Avast, today's largest vendor of security software, has acquired Piriform, a UK-based company that is behind many successful desktop and mobile apps, such as CCleaner, Recuva, Speccy, and Defraggler.
US-based and international courier delivery service FedEx admitted on Monday that some of its systems were significantly affected by the NotPetya ransomware, and some of the damage may be permanent.
Lloyd's of London, one of the world's largest insurers, warns that a well executed cyber attack could cause damages around to world ranging from $53.1 billion to $121.4 billion, according to a report the company released today.
Today at the company's Inspire business conference, Microsoft announced a new service called "Microsoft 365" that bundles together three of its previous standalone services: Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security.
The Federal Trade Commission has shut down the operator of a large network of online loan sites that allegedly promised to find people the loans with the lowest rates, but actually sold users' data to third-parties, most of which weren't even lenders.
A draft of the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018" — which approves the budget and policies for US defensive projects — outlines a ban on the usage of Kaspersky Lab software products at DOD facilities under the explanation that the Russian antivirus vendor "might be vulnerable to Russian government influence."
The European Commission has hit Google with a record fine of €2.42 billion ($2.72 billion) for abusing its dominant market position and tweaking search results to favor its Google Shopping service to the detriment of its direct competitors.
Earlier today, British Airways (BA) has canceled all flights out of London's two biggest airports, Gatwick and Heathrow, following what the company described as "catastrophic" and "a major IT system failure."
Microsoft announced last week that starting October 13, 2020, customers who purchased a copy of a standalone Office product — such as Office 2010, Office 2013, and Office 2016 — will have their access revoked to Skype for Business and OneDrive for Business accounts.
A quick round-up of various stories going on in tech right now
A remote code execution flaw in the SAP Windows client opens the door for ransomware attacks targeting enterprises that rely on various SAP products to manage and keep track of their business operations.
A Lithuanian man swindled two US tech companies out of over $100 million after he tricked employees into wiring money to his own company's bank accounts.
"Antivirus software vendors are terrible; don't buy antivirus software, and uninstall it if you already have it (except for Microsoft's)." This is how Robert "Roc" O'Callahan, a former Mozilla bigwig engineer started a blog post today, in which he details a long list of issues that antivirus software have caused to browser vendors.
Oracle risks to lose all current and future contracts with the US government after the US Department of Labor (DoL) has filed a lawsuit against the company's US Division, Oracle America., Inc..
Despite two high-profile data breaches that came to light just after Verizon agreed to buy Yahoo for $4.83 billion, the sale is going forward as initially announced, albeit with some fears on Yahoo's side.
Stylish, an add-on for browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari, announced this week through the voice of its new owner a new data collection partnership with SimilarWeb, a digital market intelligence company.
Foxconn, the Chinese hardware manufacturer that builds chips for Apple's iPhone and iPad devices, is currently overhauling its entire factories and replacing most of its workforce with robots.
A near perfect clone of the original Kickass Torrents (KAT) portal has surfaced online today, brought back to life by members of the original KAT staff who weren't targeted by the DHS and IRS investigation.
Prices have skyrocketed at Indian Bitcoin exchange platforms following the government decision to denominate the 500 and 1,000 Rupees currency notes with only a night's notice.