3D printed guns seized

Queensland Police seized three handguns from a Mudjimba residence, believed to have been created using a 3D printer. In a statement, police confirmed the guns were capable of being fired. Also found in the residence were a number of fake driver licenses and credit cards, created using the printer and scanners. The man in question has been charged with 12 offences, including the manufacture of a weapon whilst not licensed.

Want clicks? Use emojis

A 😊 and a ❤ could be key to your marketing success, a new report has found. The study, conducted by mobile marketing platform Leadplum, found that push notifications with emojis were opened 254% more often than those without. It also found that emails with emojis in the title were opened 66% more times than traditional emails. Apps that made use of emojis also enjoyed 26% fewer uninstalls. As for the emojis most commonly used in marketing campaigns? The 100%, money bag, and fire emjois topped the list.

New home for Australia’s first computer

Australia’s first stored-memory computer, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Automatic Computer, has found a new home at Scienceworks. The artefact joins the Victorian science museum as part of the Think Ahead exhibition. It was previously on display in the Melbourne Museum. “CSIRAC’s story shows that Australia has a strong record of innovation in STEM and we hope it inspires a fascination in technology and science in visitors of all ages.” Built in 1949, CSIRAC, which is the size of a garage, had around 2.5 kilobytes of memory. It was the first computer to play electronic music and make weather forecasts. CSIRAC has been a part of Museums Victoria’s collection since 1964.

$1.2m hijacked in Russian bank hack

Notorious hacking gang MoneyTaker has reportedly swindled £700,000 ($1.2m AUD) from PIR Bank in Russia. The funds were stolen via an interbank fund transfer system, after the hackers obtained access to a computer at the bank. The money was then transferred to 17 accounts at major Russian banks and then quickly cashed out, leaving the majority of the money unrecoverable for the bank. Security firm Group-IB has since conducted an incident response on the attack. According to the firm, “Group-IB forensic specialists collected irrefutable digital evidence implicating MoneyTaker in the theft.” MoneyTaker targets financial institutions and has conducted similar attacks since 2016.