Friday, September 04, 2015

Who Hacked Ashley Madison? Courtesy of Curators B*n and L*ch

 Who Hacked Ashley Madison? Krebs on Security

A love of AC/DC may have inadvertently outed the identity of someone associated with recently hacked, an influential IT journalist and consultant suggests...The police say the company became aware of the attack when employees came into work one morning and all of their computers saw a threatening message from the Impact Team, as the hacker group claiming responsibility for the attack calls itself. That message was accompanied by AC/DC song Thunderstruck.

Last Tuesday, a group calling itself “Impact Team” followed through on its threat to release data it had stolen from Ashley Madison, an internet service that facilitates encounters between people interested in having extramarital affairs. The data included information on approximately 37 million people who had signed up for the site (see news reports at Wired and The New York Timesfor example).
Philosophers on Ashley

The Ashley Madison Hackers Just Released a Ton of Stolen Data Gizmodo. We said Ashley Madison = extortion futures.

If you want to succeed in business, you need to keep an eye on what your competitors are doing. But judging by a cache of alleged internal emails published by hackers, Noel Biderman, the CEO of Avid Life Media (ALM), the company that owns Ashley Madison, wanted to go a step further.

The Evolution of Magazine Covers
Karen X. Cheng and Jerry Gabra offer a fascinating look at how magazines have changed (or not changed, New Yorker,) over time.

Jeff Bezos Assures Amazon Employees That HR Working 100 Hours A Week To Address Their Complaints Onion

What Amazon Didn’t Understand About Overwork The Nation
In landmark case, labor board will let more workers bargain with their employer’s employer WaPo

Obsession with Doors - Praha MMXII

Posh doors versus poor doors

Will technologists digitize themselves out of jobs someday?
ZDnet, 23/8/15. New Deloitte study asserts technology has created more jobs than those destroyed. IT opportunities have grown substantially, but will automation, cloud and mobile sustain or reverse this trend?
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Technology and people: The great job-creating machine

Civil unrest is already happening in America and it could get a lot worse in 2016 Business Insider

George A. Akerlof – Phishing for Phools Chronicle of Higher Education

TaxGrrrl, Owner Of ITS, Formerly Fourth Largest Tax Prep Biz In Country, To Face Criminal Charges. “Readers sent me numerous emails advising that ITS was still in business for the 2014 tax season, despite the court order.”

Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science Scien2

Exclusive: Read Julian Assange’s Introduction to The Wikileaks Files Gizmodo