Danger! Animal Crossing: Popular Video Game Crosses China’s Red Line

If you haven't heard about the new Nintendo Switch game, Animal Crossing, you must be living on a remote island. Actually, that's the idea behind the game, which is more of a simulation using animated characters than a game. It's kind of a combination of the Sims and Sim City. Each person has their own … Continue reading Danger! Animal Crossing: Popular Video Game Crosses China’s Red Line

[Update: Hackers Fold] Russian Hackers Threaten to Release Incriminating Information on Trump

Update:  Today, the hackers claimed that they had reached a private agreement with someone who wanted to buy all the data on Trump.  "Interested people contacted us and agreed to buy all the data about the US president, which we have accumulated over the entire time of our activity. We are pleased with the deal … Continue reading [Update: Hackers Fold] Russian Hackers Threaten to Release Incriminating Information on Trump

[Update] Celebrity Law Firm Suffers Ransomware Attack. Here are the Documents the Hackers Released on the Dark Web

Update: May 14, 2020 Apparently, the hackers got tired of waiting for their money. As promised, they released some more documents. As they wrote, "It seems that GRUBMANS doesn't care about their clients or it was a mistake to hire a recovery company to help in the negotiations. As we promised, we public the first … Continue reading [Update] Celebrity Law Firm Suffers Ransomware Attack. Here are the Documents the Hackers Released on the Dark Web

Facebook Fined $5 Billion for Deceiving Its Users

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has fined Facebook $5 billion for "deceiving users about their ability to control the privacy of their personal information." With dollar numbers in the billions and trillions being casually tossed about these days, it's hard to assess just how serious a penalty Facebook paid. The FTC, however, points out that … Continue reading Facebook Fined $5 Billion for Deceiving Its Users

World’s Largest Supercomputers Team Up to Find a COVID-19 Vaccine

If you are new to the world of viruses, you might be wondering why you'd use a supercomputer to solve a medical problem. Is this all for show? Are IBM, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and others just doing this as some sort of marketing ploy? Isn't using the largest computers on Earth to investigate a tiny … Continue reading World’s Largest Supercomputers Team Up to Find a COVID-19 Vaccine

Sugarcoated Romance Scams: Sugar Daddies, Sugar Mamas, and Sugar Babies caught in a Web of Scams

"A young woman has admitted trying to blackmail a 'sugar daddy' during a sexual rendezvous at her mother's house before he was attacked by two men with a tomahawk after a dispute over payment." So reads a recent story from the U.K. Not really the best date, but, what did this guy expect from a … Continue reading Sugarcoated Romance Scams: Sugar Daddies, Sugar Mamas, and Sugar Babies caught in a Web of Scams

Man-in-the-Browser Steals Your Bank Account

I personally don't use any smartphone banking apps. I guess I just know too much about how easily they can be hacked. Sure, maybe your bank will compensate you for any lost funds, but that isn't guaranteed. A lot depends on how quickly you report the loss. They may even decide that your behavior was, … Continue reading Man-in-the-Browser Steals Your Bank Account