Times Temper Tested Twice
The NY Times was hacked for the second time this month.
It’s working to make its website available again for all readers after it was disrupted by a group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army in an exploit that also affected Twitter.
The group disrupted traffic to the websites by hacking yesterday into registration-services provider Melbourne IT Ltd. (MLB), which handles the online addresses of nytimes.com and twitter.co.uk, according to Tony Smith, a spokesman for the Melbourne-based company.
The Times instructed readers who can’t access its home page to go to an alternate site.
Some users initially reported being redirected to the Syrian group’s sites. Many were simply unable to access the pages at all.
The Syrian Electronic Army, which backs the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad, has also claimed responsibility for hacking the Washington Post this month and the Financial Times in early May, redirecting readers to its own websites and videos.
“The credentials of a Melbourne IT reseller (username and password) were used to access a reseller account on Melbourne IT’s systems,” Smith wrote in an e-mail. He said the login information was obtained through phishing, a technique used to obtain private data by imitating legitimate websites.
It may take time before all users can get normal access to the newspaper’s site, Smith said. Times employees have been instructed to use caution when sending sensitive e-mails, the newspaper said.
Found at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-28/ny-times-twitter-web-address-data-hacked-by-syrian-group.html
The Syrians attacked again,
Subscribers again complained;
They did it times two,
Who’s next? Maybe you,
We’re sorry’s the current refrain.
The Syrians did some Phishing,
For data they were a whishing;
They went through Melbourne,
Resulting in scorn,
The Times must be Syrian dissing.
© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh
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Your HORROR – scope for the week of: March 23rd, 2014
Hi there friends.
It’s time for another look into the future.
The past is now behind us and It’s very upset because it couldn’t catch up.
We are stuck in the present, and to make matters worse, it’s an unwrapped present.
Oh well, I guess we have to keep marching on.
Good luck and have a great life.
Here is your Horror-scope for this week.
Aries… Neptune is angry with Aries because he left cracker crumbs in bed again. Someone wants to cherish you forever…by putting you in plastic resin.
Taurus… Soon Jupiter will align with Mars but won’t be happy about it. Be on the alert. Some people will try to void you, others will try to avoid you. Some will ask you to listen to Dennis Miller.
Gemini… Your Gemini moon is in retrograde again. You will become confused and tell everyone you meet, that The Game of Thrones involves toilet fixtures.
Cancer… Your stars have crossed in an illegal manner and have been ticketed by the Solar Police. You will have the uncontrollable urge to tighten a loose woman.
Leo… Libra’s trine with wine but prefers sherry. You will put so much fiber into your body that you will become a place mat for your table.
Virgo… A Virgo moon is on the cusp of Jupiter and Neptune Your next haircut will end in shear madness.
Libra… Leo is in opposition to your mooning in Miami. You will soon suffer from sulphur while taking a selfie.
Scorpio… Scorpio is on the cusp of The Moon. You will write a bestselling book called, “Cooking With Cobwebs”.
Sagittarius… Sagittarius is on the cusp of The Sun and is about to go into retrograde. You will date a clown, then become a ringmaster in a flea circus.
Capricorn… Pluto’s alignment at the auto center tells us that in the future you will be shocked to see your electrolysis bill.
Aquarius… Your stars have crossed their legs again. Your enemies are planning to involve you in a chain reaction.
Pisces… The Earth is trine with the square of Orion. You will be thrown out of a cabinet makers office when you ask for a stool sample.
And remember what Weird Al says about astrology in his song, “Your Horoscope For Today”:
“Now you may find it inconceivable or at the very least a bit unlikely that the relative position of the planets and the stars could have a special deep significance or meaning that exclusively applies to only you, but let me give you my assurance that these forecasts and predictions are all based on solid, scientific, documented evidence, so you would have to be some kind of moron not to realize that every single one of them is absolutely true.”
© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh
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