Just when you thought spam was dead, it’s back and worse than ever

(in)Secure is a weekly column that dives into the rapidly escalating topic of cybersecurity. Emails promising millions of dollars from a Nigerian prince, to malicious attachments, and nefarious links. All of it falls under the banner of spam. An incredible 40 years have passed since the first email spam was sent out over the progenitor … Read moreJust when you thought spam was dead, it’s back and worse than ever

Unknown virus halts factories that make iPhone chips

One of the world’s largest manufacturers of semiconductors and processors has been forced to halt operations due to a computer virus that has affected several of its factories. According to Bloomberg, a computer virus disrupted production at several factories owned by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. on Friday evening. Many of the details surrounding the virus … Read moreUnknown virus halts factories that make iPhone chips

Valve bans Steam game that was installing cryptocurrency mining malware

[embedded content] Earlier this year, Steam creator Valve announced that it was opening up the online marketplace to nearly all games, provided that they weren’t illegal. This gives players more choices when they’re browsing, but one game previously available on Steam appeared to be infecting users with malware. The platformer Abstractism, which was advertised on … Read moreValve bans Steam game that was installing cryptocurrency mining malware