World Briefs: NotPetya hackers likely behind BadRabbit attack: Researchers

NotPetya hackers likely behind BadRabbit attack: Researchers

MOSCOW • Hackers responsible for the NotPetya cyber attack which crippled businesses in Ukraine and around the world in June were likely behind a smaller-scale attack on Russia and other countries this week, Russia-based cyber security firm Group-IB said yesterday.

Attacks using malware called "BadRabbit" hit Russia and other nations on Tuesday, taking down Russia's Interfax news agency and causing flight delays at Ukraine's Odessa airport.

REUTERS


New giant predatory dinosaur species found in southern Africa

WASHINGTON • An international team of scientists has found the footprints of a giant carnivorous dinosaur that roamed southern Africa 200 million years ago, the first proof that T. Rex-like predators existed during the Early Jurassic period.

The newly discovered dinosaur, named Kayentapus ambrokholohali, had three-toed footprints measuring 57cm by 50cm, giving the creature an estimated body length of around 9m - smaller than the iconic Tyrannosaurus rex, which grew up to 12m long.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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