A timid response to crisis across a terrified globe | Washington Times


Tragically, America is easily influenced, manipulated and drawn into others’ costly, unwinnable conflicts.

What have we learned from the expenditure of our blood, irreplaceable youth and trillions of dollars?

Little.

via POTEAT: A timid response to crisis across a terrified globe – Washington Times.

Ransomware Tells Small Business Owners, ‘Your Money or Your Files’ | Businessweek

.. so-called ransomware infections have surged, encrypting billions of documents.

Hackers demand hundreds or thousands of dollars to provide the key that unscrambles files so you can view and use them again.

One particularly virulent strain, called CryptoWall, has infected about 625,000 systems and encrypted more than 5.25 billion files since mid-March, according to new research from Dell SecureWorks.

via Ransomware Tells Small Business Owners, ‘Your Money or Your Files’ – Businessweek.

U.S. Identifies Citizens Joining Rebels in Syria, Including ISIS | NYTimes.com


The territorial gains by ISIS, and its attempt to govern towns and cities in eastern Syria and western Iraq, have forced it to recruit foreigners not just for the battlefield.

The group has tried to lure doctors, oil field workers and engineers to live in, and help run, the caliphate it claims to have established

via U.S. Identifies Citizens Joining Rebels in Syria, Including ISIS – NYTimes.com.