The Department of Homeland Security said on Friday that more than 1,000 businesses had been infected with the cash register malware used in the Target data breach and others, leading to the theft of data from millions of customers’ payment cards.
Cody Littley’s new hard drive can only hold a single kilobyte of data — about one millionth of what you can cram onto those finger-nail-sized microSD cards — and it can’t exactly slide into the back of your smartphone. But it’s still an impressive creation.
Community Health Systems, one of the biggest U.S. hospital groups, said on Monday it was the victim of a cyber attack from China, resulting in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients.
Technology has a lot to answer for: killing old businesses, destroying the middle class, Buzzfeed. But Michael Harris, riffing on the observations of Melvin Kranzberg, argues that 'technology is neither good nor evil. The most we can say about it is this: It has come'.
Think that fancy 3D printer of yours is a technological marvel? Well, it's got nothing on these tiny coin-sized robots. Computer scientists at Harvard have built an army of 1,024 bots that collaborate to create various shapes, much in the way ants link to form bridges or birds fly in formation.
Take one part challenge, one part charity, sprinkle in some celebrity and cook on high with Facebook. Voilà: you have the Ice Bucket Challenge -- the viral phenomenon that's likely taking your Facebook feed by storm.
Punk shows have an indescribable energy. They're a kind of 'you had to be there, man' experience. And like anything worth seeing nowadays, someone decided to film one with a drone. But where drones are commonplace when filming scenic parks or sprawling cityscapes, punk shows might prove to be a more hostile environment.