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Massive Equifax data breach hits 143 million

Massive Equifax data breach hits 143 million

Technology
About 143 million US customers of credit report giant Equifax may have had information compromised in a cyber security breach, the company has disclosed.Equifax said cyber-criminals accessed data such as Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses during the incident.Some UK and Canadian customers were also affected.The firm's core consumer and commercial credit databases were not accessed.Security checksEquifax said hackers accessed the information between mid-May and the end of July, when the company discovered the breach. Malicious hackers won access to its systems by exploiting a "website application vulnerability", it said but provided no further details. The hackers accessed credit card numbers for about 209,000 consumers, among other information.Equifax chief executive Richar...
Watch massive asteroid fly safely by Earth

Watch massive asteroid fly safely by Earth

Science
Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Early Friday morning, Florence -- the largest near Earth asteroid yet discovered and tracked by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory -- will pass within 4,390,892 miles of Earth, approximately 18 times the distance between the Earth and the moon."While many known asteroids have passed by closer to Earth than Florence will on September 1, all of those were estimated to be smaller," said NASA scientist Paul Chodas.The flyby will be streamed live by the online observatory Slooh. Online viewers can watch as the massive space rock speeds by Earth.Slooh will point several of their dozens of telescopes at the asteroid, offering a live view of the speeding asteroid while their team of astronomers and planetary scientists offers commentary.According to Slooh, it's possible backyard ast...
Massive Perseid meteor shower thrills stargazers

Massive Perseid meteor shower thrills stargazers

Technology
Stargazers were given a treat on Saturday night and in the early hours of Sunday as the Perseid meteor shower dazzled the sky.Meteors are small fragments of interplanetary debris and dust that enter the Earth's atmosphere at such a high speed that they usually burn up, producing the shooting stream of light.The Perseid meteor shower, one of the best-known of the meteor showers, is active from mid July until 24 August but its peak was expected to be this weekend, particularly Saturday night and in the pre-dawn hours of Sunday.One of those who stayed up was Twitter user John-GM7PBB who lives on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland.He told Sky News that he had set his camera up at about 11pm on Saturday and was rewarded with two beautiful images of a meteor above the horizon.His window of opportunit...
Massive iceberg breaks off in Antarctica

Massive iceberg breaks off in Antarctica

Technology
The event, captured by satellite, happened sometime in the past few days when the giant chunk snapped off an ice shelf. While such "calving" of icebergs is not unusual, this is an especially big one. It covers an area of roughly 2,300 square miles (6,000 square kilometers), more than twice the size of Luxembourg. Its volume is twice that of Lake Erie, according to Project MIDAS, a research group based in Britain. It broke loose from the Larsen C ice shelf, which scientists had been monitoring for months as they watched a crack grow more than 120 miles (200 kilometers) long. Scientists say global warming has caused a thinning of such shelves, but they differ on whether the latest event can be blamed on climate change. The iceberg is considered unlikely to pose any threat to shipping. And s...
Kylian Mbappe transfer: Monaco to offer striker massive pay increase to keep him away from Liverpool, Arsenal and Madrid

Kylian Mbappe transfer: Monaco to offer striker massive pay increase to keep him away from Liverpool, Arsenal and Madrid

Sports
Monaco to offer striker massive pay increase to keep him away from Europe's big clubsSunday, June 25, 2017Monaco are desperate to keep 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe at the club and will offer the striker a massive pay increase to persuade him to stay.Mbappe was vital to the club's Ligue 1 title victory last season and his 26 goals in all competitions saw him collect the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year award.Real Madrid are believed to be at the front of the queue to sign him, but Arsenal and Liverpool are also keen. According to Journal du Dimanche (JDD), a French weekly publication, Monaco will bump his pay packet to €162,000-a-week from €18,000.[embedded content]'Magnifique!' A memorable season for Monaco who celebrate with typical glamourLet's block ads! (Why?)