The DXXD ransomware has recently been seen targeting PC servers. However, after it was decrypted by security researchers, the malware developer took the time to modify it and make it secure again.
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Kim Dotcom will be appealing New Zealand's extradition ruling, which would send him back to the US to face trial for copyright infringement. But in a plot twist, the trial will be livestreamed.
In a move similar to that undertaken by Lionsgate in 2014, Warner Bros has attempted to have an entire subreddit suppressed from Google's search index as part of a recently submitted DMCA complaint.
According to a leaked document, broadband access could become a guaranteed service across the EU, which would be sufficient to access a range of basic online services.
In response to a potential class action lawsuit, Valve has issued cease and desist letters to 23 websites in an attempt to eliminate unauthorized gambling of in-game items.
Nearly four years after being found in breach of contract, Oracle has found itself on the receiving end of a $3 billion damages bill after withdrawing software support for HP's Itanium products.
A ruling by the US Supreme Court has indirectly bolstered Microsoft's arguments against the US government. The latter wants to be able to access data stored anywhere in the world.
No Man's Sky developer has stated that they have finally ended a legal battle with British telecommunications company, Sky, over the use of the word "Sky" in the name of the game.
YouTube has issued a letter to TubeNinja, a video downloader, threatening legal action if they don't cooperate. However, this letter raises the question of whether YouTube has a case for legal action.
Apple has lost a trademark case in China over the name 'iPhone'. Instead, a handbags and leather goods firm has won the right to continue using the name on its products. Apple plans to appeal.
In settling lawsuits brought by its drivers in two US states, Uber is prepared to pay up to $100 million with added benefits while still classifying drivers as independent contractors.
The European Union is set to lay fresh charges of anti-competitive conduct against Google regarding its practice of Android app bundling, carrying a potential fine of up to $7.4 billion.
When the Department of Justice demands that a company hand over data about a customer, it often forces the company to keep quiet about it. Now, Microsoft is suing the DOJ over just that.
The SEC accused a former Microsoft employee of profiting from stock trades before key public announcements, such as a drop in Windows revenue and the Nokia acquisition in 2013.
Tech companies including Facebook and Microsoft have filed legal briefs supporting Apple's fight against the US government regarding backdoor implementation. They say it sets a dangerous precedent.
In an escalating battle with Brazilian authorities, a Facebook Latin American VP was arrested following WhatsApp's non-compliance with demands for user data as part of a criminal investigation.
While efforts failed to devise a voluntary anti-piracy code in Australia, Foxtel and Village Roadshow have now sought to compel ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay, IsoHunt and other sites.
After facing a prolonged stalemate over cost estimates, Village Roadshow co-CEO Graham Burke announced a backdown from a voluntary anti-piracy scheme to be ratified in conjunction with Aussie ISPs.
In a first for the UK, an interactive chat bot developed by Joshua Browder can help motorists assess their eligibility to appeal parking tickets in minutes while cutting legal costs.
It's back to court for Apple as the haptic technology company Immersion has accused Apple of infringing upon three different patents found in the latest iPhone and Apple Watch products.
Microsoft continues its quest to leverage its patent position, with Acer joining Samsung, ASUS, Dell and Sony in preloading Skype, OneDrive and the Office suite on Android.
In an important decision, a branch of the US government has declared that the definition of a 'driver' needs to be changed and legal car requirements altered to make room for self-driving cars.
New music streaming site, Wefre, launched two weeks ago with a Kickstarter campaign. Now it has postponed the site and cancelled the Kickstarter fearing legal ramifications.
Font Brothers are taking Hasbro to court after it stole a font to use with the My Little Pony brand. The company is out to get $150k for each infringement made by Hasbro, and there are a lot.
After many years Apple finally got an injunction against Samsung products, barring the Korean company from selling phones that are infringing Apple's patents. But there's a big twist.
Smartphone manufacturers face potentially massive fines if they do not decrypt or unlock phones when requested by law enforcement authorities under a proposed bill in New York state.
Anonymous have weighed in on a coward punch attack that occurred in Canberra by revealing the name of the alleged offender, but stopping short of releasing additional personal information.
In the final week of 2015, Spotify has been slapped with a hefty class action lawsuit for failing to identify rightsholders in order to pay royalties and acquire appropriate licensing.
This afternoon, in front of a packed gallery, a New Zealand judge ruled that Kim Dotcom could be legally extradited to the US in order to face charges of copyright infringement.
After numerous legal challenges around the world, Uber will now able to legally operate in a second Australian jurisdiction after a meeting of state government cabinet earlier today.
The Samsung vs Apple patent battle is only intensifying as time goes on, and the South Korean tech giant is pretty confident that it can turn the tides on the recent rulings.
AMD have been struck by a class action lawsuit, due to false-advertising surrounding the number of cores offered by their Bulldozer range. Due to the design, these cores fail to operate independently.
Microsoft has been fighting the U.S. government extraterritorial search warrant for data that is stored in its Dublin datacenter. Microsoft argues this could cause discord between US and EU.
Apps, games, movies and more - they're all included under the UK's new Consumer Rights Act which explicitly protects digital purchases for the first time but not to the same extent as physical goods.
The two tech rivals have reached an agreement to drop all remaining lawsuits between each in the U.S. and Germany after five years of disputes over mobile and gaming technology patents.
Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe reach a settlement worth $415 million with disgruntled employees over an anti-poaching scheme organised in part by Apple's Steve Jobs and Google's Eric Schmidt.
A US Judge has ruled against Sony's motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by former employees, who are arguing that Sony failed to prevent their personal details falling into the hands of hackers.
Rudy Huyn released a new "6discover" app to the Windows Phone Store less than 24 hours ago, but now he has been contacted by the company's lawyers regarding the legal implications of the app.
Brad Smith, Microsoft General Counsel, has issued a statement regarding the ongoing battle they are fighting over the US Government's claim on data stored in overseas datacenters.
Microsoft has sued Kyocera, a company which showed some interest in the Windows Phone OS at the Mobile World Congress 2015. The lawsuit cites patent infringement as the cause of the lawsuit.
Lenovo device owners are being sought as part of an investigation into Superfish - the adware that the company secretly pre-installed on its devices - which will likely lead to a class action lawsuit.
Yet another file sharing website will soon be lost to history, and again for undisclosed reasons. The site is now displaying a message on its homepage asking users to backup their data, or lose it.
Microsoft and Samsung have finally settled their legal disputes over Android patent royalties and are now ready to work together again. The deal raises hopes for new Windows phones from Samsung.
Following the partnership with e-learning software Moodle yesterday, Microsoft has today announced its acquisition of Equivio. This will boost the company's system of finding relevant data.
After five years, Microsoft will no longer deliver the "Browser Choice" update to its Windows operating systems after a mandate delivered by the European Commission.
In the middle of an appeals process, Microsoft is trying to fight back against the US government's demand on the company's customers' data, by going on a PR campaign to get the public on its side.
It's been a tough year for Microsoft on many fronts but perhaps none more important than the privacy of cloud data. Now, it seems the embattled company has support from an extensive cohort of allies.
Microsoft has put up a firm stand against US prosecutors' request of providing customers' emails stored by the company outside of the country, despite being given a court order again.
Following Microsofts loss at court vs the U.S. government in a legal battle that requires the company to hand over emails stored in Ireland, the company reaffirmed its commitment to customer privacy.
Following the sentencing of his partner, former senior Microsoft manager Brian Jorgenson has received two years in prison for his role in a $400,000 insider trading scheme.