Tag: Publishes

Nevada school district refuses to submit to ransomware blackmail, hacker publishes student data

By iwano@_84

A cybercriminal has published private data belonging to thousands of students following a failed attempt to exhort a ransomware payment from a Nevada school district.

Ransomware is a form of malware that can have a devastating impact on businesses and individuals alike. 

Once a ransomware package has landed and executed on a vulnerable system, files are usually encrypted, access to core systems and networks is revoked, and a landing page is thrown up demanding a payment — usually in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) or Monero (XMR) in return for a decryption key — which may or may not work.   

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Ransomware operators target organizations across every sector in the hopes that the fear of disrupting core operations will pressure victims into paying up. It may not be a valid legal expense, but for

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Esri Publishes Book about Web GIS Featuring Latest Advances in ArcGIS Platform

By iwano@_84

REDLANDS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced the publication of a new book by popular geographic information system (GIS) technology author Pinde Fu, Getting to Know Web GIS, Fourth Edition. As a promising field very useful to e‑government, e‑business, e‑science, and daily life, there is a strong and increasing demand for Web GIS professionals. This fourth edition of Getting to Know Web GIS will help readers begin or continue their journey to learn about, understand, and apply Web GIS.

The book is designed with three principles in mind:

  • Easy to apply: Users do not have to be developers to build web apps. This book facilitates immediate productivity and teaches how to build engaging web apps without requiring a single line of programming. Even the JavaScript programming chapter is relatively easy to follow, teaching readers how to adapt sample code.
  • Current: Web GIS technologies advance
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