Budapest Airport’s route to Russia with Wizz Air

As part of Budapest Airport’s strategy to further develop its route network to the east, the Hungarian gateway launched its second link to Russia when it celebrated Wizz Air’s new service to St. Petersburg. Last flown in 2014, the ultra-low-cost carrier’s (ULCC) resumption of the highly demanded link will see Russia become Budapest’s 12th largest country market served.

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Homecoming for Canadian soldiers after mission wrap-up in Poland

Master Warrant Officer Clay Shoepp a member of the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, hugs his son upon returning from Operation REASSURRANCE, Rotation 7, at 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Edmonton, on August 27, 2017.

Photo: Robert Schwartz, Garrison Imaging, 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Edmonton.

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August 30, 2017 – Edmonton – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The final rotation of soldiers of the Land Task Force (LTF) in Poland returned to Canada today, after deploying for approximately six months on Operation REASSURANCE.

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New customized labs for the Naval Engineering Test Establishment

August 30, 2017 – Montreal, Quebec – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The Government of Canada is committed to delivering real benefits for Canadians including the creation of good middle class jobs. This $22.2 million infrastructure project created economic development opportunities for local communities, contributing to the creation of 30 permanent jobs at Naval Engineering Test Establishment (NETE), as well as 100 other jobs with regional employers.

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NASA and Iconic Museum Honor Voyager Spacecraft 40th Anniversary

NASA and Iconic Museum Honor Voyager Spacecraft 40th Anniversary

An artist concept depicting one of the twin Voyager spacecraft.
An artist concept depicting one of the twin Voyager spacecraft. Humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft are celebrating 40 years in August and September 2017.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will celebrate 40 years of the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft — humanity’s farthest and longest-lived mission — with a public event at 12:30 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Sept. 5.

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711 million email addresses ensnared in “largest” spambot

News broke yesterday that a huge spambot ensnaring 711 million email accounts has been uncovered. A Paris-based security researcher, who goes by the pseudonymous handle Benkow, discovered an open and accessible web server hosted in the Netherlands, which stores dozens of text files containing a huge batch of email addresses, passwords, and email servers used to send spam. Those credentials are crucial for the spammer’s large-scale malware operation to bypass spam filters by sending email through legitimate email servers.

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Mandating Cybersecurity for CNI Companies

The UK recently proposed a hefty fine (as high as £17 million, or up to 4% of annual turnover) for Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) companies that fail to develop strategies and policies, and implement security measures to manage their cybersecurity risks. This mandate comes on the heels of the EU’s impending General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which sets guidelines for how sensitive data should be protected. While GDPR focuses more on data loss prevention, this proposed legislation shifts the focus to comprehensive cybersecurity resilience and preparedness.

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CeX Breach

It has been reported this morning that second hand goods store CeX has been the victim of a massive data breach, resulting in data from over 2000 customers being stolen. The UK retailer said customers’ names, physical addresses, email addresses and phone numbers were compromised in the attack that saw “an unauthorised third party” illegally access its computer systems. Hackers may have also swiped encrypted data from expired credit and debit cards up to 2009 in a “small number of instances.” However, CeX said any payment card data that may have been stolen in the attack “has long since expired” since they stopped storing financial data in 2009.

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