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Random: Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Just Bought An Xbox Series X

Xbox All-Stars, anyone?Sakurai yesterday caught our attention when he shared an image of himself riding a horse, and now he’s got social media’s attention again, this time for purchasing an Xbox!Yes, that’s right – the director of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has finally got his hands on Microsoft’s latest and most powerful console…

Xbox All-Stars, anyone?Sakurai yesterday caught our attention when he shared an image of himself riding a horse, and now he’s got social media’s attention again, this time for purchasing an Xbox!Yes, that’s right – the director of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has finally got his hands on Microsoft’s latest and most powerful console…
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Antier Solutions: Catering to the need for Metaverse Development with its Experience and Expertise

PRESS RELEASE. Mohali, India, April 21, 2022: Amidst the rapidly growing popularity of metaverse, and global giants like Facebook, Microsoft, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and more tapping into the metaverse world, Antier Solutions is helping businesses to ride the wave with its diligently-crafted metaverse development services. The metaverse gained exposure and momentum in October when Mark…

PRESS RELEASE. Mohali, India, April 21, 2022: Amidst the rapidly growing popularity of metaverse, and global giants like Facebook, Microsoft, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and more tapping into the metaverse world, Antier Solutions is helping businesses to ride the wave with its diligently-crafted metaverse development services. The metaverse gained exposure and momentum in October when Mark [……
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Microsoft Reveals Metaverse Ambitions With Activision Acquisition

Global software giant Microsoft is the latest big business name to mention the Metaverse with its latest acquisition. The world’s second-largest company by market capitalization, Microsoft, announced that it was acquiring gaming giant Activision Blizzard on January 18. The massive move to buy the largest video games company in Europe and North America is reportedly…

Global software giant Microsoft is the latest big business name to mention the Metaverse with its latest acquisition. The world’s second-largest company by market capitalization, Microsoft, announced that it was acquiring gaming giant Activision Blizzard on January 18. The massive move to buy the largest video games company in Europe and North America is reportedly […]
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Microsoft warns of destructive disk wiper targeting Ukraine

EnlargeGetty Images reader comments 263 with 73 posters participating Share this story Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Over the past few months, geopolitical tensions have escalated as Russia amassed tens of thousands of troops along Ukraine’s border and made subtle but far-reaching threats if Ukraine and NATO don’t agree to Kremlin…

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Over the past few months, geopolitical tensions have escalated as Russia amassed tens of thousands of troops along Ukraine’s border and made subtle but far-reaching threats if Ukraine and NATO don’t agree to Kremlin demands.

Now, a similar dispute is playing out in cyber arenas, as unknown hackers late last week defaced scores of Ukrainian government websites and left a cryptic warning to Ukrainian citizens who attempted to receive services.

Be afraid and expect the worst

“All data on the computer is being destroyed, it is impossible to recover it,” said a message, written in Ukrainian, Russian, and Polish, that appeared late last week on at least some of the infected systems. “All information about you has become public, be afraid and expect the worst.”

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Around the same time, Microsoft wrote in a post over the weekend, “destructive” malware with the ability to permanently destroy computers and all data stored on them began appearing on the networks at dozens of government, nonprofit, and information technology organizations, all based in Ukraine. The malware—which Microsoft is calling Whispergate—masquerades as ransomware and demands $10,000 in bitcoin for data to be restored.

But Whispergate lacks the means to distribute decryption keys and provide technical support to victims, traits that are found in virtually all working ransomware deployed in the wild. It also overwrites the master boot record—a part of the hard drive that starts the operating system during bootup.

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“Overwriting the MBR is atypical for cybercriminal ransomware,” members of the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center wrote in Saturday’s post. “In reality, the ransomware note is a ruse and that the malware destructs MBR and the contents of the files it targets. There are

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LinkedIn launches new app in China without social feed after shutting main service

LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social media network for job-hunters and recruiters, has launched a new app specifically for mainland China after the company announced in October it would pull its global platform from the market.Tailored for China, which has strict requirements on content censorship and data protection…

LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social media network for job-hunters and recruiters, has launched a new app specifically for mainland China after the company announced in October it would pull its global platform from the market.Tailored for China, which has strict requirements on content censorship and data protection…
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