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Cellmate chastity gadget hack thwarted by screwdriver trick

Cellmate chastity gadget hack thwarted by screwdriver trick

Technology
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Climate change: Earthquake ‘hack’ reveals scale of ocean warming

Climate change: Earthquake ‘hack’ reveals scale of ocean warming

Science
Scientists have found a clever new way of measuring ocean warming, using sound waves from undersea earthquakes. The researchers say the "hack" works because sound travels faster in warmer water.The team looked at sonic data from the Indian Ocean emitted by tremors over a 10-year period.As the seas have warmed due to global heating, the scientists have seen the sound waves increase in speed.Their new method shows the decadal warming trend in the Indian Ocean was far higher than previous estimates.Having accurate information on the warming of our oceans is critical for climate scientists.They understand that around 90% of the energy trapped in our atmosphere by greenhouse gases is absorbed by the seas.But having precise temperature...
Uber ex-security boss accused of covering up hack attack

Uber ex-security boss accused of covering up hack attack

Technology
Uber's former chief security officer Joseph Sullivan has been charged with obstruction of justice in the US.The 52-year-old is accused of trying to cover up a data breach in 2016 that exposed the details of 57 million Uber drivers and passengers.The company has previously admitted to paying a group of hackers a $ 100,000 (£75,000) ransom to delete the data they had stolen.Mr Sullivan was fired in 2017 when the data breach was revealed.The charges filed by the US Department of Justice said Mr Sullivan had taken "deliberate steps" to stop the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) from finding out about the hack.He is accused of approving the $ 100,000 payment to the hackers, which was made in bitcoin.The payment was disguised as a "bug bounty" reward, used to pay
Teenager from Bognor Regis one of three accused over Obama-Kardashian hack

Teenager from Bognor Regis one of three accused over Obama-Kardashian hack

Technology
A teenager from Bognor Regis is one of three people accused over the Twitter hack that saw the accounts of politicians and celebrities compromised.The US Department of Justice said Mason Sheppard faces three charges. The 19-year-old, also known as "Chaewon", has been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and the intentional access of a protected computer. ...
Justin Bieber among millions to have details leaked in MGM Resorts hack

Justin Bieber among millions to have details leaked in MGM Resorts hack

Technology
Singer Justin Bieber and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey are thought to be among the 10.6 million people to have had their details leaked following the hacking of MGM Resorts.The stolen information, which was said to have been hacked from the hotel group last summer, was posted on a hacking forum earlier in the week, according to ZDNet, and included names, addresses and passport numbers from people who had stayed at the resorts. It is thought the data stolen concerns anyone staying at the resorts up until 2017. Image: 2013: Justin Bieber at the MGM Grand Members of the public, major celebrities, company CEOs, journalists and government officials were all spotted as part of the data dump earlier in the week - though MGM would not confirm s...