An emerging ransomware strain in the threat landscape claims to have breached 30 organizations in just four months since it went operational by riding on the coattails of a notorious ransomware syndicate.

First observed in February 2021, "Prometheus" is an offshoot of another well-known ransomware variant called Thanos, which was previously deployed against state-run organizations in the Middle East and North Africa last year.

If you haven’t already had the pleasure of discovering it, I write a fun column called the Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week. Each week I go spelunking into the caverns of the Alibaba electric vehicle catalog and find something awesome, weird, and usually surprisingly low-cost to share with the world. I’ve wanted to purchase a lot of these myself, and I even did pull the trigger on an electric pickup truck recently. But it turns out that I’m not the only one who has been bitten by the weird Alibaba EV bug – as an Electrek reader shared with us his experience purchasing the $1,700 electric mini-Jeep I found earlier this year.

The modifications made to this Jeep include huge custom wheels, an aftermarket audio system, as well as a new turbocharged diesel engine

Old generation Jeeps are one of the most common vehicles to be modified, not only in India, but all around the globe. Even when Mahindra Thar has taken over as India’s favourite offroader, enthusiasts continue to find and customise old Jeeps to make them look out of this world. A video uploaded on YouTube by Khoo wale explains the modifications made to this Jeep in order to make it look this rad. The video also states the approximate cost that was put into this transformation.

It will add more safeguards against potentially malicious extensions and downloads.

Google is beefing up the protections in Chrome's Enhanced Safe Browsing mode, which the company rolled out in 2020 to add an extra layer of security. It'll add new features centered around extensions and downloads.

If you have Enhanced Safe Browsing switched on and you're about to install an extension from the Chrome Web Store that isn't part of a trusted list, you'll see a popup informing you of that. Currently, around 75 percent of extensions are considered trusted. To have their extensions designated as such, developers need to abide by the Chrome Web Store Developer Program Policies. New developers need to stick to the rules for at least a few months before they're considered trusted.
Bob Van Dijk, CEO of Prosus parent Naspers, ahead of Prosus’ trading debut in Amsterdam in September 2019.
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Prosus PRX 1.54% NV said it struck a $1.8 billion deal to acquire Stack Overflow, an online community for software developers, in a bet on growing demand for online tech learning.

Based in New York, closely held Stack Overflow operates a question-and-answer website used by software developers and other types of workers such as financial professionals and marketers who increasingly need coding skills. It attracts more than 100 million visitors monthly, the company says.

Prosus, one of Europe’s most valuable tech companies, is best known as the largest shareholder in Chinese internet and videogaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. Listed in Amsterdam, Prosus signaled its appetite for deal making when it sold a small portion of its equity stake in Tencent in April for $14.6 billion. The Stack Overflow deal ranks among Prosus’ biggest acquisitions.

RTX 3080 gets paired with a Ryzen 9 CPU and a 360Hz display with superb results.

The gaming laptop market has grown and changed dramatically over the past few years: machines have become more powerful and expensive while also getting sleeker and slimmer. The latest Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 gleefully pushes back against this trend for maturity. It's unashamedly a gaming laptop, with all of the gregarious design you'd expect, and it locks and loads some of the laptop world's most powerful hardware, too.

Graphical grunt comes from the GeForce RTX 3080 with 6,144 CUDA cores and 16GB of memory, and we're always pleased to see an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX – in previous tests, it's been the most powerful laptop processor money can buy. Elsewhere, the Asus serves up a 360Hz display and loads of RGB LEDs.


 Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed a new backdoor program capable of stealing user login credentials, device information and executing arbitrary commands on Linux systems.

The malware dropper has been dubbed "Facefish" by Qihoo 360 NETLAB team owing its capabilities to deliver different rootkits at different times and the use of Blowfish cipher to encrypt communications to the attacker-controlled server.

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