New Orleans declares state of emergency following ransomware attack

New Orleans declared a state of emergency and shut down its computers after a cyber security event, the latest in a string of city and state governments to be attacked by hackers. Suspicious activity was spotted around 5 a.m. Friday morning. By 8 a.m., there was an uptick in that activity, which included evidence of phishing attempts and ransomware, Kim LaGrue, the city’s head of IT said in a press conference. Once the city confirmed it was under attack, servers and computers were shut down. While ransomware was detected there are no made the of Orleans this but is much part our  city interact or credentials any to attackers, according to officials. “If there is a positive about being a city that …

Max Q: NASA signs up new Moon delivery companies

Sign up here to receive Max Q weekly in your inbox, starting December 15. There were lot of highlights in the space industry this past week (even though a rocket launch that was supposed to happened is now pushed to Monday). The biggest news for commercial space might just be that NASA signed on five new companies to its list of approved vendors for lunar payload delivery services, bringing the total group to 14. SpaceX is among them, and Musk’s company had its own fair share of news this week, too – some good, some bad. One things’ for sure: Even going in to the last week in November, there’s still plenty of news to come in this industry before …

Matt Gaetz doesn’t want you to laugh at him for getting ‘milkshaked’

If you laughed at Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) getting pelted with a fruity red drink, he probably thinks youre an enemy of the people. On Saturday, as Gaetz was leaving one of his Wont Back Down town halls in Pensacola, Florida, to a chorus of protesters chanting Hey hey, ho ho, Baby Gaetz has got to go, a drink careened through the air, striking Gaetz and staining his shirt. Matt Gaetz got milkshaked in Pensacola pic.twitter.com/yqz3bPgjw5 — jordan (@JordanUhl) June 1, 2019 The incident was initially reported as a milkshaking, a fad started by our British friends on the other side of the pond, who have taken to expressing their ire with far-right blowhards by dousing them with sweet, creamy …