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May 2017

WannaCry? The NHS certainly did.

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On the 12/05/2017 one of the biggest cyber-attacks quickly spread over the world, causing a crisis in National Health Service hospitals and some of Europe‚Äôs biggest businesses. The new strain of ransomware WannaCry (also known as WanaCrypt0r and Wcry) is a malware that usually locks users out of their own system (usually by encrypting the… more »

Google and Facebook team up against fake news

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In recent months and in the run up to the UK general election, both Google and Facebook have been under pressure to address fake news. BuzzFeed research found that in the months running up to the US election, the top performing fake news items generated more engagement than top stories from major news outlets. The… more »