Did BDL Thwart a Wannacry Ransomeware Attack?

The DailyStar mentioned yesterday that the central bank thwarted a cyber attack on Monday and had to suspend some of its online services, mainly its email services, as a precautionary measure. The rest of the article indicates that the attack was linked to the Wannacry ransomeware as it mentioned an automaker in Europe hacked recently as well as schools and hospitals. As you all probably know, they figured out a way to halt the vicious…

#AUB4Refugees: Dispelling Negative Perceptions with Facts

AUB professor and Director of Research at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs Dr. Nasser Yassin is addressing the Syrian refugee crisis with facts, as part of the #AUB4Refugees initiative. The aim is to counter the current rhetoric surrounding refugees with facts and figures. Dr. Yassin launched for that sake a series of tweets showing the positive impacts of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. For example: - $378 Million is the total…
Critiques

Mar Mikhail Angry Residents vs Pubs: A Repeat of Gemmayze?

1 week ago
Back in 2008, more than twenty pubs were shut down in Gemmayze after more than 100 angry residents blocked the Main Street to protest the hijacking of parking spaces and pubs that were violating the ...
Lebanon

ABC Verdun Officially Opening on July 28

1 week ago
It’s official! ABC Verdun will open on July 28. I’ve shared early pictures during a sneak peek visit and the video showing how it should look like. Here are some more details on Beirut’s hottest ...
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Celebrating Lebanese Red Cross Month

1 week ago
This month is the perfect time to honor our Lebanese Red Cross volunteers and show appreciation for the awesome work they’ve been doing. For years, these brave and devoted volunteers have brought hope to thousands ...
Baladi

Stefano Fallaha to Represent Lebanon at the 2017 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

1 week ago
Stefano Fallaha may be Lebanon’s and the Middle East’s youngest entrepreneur and he was just nominated to represent Lebanon and the American University of Beirut at the 2017 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. Making it to ...
Fun

Beirut Mayor Jamal Itani Biked to Work This Morning

2 weeks ago
A video and pictures emerged this morning showing Beirut Mayor Jamal Itani biking to the municipality’s building in Beirut. It’s a nice publicity stunt of course but I have two comments: 1- The video is ...
Critiques

Ogero Announces Better DSL Prices, Speeds Remain Unchanged

2 weeks ago
Update: Open Speed means if you are close to the central office you can get a much higher speed (could reach 12 mbps or more in some cases), so speeds may differ for some lucky ...
Baladi

I won The “Top Blogger” Award At the 2017 “Middle East Social Media Festival”

2 weeks ago
I was invited yesterday to receive my award at the “Middle East Social Media Festival 2017” under the category “Top Social Media Blogger”. The MESMA (Middle East Social Media Award) “rewards individuals in various categories ...
Critiques

Brawl Between Sagesse Students & Hazmieh Municipal Police

2 weeks ago
Knowing that I am totally against these dangerous and reckless parades that a lot of Lebanese schools do on graduation day, what Hazmieh’s municipal police did was inadmissible and if I’m not mistaken even illegal. ...
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