The Canadian Who Allegedly Spammed Twitch Into Oblivion Got a Criminal Charge

Streaming giant Twitch went on the hunt in Canada last year for an unidentified man who clogged the service with hateful spam messages. Now they’ve allegedly got their man: Brandan Lukus Apple, who resides in the province of British Columbia. In 2017, spam messages sent using a service called ChatSurge flooded more than 1,000 Twitch […]

Nordea bank forbids employees from owning cryptocurrency

A giant Northern European bank, Nordea Bank AB, now headquartered in Finland, has allegedly enacted a company policy which forbids its employees from owning or trading in bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. Since publication, a bank employee, who wishes to remain anonymous, forwarded evidence the large institution is indeed going ahead with such plans. Word spread […]

Chinese hackers target Taiwan cyber system!

A group of Chinese hackers, of late, has ganged up to spoil the cyber system in Taiwan if the US defense experts are to be believed. The cyber experts claim to have discovered the breakthrough recently as they hunkered down at a recent conclave with their counterparts in Taiwan.    Initially, the Chinese hackers deployed […]

Hey, Hawaii: The Telecom Industry Lobbied Against Testing for Emergency Alert System

“BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” read an emergency push alert sent to the cell phones of people in Hawaii Saturday. It wasn’t a drill, but it was a mistake. Moments after the alert was issued, the Hawaii Emergency Management System tweeted that there was “NO missile […]

New Intel Security Flaw Detected

F-Secure, a Finnish cybersecurity firm revealed on Friday that it has discovered another security flaw in the Intel hardware. This flaw could enable hackers to access corporate laptops remotely. Earlier it was revealed that the Intel chip had flaws that made almost every smartphone, laptop, or tablets vulnerable to hackers. This flaw is allegedly unrelated […]

Unknown Hackers demand Ransom in Bitcoin

Recently the news came out of a ransomware attack in Old Delhi after three of the hacked victims came forward to uncover more about the attack. The victims i.e. the traders were demanded ransom in Bitcoin from the unknown hackers. Although it is believed that the hackers are supposedly from either Nigeria or Pakistan, they […]

How Russia Says It Swatted Down a Drone Swarm in Syria

On the night of January 5, a swarm of explosives-laden small drones, apparently controlled by Syrian rebels, attacked two Russian bases in western Syria, the Kremlin confirmed on Thursday. Authorities claim that Russian defenses destroyed or disabled all of the drones before they inflicted any damage on the bases. But the threat from small, cheap, […]

WhatApp group chat bug can allow anyone to join

Facebook-owned WhatsApp added end—to—end encryption to every conversation two years ago and made all conversations on the group private, meaning no third-party can read them, be it government, criminals or even WhatsApp itself. But according to a team of German security researchers, WhatsApp group chats might not be so secure and can easily be infiltrated […]

New Wi-Fi version to counter hackers

 A new Wi Fi version is set to hit the market to replace WAP2 to more firmly deal with the devastating hackers the Wi-Fi-enabled devices. Cyber security experts have observed that  WPA2 is not the sole mechanism to counter the KRACK which they call the method of attack that damages personal computers,  smartphones along with […]

Facebook Is Deprioritizing Our Stories. Good.

Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told the New York Times that the social network will revamp its news feed to emphasize “meaningful interaction” between friends and family. As a result, the news feed will significantly decrease the number of posts you’ll see from news outlets such as Motherboard. Good. This move has been long-rumored, and […]

This Physicist Turned Time Crystals From a Theoretical Oddity to an Odd Reality

Look, I’m going to give it to you straight: time crystals are confusing as hell. They’re a new phase of matter that basically extends the rigid, periodic structure of crystals into the fourth dimension—time. Unlike normal crystals, you can’t hold a time crystal in your hand. Instead, they require a complex laboratory set up that […]

Kodak Launches Own Cryptocurrency KODAKCoin — Stocks Surge

In a tie-up with WENN Digital, a blockchain development firm, Kodak photo-centric cryptocurrency, KODAKCoin, causing a 60 percent stock rise after the surprise announcement. This is a part of a larger initiative called KODAKOne which will reportedly give photographers a new revenue stream and a secure work platform. The blockchain-powered image management system will supposedly […]

FBI Hacker Says Apple Are ‚Jerks‘ and ‚Evil Geniuses‘ for Encrypting iPhones

Ever since Apple made encryption default on the iPhone, the FBI has been waging a war against encryption, complaining that cryptography so strong the company itself can’t break it makes it harder to catch criminals and terrorists. On Wednesday, at the the International Conference on Cyber Security in Manhattan, FBI forensic expert Stephen Flatley lashed […]

Jeff Bezos Should Give Me Some Money

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos might be the poor man’s Elon Musk, but he’s also the richest person on the planet. According to the Bloomberg billionaire tracker, which is its own little slice of wealth-worshiping dystopia, Bezos’ net worth just topped $106 billion. The vast majority of his wealth is in Amazon shares, CNN noted, and […]

Snowden says, Aadhaar open for abuse

American whistleblower Edward Snowden has become the latest to raise alarm about the vulnerability of the Aadhaar database, a day after the Tribune newspaper reported that an administrator login ID and password to gain access to the UID portal could be acquired for as little as Rs 500. He came out in support of the […]

Edward Snowden hails scribe over Aadhar data leak report

American whistleblower Edward Snowden has come in support of an Indian journalist, who is being investigated for a report on the controversial  Aadhaar data breach.  Snowden, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee, who is currently in exile in Russia said that instead of prosecuting the journalist, the government of India should penalize the Unique […]

Study Finds Women and Minorities in STEM Are Discriminated Against, to the Shock of No One

Women and racial minorities face extreme levels of discrimination in science and technology fields, according to a nationwide study by Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan think tank. The report, which was released today, implies that highly-publicized diversity efforts—at technology companies, for instance—aren’t measurably combating systemic oppression in the workplace. In STEM (science, technology, engineering, and […]

Florida hack exposes 30K Medicaid patients’ files

Florida officials announced late Friday that hackers may have accessed the personal information and medical records of up to 30,000 Medicaid recipients in November. The state’s Agency for Health Care Administration said in a Friday evening news release that one of its employees „was the victim of a malicious phishing email“ on November 15, and […]

Coinhive Says Meltdown Patches Didn’t Affect Monero Mining

Last week, researchers revealed the existence of Meltdown, one of two major security flaws that affects pretty much every modern computer and could allow attackers to gain access everything on those computers, including passwords and other sensitive personal information. After patches to fix this vulnerability were released, rumors circulated that the patches could significantly degrade […]

New threat for PCs and smarthpones

Personal computer and smartphones are running the risk of yet another security threat if the experts are to be believed. The new threat seems to have surfaced after the tech experts spotted a dangerous security flaw.Named as Spectre and Meltdown, the factors in question allow the processor to sweep the sensitive and secret data in […]

Hackers Target Winter Olympics to be Held in South Korea

Cybersecurity company McAfee has discovered that hackers have targeted organizations connected to the Winter Olympics that will be held in South Korea, and have tried to access sensitive information. The hacking campaign ran from December 22 and is still under investigation by the firm. McAfee has stated that the attacks point to “a nation-state adversary […]

The Pilot Using Drones to Empower Marginalized Communities

Rhianna Lakin is a pilot working to improve the world with drone technology. She first became inspired to use drones for good causes when she was living in Indonesia in 2003. Illegal logging at the time resulted in a flash flood that killed hundreds of people. “It was the most horrific scene that I’ve ever […]