Researchers find Bitcoin sextortion malware also mines Monero

Analysts have reportedly discovered the source of the sextortion emails that’ve plagued the internet since last year — the ones that demand Bitcoin or else they’ll leak videos of you masturbating to kinky pornography. Reason Cybersecurity researchers dubbed the malware Save Yourself, as recipients typically receive the bogus emails from senders like “SaveYourself@856.com.” The emails state that dangerous malware has infected the recipient’s machine, but Reason found this isn’t the case. Instead, the firm discovered the malware forcing devices to act as blackmail proxies is also secretly mining privacy-focused cryptocurrency Monero, with all funds generated going directly the attackers. Save Yourself cleaners are spreading… This story continues at The Next… Read More

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Kim Kardashian & Hillary Clinton: The Press Bullies Meghan Markle Because She’s Black!

Both Kim Kardashian and Hillary Clinton were forced to endure a period of time in which they couldn’t give an interview without being forced to talk about Donald Trump. We imagine every day felt like an awkward Thanksgiving with the added pressure of knowing that if you say the wrong thing, you might find yourself quoted in ten million clickbait headlines. Thankfully, the trend of journalists grilling two of the world’s most famous women like they just got back from a date with the Donald seems to be subsiding. Now, the focus is on Hillary and Kim — their accomplishments, their visions for the future, their efforts to make the… Read More

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Porsche just unveiled the most affordable version yet of its stunning Tesla rival

Porsche unveiled on Monday the lowest-priced version yet of its Taycan electric sports car, the Taycan 4S. It will start at $103,800 or $110,380, depending on the battery pack customers choose. European dealerships will receive the Taycan 4S in January, and a Porsche representative told Business Insider that US deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2020. The Taycan 4S will bring the Taycan’s starting price closer to that of Tesla’s Model S sedan, which starts at just under $80,000. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Porsche unveiled on Monday the lowest-priced version yet of its Taycan electric sports car, the Taycan 4S. With its standard,… Read More

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Allen Institute kicks brain wave recording into overdrive with Neuropixels probe

Severine Durand and Tamina Ramirez, researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, review data collected from mice using the Neuropixels brain-probing system. (Allen Institute Photo) Seattle’s Allen Institute for Brain Science is sharing 70 trillion bytes’ worth of data documenting electrical activity in mouse brains, collected by a new type of silicon probe that can monitor hundreds of neurons simultaneously. The Neuropixels system, developed by an international collaboration that includes the Allen Institute, could be adapted to record brain activity in human patients as well, said Josh Siegle, a senior scientist at the institute who works with the probes. “The application I’m most interested in is decoding the communication… Read More

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Kourtney Kardashian: This Bish Stole $5,200 and Hacked Me!!

Keeping Up With The Kardashians has revealed that someone has been stealing from Kourtney to the tune of over $5,000 and an iPad. She also discovered that this person whom she had trusted had accessed her electronics, including her texts. On Sunday, we saw the dramatic moment when Kourtney went to confront this thief in her own home. “This lady stole $700 out of my wallet,” Kourtney complained on Sunday night’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians. “Then,” Kourtney describes. “She stole $4,500 out of Scott’s.” Remember, even though that may seem like an absurd amount of cash to have on hand, it’s not his fault for it being stolen. She… Read More

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Taika Waititi explains the origins of his Oscar contender ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ why he ended up playing Hitler, and what it was like directing in costume

Taika Waititi spoke with Business Insider about his acclaimed Nazi satire, “Jojo Rabbit.” Waititi wrote and directed the movie, and also stars as an imaginary Adolf Hitler who the main character talks to. Waititi said the first draft of the script was more dramatic and didn’t include the Hitler character. Almost five years after Waititi wrote the script, Fox Searchlight said it wanted to make the movie, as long as Waititi played the Hitler character, “which was lunacy to me,” Waititi said. The director eventually agreed and the result is a movie that is building Oscar buzz. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Taika Waititi’s eyes widen when he… Read More

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