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The researchers plan to release their country-by-country findings next week.Rules for safe communication, such as barring connections to disreputable web addresses, tend to be enforced less when users take computers home, said analyst Lari Huttunen at Arctic.That means previously safe networks can become exposed. In many cases, corporate firewalls and security policies had protected machines that had been infected by viruses or targeted malware, he said. Outside of the office, that protection can fall off sharply, allowing the infected machines to communicate again with the original hackers.That has been exacerbated because the sharp increase in VPN volume led some stressed technology departments to permit less rigorous security policies.”Everybody is trying to keep these connections up, and security controls or filtering are not keeping up at these levels,” Huttunen said.The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) cybersecurity agency agreed this week that VPNs bring with them a host of new problems.”As organizations use VPNs for telework, more vulnerabilities are being found and targeted by malicious cyber actors,” wrote DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.The agency said it is harder to keep VPNs updated with security fixes because they are used at all hours, instead of on a schedule that allows for routine installations during daily boot-ups or shutdowns.Even vigilant home users may have problems with VPNs. The DHS agency on Thursday said some hackers who broke into VPNs provided by San Jose-based Pulse Secure before patches were available a year ago had used other programs to maintain that access.Other security experts said financially motivated hackers were using pandemic fears as bait and retooling existing malicious programs such as ransomware, which encrypts a target’s data and demands payment for its release. Topics : Hacking activity against corporations in the United States and other countries more than doubled by some measures last month as digital thieves took advantage of security weakened by pandemic work-from-home policies, researchers said. Corporate security teams have a harder time protecting data when it is dispersed on home computers with widely varying setups and on company machines connecting remotely, experts said. Even those remote workers using virtual private networks (VPNs), which establish secure tunnels for digital traffic, are adding to the problem, officials and researchers said.Software and security company VMWare Carbon Black said this week that ransomware attacks it monitored jumped 148% in March from the previous month, as governments worldwide curbed movement to slow the novel coronavirus, which has killed more than 130,000. “There is a digitally historic event occurring in the background of this pandemic, and that is there is a cybercrime pandemic that is occurring,” said VMWare cybersecurity strategist Tom Kellerman.”It’s just easier, frankly, to hack a remote user than it is someone sitting inside their corporate environment. VPNs are not bullet-proof, they’re not the be-all, end-all.”Using data from U.S.-based Team Cymru, which has sensors with access to millions of networks, researchers at Finland’s Arctic Security found that the number of networks experiencing malicious activity was more than double in March in the United States and many European countries compared with January, soon after the virus was first reported in China.The biggest jump in volume came as computers responded to scans when they should not have. Such scans often look for vulnerable software that would enable deeper attacks.
Elverna Leila (Bruce) Murray, 86, of North College Hill, Ohio passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the Alois Alzheimer’s Center, Cincinnati. She was born Monday, March 26, 1934 at the Whitlatch Clinic in Milan, Indiana, and was raised on the family farm at Mt. Sinai, west of Aurora, Indiana.From first through eighth grade she attended the two-room schoolhouse in Wilmington, where her mother was a teacher.She was a member of Rainbow Girls and 4-H, showing Jersey dairy cattle at the county fair. In addition to milking cows at home she was familiar with sheep and mules. She graduated from Aurora High School in 1952 at the mid-term and went on to business school in Cincinnati. Her first job as a medical secretary was in a doctor’s office on Auburn Avenue. She was employed at Children’s Hospital in the radiology department for 34 years, retiring in 1996. She also owned and operated a women’s clothing store on Pippen Road, The Elm Tree. Several part-time jobs followed her first retirement, one of which took her to Europe.In recent years she was involved in various community projects, committees, and activities. She was readily recognized in her neighborhood as the lady with the five-gallon bucket, walking on her street, picking up trash. She was also well known for collecting empty pill bottles for “Doctors Without Borders”, for collecting aluminum cans for the “D.A.V.”, and for giving away little flashlights. Quote: “Every woman should have a flashlight in her purse, and in her car.”Elverna loved foxes, and greatly enjoyed her flowerbeds and feeding birds.She traveled extensively in the U.S.A., including Alaska, and also visited Ireland and Scotland. She was proud of her Scot ancestry and valued a photograph of her taken by the statue of Robert the Bruce.Above all she was a patriot, never missed casting her vote, and proudly wore and displayed the “red, white, and blue”.Elverna was preceded in death by her parents Elvin L. and Myrtle M. Bruce, a brother Gerald A. Bruce, a daughter Debra L. Coy, two great-granddaughters Cayenne R. Gabbard and Peighton M. Duffy, and a nephew Jerry D. Bruce.She is survived by a sister Nadine L. Meyer, Mt. Sinai, four children Sherry E. Hummel (Joe), Moores Hill, Indiana, Robin M. Murray, Batesville, Indiana, Michael B. Murray (Diane), Milton, West Virginia, and Kelly A. Watkins (Taylor), Kettering, Ohio, six grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren. Her first great-great-grandchild is expected in September.Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 5 till 8 PM at the Neidhard Young Funeral Home, Mt. Healthy, Ohio. A private burial will take place in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery.Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans in North College Hill.Serving the family: Neidhard Young Funeral Home, Mt. Healthy, and Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Box 156, Moores Hill, Indiana 47032. You may go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
RelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking COVID-19: FIFA count cost to football Russia: Between poison and vaccine, by Gabriel Agbo Former Fifa executives took bribes in return for voting for Russia and Qatar to host the World Cup, according to US prosecutors. In what could be a highly significant twist in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s long-running investigation into allegations of football corruption, a new indictment was revealed in the US District Court on Monday. The documents claim several former Fifa executive committee members “were offered or received bribes in connection with their votes”. The Department of Justice made allegations against Nicolas Leoz, the former president of South American governing body Conmebol, and ex-Brazil federation supremo Ricardo Teixeira. Both are accused of taking money “in exchange for their votes in favour of Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup”. Disgraced former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner of Trinidad and Tobago was also allegedly paid £4 million through a host of offshore shell companies to back Russia’s 2018 bid. Russia beat England to win the right to host the most recent World Cup in 2018. Warner was president of the North and Central American and Caribbean confederation Concacaf. Another former Fifa ExCo member – Guatemala football chief Rafael Salguero – was allegedly promised a bribe to vote for Russia. Leoz died last year under house arrest in his native Paraguay, having fought extradition to the US. Teixeira has been banned from the game for life by Fifa for taking bribes for marketing and media rights for football competitions between 2006 and 2012. Teixeira and Warner, who is also banned for life, have avoided extradition to the US. Salguero was banned last year, having admitted corruption. Former executives at US television giant 21st Century Fox have also been charged in the indictment with making payments to South American football officials to secure broadcast rights. “The profiteering and bribery in international soccer have been deep-seated and commonly known practices for decades,” said FBI assistant director-in-charge William Sweeney. “The FBI… are investigating the illicit handshakes and backroom deals hidden in the infrastructure of soccer events, venues and marketing contracts. “The first public charges date back to 2015. This should illustrate to everyone still hoping to score millions corruptly, we’re going to find you.” Almost 10 years have now passed since Fifa controversially voted for Russia and Qatar to host the sport’s showpiece event. But it was only in 2015, following a dramatic dawn raid at a Zurich hotel close to the governing body’s headquarters, that the US Department of Justice announced it was investigating football and TV executives enriching themselves through the game. The scandal sparked the worst crisis in Fifa’s history, with its disgraced president Sepp Blatter eventually standing aside. A total of 42 people have been indicted, with 26 pleading guilty.Tags: briberyCorruptionfbiFederal Bureau of InvestigationFIFAQatarRussiaWorld Cup Hosts
Ander Herreraâ€™s winner saturday sent Manchester United into a record-equalling 20th FA Cup final and condemned Tottenham to their eighth successive defeat at this stage of the competition.Spurs started at a ferocious pace at Wembley and fully deserved the early lead they took after only 11 minutes when Dele Alli slid home a finish from Christian Eriksenâ€™s cross after Davinson Sanchezâ€™s long pass opened up Manchester Unitedâ€™s defence.Jose Mourinhoâ€™s side survived the siege and levelled on 24 minutes, Wembley specialist Alexis Sanchez rising to direct an athletic header across Spurs keeper Michel Vorm from Paul Pogbaâ€™s perfect cross for his eighth goal in eight appearances at the stadium. Eric Dierâ€™s deflected shot hit the post on the stroke of half-time but Spurs had lost vital momentum and Herreraâ€™s crisp low finish just after the hour set up an FA Cup final date for United with Chelsea or Southampton on May 19.It left Spurs suffering more FA Cup semi-final pain and with a losing sequence stretching back to their win in the last four against Arsenal here in 1991 – and Pochettino still without a trophy after four seasons at the club.Manchester Unitedâ€™s style has been criticised on a number of levels this season – but the character and resilience in Jose Mourinhoâ€™s side is beyond question.In recent weeks alone, they have come from behind to beat Chelsea at Old Trafford then recovered from 2-0 deficits to win at Crystal Palace and, most notably, at Premier League champions Manchester City. And they needed to call on all those reserves in the face of an opening salvo from Spurs that was fierce in its intensity and pressing, as well as bringing that opening goal from Dele Alli.United held on, with moments of good fortune, and grasped the lifeline that came with a cheap concession of possession from Spurs, a perfect cross from Paul Pogba and an athletic header from Sanchez to beat Michel Vorm in the 24th minute.Spurs were still left cursing their luck when Eric Dierâ€™s shot deflected off Chris Smalling to hit the foot of the post – and when ruthlessness and a clinical edge was required it was United who provided it. It came courtesy of Ander Herreraâ€™s low finish and gave United an advantage they never seriously looked like relinquishing.Mourinho, now on course for another trophy after lifting the League Cup and Europa League in his first season at Manchester United last term, prides himself on his ability to inject the strengths winners require into his players. And his Manchester United players showed that at Wembley.Tottenham must wonder when they will ever win another FA Cup semi-final – or indeed be rewarded with a trophy for all the obvious fine work manager Mauricio Pochettino has done. This was their eighth successive FA Cup semi-final defeat, the longest sequence of losses in the history of the competition and stretching back to the victory over Arsenal at the old Wembley in 1991.And as expectations rise and Pochettinoâ€™s side progresses, so those losses get more painful and this will feel as bad as any others coming after the way they also lost here to Chelsea 12 months ago.The usual â€œSpursyâ€ argument will be made – the team that somehow never gets across the line – and there will come a point when this undoubtedly talented side must back up the bouquets it gets with actual trophies, the true currency of success.Pochettinoâ€™s side flew out of the blocks but simply could not put United away and there was an air of desperation and frustration about their work once Herrera put Mourinhoâ€™s side in front and time started to ebb away.Questions must also be asked of Pochettinoâ€™s decision to persist with Michel Vorm in goal and keep first-choice Hugo Lloris on the bench. It is harsh to place defeat solely at Vormâ€™s door but he certainly could have done better with Herreraâ€™s winner.Harry Kane could not find his usual sure touch and Son Heung-min, superb this season, had one of those days when nothing went right. The wait goes on without a trophy for both Spurs and Pochettino, who has now had four full seasons at the club.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Korea Republic came from a goal down to start their FIFA U-20 World Cup in perfect fashion, beating debutants Cuba 2-1 in Kayseri.Maykel Reyes had got the islanders a lead after just seven minutes, but a penalty from Kwon Changhoon levelled the match, before Ryo Seungwoo gave the experienced U-20 nation a deserved win to open Turkey 2013.It was an early corner that saw Cuba get off to the perfect start. Reyes rose at the back post to head home after goalkeeper Lee Changguen raced off his line in vain, though Sim Sangmin came achingly close to clearing the effort off the line.It took Korea Republic until the half hour-mark to find their feet, but from then on they had Cuba rattled. They maybe should have drawn level when Cho Sukjae, Ryu Seungwoo and Kang Sangwoo all spurned good opportunities in quick succession to leave the East Asians trailing at the break.The trend continued as Sukjae had another effort two minutes into the second period, firing wide after a bursting run. However, they did not have to wait long to equalise, as Reyes cancelled out his fine work earlier on by bringing down Sangmin in the penalty area, allowing Kwon Changhoon to score from 12 yards.The game was then wrapped up when a delightful one-two between Sangwoo and Seungwoo saw the latter smash the ball home from eight yards. Abel Martinez almost earned a last-gasp point for the debutants with an audacious long-range effort in stoppage time, but a thankful Changguen watched it sail narrowly over the bar.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Even laid-back Lou Williams, the smooth rapper-hooper who last season was teased by teammates for the “weakest” of celebrations after hitting a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, even he found himself exerting extra emotion on the court Wednesday.Without fans in the bubble infusing an arena with life, cultivating that energy will fall to the players – and they felt it Wednesday, Williams said after helping lead the Clippers to a win in their first scrimmage with 22 points off the bench.“It was definitely an interesting environment,” said Williams, a slight rasp in his voice, after the Clippers’ 99-90 victory over the Orlando Magic at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. “We had some fun with creating energy for ourselves on the bench and being able to talk things out on the floor.“It forces you as a team to be involved through and through, from the coaching staff to the guys on the floor to the players on the bench. It will force everybody to create energy for themselves to be all on the same page and just create some momentum for yourselves. … “This is the most vocal I’ve been forced to be during a game,” Williams added. “Usually when fans are communicating or yelling and screaming things and celebrating, this is an opportunity for me to get back in the game. I wasn’t allowed to do that. That’s different and that’s interesting.” Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime Having Noah on board ought to help in that regard; the high-energy, high-IQ veteran big man stepped in at starting center and contributed right away Wednesday, with four points, five rebounds and three assists and some positive mojo in his first 15 minutes as a Clipper.Adding Patrick Beverley and Montrezl Harrell’s typical top-flight intensity figures to pay off too, whenever those players return to the court after stepping away from the bubble to attend to personal matters.But it’ll take more than three vocal characters to propel a team toward a championship inside the relatively sparse confines of the bubble – despite the league’s attempt to replicate some of the usual elements with music and some piped-in crowd sound.Rivers observed some of that togetherness taking hold Wednesday, he said.“Early on, all the players sat in their seats (spaced out on the bench), and as the game went on, everyone was together,” he said. “That’s the only thing that we’re probably going to have to change a little bit is the bench seating; it’s not like we are next to each other every day in practice or practicing against each other every day. So it’s just a natural thing that the players are going to start being around each other, and I thought that was great.“Overall, I thought our spirit was great, in the game, and one of the things that is new is you can hear your teammates cheering for you and talking on the floor.“I thought that was OK.”SIXTH MAN CONSIDERATIONIt’s arguably a three-man race for Sixth Man of the Year – and Williams argues it shouldn’t be.“I was looking at the predictions that everybody was tagging me in (on Twitter) and I was a little disappointed because Trezz, he made history,” Williams said. “Over the years, we’ve made history, and we’re on the No. 2 team in the West. We’ve sacrificed and we’ve still been able to be successful. And as for conversation, (for) whatever reason, we are not one of the top guys in that conversation. I thought that was a little weird, but I feel like we both deserve it.”Williams (18.7 points per game) and Harrell (18.6) are on track to become the first duo in NBA history to average 17-plus points per game off the bench. Their contributions give the Clippers the highest-scoring bench in the league again this season – with an average of 51.5 points per game, after the team’s reserves accounted for 53.2 points per game a season ago.Related Articles What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Surmised new Clipper Joakim Noah: “A lot of teams say that slogan, ‘We all we got.’ But, in this environment, it’s gonna be key to really be there for each other.” For his part, the 26-year-old Harrell is having a career year, including becoming the first Clipper with 20-plus points and 15-plus rebounds off the bench in a win over Washington on Dec. 1.But Oklahoma City’s Dennis Schröder has made a case too, averaging 19 points, 3.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game off the bench in his second year with the team.Williams, though, believes the Sixth Man crown he’s worn for two consecutive seasons should remain in L.A.: “I really would love to share that award with Trezz, and if not share it, I say give it to him outright.”
But Thornton, 18, (Fulford) took the title on the first extra hole to follow in the footsteps of such previous winners as Sandy Lyle, Luke Donald and Andy Sullivan. 10 Apr 2017 Thornton moves up with Berkhamsted Trophy win They tied on seven–under par after 72 holes on the Hertfordshire course, with Hutchinson (Howley Hall) forcing the play-off with an up and down at the last. Thornton, who won the 2016 England Golf Boys’ Order of Merit, triumphed in a sudden death play-off for the trophy against fellow Yorkshireman Ben Hutchinson. Teenager Charlie Thornton signed off from boys’ golf on a high and now he’s made a winning start to his men’s career with victory in the Berkhamsted Trophy For the first time this year the event attracted World Amateur Golf Ranking points. Caption: Charlie Thornton with the Berkhamsted Trophy (image courtesy Ian Hall). Click here for more information Caption: Charlie Thornton with the Berkhamsted Trophy (image courtesy Ian Hall). Thornton, who won the 2016 England Golf Boys’ Order of Merit, triumphed in a sudden death play-off for the Berkhamsted Trophy against fellow Yorkshireman Ben Hutchinson. Teenager Charlie Thornton signed off from boys’ golf on a high and has immediately followed up with a winning start to his men’s career. Thornton moves up with Berkhamsted Trophy win They tied on seven–under par after 72 holes on the Hertfordshire course, with Hutchinson (Howley Hall) forcing the play-off with an up and down at the last. The field included 14-year-old Berkhamsted member Ben Pierleoni, who immediately after event, travelled to North Wales to represent England U16s in this week’s quadrangular match against Ireland, Wales and Holland. The field included 14-year-old Berkhamsted member Ben Pierleoni, who immediately after event, travelled to North Wales to represent England U16s in this week’s quadrangular match against Ireland, Wales and Holland. But Thornton, 18, (Fulford) took the title on the first extra hole to follow in the footsteps of such previous winners as Sandy Lyle, Luke Donald and Andy Sullivan. For the first time this year the event attracted World Amateur Golf Ranking points.
“There are always speculations but honestly my idea is very clear, the only option that interests me is to continue in Barcelona, I am very safe and calm. I feel very good here and I also thank the club and the coaching staff for their trust. That is another reason more to be totally clear that my only desire is to continue.The supposed interest of big clubs is always a compliment to anyone and a positive sign, but my mind is only on playing here for many years. During the past few weeks, Arthur Melo has been the subject of many rumors of a possible transfer. However, the Brazilian soccer player’s idea of Barcelona is to stay in the Catalan club for as long as possible, and that is why He has issued a statement explaining that although he is flattered to arouse the interest of other teams, he does not think of leaving Barcelona. Barça is where I have always wanted to be and I want to be a Catalan player for a long time, above all other questions. Every day I feel more comfortable and well here, in the team, in the club and in the city. I also love both the people and the culture here and I have a lot of support from the fans.I am 100% focused on working and that we return to play when possible because I really want to continue growing here and fight for more blaugrana titles. “ During the last weeks there has been speculation about the possibility that he will leave to play in Serie A and although Inter Milan’s option was not long ruled out, there was still talk of Juventus’ interest. However, the Italian club does not now have enough liquidity to undertake such an operation, at least not without parting with one of its figures as a currency. The only way that seems possible is the exchange with the Serbian midfielder Miralem Pjanic, Although considering that Arthur’s will is to succeed in Barcelona, it does not seem possible that Barcelona and Juventus are going to close the deal. 8