Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Another Oops gets bigger.
Deloitte hack hit server containing emails from across US government
The hack into the accountancy giant Deloitte compromised a server that contained the emails of an estimated 350 clients, including four US government departments, the United Nations and some of the world’s biggest multinationals, the Guardian has been told.
Sources with knowledge of the hack say the incident was potentially more widespread than Deloitte has been prepared to acknowledge and that the company cannot be 100% sure what was taken.
… The Guardian has established that a host of clients had material that was made vulnerable by the hack, including:
• The US departments of state, energy, homeland security and defence.
• The US Postal Service.
• The National Institutes of Health.
• “Fannie Mae” and “Freddie Mac”, the housing giants that fund and guarantee mortgages in the US.

Imagine a North Korean leader who was largely ignorant of US and South Korean capabilities discovering that he is in fact a primary target.
Jamie Seidel reports:
Top secret war plans are among a host of classified military documents reportedly stolen by North Korean hackers in a ‘raid’ on a secure defence data centre last year.
South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reports Operational Plan 5015 — the most up-to-date blueprint for a US/South Korean war with Pynongyang, including a ‘decapitation strike’ against Kim Jong-un — was among the classified material seized by Pyongyang.
If true, this represents a serious blow to diplomatic and military efforts to counter the heretic state’s increasingly hostile posture.
Read more on News.com.au

An interesting idea for a world that can’t handle geography.
what3words – free online map service uses unique 3 word address
by Sabrina I. Pacifici on Oct 9, 2017
“Addressing the world – what3words is a really simple way to talk about location. We have divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique 3 word address. It means anyone can accurately find any location and share it more quickly, easily and with less ambiguity than any other system. The service can be used via the free mobile app or online map. It can also be built into any other app, platform or website, with just a few lines of code…. what3words is the simplest way to talk about any precise location. Our system has divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique address made of just 3 words. Now everyone and everywhere has a reliable address.”

Amusing and useful?
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