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mood posted a topic in Technology NewsPolice called as Tokyo PS5 sale descends into chaos Staff pushed and cash registers knocked over: "I've never seen that kind of insanity in japan" Police were called to a popular Tokyo department store on Saturday after the intended sale of new PlayStation 5 consoles descended into chaos. Yodobashi Camera in Tokyo’s Akihabara shopping district had promised to sell several hundred PlayStation 5 consoles via a first-come, first-served policy. However, according to personal accounts on social media, the whole process was cancelled after hundreds of consum
mood posted a topic in General NewsWill the Tokyo Olympics go on? Japan declares a state of emergency IOC members said the Olympics would not be postponed again if they couldn’t be held as scheduled — instead they would be canceled A woman in a face mask walks past a display showing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games logo in Tokyo. CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES The future of the Tokyo Olympics is in question after Japan declared a state of emergency due to increasing COVID-19 cases. On Thursday, over 7,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Japan with 2,447
steven36 posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsBug bounty hunters hacked a NETGEAR router and a Western Digital network-attached storage (NAS) device on the first day of the Zero Day Initiative’s Pwn2Own Tokyo 2020 hacking competition. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the competition has been turned into a virtual event and Pwn2Own Tokyo is actually coordinated by ZDI from Toronto, Canada, with participants demonstrating their exploits remotely. On the first day of the event, the NETGEAR Nighthawk R7800 router was targeted by Team Black Coffee, Team Flashback, and teams from cybersecurity firms S
steven36 posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsA group of hackers has been planning to target the American and Japanese public by emailing fake offers of tickets to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in order to steal private information, a Singaporean security firm reported Thursday. No damage has been reported as a result of the group's activities so far. But the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee said that to prevent scams, "we have been raising public awareness that tickets sales have not started yet. Assuming phishing scams will occur, we will continue to gather information and give the heads-up." The hacker g