The American ransomware epidemic shows no signs of slowing, as the confluence of underinvestment in IT and information security and the NSA's reckless stockpiling of computer vulnerabilities means that petty criminals can extort vast sums from distant municipalities by seizing their entire networked infrastructure.
Currently, more than 20 towns and cities in Texas are being held ransom by criminals. The state believes all of the hijackings -- which all landed Saturday morning -- are the work of a single "threat actor."
Update on August 2019 Texas Cyber Incident [Texas Department of Information Resources]
This happened today in Auburn Hills,MI Another Karen .. pic.twitter.com/lWksZwXITD — 🦋Makay (@makaysmith10) July 2, 2020 A woman was arrested yesterday after pulling a gun on another woman and her daughter outside a Detroit-area Chipotle. (Update: she was later charged with felony assault) The circumstances are unclear and in dispute, but mostly on film. It […]
Ghislaine Maxwell, the British heiress and longtime confidant of billionaire sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, is in FBI custody. She was arrested in New Hampshire, reports NBC News, and charged with conspiracy to sexually abuse children. The six-count indictment in Manhattan federal court alleges that Maxwell helped Epstein groom girls as young as 14 years old, […]
Porn star Ron Jeremy was charged today with rape and sexual assault, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office announced today. According to the charges, Jeremy, 67, raped three women and assaulted another in incidents dating back to 2014. Prosecutors allege Jeremy forcibly raped a 25-year-old woman at a home in West Hollywood in May 2014. […]
A guy on the Apple discussion forum started a thread titled, “Why do your Charger Cables have the lifespan of a housefly?” That question is probably enough to elicit a whole bunch of head nods from virtually everyone reading this, whether you’re an iPhone user, an Android owner or have virtually any device that needs […]
For all their power and capabilities, image editing software isn’t like sitting down to play a video game. You aren’t there to have fun. You’re likely looking to make a few minor tweaks to an image to make it ready to be shared, then you move on with satisfaction in a job well done. If […]
This is truly a golden age for fans of a big ginormous TV screen. Not too long ago, to buy a television over 40 inches usually meant wheeling one of those massive Mitsubishi or Toshiba projection monoliths into your home, consuming a vast portion of any room at a cost of potentially $7,000 to $8,000. […]