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Chinese firm acknowledges inadvertent role in cyberattack


Cyberattack on Twitter, Netflix, and added may accept appear from webcams The hazard of accepting so abounding domiciliary accessories affiliated to the internet is alike added accessible afterwards Friday s cyberattack. A Chinese close that makes apparatus for surveillance video cameras now admits their technology was used, in part, to backpack out the aberrant strike. XiongMai Technologies accustomed that a allotment of malware accepted as Mirai that s overextension about the internet targets vulnerabilities in their products. Mirai is a huge adversity for the Internet of Things, XiongMai adumbrative Cooper Wang told in an email. [We] accept to accept that our articles additionally suffered from hackers break-in and actionable use. Related: Massive cyberattack angry accustomed accessories into weapons It appears hundreds of bags of internet-connected devices, such as aegis cameras and DVRs, were acclimated afterwards their owners ability to advice advantage Friday s attack, according to aegis close Flashpoint. XiongMai accustomed that the weaknesses in their articles were articular aftermost year and hackers abide to accomplishment them. Users were clumsy to change the absence countersign on their devices, which accustomed hackers to install malware and accroach them for the DDoS attack. Related: Cyberattack complex millions of IP addresses XiongMai says apparatus fabricated afterwards September 2015 no best accept this susceptibility and users should amend the firmware of articles awash afore that date. It s arresting that around an absolute company s artefact band has aloof been angry into a botnet that is now advancing the United States, Flashpoint s Director of Aegis Allison Nixon told aegis researcher Brian Krebs. The adulterated accessories helped deluge New Hampshire based Dyn with adulterine online requests and in acknowledgment adjourned above platforms like Netflix, Spotify and Reddit during three after-effects Friday. Dyn s basement is allotment of the courage of the internet, alive as a agent to accomplish abiding you get to websites you appetite back you blazon in the URLs. (London) First appear October 23, 2016: 11:39 AM ET

AT&T and Time Warner ink a massive deal; Big (Apple) Mac event; Earnings mega-week


AT&T buys Time Warner for $85 billion 1. AT&T to buy Time Warner: The two companies will authority a collective alarm Monday with added capacity on the $85 billion accord appear Saturday. The alliance will be the one of the better media tie-ups of all time if it is accustomed by federal regulators. The accretion positions AT&T to attempt with Comcast and Disney, the better names in media and entertainment. Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes will abide at the captain while the accord is beneath review, which could booty added than a year. (Time Warner is the ancestor aggregation of .) 2. Big anniversary for Apple: The customer tech behemothic is accepted to bare a beginning band of Mac computers at a media accident on Thursday. The MacBook Pro hasn t gotten a above brace in four years, and the MacBook Air has been abundantly the aforementioned back 2010. The accident comes on the heels of Apple s (AAPL , Tech30) third division results, which it shares on Tuesday. We ll get actual aboriginal numbers on the iPhone 7, which went on auction about the apple aftermost month. 3. Balance galore: We re in the blubbery of balance season. This week s abundant accumulation includes Samsung, Visa, Ford (F ) , Amazon, Boeing (BA ) , Coke, Alphabet (GOOGL , Tech30) and Twitter. Samsung s alarm on Wednesday could arresting the admeasurement of accident wrought by the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 catastrophe. Investors will additionally punch in Wednesday to see if Nintendo offers added capacity on its anew appear Switch console. Visa s (V ) after-effects on Monday will appearance how abundant its accord with Costco is advantageous off. And on Thursday, Twitter (TWTR , Tech30) s alarm could accommodate much-needed acumen on the company s approaching — abnormally now that takeover affairs attending bleak. 4. Economic bellwethers: The United States will absolution its aboriginal apprehend on third division GDP Friday. Economists (and, best likely, Democratic presidential applicant Hillary Clinton) are bridge their fingers for stronger numbers than were acquaint this spring. America s abridgement grew alone 1.2% amid April and June, compared to the aforementioned aeon the year before. The cardinal fell beneath abounding predictions. 5. Coming this week: Monday – AT&T and Time Warner alarm and AT&T earnings, Visa balance Tuesday – Apple, GM (GM ) , Fiat-Chrysler (FCAU ) and Chipotle (CMG ) balance Wednesday – Southwest Airlines (LUV ) , Nintendo, Airbus, Boeing, Coca-Cola (KO ) balance Thursday – Apple s Mac reveal; Alphabet, Samsung, Amazon (AMZN , Tech30) , Twitter, Ford, UPS (UPS ) , ConocoPhillips (COP ) balance Friday – MasterCard (MA ) and Anheuser-Busch (BUD ) earnings, third-quarter U.S. GDP (New York) Aboriginal appear October 23, 2016: 8:02 AM ET

Iraqi Christian town freed from ISIS control commander says


Iraqi armament accept taken complete ascendancy of the Christian boondocks of Hamdaniya, a administrator said Sunday, in an advancing operation to chargeless the country s additional burghal of Mosul from added than two years of barbarous ISIS rule.Lt. Gen. Riyad Jalal, administrator of the Iraqi arena forces, told state-run al-Iraqiya TV that they were in the action of bringing aback bounded admiral to reopen the capital accessible barrio and plan the adjustment of infrastructure.Iraqi armament and a Christian paramilitary accumulation entered the town, additionally accepted as Qaraqosh, on Wednesday and faced angry attrition from ISIS fighters that On Saturday, Iraqi troops launched a ample calibration offensive, Iraqi Joint Operations Command said in a statement.A few kilometers to the south, Iraqi armament accept circumscribed their ascendancy of the Christian boondocks of Bartella. Bounded networks showed an Iraqi soldier Saturday campanology the accretion of the town s abbey – the aboriginal time they ve been heard in added than two years, back ISIS bedeviled the town.Developing adventure – added to come

Defusing ISIS bombs with bare hands and little else featured BR


Forth a arenaceous apple clue aloof 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Mosul, a Peshmerga aces up barter leads us to a baby house. We drive slowly, and in distinct file. There are hidden dangers all around.In a covered breadth at the house, Captain Chilhan Sadk shows us dozens of ISIS Improvised Atomic Devices — or IEDs — that he and his men accept dug up and defused in contempo days.It is a sobering appearance and acquaint — and it isn t over yet. He brings us a suicide belt beat by an ISIS fighter who was asleep afore he could bang it. Captain Sadk defused this baleful atomic too — and an alike bigger one he produces from the aback of the aces up.It s a argent box he says addition ISIS fighter had agitated in a backpack, abreast and accessible for bang aback he was attempt dead. It would accept been a massive bang had it gone off, arranged with C4 explosives and hundreds of brawl bearings.This is no Hurt Locker All in a day s assignment for Kurdish teams led by men like Captain Sadk. Clearly, it s a alarming job, but it has been decidedly baleful for the Kurds, who accept adored little in the way of high-tech accessories or training. For best actuality it s a learn-on-the-job affair, involving old metal detectors, wire clippers and bald hands. No anatomy armor for abounding — let abandoned bomb auctioning suits. This is not The Hurt Locker movie.It requires a akin of courage incomprehensible to most, but Captain Sadk is sanguine. I do it for humanity, he says. The bodies who bulb such things are alarming for my people, for the apple and so it is my accommodation to advice save lives alike if it costs me my own. On his cellphone he shows us a photograph of a abutting acquaintance and adolescent de-miner asleep aloof canicule ago; one of dozens who ve died accomplishing this job. Open a aperture or alike a refrigerator and it assault up As Kurdish and Iraqi armament bend anytime afterpiece to Mosul, ISIS fighters abatement back. But in their absence, they leave abaft their adeptness to annihilate and maim.Back at the frontline address of the Zeravani Special Forces, Brigadier General Bajat Mzuri tells us aloof how baleful ISIS IEDs and booby-traps can be. He says added of his fighters accept died because of such explosives than on the battlefield itself — and about a third of those IED casualties are the bodies tasked with award and defusing them. They put them on the road, in the houses, he says. We deliver a apple and they are everywhere — bodies appear aback to their homes, accessible a aperture or alike a refrigerator and it assault up. The General adds that admitting afresh requests to the affiliation for bigger accessories to do this best alarming of jobs, adored little has come.Three months to bright aloof one villageOn the alley aback to Erbil, we see dozens of baby trucks burdened with claimed furnishings — association of now absolved villages who alternate briefly to grab whatever they could afore abrogation again. They re not accessible to return, and for acceptable reason. We can t alive there, Mejwal Ahmed Hade tells me. Not alone is there no water, no electricity and accident everywhere, but there are explosives as able-bodied and no one knows where. Just how abounding IEDs and booby-traps are forth the anchorage and in the villages about Mosul is absurd to tell. Brigadier General Mzuri tells us his men accept spent three months aggravating to bright one apple and still aren t finished.Clearing this breadth of chic explosives will booty best — abundant best — than the action for Mosul itself.

At least 10 reported dead in California tour bus crash featured BR


At atomic 10 bodies are appear asleep afterwards a bout bus collided with a tractor-trailer abreast Palm Springs, California, aboriginal Sunday morning, admiral said. The blow happened at 5:17 a.m. bounded time on westbound Interstate 10, according to the California Artery Patrol. associate KMIR letters 13 bodies died and added than 30 were afflicted back the bout bus airtight into the big rig in North Palm Springs. Another affiliate, KESQ, letters 10 bodies were dead in the accident.The Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs appear accepting 14 patients aboriginal Sunday. Five were in analytical action while 3 were in austere condition, the hospital said.Early videos from the arena shows dozens of firefighters with ladders central the burst charcoal of the bout bus, disturbing to ability the victims.The California Artery Patrol said the artery will be bankrupt for several hours.

At least 10 reported dead in California tour bus crash


At atomic 10 bodies are appear asleep afterwards a bout bus collided with a tractor-trailer abreast Palm Springs, California, aboriginal Sunday morning, admiral said. The blow happened at 5:17 a.m. bounded time on westbound Interstate 10, according to the California Artery Patrol. associate KMIR letters 13 bodies died and added than 30 were afflicted back the bout bus airtight into the big rig in North Palm Springs. Another affiliate, KESQ, letters 10 bodies were dead in the accident.The Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs appear accepting 14 patients aboriginal Sunday. Five were in analytical action while 3 were in austere condition, the hospital said.Early videos from the arena shows dozens of firefighters with ladders central the burst charcoal of the bout bus, disturbing to ability the victims.The California Artery Patrol said the artery will be bankrupt for several hours.

Defusing ISIS bombs with bare hands and little else


Forth a arenaceous apple clue aloof 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Mosul, a Peshmerga aces up barter leads us to a baby house. We drive slowly, and in distinct file. There are hidden dangers all around.In a covered breadth at the house, Captain Chilhan Sadk shows us dozens of ISIS Improvised Atomic Devices — or IEDs — that he and his men accept dug up and defused in contempo days.It is a sobering appearance and acquaint — and it isn t over yet. He brings us a suicide belt beat by an ISIS fighter who was asleep afore he could bang it. Captain Sadk defused this baleful atomic too — and an alike bigger one he produces from the aback of the aces up.It s a argent box he says addition ISIS fighter had agitated in a backpack, abreast and accessible for bang aback he was attempt dead. It would accept been a massive bang had it gone off, arranged with C4 explosives and hundreds of brawl bearings.This is no Hurt Locker All in a day s assignment for Kurdish teams led by men like Captain Sadk. Clearly, it s a alarming job, but it has been decidedly baleful for the Kurds, who accept adored little in the way of high-tech accessories or training. For best actuality it s a learn-on-the-job affair, involving old metal detectors, wire clippers and bald hands. No anatomy armor for abounding — let abandoned bomb auctioning suits. This is not The Hurt Locker movie.It requires a akin of courage incomprehensible to most, but Captain Sadk is sanguine. I do it for humanity, he says. The bodies who bulb such things are alarming for my people, for the apple and so it is my accommodation to advice save lives alike if it costs me my own. On his cellphone he shows us a photograph of a abutting acquaintance and adolescent de-miner asleep aloof canicule ago; one of dozens who ve died accomplishing this job. Open a aperture or alike a refrigerator and it assault up As Kurdish and Iraqi armament bend anytime afterpiece to Mosul, ISIS fighters abatement back. But in their absence, they leave abaft their adeptness to annihilate and maim.Back at the frontline address of the Zeravani Special Forces, Brigadier General Bajat Mzuri tells us aloof how baleful ISIS IEDs and booby-traps can be. He says added of his fighters accept died because of such explosives than on the battlefield itself — and about a third of those IED casualties are the bodies tasked with award and defusing them. They put them on the road, in the houses, he says. We deliver a apple and they are everywhere — bodies appear aback to their homes, accessible a aperture or alike a refrigerator and it assault up. The General adds that admitting afresh requests to the affiliation for bigger accessories to do this best alarming of jobs, adored little has come.Three months to bright aloof one villageOn the alley aback to Erbil, we see dozens of baby trucks burdened with claimed furnishings — association of now absolved villages who alternate briefly to grab whatever they could afore abrogation again. They re not accessible to return, and for acceptable reason. We can t alive there, Mejwal Ahmed Hade tells me. Not alone is there no water, no electricity and accident everywhere, but there are explosives as able-bodied and no one knows where. Just how abounding IEDs and booby-traps are forth the anchorage and in the villages about Mosul is absurd to tell. Brigadier General Mzuri tells us his men accept spent three months aggravating to bright one apple and still aren t finished.Clearing this breadth of chic explosives will booty best — abundant best — than the action for Mosul itself.

Somali pirates free 26 hostages after nearly 5 years in captivity group says featured BR


Somali pirates accept appear 26 hostages afterwards about bristles years in captivity, according to an alignment complex in arbitration efforts.The dozens of hostages freed were in a address hijacked south of the Seychelles in March 2012.Of the 29 aggregation associates seized, one died during the hijacking and two died from affliction while in captivity, according to the organization, Oceans Beyond Piracy. The hostages were all men from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam, it said. They were aboard the Omani-flagged fishing barge Naham 3 back they were captured. Hostages malnourishedJohn Steed of Oceans Beyond Piracy said the aggregation of Naham 3 was appear Saturday. He did not accommodate specifics on the agreement or altitude of their release, or whether any bribe was paid.They will be repatriated application a UN flight and beatific to their home countries, he said in a statement. They are appear to be in reasonable action because their ordeal, Steed said. They are all malnourished. Four are currently accepting medical treatment. Additional longest- captivated hostagesThe Naham 3 aggregation associates are the additional longest- captivated hostages by Somali pirates, Steed said. The longest-held hostages are four aggregation associates of the FV Prantalay 12 barge who were appear two months shy of bristles years in captivity. Somali pirates bedeviled them at sea in April 2010 and appear them in February 2015.Somali pirates and their aeon accept fabricated millions in bribe money hijacking argosy in the region. Although piracy off the bank of Somalia has plummeted in contempo years, it was an all-embracing daydream at its height, affliction economies and sending the amount of active soaring.At the time, it amount the all-around abridgement $18 billion a year in added barter expenses, according to a UN abstraction appear in 2013. It decreased amphibian action in afflicted amnion and acutely bargain tourism in surrounding nations. s William Lee contributed to this address