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Ever used VFEmail? No? Well, you never will now: Hackers wipe servers, backups

The ‘VF’ now stands for ‘virtually f*cked’ Secure email service VFEmail became neither of those things after a hacker managed to wipe nearly every server powering the site earlier this week. VFEmail admins confirmed the news on Monday in a grim red-letter update posted to the site’s front page. The service’s founder Rick Romero confirmed...


What’s big, blue, and short on Intel? The supercomputer world’s podium: USA tops Top500 with IBM Power9

Arm gets a look-in with first petascale machine, China slips into third IBM can now officially claim to have built the world’s two most publicly known powerful supercomputers. The Big Blue-powered 144 PFLOPS Summit and 95 PFLOPS Sierra systems took the top two spots, first and second respectively, in the biannual Top500 supercomputing list, beating...


Scare Force: Pakistan military hit by Operation Shaheen malware

State-sponsored attack looks to infiltrate nuclear Air Force The Pakistan Air Force is the apparent target of a complex new state-sponsored attack campaign. Security house Cylance says a state-sponsored group – dubbed the White Company by researchers – has been looking to get into the networks of the Pakistani military in a long-term targeted attack...