Remember those hackers who remotely took over a Jeep Cherokee from miles away last month? Uber just hired them.
Computer security engineers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek will work in Uber’s Pittsburgh offices, home to the company’s self-driving car and robotics research lab, the New York Times reports. They’ll work with Joe Sullivan, Uber’s chief security officer, and John Flynn, chief information security officer. Together, they’ll work toward “building out a world-class safety and security program at Uber.”
The National Crime Agency (NCA), which is like a British version of the FBI, arrested six UK teenagers for allegedly using a DDoS-for-hire service to attack corporate websites. During Operation Vivarium, warrants were executed for six male teenagers – ages 15, 16, 17 and three 18-year-olds – accused of using the hacking group Lizard Squad’s Lizard Stresser tool which is capable of knocking websites offline for up to eight hours at a time.
Being rich is wonderful. At least that's the assumption the whole world seems to make.
The wealthy are today's so-called rock stars, even though the music that emerges from their mouths can sometimes feel like a dirge played on a flute slipped up someone's nose. This is especially true of the tech world, where untold billions have descended on young, sometimes socially awkward, nerdy types.
A 17-year-old high school honor student in Virginia was sentenced to 11 years in prison Friday for conspiring to assist the Islamic State (ISIL), which the US has declared a terror group. Among other allegations, Ali Shukri Amin was charged for assisting ISIL via blog and Twitter posts about encryption and Bitcoin.
The UK's Information Censorship Office (okay, it’s not called that. It’s really called the Information Commissioner's Office), anyway, the ICO has ordered Google to remove links to stories about right-to-be-forgotten stories linking back to stories that Google has agreed to remove links to because of right-to-be-forgotten requests.
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