Hackers behind some of the most notorious ransomware around are taking some hints from legit Wall Street companies.Malware strains like Locky and Cerber helped make ransomware a $25 million industry in 2016 and its operators are starting to operate like conventional corporations with "customer" service staff and outsourced resources, researchers explained Wednesday at Black Hat.Ransomware has devastated hospitals, universities, banks, and essentially any computer network with weak security over the last 10 years, but attacks have become even more prevalent as infection rates and payments grow.The malware encrypts files on a victim's computer and demands payments -- one that reached $1 million -- if the victim ever wants to get data back.Researchers at Google, Chainalysis, New York University and University of California San Diego followed the money trail and got a look at the evolving ecosystem of ransomware.Instead of working as criminals, ransomware attackers are treating their victims as "customers" and bringing in support staff to deal with their "sales."
Google is going into partnership with nuclear fusion company Tri Alpha energy, to work on clean energy technology.By partnering, the two companies have developed a complex algorithm to speed up the fusion process and improve plasma generation.This innovation is the important ingredient needed in energy technology.Named, ‘Optometrist Algorithm’, it aims to combine high powered computation with human judgement to find solutions to complex problems.Ted Baltz, part of Google Accelerated Science Team, said in a post from Google that dealing with nuclear fusion is even beyond the capacity of Google-level resources.Thus, the importance of the two companies joining together to develop the technology and combine computer learning methods with human knowledge.
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Today, the National Crime Agency is running "rehab camps" for young cybercriminals, fact-checking site Snopes has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help its founder escape a disputed contract, Australia wants to remove protections for fragile marine environments and more.Follow WIRED UK on LinkedIn to keep ahead of the curve with our latest stories on technology, business and entrepreneurship.Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) has begun a trial scheme that will see young people caught carrying out malicious hacking and cyber-attacks sent to a "rehab camp" to learn about the responsible use of their skills and potential careers in the computer security industry (BBC News).The first weekend camp took place in Bristol earlier this month and had seven attendees, all of whom had been arrested or visited by NCA officers due to their activities, which included defacing websites, taking down servers and taking over restricted networks.Fact-checking and urban legend debunking site Snopes has appealed to its readers to donate to a fund to help it stay in operation (TechCrunch).He doesn't mention that, according to Proper, the web development company bought a 50 per cent share of Snopes owner Bardav from co-founder Barbara Mikkelson in 2016, after she and David divorced.
On the heels of Blue Apron’s lackluster debut on the public market, a former employee is suing the company for allegedly violating the Family and Medical Leave Act, which requires that companies provide employees with job-protected, unpaid leave for certain medical and family reasons.Blue Apron employed Tapshea Bowman, the plaintiff, as a kitchen associate in November 2015, the lawsuit states.In February 2017, the plaintiff was diagnosed with an E. Coli infection, according to the lawsuit.Bowman texted the Blue Apron employee hotline, which the lawsuit says is a “common practice for employees,” to let her boss know she would be absent from work.Upon later returning to work, she felt “extremely dizzy and nauseous,” according to the lawsuit.So Bowman again texted the employee hotline to let the company know she would be gone February 19, 2017 and February 20, 2017, the lawsuit states.
Google's machine-learning gurus see promise in simulated creativityGoogle's AI boutique, DeepMind, known for dispelling human delusions of intellectual superiority by soundly beating the world's top Go players with computer code, has found that instilling its software agents with something like imagination helps them learn better.In two papers published this week – "Imagination-Augmented Agents for Deep Reinforcement Learning" and "Learning model-based planning from scratch" – the AI biz's brain boffins, based in Britain, describe novel techniques for improving deep reinforcement learning through what can generously be described as imaginative planning.Reinforcement learning is a form of machine learning.Deep learning is a form of machine that involves algorithms inspired by the human brain, called neural networks.Deep reinforcement learning may be done with models that incorporate rules under which software agents should operate.
the Finns has become a bizarre crank calls, which is, inter alia, complaints of unpaid electricity bills, the disturbing life in an apartment house or for unauthorized internet use, tell the police.It's a prank call app JokesPhone, through which you can call pre-recorded call for the person to choose a number.Calls are according to the police come +358 5 21425364 -number.Lifelike calls have been in Finnish, and they used the app to record the call.the Recorded call is then sent to a prank phone call to the person who commissioned it.Police told the record he the summer ten notice of crank calls in the context.
Sony appears to be using copyright law in an attempt to remove all traces of a leaked PlayStation 4 Software Development Kit (PS4 SDK) from the Web.The story began a few weeks ago, when word first hit that version 4.5 of the PS4 SDK had been leaked online by a hacker going by the handle Kromemods.These SDKs are usually provided only to authorized PS4 developers inside development kits.The SDKs contain significant documentation that, once made public, can aid hackers in figuring out how to jailbreak consoles, create and install homebrew software, and enable other activities usually prohibited by the hardware maker (as we've seen in the wake of previous leaks of PlayStation 3 SDKs).While you can still find reference to the version 4.5 SDK leak on places like Reddit and MaxConsole, threads discussing and linking to those leaked files on sites like GBATemp and PSXhax, for example, appear to have been removed after the fact.Cached versions of those pages show links (now defunct) to download those leaked files, along with a message from KromeMods to "Please spread this as much as possible since links will be taken down... We will get nowhere if everything keeps private; money isn't everything."
The key word used in describing electrical engineering job trends this year is “high,” according to Angela Keller, vice president of recruiting at the U.S. recruiting firm Randstad Engineering: “High growth, high salaries, high demand, high competition among hiring companies.”That competition is benefiting EEs, giving them both a plethora of choices and better entry-level paychecks.By the end of last year, fresh electrical engineering graduates in the United States earned salaries that averaged US $73,078—nearly $5,500 more than the prior year, making electrical engineering the top-earning engineering major as tracked by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.Particularly hot areas for American engineers include embedded systems engineering, control engineering, robotics, and design validation, Keller says.At the core of these seemingly disparate trends lies a strong cross-industry focus on product development, often aided by some degree of automation to speed the process.“Our economy as a whole is focused on the next best thing,” Keller says.
Let's pretend that the US didn't recently pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement.Let's also pretend that all the other countries that scolded it for withdrawing also met their Paris pledges on deadline.Fact is, if you add up all the emissions cuts every country promised in their Paris pledges, it still wouldn't keep the planet's temperature from rising beyond the agreement's goals—to keep global temperatures from rising more than 2˚ C higher than they were before the Industrial Revolution, and as close to 1.5˚ C as possible.Which is why they say world leaders need to come up with some rules about geoengineering ASAP, before desperation over the coming climate catastrophe forces humanity to do something it might well regret.Geoengineering strategies generally fall into two categories: removing carbon dioxide and reducing heat.It would be expensive, energy-intensive, and also nobody really knows how to do it.
A Raspberry Pi is no bigger than a credit card, but it can be used for far more than just paying invoices.the first model was developed with the aim to support the teaching of basic computer science in schools and developing countries.and with that the series has become increasingly more popular, however, have uses for the little enkortsdatorerna literally exploded.So, you build a magical mirrorSo, you build your own NASSo, you build your own superbilliga media player
Meduniverse vill göra det lättare för läkemedelsföretag att förstå hur läkare tänker när de väljer behandlingar och produkter.Därför har man byggt en digital plattform där företagen lägger upp fiktiva patientfall och informerar om de alternativ som finns och hur de kan användas.Under 2015 omsatte bolaget 2,6 miljoner kronor, och en titt i de nya siffrorna visar att bolaget ökade omsättningen till 3,5 miljoner kronor under förra året.Det är en ökning mot de minus 2,3 miljoner som redovisades för 2015.Men Meduniverses medgrundare Anna Norin är inte den som hänger läpp över röda siffror.”Vi har investerat i personal på sälj-och tekniksidan.
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Communication via WhatsApp has just been made much more difficult for users in China, continuing a dangerous trend for social apps in the region.Reports have emerged out of China that the government’s strengthened cybersecurity laws have claimed yet another victim: WhatsApp.The Facebook-owned messaging app, known for its worldwide reach, has been at least partially blocked, according to The New York Times.The move has crippled users’ ability to send photos and video, and even hampered texting as well.While the government has shown no reservations in the past in shutting down Facebook and Twitter inside its borders, WhatsApp managed to outlive both of them.While the app isn’t necessarily as popular in China as it is elsewhere in the world — Tencent’s WeChat dominates in the region with an estimated 500 million users in China alone — it is particularly handy for international communication as well as its built-in encryption feature.
Tuoreimpien Visit Stockholmin lukujen perusteella yöpymisvarausten määrä Tukholmassa huhti- ja toukokuussa nousi 15 prosenttia verrattuna edellisvuoden vertailuajakohtiin.Visit Stockholmin toimitusjohtajan Thomas Anderssonin mukaan heti iskun jälkeen näkyi pieni notkahdus, mutta pelättyä romahdusta ei tullut."Vaikutus oli hetkellinen ja koski pääasiassa Aasian markkinoita.Emme näe pysyviä vaikutuksia", Andersson kommentoi Kauppalehdelle.Tukholman terrori-isku tapahtui 7. huhtikuuta, kun kuorma-auto ajoi väkijoukkoon vilkkaalla ostos- ja kävelykadulla Drottninggatanilla, aivan Tukholman keskustassa.
Telegram creates team of moderators to block terror propaganda being broadcast on it’s services.Global messaging app Telegram is taking measures to block terror related channels on its platform.The action comes after the Indonesian government blocked access to some of its content, and announced that it will ban the messaging app if it does not extend protocols to get rid of public channels that encourage terrorism and radicalisation.The Indonesia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology announced on its website on Friday: “This has to be done because there are many channels on this service that are full of radical and terrorist propaganda, hatred, ways to make bombs, how to carry out attacks, disturbing images, which are all in conflict with Indonesian law,”To overcome the challenges in restricting terrorism related content, the company is taking immediate measures including working with the government to block all channels reported to contain terror related content.The company is also setting up a team of moderators who are fluent in the Indonesian language to process and flag any illegal content related to radicalisation, aiming to eradicate these channels promptly.
Robots have already beaten humans at chess, Jepordy, and ping-pong.It could probably be so with football as well, " says Fredrik Löfgren, researchers in robotics and captain of the Swedish robotlandslaget in football.since Then, Fredrik Löfgren and the other filat as well as the communication between the robots is their ability to actually roll the ball.the Strategy for this year's tournament is built around the robots passing.so far, the pass the robots not to run so fast, the balls roll faster than they move.Linköpingsrobotarna compete in the Standard platform league.
Formula 1 motor racing has signed a global deal with mobile app Snapchat to create exclusive content from its upcoming grand prix races.The deal marks F1's first commercial tie-up with a major digital service that appears on mobile devices first.The partnership will kick-off this weekend, with coverage of the British Grand Prix on Sunday via Snapchat's Our Stories format.F1 is currently looking to develop the sport on several digital platforms.The new arrangement will see footage from the racing season hosted on Snap's editorially-curated Our Stories platform.It will feature compilations of videos and pictures submitted from users at F1 events and locations around the world.
That’s one reason why Tony Xu, DoorDash’s cofounder and current CEO, decided in 2013 to build the company’s food-delivery software on artificial intelligence.“DoorDash at the end of the day has to be a phenomenal measurement and data business,” Xu said at MB 2017.From day one, our thinking was to create a business to bridge the two.”DoorDash is a nimble intermediary between a family’s table and a chef’s kitchen.Restaurants, for example, often run out of dishes — easy enough to note on a menu, much harder when a fixed online menu promised a dish to a hangry household.And the drivers shuttling hot-cooked meals between them have their own concerns, like where to put their car on a street with limited parking.
Facebook has shut down pages offering marijuana for sale in Alaska, angering the businesses that run them, who say they were licensed to sell it.It highlights the problems faced by social networks trying to set boundaries for what users can post.The National Cannabis Industry Association said it was seeking "clearer guidelines" from Facebook.Affected businesses should appeal to have their accounts restored, the NCIA told the Associated Press news agency.The issue had affected all of the nine US states that had legalised recreational and medical cannabis, deputy director Taylor West added.Facebook was not able to provide immediate comment on the matter.