Would you buy a driverless car that is programmed to kill you? Of course not. Ok, how about a car programmed to kill you if it’s the only way to avoid plowing into a crowd of dozens?
Hailing a ride with a smartphone app in many U.S. cities is coming down to a fight over fingerprints.
Following incidents where Uber drivers were found to have criminal records, a number of state and local officials have proposed fingerprint background checks for ride-hailing drivers — often with the support of local taxi companies.
Necurs – one of the world's largest botnets – is back online after mysteriously going dark for three weeks. The botnet's activities had come to a grinding halt on 31 May when its central C&C (command and control) servers went offline after which security researchers immediately began noticing a drop in spam activities driven by the Locky ransomware.
Blizzard's Battle.net experienced another outage on Monday (20 Jun) after facing similar issues last week, leaving players unable to log in to popular games such as Overwatch, Hearthstone and World of Warcraft due to an alleged DDoS attack. Notorious hacker group Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for the latest disruption.
DDoS attacks, or Distributed Denial of Services, occur when a malicious individual or entity floods a network with fake traffic designed to cripple and take down the company's server.
A new report from FireEye assesses the outcomes of the Obama-Xi Jinping talks on Chinese cyber-activity. Entitled Red Line Drawn: China Recalculates Its Use of Cyber Espionage, the report details the refining of cyber-activity out of China.
Chief among the report's conclusions is that Chinese cyber operations have become more selective about their targets, ramping back the scattershot approach and focusing in more precisely on key targets.