Hackers are exploiting ConnectWise flaws to deploy LockBit ransomware, security experts warn

Security experts are warning that a pair of high-risk flaws in a popular remote access tool are being exploited by hackers to deploy LockBit ransomware — days after authorities announced that they had disrupted the notorious Russia-linked cybercrime gang. Researchers at cybersecurity companies Huntress and Sophos told TechCrunch on Thursday that both had observed LockBit … Read more

World leaders warn Israel ahead of expected Rafah offensive

Global opposition is mounting to Israel’s call for a “massive operation” in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, where more than 1 million people have fled in search of refuge as Israel continues its bombardment of the Strip. “Deeply concerned about the prospect of a military offensive in Rafah,” British Foreign Secretary David Cameron said … Read more

Gaza mediators and others warn Israel of disaster if it launches a ground invasion on crowded Rafah

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — Israel’s neighbors and key mediators warned Saturday of disaster and repercussions if its military launches a ground invasion in Gaza’s southern city of Rafah, where Israel says remaining Hamas strongholds are located — along with over half the besieged territory’s population. Israeli airstrikes killed at least 44 Palestinians — including more … Read more

OpenAI and Other Tech Giants Will Have to Warn the US Government When They Start New AI Projects

When OpenAI’s ChatGPT took the world by storm last year, it caught many power brokers in both Silicon Valley and Washington, DC, by surprise. The US government should now get advance warning of future AI breakthroughs involving large language models, the technology behind ChatGPT. The Biden administration is preparing to use the Defense Production Act … Read more

Terrorism Threat Level: UK Police Warn of Rise Amid Gaza War

The head of counter-terrorism policing in the U.K. warned there has been an “unprecedented” spike in terrorism threats since the Israel-Hamas war began in October. Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Matt Jukes told a gathering of journalists on Friday that there has been a 25% rise in counter-terrorism intelligence, which is “a significant increase,” Sky News … Read more

More Democrats warn Biden about how Israel is conducting Gaza assault

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave WILMINGTON, Del. — President Biden’s steadfast support for Israel is facing increasing pressure as some of his staunch supporters from within his party are warning about the ways in which the Israeli response is being carried out. Biden has resisted calls to join other Democrats who are … Read more

Rocket Alert Apps Warn Israelis of Incoming Attacks While Gaza Is Left in the Dark

The app and sirens are a backstop to Israel’s extensive military defenses. The Iron Dome missile defense system effectively intercepts or destroys most airborne weapons headed to Israel. But some rockets have slipped through, causing injuries in recent days, and the government has encouraged people in Israel to download its app. Across the border, Israel’s … Read more

French officials suspect pranksters in a rash of fake bomb threats and warn of heavy punishments

PARIS — The sumptuous Palace of Versailles was forced to evacuate visitors for the fourth time in less than a week for a security check after a bomb alert. Airports and schools around France also fell victim to bomb alerts and forced evacuations after similar warnings a day earlier. Even a nuclear research institute received … Read more

Gaza Hospitals Warn Thousands Could Die Amid Looming Attack

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip — Medics in Gaza warned Sunday that thousands could die as hospitals packed with wounded people ran desperately low on fuel and basic supplies. Palestinians in the besieged coastal enclave struggled to find food, water and safety ahead of an expected Israeli ground offensive in the war sparked by Hamas’ deadly … Read more

Intense shelling has displaced 70,000 people in northwest Syria, UN agencies warn

United Nations humanitarian officials have sounded an alarm over a humanitarian crisis in rebel-held northwestern Syria ByOMAR ALBAM Associated Press October 12, 2023, 12:30 PM FILE – In this photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, a Syrian White Helmet civil defense worker runs at the site where a shell struck in the … Read more