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BlackCat Group claims responsibility for Reddit hack

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The group stole 80gb of user data in the February phishing attack, highlighting user dissatisfaction with recent policy changes on the platform

A ransomware group is claiming responsibility for a hack on Reddit’s systems earlier this year — and demanding not just money but policy changes.

The group known as BlackCat says it was behind the February phishing attack on Reddit.

It claims to have stolen 80 gigabytes of data from Reddit and will release it, unless Reddit rolls back its planned changes to its API – application programming interface – policy.

It’s also demanding US$4.5 million in ransom.

Andrew Rossow, attorney and CEO of AR Media said it was a strange case of a possible sophisticated black hat exploitation.

“The Reddit culture has been that everybody should have some kind of democratised access to everything going around in our world,” he said, “and for this type of policy that says we’re going to restrict this type of access… that’s a huge change.”

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Apple shares surge to record highs following AI announcement

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Apple shares increased over 7% to a record high, nearly regaining its crown as the world’s most valuable company shortly after it unveiled new AI features.

Among the excitement of Apple’s big AI announcement, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed his intention to ban Apple devices from his companies if Apple integrates its operating system with OpenAI’s technology, as reported by Reuters.

Musk’s statement came amid rising tensions between the tech giants over artificial intelligence integration and its implications for user privacy and data security.

Dr. Karen Sutherland from UniSC joins to discuss the latest with Apple’s AI reveal and its future implications. #featured #trending

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AI dating platform Replika is making chatbot relationships official

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Could chatbot relationships and AI dating platforms like Replika lead to the next generation of romance?

While some view chatbot dating as a revolutionary step towards combating loneliness and enhancing human interaction, others raise concerns about its impact on genuine relationships and societal norms.

Tom Finnigan from Talkingbrands.ai joins to discuss all things mechanical love. #featured #trending

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Microsoft’s latest Xbox Showcase reveals a financial future focussed on subscription services

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Summer Games Fest and Xbox Showcase unveil exciting game lineups for Q4 of 2024.