CD Projekt Red: Hackers Are Ransoming Stolen Game Data

CD Projekt Red: Hackers Are Ransoming Stolen Game Data

Polish game developer CD Projekt Red has built up a rabid fan base thanks to its work on The Witcher games, most recently the widely praised The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The company has long been working on another game not connected to the Witcher universe, known as Cyberpunk 2077. According to a statement on Twitter, CD Projekt Red has been hacked and game files from Cyberpunk 2077 are in the hands of unknown people…

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India's Zomato says data from 17 million users stolen

India's Zomato says data from 17 million users stolen

Global restaurant guide Zomato says hackers have stolen data on about 17 million users. The Indian firm, which uses a digital platform to provide information, said the breach includes swathes of personal information, including email addresses and hashed passwords. Payment-related information is safe as it was stored separately, Zomato said. The firm said it had reset the passwords of affected users and logged them out of the app and the website. More than 120 million…

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Emma Watson private photos stolen in 'hack'

Emma Watson private photos stolen in 'hack'

Emma Watson is taking legal action after dozens of private images of her appeared online. A spokesman for the Beauty and the Beast star confirmed the pictures – which show her trying on various outfits – were stolen. “Photos from a clothes fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago have been stolen,” her publicist said. “They are not nude photographs. Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further.” News…

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Two of Razer’s triple-screen laptop prototypes stolen from CES

Two of Razer’s triple-screen laptop prototypes stolen from CES

Razer used to just make peripherals like its gaming-oriented mechanical keyboards and headphones, but a few years back it started branching out into gaming laptops. The company has taken great pride in showing off its innovations at CES, and this year it took the form of a 4K “VR” projector (Project Ariana) and a wacky triple-screen laptop called Project Valerie. Everyone who saw the hardware seemed to think it was neat, including the thief who…

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Prototypes of Razer triple screen gaming laptop stolen

Prototypes of Razer triple screen gaming laptop stolen

Two prototype models of a highly-anticipated gaming laptop have been stolen at the 2017 CES tech show in Las Vegas. The concept devices from gaming company Razer boasts three 4K screens and is said to be the first portable laptop of its kind. Razer said the devices were taken from its press room on Sunday. Chief Executive Min-Liang Tan said that his company was treating the case as “industrial espionage”. A Razer spokesperson said it…

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TalkTalk wi-fi router passwords stolen

TalkTalk wi-fi router passwords stolen

TalkTalk customers’ wi-fi passwords have been stolen following a malware attack that blocked their internet access last week, an expert has warned. The researcher said other details had also been taken that would let attackers pinpoint where the equipment was being used, making more targeted hacks possible. Pen Test Partners’ Ken Munro wants thousands of routers to be replaced. But a TalkTalk spokeswoman said it had not see evidence to confirm the thefts. “As is…

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Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy

Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy

Italian police have recovered two Van Gogh paintings stolen during a dramatic raid on an Amsterdam museum in 2002. The works were recovered from the Naples mafia, they said. The Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam said the works were found during a “massive, continuing investigation” by Italian prosecutors and organised crime officials. The paintings were taken when thieves used a ladder and sledgehammers to break into the museum. They were eventually found wrapped in cloth…

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Patti Smith's stolen items returned

Patti Smith's stolen items returned

Patti Smith’s stolen items returned 16 October 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright AFP Image caption Smith, who won acclaim for her 1975 debut album Horses, is widely known for the 1979 track Because the Night, co-written with Bruce Springsteen Rock star Patti Smith was moved to tears after a fan returned a bag of stolen goods to the singer, 36 years after they went missing. Smith was giving a reading from…

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