Dropbox Prepares to Use HAMR Drives in Data Centers

Dropbox, one of the world’s leading cloud storage providers, has announced plans to use hard drives featuring heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) in its data centers.  HAMR uses a heating component attached to the hard drive actuator head assembly. By heating...
March 14, 2023

Are Anonymous’s Cyberattacks On Russia Legal?

Following the invasion of Ukraine, activist group Anonymous organized numerous cyberattacks against the Russian Federation. The group’s “Operation Russia” redefined civilian cyberwarfare — and made plenty of headlines along the way.  Some of the attacks have exposed surprising weaknesses in...
January 9, 2023

Russian Hackers Weaponize Ransomware in War with Ukraine

According to the Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA), Russian hackers have used a new malware strain, “Somnia,” to disable information technology (IT) systems in Ukraine. While the government of Ukraine has not confirmed the success of the attack,...
November 14, 2022

Alleged Member of LockBit Ransomware Group Arrested in Canada

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced the arrest of Mikhail Vasliev, 33, for suspected involvement in the global LockBit ransomware attacks that have targeted hundreds of organizations over the past two years. Vasliev, who is a Russian-Canadian citizen according...
November 11, 2022

Datarecovery.com Offers 50% Discount for Hurricane Ian Victims

Hurricane Ian has dealt an unprecedented blow, killing at least 99 people and causing enormous property damage throughout Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. The true scope of the devastation may not be known for weeks or months to come. Datarecovery.com...
October 4, 2022

Will SSDs Reach Price Parity with Hard Drives in 2023?

Solid-state drives offer numerous advantages for consumers: They’re faster than hard drives, more reliable (although still susceptible to failure), and more energy efficient.  However, they’re also much more expensive. According to Diskprices.com, the least expensive internal hard drives have a...
October 3, 2022

Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation” Can Crash Some Hard Drives

Great music can change the world — and, apparently, crash some hard drives. A recent report published by Microsoft showcases a novel issue with older laptop hard drives. Here’s the full text of the report from the National Vulnerability Database...
August 23, 2022

Are Solid-State Drives Worse for the Environment Than Hard Drives? 

Solid-state drives (SSDs) have a number of advantages over hard disk drives (HDDs): They’re faster, they consume less electricity, and they’re a more practical option in a wide range of operating conditions. Recently, Microsoft reportedly pressured manufacturers to avoid using...
August 11, 2022

Crypto Bridge Nomad Loses $200 Million in Alleged Hack

Nomad, a startup that allows users to trade cryptocurrency tokens between different blockchains, has acknowledged losses of nearly $200 million in crypto due to an apparent security vulnerability.  Crypto hacks certainly aren’t new, and blockchain bridges are frequent targets. In...
August 4, 2022

Man Who Lost $191 Million in Bitcoin Wants to Use a Robot Dog to Find It

James Howells, who lost 8,000 bitcoins when he accidentally threw out his hard drive, wants to use two robotic dogs to find his data.
July 29, 2022