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REvil ransomware attacks systems using Kaseya’s remote IT management software, Richard Lawler

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Just in time to ruin the holiday weekend, ransomware attackers have apparently used Kaseya — a software platform designed to help manage IT services remotely — to deliver their payload. Sophos director and ethical hacker Mark Loman tweeted about the attack earlier today, and now reports that affected systems will demand $44,999 to be unlocked. A note on Kaseya’s website …

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Sony makes clear it will still sell PSP games on the PS3 and Vita stores, Ian Carlos Campbell

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In March, Sony received widespread backlash for announcing plans to shut down the PS3 and Vita stores and remove the ability to purchase PSP games from both storefronts. The criticism led Sony to reverse course in part, promising to keep the PS3 and Vita stores open, but the company stayed committed to ending “PSP commerce functionality” on July 2nd. While …

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Another day, another WD security flaw, Mitchell Clark

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After a security vulnerability led to some WD NAS owners having their data wiped, a new vulnerability has been discovered in more of WD’s devices (via KrebsOnSecurity). The vulnerability, discovered by security researchers Pedro Ribeiro and Radek Domanski, is seemingly present on Cloud OS 3 devices and not on the newer Cloud OS 5, which WD recently released as an …

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Peacock premier tiers will stream the 2021 Stanley Cup games, Catie Keck

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NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock will stream every remaining 2021 Stanley Cup Final match, just as the service’s parent company will stream the games on broadcast NBC. The service announced this week that the matches would kick off with a stream of Game 3 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens. The streaming coverage will cover up to five games …

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NASA wants to change the way it protects astronauts from radiation, ,

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Astronauts face a constant specter of radiation, as particles streaming off the sun and high-energy cosmic rays constantly bombard their bodies. Left unchecked, radiation can trigger all sorts of health issues, most notably boosting an astronaut’s danger of developing cancer. So, when NASA plans missions, the agency uses a radiation exposure cap to determine how long astronauts can stay in …

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‘The Tomorrow War’ won’t win any awards, but it’s a watchable action romp (review), ,

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Warning: spoilers ahead! Amazon Prime has dialed its mighty marketing machine up to 11 for its new sci-fi blockbuster starring Chris Pratt, but how does it actually rate? Even from the trailer it was apparent that “The Tomorrow War” was going to sit somewhere near equivalent popcorn presentations like “Battle Los Angeles,” “Battleship” and “Independence Day” and that still rings …

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New Qualcomm CEO sees former Apple execs as key to beating M1, Mitchell Clark

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Qualcomm’s new CEO, Cristiano Amon, has big plans for competing with Apple when it comes to laptop performance, thanks to the ex-Apple employees Qualcomm brought on when it acquired Nuvia earlier this year. He told Reuters that he believes Qualcomm could make the world’s best processor, which would require designing a chip better than Apple’s M1. Before assuming his new …

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Lordstown Motors is now being investigated by the Justice Department, Sean O’Kane

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The Department of Justice has opened an investigation into troubled electric vehicle startup Lordstown Motors, which is backed by General Motors and went public late last year but has yet to get its pickup — the Endurance — into production, according to The Wall Street Journal. It’s the second official probe into the startup, as the Securities and Exchange Commission …

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FTC says Broadcom violated antitrust law with TV set-top box deals, Adi Robertson

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The US Federal Trade Commission has sued chip maker Broadcom for allegedly abusing a monopoly on semiconductor components. A newly issued complaint accuses Broadcom of threatening to charge higher prices, refuse technical support, or cut off chip sales if its customers bought other products from competing companies. Starting in 2016, Broadcom allegedly struck “exclusive or near-exclusive” deals with at least …