WannaCry attack reveals vulnerability and resilience

Rebecca Slayton, assistant professor at Cornell University’s Science & Technology Studies Department and an expert on international security and cooperation, comments on the WannaCry cyber-attacks that have spread across 150 countries since Friday. Slayton says the attack shows both the vulnerabilities and resilience of our computer systems.  Bio: http://sts.cornell.edu/rebecca-slayton  Slayton says: “The largest ransomware attack in […]

Hollywood hospital cyberattack shows Bitcoin ransoms are modern-day heists

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center’s computer network has been down for days following a “ransomware” attack, with hackers demanding millions to bring the network back online. Emin Gun Sirer, a Cornell University computer science professor and world-renowned expert on cryptocurrency and Bitcoin, says the attack shows the fragile nature of computer infrastructure. Bio: https://www.ece.cornell.edu/people/profile.cfm?netid=egs7   Sirer […]