Microsoft: Data wiper cyberattacks continuing in Ukraine
Join today’s leading executives online at the Data Summit on March 9th. Register here. Microsoft warned that the group behind the “HermeticWiper” cyberattacks — a series of data-wiping malware attacks that struck numerous Ukrainian organizations on February 23 — remains an ongoing threat. The warning came as part of... Read more
Conti cybergang gloated when leaking victims’ data. Now the tables are turned
For months, members of Conti—among the most ruthless of the dozens of ransomware gangs in existence—gloated about publicly sharing the data they stole from the victims they hacked. Now, members are learning what it’s like to be on the receiving end of a major breach that spills all their... Read more
How to Get More Referral Traffic from Your Offsite Links
By now, you’re likely familiar with link building as a central strategy in the world of search engine optimization (SEO). With the help of the right link-building services, you can establish a broad network of links pointing back to your site. When you have links pointing back to your... Read more
Where to Stream Every Oscar Nominee, From ‘Drive My Car’ to ‘West Side Story’
Drive My Car is nominated for best picture. Janus Films The 94th Academy Awards aren’t far away, so if you still haven’t watched the Oscar nominees, time to get cracking. A huge portion of this year’s Oscar-nominated films are already available on streaming services. Two best picture contenders, West Side... Read more
Volodymyr Zelensky Is Not a Meme
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky’s family photo keeps appearing in my social media feeds. Perhaps you’ve seen it, too. The picture shows the politician alongside his wife and daughter, holding his son in his lap. Father and son grin, wearing superhero facepaint. It is a happy moment. This photo is... Read more
Why cyberattacks haven’t crippled Ukraine’s communication systems
Join today’s leading executives online at the Data Summit on March 9th. Register here. We don’t know the full extent of the damage done by cyberattacks against Ukraine during the past week, amid the unprovoked invasion and barbaric military assaults by Russia. But judging by the statements of people... Read more
Google Play app downloaded more than 10,000 times contained data-stealing RAT
A malicious app downloaded from Google Play more than 10,000 times surreptitiously installed a remote access trojan that stole users’ passwords, text messages, and other confidential data, a security firm reported. The trojan, which goes under the names TeaBot and Anatsa, came to light last May. It used streaming... Read more
Role of Banking in the Growing the Internet of Things World
Contactless payments and wearable gadgets have revolutionized the banking sector. Soon intelligent things will conduct trade on their own. Many bankers may have first dismissed “IoT” as a fad. However, now the hype is becoming a reality. — likely because of staff shortages. The New Business Models As predicted... Read more
IIHS Announces 2022 Top Safety Pick Plus Winners
Want a supersafe small car? How about the 2022 Civic Hatch, says IIHS. Craig Cole/Roadshow A few years ago, when the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety added a headlight requirement to get its Top Safety Pick Plus award, it knocked a ton of manufacturers out of the running. The... Read more
Netflix Has Defied the Russian Government, for Now
Last week, Netflix turned part of the English city of Bradford into a slice of Russia. The streaming giant was filming scenes for The Crown and was reportedly re-creating a trip the Queen and Prince Philip took to the Kremlin in 1994—the first visit by a British monarch to... Read more