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Tech news to know this week: October 11-17, 2022

Every day we wake up and drink a cup of coffee and get ready for work. Here are a few stories from around the tech world condensed to fit one cup of coffee. These are the things you need to know before you step out your door (or in front of a webcam) and step into the real world this morning.

So sit down, drink a glass, and start your morning right with a few “quick bytes.” Innovation and technology today.

Russian-speaking hackers claim responsibility for cyberattack on mass airport website

Airport websites across the US were offline on Monday morning. A group of Russian-speaking hackers has claimed responsibility for the outage. Fourteen websites were targeted and rendered inaccessible, including Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, the world’s busiest.

Hackers have implemented a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on websites, a tactic that floods servers with fake website traffic to stop them from going online.

Some intelligence experts believe the attack may have been carried out by an active hacking group called Killnet, after the group listed several US airports as targets.

the group She claimed responsibility last week For offline US state government websites. Killnet was blamed for the brief downing of the US Congress website in July and cyber attacks on organizations in Lithuania after the country banned shipments of goods to Russia’s enclave of Kaliningrad in June, according to CNN.

“DDoS attacks are favored by actors of varying sophistication because they have visible consequences, but these incidents are usually superficial and short-lived,” John Holtquist, vice president of Google-owned cybersecurity firm Mandiant, told CNN.

New fault detection feature roller coaster ride faults for high speed shipwrecks

First responders have been attending theme parks at an alarming rate due to one of the new iPhone 14 features.

The iPhone 14’s fault detection feature, which immediately alerts authorities when they feel an excessive impact on the body, calls 911 on a roller coaster.

according to report from The Wall Street Journallaw enforcement has been sent to theme parks on numerous occasions after they thought thrill ride twists, turns and hard braking were a real emergency.

The new feature uses a gyroscope sensor and a high-gravity accelerometer to detect impact and unusually high acceleration. Apple’s Apple Watch Series 8se and Ultra, as well as the new iPhone, are equipped with the technology, resulting in so many automatic 911 calls that a muffled scream can be heard in the background — a familiar sound on an exciting but life-threatening journey to the emergency dispatcher.

Bees were declared the most important living creature on earth amid the rapid decline in their numbers

We all know how integrated bees are in crop production and ultimately the global food supply, but now it’s official: bees are the single most important species on the planet.

According to the Earthwatch Institute at the recent meeting of the Royal Geographical Society in London, bees are the most important living creature on Earth.

A recent study indicates that seventy percent of the world’s agriculture depends entirely on bees. However, along with the advertisement, it is a stark reminder of the impact humans have on the natural environment.

According to wildlife specialists and scientists, bees have entered the growing list of endangered species.

New research shows a 90% decline in the bee population in the past few years. Excessive use of pesticides, deforestation or lack of flowers are the main reasons for their disappearance.

The analysis firm found that Twitter bot numbers were higher than reported all along

The path ahead for Elon Musk and Twitter may not be straightforward, according to new data from an analysis firm that Musk hired during his legal battle with the social media platform.

An analysis of bot activity by Cybara found that spam and bot accounts make up an estimated 11% of the total Twitter user base. The number is much higher than the Twitter board estimated, confirming Musk’s initial suspicions.

Musk withdrew from the $44 billion deal in July, citing an ongoing feud over the number of spam accounts.

Now it looks like the deal is back on the table, as Musk’s lawyer Alex Spiro It was announced that Musk eventually decided to do the transaction at $54.20 per share and on original terms.

However, the alarming number of spam bots and fake profiles found by Cybara hint at potential challenges Musk and the new board will face should the deal close.

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