Global police forces have shut down Webstresser.org, which helped launch as many as 6 million distributed-denial-of-service attacks. Four alleged administrators were arrested Tuesday, while police seized infrastructure and took down the site, Europol confirmed Wednesday.
Nintendo has announced that CEO Tatsumi Kimishima will step down and be replaced by Shuntaro Furukawa. Nintendo's operating profits increased 505% in fiscal 2017, driven by the Switch console, and Kimishima said it was the right time to step down.
The odds of cyberattacks are increasing as transportation systems become more connected, experts say. Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn said traffic signals, variable message boards and trains are among areas of high concern for transportation officials nationwide.
Advanced Micro Devices posted a 40% gain in revenue to reach $1.65 billion for the first quarter, higher than expectations, which indicates the chip design company is taking processor market share away from longtime rival Intel. AMD CEO Lisa Su told analysts that Ryzen chips represented 60% of the company's Q1 client processor revenue, up from the low 40s in the previous quarter.
The "Harry Potter" franchise is now available to fans in an engaging mobile game for Android and iOS. "Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery" invites users to create an in-game counterpart and delve into the reasons Hogwarts expelled their brother.
Cyberattacks on Turkish banks last month thought to be launched by North Korea now span 17 countries and multiple industries worldwide, a McAfee analysis states. Hackers behind the campaign, which is being called Operation GhostSecret, are stealing data including in the US, the analysis warns.
National Guard troops in a number of states are helping protect upcoming elections from possible interference by Russian hackers. Guard officials plan to have cyber-savvy troops in place in as many as 38 states by next year.
Researchers at Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University recently discovered a way to turn walls into touchpads using conductive paint and low-cost electronics. The product is called Wall++, and the altered walls can do things such as function as virtual buttons and identify which devices in a room are being used.
Philips has released the Somneo Connected Lamp, which is designed to help users sleep better. Among the Somneo's features, it can inform users of bedroom air quality, it comes with a natural lighting mode, and it offers steps to improve sleep based on user data.
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