LockBit Is the New Ransomware for Hire

LockBit Is the New Ransomware for Hire

Ransomware has emerged as one of the top threats facing large organizations over the past few years, with researchers reporting more than a fourfold increase in detections last year. A recent infection by a fairly new strain called LockBit explains why: After it ransacked one company’s poorly secured network in a matter of hours, leaders…

Fewer Wrecks, Grounded Planes, and More Car News This Week

Fewer Wrecks, Grounded Planes, and More Car News This Week

Even in the midst of a pandemic, never doubt the world’s ability to surprise. This week, we tracked some remarkable trends. Serious crashes are, blessedly, down in California, according to a new analysis—people aren’t really traveling after that whole shelter-in-place thing. While delivery robots (and the companies that built them) are trying their best to…

The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than It Should. Why?

The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than It Should. Why?

The discrepancy between how fast the universe seems to be expanding and how fast we expect it to expand is one of cosmology’s most stubbornly persistent anomalies.Cosmologists base their expectation of the expansion rate—a rate known as the Hubble constant—on measurements of radiation emitted shortly after the Big Bang. This radiation reveals the precise ingredients…

Zoom Not Cutting It for You? Try Exploring a Virtual World

Zoom Not Cutting It for You? Try Exploring a Virtual World

In a matter of weeks, Zoom has gone from obscure business app to household name. It’s where college kids throw parties and how elementary school students attend class (at least until their teachers get Zoombombed). “Zoom happy hour” has officially entered the nomenclature, and some people are even suffering from “Zoom fatigue.” Millions of Americans…