Internet

US Indicts Iranian Hackers Responsible for Deploying ‘SamSam’ Ransomware

Two Iranian computer hackers were charged Wednesday in connection with a multimillion-dollar cybercrime and extortion scheme that targeted government agencies, cities and businesses, the Justice Department said. Faramarz Shahi Savandi, 34, and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri, 27, are accused of creating ransomware known as SamSam that encrypted data on the computers of more than 200 […]

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Google, Disney Enter Global Online Ads Partnership

Google has said it will now power advertising for Disney’s collection of brands and properties — including Disney, ABC, ESPN, Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars — across multiple channels, including live streaming and direct-to-consumer content offerings. As part of a global strategic relationship with Google, Disney will bring its entire global digital video and display business onto Google […]

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Dell.com Resets All Customer Passwords After Cyber-Attack

Dell said on Wednesday that it reset passwords for all accounts on its Dell.com online electronics store on November 14, five days after it discovered and stopped hackers who were attempting to steal customer data. The computer maker did not tell customers about the attack when it forced the password resets, according to a person familiar […]

Games

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Nintendo Switch Release Teased

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword might see a Nintendo Switch release. Series producer Eiji Aonuma appeared at The Legend fo Zelda: Concert 2018 in Osaka over the weekend, taking to the stage to hint at a possible re-release of the Nintendo Wii game on the Nintendo Switch. According to fans who attended the event and […]

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World of Light Bosses and Milestones Leaked

Following Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s release date being broken internationally, it appears that information regarding the game’s story mode, known as World of Light, has surfaced. With pirates having access to it in addition to certain stores selling the game early, it seems that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is seeing a host details being made public including all its […]

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Facebook Blasted by Singapore Lawmaker Over Refusal to Take Down ‘False’ Post

A Singapore lawmaker hit out at Facebook on Tuesday, saying it had reneged on a promise to help rein in fake news and calling for tougher regulations, which the social media firm has cautioned against. The criticism follows Facebook’s refusal this month of a government request to remove an online article about the city-state’s banks and Malaysia’s […]

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Amazon Offers Free Machine Learning Courses to General Consumers

US e-commerce giant Amazon announced Monday that it is offering, for the first time, the same Machine Learning (ML) courses used to train its own engineers. The courses, which will be available through its Amazon Web Services (AWS), include more than 45 hours of 30 self-service, self-paced digital courses that are provided free for developers, data scientists, […]

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Diablo 4 Codename Is Fenris, May Have Social Features Like Destiny: Report

Diablo 4 is in development and it’s codename is Fenris. Although Diablo 4 wasn’t revealed at BlizzCon 2018, it appears that Blizzard is hard at work on the game since 2016. According to a recent report, a second expansion to Diablo 3 after the superlative Reaper of Souls was canceled to make way for a fully-fledged […]

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No Man’s Sky ‘Visions’ Update Brings More Variety, Diversity

No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games has announced a new free update called “Visions”, with the intent of adding more variety and diversity to its universe. It will bring new planet biomes, new bizarre creatures, new shades of sky and grass that make No Man’s Sky more alien and vibrant, new types of water, improvements […]

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Black Friday Sale 2018: More US Shoppers Chose the Computer Over the Mall

The Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday kickoff of the US holiday shopping season showed the increasing preference for online purchases, as more Americans opted to stay home and use their smartphones while sales and traffic at brick-and-mortar stores declined. The ongoing shift to online shopping has forced retailers across the country to invest heavily in boosting […]