PlayStation5 pre-orders sell out; Google talks Pixel phones; Fatal ransomware attack
PlayStation 5 pre-orders sell out in New Zealand – reports
Just hours after the PlayStation 5 was announced, major retailers across New Zealand yesterday sold out of pre-orders for the new console.
JB Hi-Fi, Mighty Ape and EB Games reportedly sold out of the pre-order stock within hours of the announcement.
Other retailers, such as The Warehouse, still have devices available for launch day.
The PlayStation 5 will be officially out on November 12, with an RRP of $820 for the full edition and $650 for the digital edition.
— PlayStationNZ (@PlayStationNZ) September 16, 2020
Pre-orders for its competitor, the Xbox Series X, will open on September 22, and the Microsoft console will be out on November 10.
Google to unveil Pixel phones on September 30
Google has announced it will release details of its new Pixel phones during a virtual event on September 30.
The event comes after Google launched the Pixel 4A 5G and Pixel 4A budget last month. At the time, the company teased the launch of new premium devices, including the Pixel 5.
Images and details of the new Android-powered devices have leaked online over the last few days.
The virtual event is also expected to include an announcement about the much-awaited Chromecast device.
Woman dies during ransomware attack to hospital in Germany
A woman is believed to have been the first deadly victim of a ransomware attack, after she passed away in a German hospital.
The woman died during a ransomware attack on the Düsseldorf University Hospital.
The hospital was unable to take in emergency patients, as a result of the ransomware attack, and the woman had to be sent to a different facility, about 20 miles away, the AP reports.
A patient died when a German hospital was hit by ransomware, causing delays in life-saving treatment. Looks like the fears of healthcare cybersecurity professionals have come true 🙁 https://t.co/de0xjpF2VH
— Steve Christey Coley (@SushiDude) September 17, 2020
According to German news outlet RTL, the cyberattack was meant to be for the nearby university and not the hospital. The attackers reportedly stopped it once they were told it had shut down the healthcare facility.
German authorities are investigating the woman’s death and have not excluded the possibility of treating the ransomware attack as a homicide.