Back in 2012 the Ramnit worm wriggled its way through social networks and onto the computers of over three million computers, and began to steal sensitive information like bank account details. Now, almost three years later, police have announced that the botnet behind the scourge has been fully shut down.
Fifty years after Gordon Moore first described the trend that has driven technology, Intel says scaling is same as it ever was. But other chipmakers, who are struggling to realize the same benefits from good old-fashioned scaling, are increasingly looking for less-expensive alternatives.
Ride-sharing service Uber is once again offering customers in Seoul a free ride.
Announced Wednesday, the move is the latest attempt by the company -- which provides a car-hailing app that connects riders and drivers -- to offer its service in a city that's proved unwilling to budge on allowing Uber to operate legally.
Gemalto, the Dutch maker of billions of mobile phone SIM cards, confirmed this morning that it was the target of attacks in 2010 and 2011—attacks likely perpetrated by the NSA and British spy agency GCHQ. But even as the the company confirmed the hacks, it downplayed their significance, insisting that the attackers failed to get inside the network where cryptographic keys are stored that protect mobile communications.
Lenovo.com has been hacked. Starting at 4PM ET, users visiting the site saw a slideshow of disaffected youths, set to the song "Breaking Free" from High School Musical. At 4:17, the site seemed to have reverted to its normal self, although HTML problems persist and in some instances, the song continued to play in the background. The hacked version has reappeared intermittently as cached versions work through the system, although by 5:30pm, the site appeared to be back to normal.