As an indication of HPs renewed focus on gaming, HP announced a new lineup of laptops, desktops, and monitors for their Omen brand. Going forward HP will be releasing gaming systems under the Omen name with a wide range of options depending on the customer's needs.
Last week, the FBI released their IC3 2015 Internet Crime Report that provides a breakdown of Internet related criminal activity that was reported to them over the year. According to this report Business Email Compromise, Email Account Compromise, and Ransomware are the hot topics this year with huge losses shown in all 3 categories
CryptXXX has been updated to version 3.0 and Kaspersky's decryptor no longer works. Unfortunately, this upgrade also appears to have broken the malware developers own decryptor based on multiple reports from paid victims.
A new deal is available for 95% off a CompTIA A+ IT Support Technician 2016 Certification Training bundle. This course contains over 50 hours of training and 33 courses for the CompTIA 2016 A+ 900 Certification exam. Normally priced at $895, this course has been discounted 95% to $49.00.
Today, Mikko Hypponen discovered that the TeslaCrypt ransomware developers have changed the message on their last functioning TOR site. According to Mikko, as of a few hours ago a new message appeared on the TOR TeslaCrypt site that now recommends BloodDolly's TeslaDecoder application to decrypt your files.