For the 18 or more journalists kidnapped by pro-Gadhafi forces in Libya, detention may be only the beginning of their ordeal. War correspondents are at high risk of post-traumatic stress disorder , with some studies putting the rate of PTSD among reporters in conflict zones at 25 percent or more. And while there are some protective factors — including journalists' ability to share their stories of trauma — the number of freelancers who lack strong support systems and are working in ever more dangerous areas is increasing, said Elana Newman, a University of Tulsa psychology professor. "In areas of conflict, it used to be that journalists were seen as the neutral party and they were protected," Newman told LiveScience. "In the last few years, journalists have become explicit targets of violence ." Newman is research director for the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, an online resource for journalists who cover violence. [Sidebar: 20 Deadliest Countries for Journalists … [Read more...] about Kidnapped Journalists Face More Risks Than Ever
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Kumar Manglam Birla, the chairman of Aditya Birla Group , has written to the Cabinet Secretary saying that he is ready to hand over his stake in Vodafone-Idea to any government entity. In a letter to Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on June 7, Birla said that, with a "sense of duty" towards 27 crore Indians connected with Vodafone Idea, Birla is willing to hand over his stake to public Sector Unit (PSU), a government entity or any domestic financial entity, or any other entity that the government may consider worthy of keeping the company as a going concern. Birla said that VIL has been trying to raise Rs 25,000 crore to sustain VIL operations and pay regulatory and governmental dues. He said that foreign investors wanted to see a clear government intent to have a three-player telecom market. In the letter, Birla sought clarity on adjusted gross revenue ( AGR ), adequate moratorium on spectrum dues and floor pricing adding that without immediate and … [Read more...] about Kumar Birla ready to give up Vodafone-Idea stake to government entity
The computer as we know it today has radically evolved from the desktop behemoths of the early PCs to masses of computer power you can hold in your hand. Desktop PCs , notebooks, tablets and smartphones now all coexist together, but are clearly on a converging trajectory. And increasingly, computers are not simply isolated pieces of IT we use. With the burgeoning ideas of the Internet of Things becoming tangible reality, computers will simply disappear into our environment. Says Andy Hardy, EMEA MD at Code42: "The iconic image of a 'computer' in the traditional sense – the idea of a tower that sits underneath a desk connected to a monitor – is outdated. Today, our computers are as mobile as we are. This concept of an electronic device – which is capable of receiving data and processing information in order to produce a result – being carried with you wherever you go is not going away anytime soon." Jon Wrennall, CTO in the UK and Ireland at Fujitsu, further commented: "The … [Read more...] about What does the future hold for the PC?
The Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Intelligence team has provided interesting insights into the LemonDuck malware , which it describes as an “actively updated and robust malware.” According to the researchers , LemonDuck, which is primarily known for its botnet and cryptomining activities, takes advantage of several high-profile security bugs, including the use of older vulnerabilities while security teams focus on patching newly discovered critical flaws. In another interesting move, the malware will also patch vulnerabilities in the infected host, such as the widely abused ProxyLogon exploits in Microsoft Exchange servers, to stave off any competing malware. TechRadar needs you! We're looking at how our readers use VPNs with streaming sites like Netflix so we can improve our content and offer better advice. This survey won't take more than 60 seconds of your time, and we'd hugely appreciate if you'd share your experiences with us. >> Click … [Read more...] about Microsoft says LemonDuck malware could be tricky to shift
Microsoft has continued its analysis of the LemonDuck malware , known for installing crypto-miners in enterprise environments. It makes a strong case for why it is worth removing it from your network. This group, according to Microsoft, has a well-stocked arsenal of hacking tools, tricks and exploits aimed at one thing: for their malware to retain exclusive access to a compromised network for as long as possible. While crypto-mining malware could be just a nuisance, LemonDuck attributes suggest the attacker group really do try to own compromised networks by disabling anti-malware, removing rival malware, and even automatically patching vulnerabilities -- a competitive effort to keep rival attackers from feeding off its turf. "This allows them to limit the visibility of the attack to [security operations center] analysts within an organization who might be prioritizing unpatched devices for investigation, or who would overlook devices that do not have a high volume of malware … [Read more...] about Microsoft: This Windows and Linux malware does everything it can to stay on your network
Sometimes truth may be stranger than fiction, but for best-selling author Tom Clancy, the two are often more closely paralleled. Clancy died Tuesday (Oct. 1) at the age of 66, but his thrilling, espionage and military-inspired novels helped him become one of the most well-known American authors. From a dramatic Soviet-era defection to a high-profile assassination plot, here are four true stories from Clancy's novels. The Hunt for Red October Clancy's first novel, "The Hunt for Red October," was published in 1984. The book introduced Clancy's most famous fictional character, Jack Ryan, who would become a central figure in the majority of the author's novels. In the action-packed novel, CIA analyst Ryan helps a Soviet submarine captain and his crew defect to the United States. The action takes place aboard an experimental nuclear submarine , called Red October. The novel was reportedly inspired by a real-life mutiny aboard a Soviet Navy anti-submarine … [Read more...] about Spies & Secrets: 4 True Stories From Tom Clancy’s Novels