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BUCHAREST, Romania—A gang of dirt-poor students from an obscure computer lab in Romania hacked the world in the 1990s, only to help protect it 25 years later.
In the late 1980s, a few Romanian students illegally manufactured computers using parts smuggled from factories and manually soldered wires. Cobras gave their owners some feeling of independence and rebellion. “The fact that you could play the game you wanted, when you wanted, gave you the illusion of choosing for yourself,” Moldovanu says.
Cuba has some of the oldest computers still in use, and it was likely the place where the last MS-DOS viruses were seen in the wild not very long ago.
Several researchers, including one mathematician, are running for seats in Moldova’s parliament this month. They hope to depoliticize science, improve education and address high levels of brain drain in the small country of 3.5 million people.
It's 3 am, and his eyes are almost closed. The pack of gummy bears on his desk is empty. So's the Chinese takeout box. Romanian white hat hacker Alex Coltuneac has had three hours of sleep tonight.
Dictator Nicolae Ceausescu ramped up propaganda, outlawed abortion, and empowered a secret police, creating an atmosphere where people were afraid to speak their minds.
New analysis of Barış Pehlivan's computer finds a very rare, targeted malware called Ahtapot. It only gets stranger from there.
Notorious hacker Sergey Pavlovich, who was charged with stealing credit-card data from Boston Market, Barnes & Noble, and Forever 21 in 2008, has recently published the English version of his book, How to steal a million: The memoirs of a Russian hacker.
A century ago, Russia pushed for equal rights to education and work for men and women. The effects are still being felt in tech today.
Electric car drivers could find themselves unable to charge their vehicles if attackers exploit recently discovered flaws in Schneider Electric's EVlink Parking charging stations, found in offices, hotels, and supermarkets across several countries.
Hunted for doing their job, security experts face both digital and real-world threats ranging from “subtle pressure” to Molotov cocktails.
The RSA Conference 2019 is set to kick-off on March 4 in San Francisco, and this year’s theme, Better, is an invitation to the industry to work harder to ensure a higher level of security for consumers and organizations worldwide.
Iranian hackers may well be targeting banks and crypto-exchanges in 2019 in response to the sanctions the US has recently reinstated, according to the security company's founder.
"It's highly likely that Iran will resume its destructive attacks against the US financial sector," says CrowdStrike CTO Dmitri Alperovitch.