Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

Network hacks

U.S. warns public about attacks on vital infrastructure

The objective of the attackers is to compromise organizational networks with malicious emails and tainted websites to obtain credentials for accessing computer networks of their targets, the report said. KACPER PEMPEL / Reuters

Reuters

Reuters

The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure. Nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries have been targeted, along with government entities in attacks dating back to at least May.

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A wet Napa County winter could bring mudslides

Napa Valley Register

Napa County will soon find out what the rain gods have in way of an encore for one of the wettest years on record, with wildfires raising the stakes. The Atlas, Nuns and Tubbs fires burned away vegetation, leaving hillsides black and bare. Monster storms such as those that pummeled the area last winter could trigger mudslides.

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