First Black US secretary of state Colin Powell dies aged 84

Former secretary of state Colin Powell, pictured (right) in 2011 with celebrity couple John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen, became one of the most popular military officers in US history in the aftermath of the 1990-91 Gulf War Colin Powell, a US war hero and the first Black secretary of state who saw his trailblazing … Read more

$590 mn in ransomware payments reported to US in 2021 as attacks surge

New data showed a major jump in the number of ransomware-related payments that have been reported to US authorities New data out Friday showed $590 million in ransomware-related payments were reported to US authorities in the first half of 2021, setting a pace to beat totals for the previous decade as cyber-extortion booms. “If current … Read more

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