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North Korea hackers' link to WannaCry ransomware attack 'highly likely'

According to Symantec , the ransomware had numerous hallmarks of other Lazarus attacks , including the 2014 strike on Sony Pictures and a multimillion-dollar theft from the Bangladesh Central Bank . Insurance industry focused cyber-security firm, Cyence , has pegged the WannaCry ransomware attack economic loss at an estimated $8 billion, although insurance and reinsurance protection is... [Full Article...]

Hitman's Developer Has Been Forced To Lay Off Staff

Hitman's Developer Has Been Forced To Lay Off Staff Facing the prospect of being sold or shut down, Hitman developer IO Interactive has laid off some staff. The studio confirmed on Twitter today that there have been multiple layoffs within the company in order to "be better equipped for our future adventures". [Full Article...]

Leaked image gives tantalizing clues about the next Assassin's Creed

Leaked image gives tantalizing clues about the next Assassin's Creed Gamers got a bit of a surprise as a screenshot from the game appeared on Reddit . When can I play it? . Are you interested in Assassin's Creed? Assassin's Creed IV was one of the most highly rated games in the series since its inception. [Full Article...]

Andromeda 2 looking unlikely as series is reportedly put on hold

Andromeda 2 looking unlikely as series is reportedly put on hold To be clear, this does not mean layoffs, but rather a reallocation of resources. When EA and Bioware revealed Mass Effect: Andromeda they said that there were no plans to make a new trilogy and that the game would be a standalone experience, something that seems to be confirmed by a recent rumour. [Full Article...]

Two Chinese kidnapped in Pakistan

Two Chinese kidnapped in Pakistan Acting Deputy Inspector General Police Aitzaz Goraya said: "We have collected all the evidence and our priority is to recover them unhurt as soon as possible". However, one of them managed to escape. It has been reported that the armed men pretended to be policemen and forced the two Chinese nationals to come with them. [Full Article...]

Google partners with HTC, Lenovo for new standalone VR headset platform

HTC is not revealing much about its new Vive right now. The new range of devices will use a tracking technology called "WordSense" that enables the headset to track its wearer's precise movements in space. This would be a change from its current VR headset, which require a smartphone to operate. "The idea is that you have everything you need built into the headset itself". [Full Article...]

Royal Bank of Canada Lowers Symantec Co. (SYMC) to Sector Perform

Royal Bank of Canada Lowers Symantec Co. (SYMC) to Sector Perform AMP Capital Investors Ltd now owns 252,286 shares of the technology company's stock worth $6,309,000 after buying an additional 13,208 shares during the period. Equities analysts expect that Symantec Co. will post $1.79 earnings per share for the current year. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, June 7th will be paid a $0.075 dividend. [Full Article...]

Symantec says 'highly likely' North Korean hacking group behind ransomware attacks

In those attacks, the group is believed to have worked on behalf of North Korea's government. More evidence has been found linking North Korea to the global cyberattack that caused an IT meltdown in the NHS earlier this month. The first is that a rogue, financially motivated member of the Lazarus Group launched the attack on his own with tools, infrastructure and source code typically avai... [Full Article...]

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game gameplay trailer

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game gameplay trailer If you actually want to know what the game itself looks like, there's also a gameplay trailer. We've got a lot more planned for Gwent in the future, with one of the most exciting things we're working on being single player campaigns. A PlayStation Plus membership isn't required for Gwent , but you will need an internet connection. Gwent is a strategic card game that is based off the in-ga... [Full Article...]

Korea says it fired warning shots at 'balloons' from North

Korea says it fired warning shots at 'balloons' from North More than 90 machine gun rounds were fired as warning shots under a related manual and the object disappeared from radar screens, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). Tensions are high in the region over the nuclear-armed North's weapons ambitions. Moon said the country's front-line troops strictly followed the manual by first dispatching a warning via loudspeakers and then continuing t... [Full Article...]

Senate Hits Michael Flynn With Two New Subpoenas

Burr and Warner said Tuesday that they also sent a letter to Flynn's attorney seeking the legal rationale for his refusal to comply with their investigation. The senators did not say what to what those documents relate. Sens. Richard Burr of North Carolina and Mark Warner of Virginia say they are disappointed that Flynn has chose to ignore the committee's subpoena. [Full Article...]

Fallout 4 offers free weekend trial on Xbox One and Steam

If you somehow didn't get around to jumping on the post-apocalyptic RPG train when Fallout 4 released back in 2015, then now-or more accurately, tomorrow-is the time! In tandem, Steam and Xbox Live will offer savings for Fallout 4's base game and season pass, with discounts up to 67% off. [Full Article...]

Lance Armstrong engaged to longtime girlfriend Anna Hansen

Lance Armstrong engaged to longtime girlfriend Anna Hansen Lance Armstrong and Anna Hansen pose on the red carpet at the Mack, Jack & McConaughey Gala held at ACL Live on April 14. In an interview with Howard Stern on The Howard Stern Show in March, he opened up about his relationship with the country music star. [Full Article...]

25K Graco child auto seats due to injury risk

25K Graco child auto seats due to injury risk Units with a webbing code tag of 2014/06 are affected. Further testing indicates that the problem exists with one batch of sewn webbing. The My Ride 65 Car Seat has been recalled, because the webbing on certain car seats did not meet federal requirements for breaking strength when tested. [Full Article...]

The all new Microsoft Surface Pro is finally here!

The all new Microsoft Surface Pro is finally here! The 2-in-1 detachable receives the same 12.3inch screen (2160×1440 pixels), and we have no complaints here. We also knew that the Surface Pro 5 wouldn't be making an appearance, as during an interview with CNET , Surface VP Panos Panay said "There's no such thing as a Pro 5". [Full Article...]

Facebook reportedly orders original video shows from BuzzFeed and Vox

Facebook reportedly orders original video shows from BuzzFeed and Vox During that same call, Facebook CFO David Wehner said that the company was looking at "kickstarting an ecosystem for longer-form content on Facebook" with upfront investments. A Vox spokeswoman declined to comment. The company planned to unveil its first slate of shows in June, but Recode recently reported that the launch has been postponed until later in the summer. [Full Article...]

Xbox Game Pass: Do Games Come With DLC?

Xbox Game Pass: Do Games Come With DLC? Once you've played a game it'll then be available to buy at an "exclusive discount ". As for the game list, very little has been shown off, but Halo 5: Guardians , Payday 2 , National Basketball Association 2K16 and Lego Batman will be accessible on day one. [Full Article...]

Genworth Financial Inc (GNW) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

About 556,889 shares traded. Advantus Capital Management Inc boosted its stake in Genworth Financial by 3.0% in the first quarter. It has by 0.00% the S&P500. Genworth Financial Inc has a one year low of $2.26 and a one year high of $5.27. Heading into the stock price potential, Genworth Financial, Inc. [Full Article...]

Motors | Published: Less than an hour ago

Motors | Published: Less than an hour ago As always, this apprentice concept is not a Golf for production. The name signifies the fact that apprentices have been building Worthersee GTI concepts for 10 years, but it's far more interesting than just that. Worthersee cars don't normally make it to production, but the powerful 2.0 litre engine with electric help is probably a clear pointer to where the production GTI is heading. [Full Article...]

Lawsuit: Apple Pay infringes on patent

Lawsuit: Apple Pay infringes on patent According to the suit, Universal Secure Registry and its CEO Kenneth Weiss holds 13 US patents related to payments, secure financial transactions , physical access and an improvement on the SecureID token - a computer security method invented by Weiss and later sold to Dell , which uses it in enterprise security. [Full Article...]


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