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Documents obtained by WIRED reveal that AI surveillance software was used to track individuals on the London Underground, aiming to detect crime and unsafe situations. The software analyzed live CCTV footage to identify aggressive behavior, weapons, and fare evasion. However, errors were made during the trial, such as mistaking children walking with their parents as fare evaders.
The software scoured live CCTV footage to spot aggressive behavior, weapons being brandished, and people dodging fares
Chainalysis published a report indicating that ransomware payments in 2023 totaled over $1.1 billion, the highest amount ever recorded. The increased sum can be attributed to a rise in ransomware attacks and the high demands made by hackers. Hackers targeted victims who were likely to have the ability to pay and who were unable to sustain a prolonged disruption of services.
The high number of ransomware attacks and the amount demanded contributed to the record-breaking sum of extorted funds.