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Computer virus infects Lebanon

A computer virus in Lebanon is threatening to destroy the country’s banking system, the Lebanese Daily Star reported. The virus, called Gauss, is rare in size and focus. The size of the attack is so large that experts say only a nation-state has the means to create an attack of this sophistication.  The attack was …

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Hackers take down 15 Lebanese government websites

By Oliver Holmes / Reuters BEIRUT: A group calling itself “Raise Your Voice” hacked into 15 Lebanese government websites on Tuesday, demanding an improvement in living standards and an end to widespread electricity and water shortages. Lebanon’s economy has grown strongly in recent years but that growth has failed to translate into improvements in basic …

DNE

Lebanon delays gas tenders, sets up administrator

By Laila Bassam / Reuters BEIRUT: Lebanon is delaying tenders for offshore exploratory drilling as it sets up an oil and gas oversight committee, but seismic tests suggest increasingly large potential gas reserves, Energy and Water Minister Gebran Bassil said. Interest in drilling in the eastern Mediterranean has grown since two natural gas fields were discovered …

DNE

Pope to visit Lebanon September 14-16: church official

By AFP VATICAN CITY: Pope Benedict XVI will visit Lebanon in September to preach peace and unity for Christians in the Middle East, a senior religious figure said Friday a day after meeting with the pontiff. “The pope will come to support Christians so that they are united,” said Gregory III Laham, the head of …

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