FBI takes down Hive ransomware network

FBI takes down Hive ransomware network

The Department of Justice announced this week that FBI agents successfully disrupted Hive, a notorious ransomware group, and prevented $130 million worth of ransom campaigns that targets no longer need to consider paying. While claiming the Hive group has been responsible for targeting over 1,500 victims in over 80 countries worldwide, the department now reveals … Read more

Twitter vows to take ‘less severe actions’ against rule-breaking accounts

Twitter vows to take ‘less severe actions’ against rule-breaking accounts

Twitter is promising that it’ll take “less severe actions” when disciplining accounts that break its rules; it’ll only suspend Twitter accounts that engage in “severe or ongoing, repeat violations” of its rules. The company also says it’ll be letting anyone appeal suspensions starting February 1st, and that those doing so will be judged using updated … Read more

Every device getting Matter support in 2023

Every device getting Matter support in 2023

The new Matter smart home standard is finally ramping up, with a number of compatible products available now and many slated to be released in the next few months. We’re keeping tabs on what will work with Matter, the new common language for smart home devices designed to simplify the smart home and make it … Read more

GoldenEye Dam walkthrough, from covert modem to alarm locations

GoldenEye Dam walkthrough, from covert modem to alarm locations

In GoldenEye 007’s first mission, Dam, you’re dropped off at the base of a dam in the former Soviet Union, and it’s your job to infiltrate the facility and intercept the shipping and contact information. Depending on your difficulty, you have to neutralize the alarms, intercept the data, and bungee jump to safety – all … Read more

Steelcase’s Frank Lloyd Wright furniture is a throwback for your home office

Steelcase’s Frank Lloyd Wright furniture is a throwback for your home office

It’s not often that furniture makes a splash in The News Brig’s newsroom (okay, it does happen occasionally), but when one of my colleagues dropped in Gizmodo’s article about Steelcase’s Frank Lloyd Wright Racine Collection, it immediately got everyone’s attention. “I volunteer as testing tribute!!!” said our smart home reviewer Jennifer Pattison Tuohy. “If anyone … Read more

Amazon is reportedly making a Tomb Raider TV series

Amazon is reportedly making a Tomb Raider TV series

Hollywood may be taking another stab at a Tomb Raider production, but this time for the small screen. The Hollywood Reporter sources say Amazon is creating a Tomb Raider TV series for Prime Video, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge (of Fleabag fame) set to be an executive producer and write the script. It’s not certain who would … Read more