Weekly Round Up: Petya ‘ransomware’, SNES Classic & more

Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation and news from the last few days.

This week sees Hadlee Simons hosting Andy Walker and Stephen Timm.

Kicking off the podcast, Andy talks through the world’s latest cyber-attack. Petya, or NotPetya, reappeared in Ukraine this week after dying down last year. The attack targeted machines running Windows, and spread as far as Chernobyl, Mumbai and a chocolate factory in Tasmania.

Next up, Stephen talks of the Savca report revealing that South African private equity capital returns to investors were up 123.2% last year to R18.3-billion — up from R8.2-billion in 2015.

We then move back to Memeburn to discuss Facebook reaching the two-billion user milestone. The platform boasts almost two thirds of the world’s internet users — but CEO Mark Zuckerberg won’t rest until he catches them all.

Finally, Hadlee gushes over the SNES Classic. The miniature console delivers 21 games and killer titles — including Star Fox 2, which has taken Nintendo over 20 years to release.

What are we watching, reading, playing: Andy is playing Get Even by Bandai Namco, and has returned to his true love Plants vs Zombies: GW2. He has also been watching first class airplane reviews on YouTube, inspired by Casey Neistat’s lavish vlogs.

Stephen has been reading some Milan Kundera and Aravind Adiga books which he found at a public library.

Hadlee has been binge-watching Netflix’s women’s wrestling show GLOWand has been playing Dirt 4 and Air Missions: HIND.

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