Security - Posted On:2017-04-28 05:59:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-28 05:44:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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Where to buy LG's G6 for the best price in the UK

g6 - Posted On:2017-04-28 05:30:00 Source: engadget

The launch of LG's latest smartphone, the G6, has been somewhat staggered. First there were pre-orders, and then a prerelease specifically for those eager customers. But over the last few days, the G6 has gone on general sale pretty much everywhere. After last year's ambitious but tepidly received, modular G5, LG has gone back to basics -- if you can call ample power, a big and beautiful display and two primary cameras \

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-28 05:29:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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Google Wifi now available in Canada

Gadgets - Posted On:2017-04-28 05:14:59 Source: techcrunch

 Google Wifi, the mesh router that Google unveiled first last October, is now on sale in Canada. The router sells either individually for $179 CDN, or in a 3-pack for $439 CDN, which is pretty close to U.S. pricing given current exchange rates. The Wifi solution’s mesh networking approach means it can seamlessly pair with other units to extend coverage throughout a house, without…

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-28 05:14:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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M&S to trial online grocery deliveries

delivery - Posted On:2017-04-28 05:00:01 Source: engadget

As the UK online food delivery market continues to grow, some big name businesses are worrying that they're missing out. Amazon finally threw its hat in the ring almost a year ago and now Marks and Spencer (M&S) has announced it's preparing sell groceries online from this autumn.\n\nAccording to CEO Steve Rowe, online groceries didn't make financial sense for the company in the past, mainly because customers don't spend enough on food to make the service profitable. However, M&S now says it can no longer ignore one of the fastest growing areas of the UK grocery market. \

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PlayStation 4 has never been more important to Sony

business - Posted On:2017-04-28 05:00:00 Source: engadget

Sony's PlayStation division has never been more important to its bottom line. The company posted some lacklustre numbers today for the fiscal year ending on March 31st, but its video game efforts continue to impress. The company sold 20 million PlayStation 4 consoles over the 12-month period, beating the 17.7 million figure posted in its 2015 fiscal year. Those numbers helped Sony's gaming division pull in 1,650 billion yen (roughly $14,730 million), a 6.3 percent increase year-over-year. More importantly, gaming profit rose by an impressive 46.9 billion yen to 135.6 billion yen (roughly $1,210 million), up from 88.7 billion yen the year prior. Sony says that profit is mostly down to \

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-28 04:59:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-28 04:44:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-28 04:29:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-28 04:14:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-28 03:59:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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Google and Facebook named as victims in $100 million scam

emailscam - Posted On:2017-04-28 03:45:01 Source: engadget

The tech companies that fell victim to a $100 million email scam reported in March are no inexperienced newbies fresh off their first funding round. According to Fortune, they're none other than Google and Facebook. When the incident was first exposed, feds revealed that they arrested a Lithuanian man named Evaldas Rimasauskas for perpetrating the phishing scheme. However, they chose to keep the companies' identities a secret. It became pretty easy to find the victims once Taiwanese parts supplier Quanta Computer admitted that the scammer used its company's name. Quanta supplies parts for various tech titans, including Apple and Amazon. The sources Forbes talked to pinpointed Google and Facebook, though: one said the social network asked the US Attorney's Office in Manhattan for help in getting back its money. Both companies eventually admitted that they were the unnamed victims in the case.\n\nFacebook told the publication that it \

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Google+ 'Topics' highlight active users and communities

gear - Posted On:2017-04-28 03:45:00 Source: engadget

Google's latest feature for its social network can make your home stream look a little bit less lonely. Next time you check Google+, you'll see a new block in your stream listing topics you can explore. The social network already has hundreds of topics on rotation that you can click through, including Black & White Photography, Art, Science, Toy Models & Crafts. They're all in English, Spanish and Portuguese, though, and it's unclear if they'll ever be available in other languages. By exploring the topics listed, you could find new or hidden communities and individuals who share your interest. It could also show you relevant collections you might not see otherwise. Google is rolling out the feature within the next day or so -- keep an eye out for it if you're looking for contacts to add, because everyone else you know is on Facebook.

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-28 03:44:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-28 03:29:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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Investors are betting 3DR can find life after Solo as a drone data platform

Enterprise - Posted On:2017-04-28 03:14:58 Source: techcrunch

 An early player in drone-tech, 3D Robotics Inc., announced that it has raised $53 million in a Series D round of funding on Thursday, including new equity funding and conversion of debt equity. Atlantic Bridge led the round joined by Autodesk Forge Fund, True Ventures, Foundry Group, Mayfield and other undisclosed investors, according to the company statement. The company didn’t break…

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-28 03:14:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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NASA Delays First Flight of New SLS Rocket Until 2019

science - Posted On:2017-04-28 03:14:57 Source: slashdot

schwit1 writes: Despite spending almost $19 billion and more than thirteen years of development, NASA today admitted that it will have to delay the first test flight of the SLS rocket from late 2018 to sometime in 2019. "We agree with the GAO that maintaining a November 2018 launch readiness date is not in the best interest of the program, and we are in the process of establishing a new target in 2019," wrote William Gerstenmaier, chief of NASA's human spaceflight program. "Caution should be used in referencing the report on the specific technical issues, but the overall conclusions are valid." The competition between the big government SLS/Orion program and private commercial space is downright embarrassing to the government. While SLS continues to be delayed, even after more than a decade of work and billions of wasted dollars, SpaceX is gearing up for the first flight of Falcon Heavy this year. And they will be doing it despite the fact that Congress took money from the commercial private space effort, delaying its progress, in order to throw more money at SLS/Orion. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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