The cloud migration brought novel threats to the infosec landscape
The big picture: Chinese taxation policies have created a profitable gray market for hardware smugglers. Hong Kong, which offers much lower VAT rates and provides easy access to its border, has become a popular pick-up destination for smugglers attempting to sneak goods back to the Chinese mainland.
"This complex phenomenon has two sets of victims"
A "demoralizing" number of evaders is seemingly threatening NY's public transit system
The breach cost Uber $3 million
Mille neuf cent quatre-vingt-quatre?
"We're taking every step to monitor this national problem and help however we can"
The government hopes the length will be a deterrent
Setting your profile to private might be a good idea
The men made millions from subscribers
The "unsanctioned security drill" excuse didn't work
But he has paid back $175
In context: Gary Bowser, the unfortunate-named former member of Nintendo hacking group Team Xecuter who received a 40-month prison sentence last year, has been released from his incarceration early, partly due to his good behavior while behind bars. He's returning to his home in Canada, but with a $14.5 million debt owed to Nintendo, he'll likely be handing over part of his income for the rest of his life.
Attackers claim to have personal data and executives' contact information
Burglars knew exactly where to drill without hitting pipes, suggesting sophisticated planning
The incident has highlighted SF's crime problem
A criminal's tool of choice?
When will people learn?
Facepalm: One might imagine that with so many individuals caught smuggling hardware into China, people would decide it just wasn't worth the risk. But no. Not only has another person tried to avoid paying import taxes, but they also broke the record for the number of China-bound processors strapped to their body: an uncomfortable 239 CPUs, worth around $50,000.
AirTags, better than traditional police trackers?
The officer who killed innocent Andrew Finch was later promoted
"A 4chan troll has to come out of his room," wrote the sheriff who was targeted
Facepalm: Just because you present something as a hypothetical scenario in a video game, it doesn't mean you won't be held accountable. A 38-year-old 4Chan user found this out the hard way after posting a death threat that targeted a Florida sheriff but used the words "in Minecraft" at the end. He was later arrested and is being extradited to face felony charges.
Another imaginative attempt to evade import taxes
A major threat to the movie industry gone silent, and it likely won't come back