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Hackers Use Subtitle Files to Take Over PCs

Hackers are adept at finding clever new ways to infect computers with malware. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, they come up with something new to bypass both antivirus software and your own common sense. Security firm Check Point reports a new breed of malware is spreading in fake movie subtitles. You think you’re loading a subtitle, but what you’re actually doing is giving a hacker full access to your computer. It’s common to see subtitle files (usually a .srt or .sub) included in torrents and other less-than-legal ...

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Chinese firm files missing person report for exec after huge stock drop

Chinese firm lost contact with top exec A troubled Chinese company says it has turned to police to help it try to find a senior executive with whom it lost contact days before its stock suddenly plunged as much as 91%. China Huishan Dairy has lodged a missing person’s report for Ge Kun, who oversaw the company’s treasury, it said in a stock exchange filing late Friday. Huishan said it took the step “out of a concern for her whereabouts.” The report was filed in Hong Kong, which was her ...

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Hillsborough suspect files passed to Crown Prosecution Service

Files on 23 people and organisations involved in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster have been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service. An inquests jury concluded last April that the 96 victims of the FA Cup semi-final tragedy were unlawfully killed. The jury found match the commander, Ch Supt David Duckenfield, responsible for manslaughter by gross negligence. Prosecutors will now decide whether to bring criminal charges against the unnamed 23. The announcement follows the conclusion of two criminal investigations that were ordered in 2012. Operation Resolve examined events up to and including ...

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Cabinet files reveal plan to shoot nuclear intruders

Sentries at Faslane naval base were ordered to shoot suspected intruders after three people broke into a nuclear submarine, cabinet papers show. PM Margaret Thatcher, who was told of the order, said she was “horrified” that the intrusion had succeeded. The papers are among records filed in 1989 and 1990 and released on Friday. They also include a letter from Mrs Thatcher to Saddam Hussein, asking for clemency for British nurse Daphne Parish, who was accused of spying. Details of how a magistrate from Hampshire persuaded Mrs Thatcher to change ...

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JonBenet Ramsey brother files lawsuit against CBS over murder miniseries

The brother of JonBenét Ramsey, the slain child beauty queen whose grisly murder captivated the nation 20 years ago, filed a defamation lawsuit on Wednesday against CBS and several others over a televised special about the mysterious death. Burke Ramsey, 29, is suing the network, a production company and a host of contributors behind “The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey,” a four-hour miniseries that aired over the course of two days in September. He says the program falsely accused him of murdering his sister, who was six years old when she ...

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New ransomware offers to restore your files for free — if you infect two friends

The days of random mischief on the internet are not over, but the most skilled hackers have moved on to more lucrative ventures. Stealing personal data and banking details has been a moneymaker for years, but more recently the threat of ransomware has appeared. These pieces of malware encrypt your files and won’t unlock them unless you pay, but the new “Popcorn Time” ransomware offers an alternative: Just infect some friends and you get your files back free. This malicious piece of software is currently set up to find all ...

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Orgreave files 'to be made public' in first half of 2017

Files relating to the so-called Battle of Orgreave are expected to be made public in 2017, it has been revealed. In a letter to the Home Affairs Select Committee, the home secretary said 30 files relating to the UK miners’ strike would be sent to the National Archives. The subject titles show that at least one file relates directly to Orgreave. In October, Home Secretary Amber Rudd ruled out an inquiry into the clashes between miners and police at the Yorkshire coking site in 1984. Campaigners have said officers led ...

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Eagles' Johnson files claims against NFL, NFLPA

8:32 PM ET Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson has filed charges against the NFL and NFL Players Association with the National Labor Relations Board, his attorney Steve Zashin confirmed in a statement to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. “Lane also filed a complaint against the NFLPA with the Department of Labor (“DOL”) under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act,” the statement reads. “During Lane’s appeal, it became apparent that the written words in the collectively bargained Performance-Enhancing Substances (“PES”) Policy, under which Lane was disciplined, are meaningless.” “The PES Policy, ...

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Snapchat files for its IPO

Snapchat wants to become a publicly-traded tech company. Snap Inc., Snapchat’s parent company, has confidentially filed paperwork for an IPO, according to a person close to the company. The news was first reported by Reuters. The IPO, which could come as early as March 2017, is reportedly estimated to come in at a valuation of $ 20 billion to $ 25 billion. This is significantly higher than the $ 3 billion buyout offer that Facebook put on the table in 2013. Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group will reportedly serve ...

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Russian hackers leak Simone Biles and Serena Williams files

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has condemned Russian hackers for leaking confidential medical files of US Olympic athletes. Athletes affected include tennis players Venus and Serena Williams and gymnast Simone Biles. A group calling itself “Fancy Bears” claimed responsibility for the hack of a Wada database. Wada said in a statement that the cyber attacks were an attempt to undermine the global anti-doping system. The hackers accessed records detailing “Therapeutic Use Exemptions”, which allows the use of banned substances due to athletes’ verified medical needs. ‘Compromising trust’ Russia’s track and ...

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