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Dying Light

Laid-off IT workers: You want free on-demand service for what now?

Updated Some HR person at Atlanta's SunTrust Banks has come up with what they genuinely believe is a clever idea – after dumping 100 of its IT staff, the billion-dollar financial institution is requiring them to remain available to help out for free for two years. You can see how this makes sense; we’ve all had co-workers leave and …
Dominic Connor, 22 Oct 2015
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Vawtrak challenges almighty ZeuS as king of the botnets

Crooks behind Vawtrak, a dangerous banking Trojan, are ramping up its reach and sophistication, security firms have warned. Vawtrak currently ranks as the single most dangerous threat, according to PhishLabs. Only Zeus and its many variants (GameOver, KINS, ZeusVM, Zberp, etc.) taken as a single malware "family" would outrank …
John Leyden, 27 Dec 2014
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ATTACK of the Windows ZOMBIES on point-of-sale terminals

Security watchers have spotted a fresh Windows-based botnet that attempts to hack into point-of-sale systems. Cyber threat intelligence firm IntelCrawler reports that the “@-Brt” project surfaced in May through underground cybercrime forums. The malware can be used to brute-force point-of-sale systems and associated networks, …
John Leyden, 9 Jul 2014

When ZOMBIES attack: DDoS traffic triples as 20Gbps becomes the new normal

DDoS traffic has more than trebled since the start of 2013, according to a new study released on Thursday that fingers zombie networks as the primary source of junk traffic that can be used to flood websites. More than a quarter of all botnets are located in either India, China and Iran. The study, by DDoS mitigation firm …
John Leyden, 27 Mar 2014

Dip in Blighty's titsup tech firms... but what about the ZOMBIES?

An eerie calm has descended in the UK technology channel* as company failures stabilise and the recession lifts, but with legions of undead corporate corpses stalking the land, an insolvency storm could now be brewing. That was the prognosis of experts in the credit and insolvency sectors, a week after UK GDP figures from the …
Paul Kunert, 1 Nov 2013
Newsweek Zombies

Time to rid ourselves of the tech channel zombies

One thing is certain, we’re all going to die at some point while encountering high and low points along the way. Life is a journey, with no guaranteed time of departure. And business is no different. The loss of names such as Woolworth, Clinton, Jessop, Comet, HMV and now Blockbuster may be sad, but it’s also part of the …
Eddie Pacey, 12 Feb 2013
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Brit physics student debuts zombie flick shot inside LHC

What do you get when some attractive students stay up too late inside the Large Hadron Collider and aren't told about radiation leaks? Zombies and lots of scary moments inside very long subterranean tunnels seem to be the answer, judging by the preview below for Decay, a film written and directed by actual PhD candidate and …
Simon Sharwood, 10 Dec 2012
Resident Evil 6

Resident Evil 6 game review

Review What a dumbfounding series Resident Evil is. First, we have the innovations – popularising the survival horror genre for one. Then later, perfecting the third-person shooter camera, before taking environmental interaction to new heights. The game even led the way in cooperative campaign mechanics. But then there's the series' …
Mike Plant, 19 Oct 2012
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Crooks can milk '$100k a day' from 1-million-zombie ZeroAccess army

The stealthy ZeroAccess botnet commands a zombie army of more than one million machines, according to new research. A study by Sophos published last week reveals that the latest version of the malware, which is designed for either click fraud or Bitcoin mining, has infected more than 9 million machines over its lifetime. The …
John Leyden, 24 Sep 2012
Lollipop Chainsaw

Lollipop Chainsaw

Review Its name alone could be enough to suggest the origins of Lollipop Chainsaw. It's a title that somehow immediately resonates with Suda51’s Grasshopper Manufacture Inc, whether you knew it was one of its titles or not. Lollipop Chainsaw Bright squeeze With his studio already responsible for the "out there" experiences that …
Mike Plant, 22 Jun 2012
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'Zombie bullets' fly off US shelves after wave of undead attacks

Special ammunition optimised for fighting zombies is selling like hot cakes in the USA, according to reports, following sensational media coverage of incidents involving flesh-eating and similar undead-esque behaviour. In particular, fears of an imminent zombie plague were stoked by the recent case of Rudy Eugene. The 31-year- …
Lewis Page, 11 Jun 2012
Dead Island

Dev justifies Dead Island 'Game of the Year' claim with 3m+ sales

Every year a handful of critically-acclaimed videogames are re-released as a "GOTY Edition", which signifies they've been awarded a Game of the Year gong by a respected publication. Which is why, when Deep Silver announced this week that Dead Island - a game panned by critics - would be getting the GOTY Edition treatment, …
Caleb Cox, 23 May 2012
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

Review At the core of zombie fiction lies a deep-seated sense of hopelessness and inevitability. That no matter how hard you fight, no matter how many lucky escapes you pull off, and no matter where you flee to, your eventual, grisly demise is assured by the indomitable Pepé Le Pews of horror. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City …
Andrew Bailey, 23 Mar 2012
Zombie

Reading plays host to live ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

Ever wondered what a Walking Dead-style apocalypse would be like? Well, now you have the opportunity through an immersive "zombie experience", which lets the brave take on undead in an abandoned shopping centre. Those of you who failed to get an invite to Capcom's AR hunt this week will be pleased to know there's an even more …
Caleb Cox, 21 Mar 2012
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Capcom to unleash zombies onto UK streets

Capcom will bring a zombie outbreak to the streets of the UK this month with the release of a free augmented reality app in which gamers must track down and eradicate the undead. And it's doing it for real - kind of - in central London on Thursday, 22 March. The games publisher will celebrate the launch of Resident Evil: …
Caleb Cox, 13 Mar 2012
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Parasites spark swarm of ZOMBIE BEES

Researchers have found a type of parasite that turns bees into zombies, causing them to exhibit strange behavior before dying. The discovery was made by accident, after San Francisco State University professor of biology John Hafernik collected some bees he found outside his office so that he could feed them to a praying …
Iain Thomson, 5 Jan 2012
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We like zombies… because we are zombies

We make zombies in our own image, says Durham University social scientist Dr Nick Pearce, and he reckons that the braindead machine-gun fodder zombies of today ain't a good sign. Dr Pearce will present his paper Can Zombies help us understand today's society? to "The Festival of Social Science" on 2 November. He thinks we need …
Anna Leach, 28 Oct 2011
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US admiral reveals safety plan for Zombie Apocalypse

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released a report on how to prepare for the zombie apocalypse. In a blog post, Rear Admiral Ali S Khan, assistant surgeon general and director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, provides a brief history of the zombie and explains the dos and don'ts …

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