The billing data of over 26-lakh consumers with the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN), one of the two power discoms in the state, has been stolen and the hackers are demanding Rs. 1 crore in cryptocurrency, Bitcoins.
Sources said the cyber attack took place after midnight on March 21 with the hackers targeting the billing data of UHBVN consumers. With all billing information hacked, hackers used the UHBVN computer screens to flash the message demanding Rs 1 crore in Bitcoins from the Haryana government to retrieve the data.
The Cambridge Analytica scandal was never really about Cambridge Analytica.
As we’ve pointed out, neither Facebook nor Cambridge Analytica have been accused of doing anything explicitly illegal (though one could be forgiven for believing they had, based on the number of lawsuits and official investigations that have been announced).
Instead, the backlash to these revelations – which has been justifiably focused on Facebook – is so severe because the public has been forced to confront for the first time something that many had previously written off as an immutable certainty: That Facebook, Google and the rest of the tech behemoths store reams of personal data, essentially logging everything we do.
Cities across America are installing FREE smart parking meters equipped with license plate license plate readers (LPR).
A company called Municipal Parking Service (MPS) has been installing free camera equipped parking meters in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Florida and Canada.
Are MPS’s parking meters really free?
The answer is yes, sort of.
Trump tells people Amazon has gotten a free ride from taxpayers and cushy treatment from the U.S. Postal Service.
“The whole post office thing, that's very much a perception he has,” another source said. “It's been explained to him in multiple meetings that his perception is inaccurate and that the post office actually makes a ton of money from Amazon."