The WannaCry ransomware attack struck last week targeting the Microsoft Windows operating system and reportedly infected more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries. Turkey has sounded the alarm by announcing the creation of a cyberarmy to tackle this problem.
In the wake of the Manchester attack, concerned parents, siblings and friends launched genuine social media appeals in attempt to locate missing loved ones, using the hashtag #MissinginManchester. However, some tasteless trolls also took the opportunity to share fake images and other hoax posts.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) will jointly put a $1.5 billion satellite into orbit in 2021 using GSLV, a rocket for which the US slapped sanctions on India.
US Congresswoman Kathleen Rice has introduced a bill tasking Homeland Security with conducting a threat assessment for terrorists using virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, despite evidence terrorist groups use such payment methods is scant. A cybersecurity expert has told Sputnik the real fear is Bitcoin supplanting national currencies.
The Swedish do-it-yourself community has attracted unexpected and unwanted company, as Malmö criminals have started using 3D printers to manufacture their own weapons.
Powerful warships, once the pride of the US Navy, now face retirement and replacements have not been identified.
Seeking to improve the surgical precision of its extrajudicial killings around the world while simultaneously acquiring more efficient bang for its ever-burgeoning buck, the Pentagon is increasingly investing in tiny airborne killing machines specifically crafted to assassinate people.
ISS crew members will carry out an unscheduled spacewalk next week, NASA reported.
A budget proposal to be submitted this week by the administration of US President Donald Trump will include conditions that replace American military grants to foreign countries with loans, potentially ending several billion dollars in weapons and logistics giveaways by Washington.
Instagram is the worst social network for young people's mental health, while YouTube has a mostly beneficial effect for users, Shirley Cramer, Chief Executive of the UK's Royal Society for Public Health, which carried out a survey of social networks and mental health, told Radio Sputnik.
An enigmatic star in the Cygnus constellation that previously exhibited unusual light fluctuations hinting at the possible presence of alien life has is once again exhibiting some very strange behavior.
It’s "very telling" that the "original" basis "for harassing [Julian] Assange" has been dropped, journalist Barrett Brown, someone who knows a little something about being targeted by suppressive forces, says.
An independent team searching for habitable and inhabited planets outside of our solar system has launched a Kickstarter to help fund the advanced telescope they’re midway through building – one with some pretty sweet rewards.
Andrei Blokhin and Georgy Kuznetsov, a duo of modern artists from the Russian city of Krasnodar known as Recycle Group, represented Russia at the 57th Venice Biennale, the most famous and prestigious international art exhibition, which opened on May 13, 2017. Their project called Blocked Content became part of the Russian Pavilion at the event.
Whistleblowers often jump into the anonymity provided by the black spots of the dark web when leaking secrets. However, a new app has been created that could make their online footprints much harder to hide.
Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins recently praised the popular learning app Duolingo for boosting interest in the Irish language. So could it be used to revive other "dying languages?"
A team of dedicated Russian and European researchers made a significant breakthrough in deciphering the bacterial two-component regulatory system, paving the way for creating more efficient antimicrobial treatments.
On May 19, 1971, Mars 2 was launched, the second of seven unmanned spacecraft dispatched to the planet by the Soviet Union. It became the first manmade object to reach the claret sphere’s surface, and just the latest in a string of stunning space exploration achievements for the USSR.
The recent leak of over half a billion emails and passwords demonstrates that all internet users need to take responsibility for the information they upload to the internet, security expert Karsten Nohl told Radio Sputnik.
Russian researchers have developed a technology that makes transportation of blood and biofluid samples in medicine and veterinary science simpler and cheaper.
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