01 Jan

This Week in Tech - January 25th


Weekly Wrap Up


Ryuk Gang Estimated to Have Made More Than $150 Million From Ransomware Attacks

Threat intel company Advanced Intelligence and cybersecurity firm HYAS said they tracked payments to 61 Bitcoin addresses previously attributed and linked to Ryuk ransomware attacks. What they found odd was that while other ransomware groups typically used lesser-known exchanges to cash out funds, Ryuk converted Bitcoin into real fiat currency using accounts on two very well-established crypto-portals, such as Binance and Huobi, most likely using stolen identities.

 RansomWare Attacks Aren't Going Anywhere

Apple Plans Podcasting Subscription Service in Threat to Spotify

The company, which runs the most widely used podcasting app in the industry, is discussing launching a new subscription service that would charge people to listen to podcasts, according to people familiar with the matter. Such a service could pose a threat to Spotify, SiriusXM, Amazon and other big companies that have in the past couple of years swallowed up podcasting production firms in an effort to gain more control of the podcast ad market. 

Money Talks

Teacher Who Used a Chalkboard in a Computer Class With No Computers, Stars at Microsoft’s Education Exchange

A teacher who resorted to using a chalkboard in his computer studies class – because his school in Ghana had no working PCs – has been given a star treatment at an international educators’ conference hosted by Microsoft in Singapore.

Microsoft Spans the Globe

Simple No-Fail Updates to Perfect your Home Office

Working from home has become the new standard for millions across the globe. While a lot of programs offer the ability to blur your background so your colleagues don't have to see the mess behind you, there are a few that do not have that ability. So you're not caught off guard next time a client or your boss calls you out of the blue, there are a few simple tricks in order to update your office at home to seem more professional and organized.

What Does Your Home Office Say About You?




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