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16 мая, 16:30

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: FedEx, Telefonica, PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF, First Trust Nasdaq Cybersecurity ETF and Direxion Daily Cyber Security & IT Bull Shares

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: FedEx, Telefonica, PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF, First Trust Nasdaq Cybersecurity ETF and Direxion Daily Cyber Security & IT Bull Shares

15 мая, 17:45

Cybersecurity ETFs Set to Rally After a Global Cyberattack

The whole world was infected by a massive wave of cyberattacks on Friday and the malaise is expected to aggravate this week.

13 мая, 22:54

Global Cyber Attack Eases Due To One Researcher's Quick Thinking

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Capitalizing on spying tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, the cyber assault launched on Friday has infected tens of thousands of computers in 104 countries, with Britain’s health system suffering the worst known disruptions. Researchers with Czech Republic-based security software maker Avast said they had observed more than 126,000 ransomware infections, with 60 percent of infected computers located in Russia, followed by Ukraine and Taiwan. Cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails that seemed to contain invoices, job offers, security warnings and other legitimate files. Once inside the targeted network, so-called ransomware made use of recently revealed spy tools to silently infect other out-of-date machines without any human intervention. This, security experts said, marked an unprecedented escalation in the risk of fresh attacks spreading in the coming days and weeks. The ransomware encrypted data on the computers, demanding payments of $300 to $600 to restore access. Researchers observed some victims paying via the digital currency bitcoin, though no one knows how much may have been transferred to extortionists because of the largely anonymous nature of such transactions. The hackers, who have not come forward to claim responsibility or otherwise been identified, took advantage of a worm, or self-spreading malware, by exploiting a piece of NSA spy code known as “Eternal Blue” that was released last month by a hackers group known as the Shadow Brokers, according to researchers with several private cyber security firms. Renault said it had halted auto production at several sites including Sandouville in northwestern France and plants of Renault-owned Dacia of Romania on Saturday to prevent the spread of ransomware in its systems. Nissan’s manufacturing plant in Sunderland, northeast England, was also affected by the cyber assault though “there has been no major impact on our business”, a spokesman for the Japanese carmaker said.German rail operator Deutsche Bahn [DBN.UL] said some electronic signs at stations announcing arrivals and departures were infected, with travelers posting pictures showing some bearing a message demanding a cash payment to restore access.   “UNPRECEDENTED” ATTACK EASES Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre said it was working closely with country investigators and private security firms to combat the threat and help victims. “The recent attack is at an unprecedented level and will require a complex international investigation to identify the culprits,” it said in a statement. Some experts said the threat had receded for now, in part because a British-based researcher, who declined to give his name, registered a domain that he noticed the malware was trying to connect to, and so limited the worm’s spread. “We are on a downward slope, the infections are extremely few, because the malware is not able to connect to the registered domain,” Vikram Thakur, principal research manager at Symantec, said as the threat subsided. Researchers are racing against the clock to try to decrypt infected computers and recover access to victims’ files before the malicious code’s ransom deadline expires in two days. But so far several said they have found no way to break the encryption. The attackers may yet tweak the code and restart the cycle. The researcher in Britain widely credited with foiling the ransomware’s proliferation told Reuters he had not seen any such tweaks yet, “but they will (happen).” Finance ministers and central bank governors of seven leading world economies meeting for a G7 conference in Italy on Saturday will pledge stronger cooperation against cyber crime, a draft communique showed.   HOSPITALS IN FIRING LINE In Asia, some hospitals, schools, universities and other institutions were affected, though the full extent of the damage is not yet known. “I believe many companies have not yet noticed,” said William Saito, a cyber security adviser to Japan’s government. “Things could likely emerge on Monday” as staff return to work. China’s information security watchdog said “a portion” of Windows systems users in the country were infected, according to a notice posted on the official Weibo page of the Beijing branch of the Public Security Bureau on Saturday. Xinhua state news agency said some secondary schools and universities were hit. The most disruptive attacks were reported in Britain, where hospitals and clinics were forced to turn away patients after losing access to computers on Friday. The health system has largely recovered from the disruption, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Saturday after a meeting of the government crisis response committee. International shipper FedEx Corp said some of its Windows computers were also breached. “We are implementing remediation steps as quickly as possible,” a statement said. Telecommunications company Telefonica was among many targets in Spain. Portugal Telecom and Telefonica Argentina both said they were also targeted. The hackers appear to have begun the campaign on targets in Europe, said Thakur, so by the time they turned their attention to the United States, spam filters had identified the new threat, diminishing the impact.   MICROSOFT BOLSTERS WINDOWS DEFENSES Private security firms identified the ransomware as a new variant of “WannaCry” that could spread across large networks by exploiting a known bug in Microsoft’s Windows operating system. “This is one of the largest global ransomware attacks the cyber community has ever seen,” said Rich Barger, director of threat research with Splunk, one of the firms that linked WannaCry to the NSA. The Shadow Brokers released Eternal Blue as part of a trove of hacking tools that they said belonged to the U.S. spy agency. The attack targeted Windows computers that had not installed patches released by Microsoft in March, or older machines running software that Microsoft no longer supports, including the 16-year-old Windows XP system, researchers said. Microsoft said it had pushed out automatic Windows updates to defend existing clients from WannaCry. It had issued a patch on March 14 to protect them from Eternal Blue. Late on Friday, Microsoft also released patches for a range of long discontinued software, including Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.   POLITICALLY SENSITIVE TIMING The spread of the ransomware capped a week of cyber turmoil in Europe that began when hackers posted a trove of campaign documents tied to French candidate Emmanuel Macron just before a run-off vote in which he was elected president of France. The hack happened four weeks before a British general election in which national security and the management of the state-run National Health Service are important issues. Authorities in Britain have been braced for cyber attacks in the run-up to the election, as happened during last year’s U.S. election and on the eve of the French run-off vote on May 7. But those attacks - blamed on Russia, which has repeatedly denied them - followed a different modus operandi involving penetrating the accounts of individuals and political organizations and then releasing hacked material online. On Friday, Russia’s interior and emergencies ministries, as well as its biggest bank, Sberbank, said they were targeted by ransomware. The interior ministry said about 1,000 computers had been infected but it had localized the virus.  (Additional reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka, Jim Finkle, Eric Auchard, Jose Rodriguez, Alistair Smout, Andrea Shalal, Jack Stubbs, Antonella Cinelli, Dustin Volz, Kate Holton, Andy Bruce, Michael Holden, David Milliken, Rosalba O’Brien, Julien Toyer, Tim Hepher, Luiza Ilie, Patricia Rua, Axel Bugge, Sabine Siebold and Eric Walsh, Engen Tham, Fransiska Nangoy, Soyoung Kim, Mai Nguyen; editing by Mark Heinrich and Ros Russell) -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. 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13 мая, 09:34

Вирус-вымогатель WannaCry атаковал компьютеры в 74 странах

Вирус WannaCry, шифрующий информацию на жестком диске компьютера, атаковал пользователей в 74 странах мира, в наибольшей степени заражению подверглась Россия. Об этом «Интерфаксу» сообщил производитель антивирусных программ «Лаборатория Касперского». По данным производителя антивируса Avast, вирус затронул пользователей в 99 странах мира. Атака произошла 12 мая. Программа, по предварительным данным, атаковала компьютеры в МВД и СК России. При этом в самом СК опровергли проникновение вируса на компьютеры ведомства. Всего, по информации «Лаборатории Касперского», было произведено около 45 тысяч атак. Avast сообщает о 50 тысячах. Вирус блокирует компьютер пользователя и требует за разблокировку перевести 300 долларов в биткоинах. Атаке, в частности, подверглись компьютеры компании «Мегафон». «К 21:00 была восстановлена работоспособность центров поддержки абонентов, в работе которой в течение нескольких часов были сбои из-за проблем с компьютерами сотрудников. Ситуация под контролем, правоохранительные органы были проинформированы в установленном порядке», — говорится в пресс-релизе компании. Также атака была зафиксирована в Минздраве России. Как заявил в твиттере помощник главы Минздрава Никита Одинцов, министерство «оперативно отразило начавшиеся атаки и закрыло уязвимости». Сообщаю, что @MINZDRAV_RF оперативно отразил начавшиеся атаки и закрыл уязвимости. https://t.co/zUg401FicC — Никита Одинцов (@NikitaOdintsov) 12 мая 2017 г. В Сбербанке сообщили агентству, что попытка вторжения вируса была зафиксирована и отражена. «Сеть банка предусматривает защиту от подобных атак. Проникновений вирусов в систему не произошло», — заявили в кредитной организации. Хакерской атаке также подверглась испанская телекоммуникационная компания Telefonica, американская компания доставки FedEx, португальский провайдер телекоммуникационных услуг Portugal Telecom, больницы Великбритании. Британский премьер-министр Тереза Мэй заявила, что угрозы утечки персональных данных пациентов медицинских учреждений нет.

17 сентября 2015, 17:55

Business this week

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Backwards, comrades! Main image:  20150919_wwp004_290.jpg A long-mooted attempt to merge the world’s two biggest beer companies, Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, was back on the cards, after confirmation that they are exploring a deal. AB InBev counts Stella Artois, Budweiser and Corona among its brands, and SAB numbers Peroni and Grolsch among its, as well as holding a stake in MillerCoors. If they were to combine—and overcome antitrust concerns— it would be one of the biggest corporate mergers on record. See article.  Global aspirations Altice, a French media and telecoms company, agreed to buy Cablevision, America’s fourth-biggest cable-TV operator, in a $17.7 billion deal. The Israeli-French founder of Altice, Patrick Drahi, has mighty ambitions for his firm, buying up telecoms assets in France as well as Portugal Telecom. This is his first big deal in America; Altice had expressed an interest in Time Warner Cable before it was snapped up by Charter Communications in May. Hewlett-Packard announced another 30,000 job cuts. It has already shed around 50,000 workers in a ...

17 сентября 2015, 08:29

European Telecom Altice Buys Cablevision For $17.7 Billion

NEW YORK (AP) — European telecommunications and cable company Altice has agreed to buy New York cable operator Cablevision for $17.7 billion, including debt. Altice announced the deal Thursday morning before European financial markets opened, and Cablevision said the family-controlled company considered that "the time is right for new ownership of Cablevision." The move is part of Netherlands-based Altice's aggressive expansion in the U.S. It announced a $9.1 billion deal for Suddenlink, a smaller cable company based in St. Louis, in May. Shares of Cablevision Systems Corp. jumped 16 percent to $33.12 in after-hours trading Wednesday. Altice said the deal will be financed with $14.5 billion of debt at Cablevision plus cash from both companies. Altice said it hopes to complete the deal in the first half of next year, though it remains subject to regulatory approval. U.S. cable companies have been in a merger frenzy over the past few years as people increasingly drop their TV packages and watch video online from competitors like Netflix, while cable companies' costs for sports and other channels rise. Charter Communications, backed by cable pioneer John Malone, is trying to buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House for $67.1 billion. That comes after Comcast walked away from a combination with Time Warner Cable because of regulatory pushback. AT&T recently closed on a $48.5 billion purchase of satellite TV company DirecTV. Altice SA, controlled by founder Patrick Drahi, has expanded from a small regional Internet and cable provider in France's Alsace region to making an $18.5 billion acquisition last year of France's No. 2 mobile phone operator, SFR. Earlier this year, Altice bought Portugal Telecom for $8.4 billion. It also has operations in Belgium, Switzerland, Israel and elsewhere. Altice's CEO Dexter Goei has said that the company is aiming for half of its portfolio to be U.S. business. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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04 июня 2015, 19:45

Portugal stocks lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 1.07%

Portugal stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Telecoms, Basic Materials and Financials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 lost 1.07%. The best performers of the session on the PSI 20 were Teixeira Duarte (LISBON:TDSA), which rose 2.14% or 0.0130 points to trade at 0.6200 at the close. Meanwhile, EDP Renovaveis (LISBON:EDPRu) added 1.60% or 0.1060 points to end at 6.7120 and CTT Correios de Portugal SA (LISBON:CTT) was up 0.39% or 0.0370 points to 9.4170 in late trade. The worst performers of the session were Portucel (LISBON:PTI), which fell 3.37% or 0.1285 points to trade at 3.6875 at the close. Semapa (LISBON:SEM) declined 3.15% or 0.4275 points to end at 13.1425 and Portugal Telecom (LISBON:PTC) was down 3.13% or 0.0155 points to 0.4805. Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Lisbon Stock Exchange by 55 to 11 and 3 ended unchanged. Shares in Portugal Telecom (LISBON:PTC) fell to all time lows; falling 3.13% or 0.0155 to 0.4805. Brent oil for July delivery was down 2.80% or 1.78 to $62.02 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 2.70% or 1.61 to hit $58.03 a barrel, while the August Gold contract fell 0.80% or 9.50 to trade at $1175.40 a troy ounce. EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.1289, while EUR/GBP fell 0.13% to 0.7340. The US Dollar Index was down 0.10% at 95.25.

03 июня 2015, 19:45

Portugal stocks higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.97%

Portugal stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Financials, Basic Materials and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher. At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 added 0.97%. The best performers of the session on the PSI 20 were Banco Comercial Portugues (LISBON:BCP), which rose 3.25% or 0.0028 points to trade at 0.0890 at the close. Meanwhile, Banif SA (LISBON:BANIF) added 2.94% or 0.0002 points to end at 0.0070 and Sonae (LISBON:YSO) was up 2.57% or 0.0305 points to 1.2155 in late trade. The worst performers of the session were Mota Engil (LISBON:MOTA), which fell 2.01% or 0.0530 points to trade at 2.5870 at the close. Portugal Telecom (LISBON:PTC) declined 1.78% or 0.0090 points to end at 0.4960 and Teixeira Duarte (LISBON:TDSA) was down 1.14% or 0.0070 points to 0.6070. Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Lisbon Stock Exchange by 41 to 28 and 2 ended unchanged. Brent oil for July delivery was down 2.15% or 1.41 to $64.08 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 2.14% or 1.31 to hit $59.95 a barrel, while the August Gold contract fell 0.98% or 11.70 to trade at $1182.70 a troy ounce. EUR/USD was up 0.96% to 1.1260, while EUR/GBP rose 1.04% to 0.7342. The US Dollar Index was down 0.59% at 95.43.

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29 мая 2015, 19:45

Portugal stocks lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 1.56%

Portugal stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Basic Materials, Industrials and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower. At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 lost 1.56% to hit a new 1-month low. The best performers of the session on the PSI 20 were Impresa SGPS (LISBON:IMPA), which rose 1.16% or 0.01 points to trade at 0.87 at the close. Meanwhile, EDP Renovaveis (LISBON:EDPRu) added 0.11% or 0.0070 points to end at 6.5670 and Portugal Telecom (LISBON:PTC) was unchanged 0.00% or 0.0000 points to 0.5000 in late trade. The worst performers of the session were Mota Engil (LISBON:MOTA), which fell 6.32% or 0.1650 points to trade at 2.4450 at the close. Altri SGPS (LISBON:ALSS) declined 6.22% or 0.2540 points to end at 3.8280 and Semapa (LISBON:SEM) was down 3.53% or 0.4825 points to 13.1675. Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Lisbon Stock Exchange by 59 to 9 and 4 ended unchanged. Brent oil for July delivery was up 3.99% or 2.50 to $65.08 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 3.94% or 2.27 to hit $59.95 a barrel, while the August Gold contract rose 0.05% or 0.60 to trade at $1189.40 a troy ounce. EUR/USD was up 0.33% to 1.0984, while EUR/GBP rose 0.65% to 0.7194. The US Dollar Index was down 0.12% at 97.01.

21 мая 2015, 01:20

Readout of the President’s Briefing with Senior Officials on Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and members of their Cabinet received a briefing from Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long, and Homeland Security Advisor Thomas P. Bossert on the ongoing Federal response and recovery operations for Hurricane Irma.  They also discussed Federal support for Hurricane Harvey recovery, which is still in the early stages.  President Trump stressed that his top priorities are life-saving and life-sustaining efforts in affected areas.  He emphasized the need to remain steadfast in supporting the recovery efforts in Texas, Louisiana, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico while responding to those affected by Hurricane Irma on the United States mainland.  Finally, he praised the leadership provided by the Governors of affected States and territories, the Department of Homeland Security, and FEMA before, during, and after the storm impacts.  The President mentioned that he is in regular contact with Governors currently in the path of Hurricane Irma, as well as Governors of the States and territories already impacted by the storm.  He continues to extend his thoughts and prayers to those affected, while recognizing the many volunteer and faith-based organizations dedicating their time and efforts to help their fellow Americans.

19 мая 2015, 19:45

Portugal stocks higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.46%

Portugal stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Consumer Goods and Industrials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 rose 0.46%. The best performers of the session on the PSI 20 were Altri SGPS (LISBON:ALSS), which rose 5.66% or 0.2205 points to trade at 4.1185 at the close. Meanwhile, Semapa (LISBON:SEM) added 4.12% or 0.5450 points to end at 13.7850 and Portucel (LISBON:PTI) was up 2.02% or 0.0800 points to 4.0460 in late trade. The worst performers of the session were Portugal Telecom (LISBON:PTC), which fell 3.19% or 0.0165 points to trade at 0.5005 at the close. Banif SA (LISBON:BANIF) declined 1.30% or 0.0001 points to end at 0.0076 and Sonae (LISBON:YSO) was down 0.98% or 0.0125 points to 1.2615. Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Lisbon Stock Exchange by 45 to 28 and 2 ended unchanged. Shares in Portugal Telecom (LISBON:PTC) fell to all time lows; losing 3.19% or 0.0165 to 0.5005. Brent oil for July delivery was down 3.16% or 2.10 to $64.17 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 3.35% or 2.02 to hit $58.22 a barrel, while the June Gold contract fell 1.65% or 20.20 to trade at $1207.40 a troy ounce. EUR/USD was down 1.62% to 1.1132, while EUR/GBP fell 0.62% to 0.7183. The US Dollar Index was up 1.31% at 95.46.

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21 апреля 2015, 13:53

Vodafone in early talks to buy Cabovisão

Altice required to sell cable business as a condition of its takeover of Portugal Telecom

21 апреля 2015, 03:42

ЕК одобрила сделку о покупке Altice активов Portugal Telecom

Французский оператор мобильной связи и кабельного телевидения Altice получил разрешение Европейской комиссии на покупку активов Portugal Telecom за €7,4 млрд, сообщает AFP.Португальские активы Portugal Telecom принадлежали бразильской Oi. Бразильская компания намерена направить средства от продажи на сокращение долгового бремени и укрепление позиций на местном рынке. Акционеры Portugal Telecom в январе поддержали продажу активов Altice.Подробнее о данной сделке читайте в материале «Ъ» «Бразильская Oi продает португальские активы за €7,4 млрд».

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24 февраля 2015, 14:03

Экскурсия по крупнейшему дата-центру Европы

 В небольшом португальском городке Ковильян расположился один из самых мощных дата-центров Европы. Новый ЦОД был построен и введен в эксплуатацию крупнейшим португальским провайдером Portugal Telecom в конце 2013 года, а уже в следующем году стал победителем конкурса Global Data Centre & Cloud Awards в номинации «лучший дата-центр года». Главными критериями победы дата-центра стали инновационность технологий, энергоэффективность, низкое воздействие на окружающую среду, а также метод развертывания вычислительных мощностей. Читать дальше →