Hackers mint crypto-currency with technique in global ‘ransomware’ attack | Reuters

Hackers mint crypto-currency with technique in global 'ransomware' attack | Reuters

Hackers mint crypto-currency with technique in global ‘ransomware’ attack | Reuters

A computer virus that exploits the same vulnerability as the global “ransomware” attack has latched on to more than 200,000 computers and begun manufacturing digital currency, experts said Tuesday.The development adds to the dangers exposed by the WannaCry ransomware and provides another piece of evidence that a North Korea-linked hacking group may be behind the attacks.WannaCry, developed in part with hacking techniques that were either stolen or leaked from the U.S. National Security Agency, has infected more than 300,000 computers since Friday, locking up their data and demanding a ransom payment to release it.Researchers at security firm Proofpoint said the related attack, which installs a currency “miner” that generates digital cash, began infecting machines in late April or early May but had not been previously discovered because it allows computers to operate while creating the digital cash in the background.

Källa: Hackers mint crypto-currency with technique in global ‘ransomware’ attack | Reuters

Twitter wants you to slide into its DMs for account help

Twitter wants you to slide into its DMs for account help

Twitter wants you to slide into its DMs for account help

Ever wanted to have a private chat with Twitter to settle your burning questions? At last, you can. As hinted a few weeks ago, Twitter has started offering both tips and account help through direct messages to @support. You’re talking to a chatbot and not a live human, but this could still help you deal with abuse, regain control of an account or offer feedback without scrounging around Twitter’s website first. It certainly beats having to publicly mention the @support account and hope for the best. Just don’t expect them to give you an edit button and you’ll be set.

Källa: Twitter wants you to slide into its DMs for account help

Twitter user numbers overtaken by China’s Sina Weibo – BBC News

Twitter user numbers overtaken by China's Sina Weibo - BBC News

Twitter user numbers overtaken by China’s Sina Weibo – BBC News

There are now more people using Sina Weibo, the Chinese micro-blogging platform, than there are using Twitter.According to the Chinese company’s first quarter results, it has 340 million active monthly users, 30% up on the previous year.About 154 million people use the site daily, 91% of whom access it via mobile.By comparison, Twitter, which is blocked in China, has around 328 million active monthly users.”Our relentless focus to build the best social media experience in China is reflected in Weibo’s strong performance,” Gaofei Wang, Weibo chief executive, said in a statement.”Looking ahead, we continue to see strong momentum, as we further optimise Weibo to share, discover and consume information, especially for the mobile, social and video environment.”

Källa: Twitter user numbers overtaken by China’s Sina Weibo – BBC News

Signal

Signal

Signal

 

SIGNAL (Viewable in 4k)
Directed by: Rupert Walker & Brandon Semenuk (Revel Co.)
DOP: Rupert Walker
Narrated by: Kris Vopnfjord
Written by: Kris Vopnfjord & Rupert Walker
Producer: Brandon Semenuk
Rider: Brandon Semenuk
Title Animation: Scott Waraniak
Sound Design: Keith White & Rupert Walker
Editor/Color: Rupert Walker
Photography: Brandon Semenuk & Rupert Walker
Special thanks to Clay Porter & John Reynolds

Song #1 – When All We Have Is This – Jacob Montague (The Music Bed)
Song #2 – Avril 14th – Aphex Twin
Song #3 – Turning Point – Generdyn (The Music Bed)

 

Hackers behind stolen NSA tool for WannaCry: More leaks coming – CNET

Hackers behind stolen NSA tool for WannaCry: More leaks coming - CNET

Hackers behind stolen NSA tool for WannaCry: More leaks coming – CNET

The WannaCry ransomware never could have escalated as far as it did without the Shadow Brokers. And the hacker group has just resurfaced.The malware has ensnared up to 300,000 computers in more than 150 countries, locking up devices in hospitals, schools and businesses unless they pay up. It’s been able to spread so quickly by sneaking through an infected computer’s network, using a server messaging blocking exploit in outdated Windows computers.The exploit, codenamed EternalBlue, was first discovered by the NSA, but leaked to the world after the Shadow Brokers stole the agency’s hacking arsenal. The group, quiet since August, returned Tuesday with a warning for the National Security Agency and the rest of the world: There are going to be more leaked tools.”In June, TheShadowBrokers is announcing ‘TheShadowBrokers Data Dump of the Month’ service,” the group wrote in its open letter on the Steemit website Tuesday. “Is being like wine of month club.”

Källa: Hackers behind stolen NSA tool for WannaCry: More leaks coming – CNET