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Binance Claims More Than $40 Million in Bitcoin Stolen

May 8, 2019 • ☕️ 1 min read

Hackers stole API keys, two-factor codes and other information in the attack. Binance traced the cryptocurrency theft to a single wallet after the hackers stole the contents of the company's bitcoin hot wallet.

Tim Cook Thinks That Technology Needs To Be Regulated

April 25, 2019 • ☕️ 1 min read

It's official, Tim Cook has turned into a tech socialist. Tim believes that technology needs to be regulated. There are now too many examples where the no rails have resulted in a great damage to society

Ransomware Attack Knocks The Weather Channel Off the Air

April 23, 2019 • ☕️ 1 min read

After its broadcast was disrupted, the weather news service sent a tweet saying it had been the victim of a malicious software attack, adding that federal law-enforcement officials were investigating the matter. A spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation said the incident was a ransomware attack

Amazon and Google Dont Want Law That Prohibits Secret Recordings

April 13, 2019 • ☕️ 1 min read

Illinois State Senate passed the Keep Internet Devices Safe Act, a bill that would ban manufacturers of devices that can record audio from doing so remotely without disclosing it to the customer. But after lobbying from trade associations that represent the interests of Google, Amazon, makers of the microphone-enabled Google Home and Alexa smart speakers, respectively, and Microsoft, among other companies, the interests of big tech won out.

Ecuador Did Not Like How Assange Treated His Cat

April 13, 2019 • ☕️ 2 min read

The BBC reports that Ecuador's foreign minister Jose Valencia has been sharing complaints about Julian Assange's conduct during his stay in Ecuador's embassy, for example, that Julian Assange damaged the facilities by riding his skateboard and playing football, despite being told not to do so.

Nancy Pelosi Says Silicon Valley Self-Regulating Days Probably Should Be Over

April 12, 2019 • ☕️ 1 min read

Pelosi said Silicon Valley is abusing the privilege of section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which says that internet companies are not responsible for what is posted on their platforms. 230 is a gift to them, and I don't think they are treating it with the respect that they should

Tesla Autopilot Tricked Into Steering Into Oncoming Traffic

April 2, 2019 • ☕️ 1 min read

Researchers have devised a simple attack that might cause a Tesla to automatically steer into oncoming traffic under certain conditions. The proof-of-concept exploit works not by hacking into the car’s onboard computing system. Instead, it works by using small, inconspicuous stickers that trick the Enhanced Autopilot of a Model S 75 into detecting and then following a change in the current lane. Researchers from Tencent’s Keen Security Lab recently reverse-engineered several of Tesla’s automated processes to see how they reacted when environmental variables changed.

Curing Depression By Making You Hallucinate

March 15, 2019 • ☕️ 1 min read

The medical community has finally figured out that the way to not be sad is to be high! The Food and Drug Administration (fda) in America that it had approved a new drug for patients with “treatment-resistant” depression, defined as having not responded adequately to at least two previous antidepressants. Of particular note is that it is based on ketamine, a recreational drug. Problem is that this is a powerful hallucinogen.

Hackers Sell Access to Jesse Willms Empire

March 15, 2019 • ☕️ 1 min read

Online criminals are selling access to customer information stolen from online bait-and-switch Web sites that sell access to data on U.S. consumers. According to Krebs on Security, a Dark Web forum posted an auction notice for access to a Web-based administrative panel for an unidentified “US Search center” that he claimed holds some four million customer records

Another Breach of Note - UConn Health

March 14, 2019 • ☕️ 1 min read

UConn self-reported that an unauthorized third party got access to some employee email accounts. The information obtained included Social Security numbers, birthdays, billing details and medical appointments. The breach affected as many as 326,000 individuals, and 1,500 of them may have involved Social Security numbers. It was also revealed that the source of the breach was a phishing attack but the perpetrator is still unidentified.

When Your Spies Spy On You

March 12, 2019 • ☕️ 6 min read

Defendant is a former CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) operative and contractor. Between 1981 and 2012, defendant worked for various U.S. Government agencies and cleared defense contractors. He also served some time on active duty in the U.S. Army. After leaving his last position as a contractor, defendant, at the times relevant here, was self-employed, operating his own largely unsuccessful consulting business.

Recent Breach of Note - UW Medicine

March 4, 2019 • ☕️ 1 min read

Recently, the news website hackers.tech reported that UW patient data was exposed online. In this case, the information related to 974,000 patients was posted to Google nonetheless. The information that leaked included The files contained Name, Medical record number, With whom UW Medicine shared your information. A description of what information about you was shared (For example, “demographics”, “office visits” or “labs”).