All four of the world’s largest shipping companies have now been hit by cyber-attacks

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With today’s news that French shipping giant CMA CGM has been hit by a ransomware attack, this now means that all of the four biggest maritime shipping companies in the world have been hit by cyber-attacks in the past four years, since 2017.

Previous incidents included:

  1. APM-Maersk – taken down for weeks by the NotPetya ransomware/wiper in 2017.
  2. Mediterranean Shipping Company – hit in April 2020 by an unnamed malware strain that brought down its data center for days.
  3. COSCO – brought down for weeks by ransomware in July 2018.

On top of these, we also have CMA CGM, which today took down its worldwide shipping container booking system after its Chinese branches in Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou were hit by the Ragnar Locker ransomware.

This marks for a unique case study, as there is no other industry sector where the Big Four have suffered major cyber-attacks

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U.S. sanctions on chipmaker SMIC hit at the very heart of China’s tech ambitions

  • The U.S. government has reportedly imposed restrictions that require suppliers to get an export license to sell certain equipment to China’s biggest chipmaker SMIC.
  • The move threatens to hit at the heart of China’s plans to boost its domestic semiconductor industry, a need that has been accelerated by the trade war with the U.S.
  • SMIC is seen as a critical part of China’s ambitions and the commerce department’s sanctions could hold back the company’s development for several years.



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GUANGZHOU, China — The U.S. government has reportedly imposed restrictions on exports to SMIC, China’s biggest chip manufacturer, a move that threatens Beijing’s push to become more self-reliant in one of the most critical areas of technology.

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Suppliers for certain equipment to SMIC will need to apply for an export license, according

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Surgical Loupes and Camera Market Size growing at 7.4% CAGR to hit USD 363.1 million by 2025

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Sep 25, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Selbyville, Delaware, Growth forecast report ” Surgical Loupes and Camera Market size by Product Type (Surgical Loupes, Surgical Headlights and Surgical Cameras), By Application (Hospitals, Dental Clinics, Specialty Clinics and Ambulatory Surgical Centers), By Region Outlook (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America & Middle East and Africa), Top Manufacturer, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast 2020-2025 added by Market Study Report LLC.

The global Surgical Loupes and Camera market size is expected to gain market growth in the forecast period of 2020 to 2025, with a CAGR of 7.4% in the forecast period of 2020 to 2025 and will expected to reach USD 363.1 million by 2025, from USD 272.6 million in 2019.

The Surgical Loupes and Camera market report provides a detailed analysis of global market

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Hungarian Banks, Telecoms Services Briefly Hit by Cyber Attack: Magyar Telekom | Technology News

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Some Hungarian banking and telecommunication services were briefly disrupted by a powerful cyber attack on Thursday launched from computer servers in Russia, China and Vietnam, telecoms firm Magyar Telekom

said on Saturday.

The event was a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, a cyber attack in which hackers attempt to flood a network with unusually high volumes of data traffic in order to paralyse it.

The volume of data traffic in the attack was 10 times higher than the amount usually seen in DDoS events, the company said.

“That means that this was one of the biggest hacker attacks in Hungary ever, both in its size and complexity,” it said.

“Russian, Chinese and Vietnamese hackers tried to launch a DDoS attack against Hungarian financial institutions, but they tried to overwhelm the networks of Magyar Telekom as well,” the company added in a statement.

The attack, which took place in several

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Retail’s New Normal? Mobile Shopping Expected To Hit $314 Billion This Year

Mobile devices used for shopping online (m-commerce) will experience substantial growth this holiday season. According to eMarketer, m-com sales will reach $314 billion in 2020, which is $200 billion more than four years ago and represents over 44% of all e-commerce sales.

The pandemic has acted as a catalyst for older generations to adopt the technology as shoppers are worried about their safety and are reluctant to shop in stores. A recent holiday survey by the buy now, pay later company, Sezzle, found the older the shopper, the less likely they will be to shop in-store these holidays.

“With this new

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Amazon is launching a new cloud gaming service that lets you play hit video games directly from your phone, TV, or computer



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  • Amazon announced Luna, a free video game streaming service that lets you play hit games on your phone, computer, and other streaming devices, on Thursday. 
  • Gamers can purchase their own games on Luna, or subscribe to different “game channels” for an ongoing collection.
  • For $5.99 per month, players can subscribe to the Luna+ channel, which will grant them access to dozens of games, including hit titles like “Control,” and “Resident Evil 7.” 
  • Amazon has also designed a special Wi-Fi enabled Luna controller that will help reduce delay when streaming, compared to a standard Bluetooth controller. It will be available for $50 during the early access period.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

 

Amazon is expanding its push into video games.

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On Thursday, the company launched Luna, a free cloud-gaming service designed to deliver video games to your computer, phone, and other streaming devices. Luna

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