‘Sophisticated & high-quality!’ Fashion ‘influencers’ pranked into paying $600 for $20 shoes

It’s all about presentation, a Kansas-based discount footwear chain has proved, by tricking a crowd of self-styled fashion experts into purchasing one-of-a-kind, exclusive shoes designed by a non-existent luxury brand Palessi. The gullible trend-setters had no idea that they were being tricked into buying $ 20 or $ 40 Payless shoes for as much as […]

Novichok is a ‘dangerous and sophisticated’ Soviet-era nerve agent — here’s how it works and why it’s so lethal

Peter Nicholls/Reuters A man and woman who were sickened after coming into contact with the nerve agent Novichok are in critical condition in the UK. The couple has been identified as Charlie Rowley, 45, and Dawn Sturgess, 44. The poisonings happened on Saturday, near the site of a March incident in which Novichok was likely used […]

Sophisticated Android malware tracks all your phone activities

An advanced type of malware can spy on nearly every Android smartphone function and steal passwords, photos, video, screenshots and data from WhatsApp, Telegram and other apps. “ZooPark” targets subjects in the Middle East and was likely developed by a state actor, according to Kaspersky Lab, which first spotted and identified it. ZooPark has evolved […]

Sophisticated malware attacks through routers

Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have discovered what’s likely to be another state-sponsored malware strain, and this one is more advanced than most. Nicknamed Slingshot, the code spies on PCs through a multi-layer attack that targets MikroTik routers. It first replaces a library file with a malicious version that downloads other malicious components, and then […]

Earth’s first artists? Oldest known cave paintings created by ‘sophisticated’ Neanderthals (VIDEO)

More sophisticated and closer to modern humans than previously thought, Neanderthals were the world’s first artists, according to new research which has uncovered cave art in Spain thought to be some 65,000 years old. The incredible discovery calls into question previous assumptions about the archaic humans and suggests they may have had an artistic sense […]

Mastermind behind sophisticated, massive botnet outs himself

Enlarge (credit: Investigative Committee of Belarus) The mastermind behind some of the world’s biggest and longest-running botnets has been jailed and his vast criminal infrastructure taken down, in part because of a careless operational security blunder that allowed authorities to identify his anonymous online persona. Officials from the Republic of Belarus reported Monday they detained […]

2018 Toyota Sienna In-Depth Review: Highly Practical, Minimally Sophisticated

– The sensible Sienna has all the hallmarks of the modern minivan: a spacious interior, advanced active safety features, and a powerful, efficient powertrain. Its V-6 and eight-speed automatic can be paired with class-exclusive all-wheel drive; front-wheel-drive is standard. An optional rear-seat entertainment system and a Wi-Fi hotspot keep the kids content. Standard safety tech […]

‘This was sophisticated’: US official says troops saw warning signs before Niger ambush

US Army A senior congressional aide says that a “massive intelligence failure” may have played a role in the Niger ambush that led to the deaths of four US soldiers. The Defense Department is looking into whether the soldiers were being delayed and lured into an ambush, multiple news outlets reported. The ambush that resulted […]

ISIS attacked Syrian positions from US-controlled area, used sophisticated data – Moscow

A series of recent Islamic State attacks against Syrian forces used sophisticated intelligence and originated from a US-controlled area near al-Tanf on the Syria-Jordan border, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. Read more “We have repeatedly pointed out that the major obstacle to the complete elimination of IS (Islamic State, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria lies not in […]

Australian police share details of ‘sophisticated’ ISIS-directed plane bomb & gas attack plots

Published time: 4 Aug, 2017 02:23 Two men have been charged with terrorist related offenses in Australia after security authorities foiled what they called the “most sophisticated” Islamic State terrorist plot which involved bringing down a passenger plane and staging a poisonous gas attack. Mahmoud Khayat, 32, and Khaled Mahmoud Khayat, 49, have both been […]