US government plans to disrupt hackers behind Colonial Pipeline ransomware, Biden says

President Joe Biden suggested the U.S. intends to pursue hackers who last week infected the largest pipeline in the country with ransomware. The incident led Colonial Pipeline to shut down operations for days in an effort to prevent the ransomware, which the FBI has traced back to criminal operators known as DarkSide, from spreading to its operational technology. Now, following a spike in demand for fuel, the U.S. government is going to disrupt the hackers, who are believed to reside in Russia, Biden said. “We have been in direct communication with Moscow for the imperative for responsible countries to take decisive action against these ransomware networks,” Biden said in remarks Thursday. “We’re also going to pursue a measure to disrupt their ability to operate.” The president did not rule out carrying out a retaliatory cyberattack targeting the criminals, clarifying that the U.S. does not believe the Russian government was behind […]

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System76 Unveils Open Source ‘Launch Configurable Keyboard’ for Linux, Windows, and macOS

System76 today unveiled its newest product — the “Launch Configurable Keyboard.” It is a mechanical keyboard made in the USA with a focus on open source. The Launch has both open source firmware and hardware. Even the configuration software — which r… Continue reading System76 Unveils Open Source ‘Launch Configurable Keyboard’ for Linux, Windows, and macOS

Responding to the Colonial Pipeline Breach & CISA Ransomware Alert

The recent DarkSide ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, a critical infrastructure supplier of about 45% of the United States’ east coast gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, infected the company’s IT network. Learn about the threat posed by ransomware an… Continue reading Responding to the Colonial Pipeline Breach & CISA Ransomware Alert

Something’s Up in Switzerland: Explaining the B Meson News from the Large Hadron Collider

Particle physics is a field of extremes. Scales always have 10really big number associated. Some results from the Large Hadron Collider Beauty (LHCb) experiment have recently been reported that are …read more Continue reading Something’s Up in Switzerland: Explaining the B Meson News from the Large Hadron Collider