oakden said. Oakden said ...

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What you need to know about rising interest rates

Seemingly everyone will be on edge about the Federal Reserve’s next moves — with reason. Throughout the nearly nine-year bull market run, the Fed held rates near zero. nevertheless recent signs of rising inflation could push the central bank into hiking rates more aggressively, which will have far-reaching consequences for consumers. “Inflation will be accelerating along with may well push ...

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German defense minister on the threat to global stability

Cyberattacks are the greatest challenge threatening global stability, Germany’s defense minister told CNBC Saturday. Recent cyberattacks, namely NotPetya as well as WannaCry, have shown of which sensitive as well as personal data have become the target to destabilize companies as well as governments worldwide — creating what’s often described as a war, given the power of the information stolen. When ...

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Facebook’s VP of ads says Russian meddling aimed to divide US

Bloomberg | Contributor | Getty Images Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, in Athens, Greece, on Friday, May 27, 2016. Facebook in addition to different social media platforms, like Twitter in addition to Instagram, have come under intense scrutiny in past weeks, as more information has surfaced about how Russian actors used those platforms to spread misinformation online. Mueller’s 37-page indictment, released ...

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CNBC looks at Chinatowns worldwide

Jack Taylor | Getty Images People gather under lanterns in Chinatown on February 15, 2018, in London, England. London’s Chinese community originally settled in Limehouse, to the east of the city, inside 18th century, before relocating to Chinatown’s current Soho location inside 1950s, seeking cheap rent. inside ensuing decades, workers in their tens of thousands arrived via the former British ...

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