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The Creator of the Mirai Botnet Is Probably a Rutgers Student With the Bad Habit of Bragging

Four months later, Brian Krebs has published what, to my mind, seems like pretty convincing proof of the identity of the person behind the Mirai botnet: Paras Jha, a Rutgers student ... internet bulls... read more

New book ‘Operation Shakespeare’ details how Homeland Security operatives captured an Iranian arms dealer

in 2009 to be sentenced to five years in prison it was the result of a daring operation by agents willing to go to spy-novel lengths to snare ... Seth Dvorin, who even as a student at Rutgers Universi... read more

JournoList, Shame of a Nation: Meet Spencer Ackerman, Juice-Box Mafioso

It’s unfair to analyze Spencer Ackerman, arguably the most immature ... through the hyperbolic battlefield exchanges of prosaic political warfare that exist between pundits of the Left and Right on th... read more

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AT THE GALLERIES: Back to the land, Cape Breton style

(STEVE WADDEN) Wendt’s parents, who met as art students at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (now NSCAD University), were raised with the fear of nuclear warfare. As kids, they had to go under ... read more


Mirai's creators plead guilty, reveal that they created a DDoS superweapon to get a competitive edge in the Minecraft server industry

Last year, the Mirai botnet harnessed a legion of badly secured internet ... Minecraft hosting business. The three co-creators are Paras Jha, Josiah White, and Dalton Norman, three young American men ... read more

Team infuses science into 'Minecraft' modification

The 3-D world of the popular "Minecraft" video game just became more entertaining, perilous and educational, thanks to a comprehensive code modification kit, "Polycraft World," created by University o... read more

The biggest threat to humanity? The INTERNET

But the internet has a dark side - it hosts underhand dealings ... may mean organisations will be caught-up in the fallout of hybrid warfare - facing both physical and cyber attacks. In the extreme, t... read more

A History of Gaming's Most Shameless Rip-Offs

Atari's largely superior student quickly became teacher to a small army of other ... Mobile games companies have helped themselves to Halo, StarCraft, Uncharted, Grand Theft Auto, Modern Warfare, Worl... read more

Labeling Vin Scully a racist is a new low point

Like Morning Zoo radio, that’s how several internet sports journalism sites generate attention ... I was in the [World War II] Navy for a year — didn’t go anywhere, didn’t do anything. But I have over... read more

UC-Irvine Students Tried to Ban American Flag Because Free Speech 'Can Be Interpreted as Hate Speech'

According to Campus Reform, the Associated Students of University of California-Irvine voted 6-4 (with two abstentions) to pass the measure sponsored by Social Ecology Representative Matthew Guevara. ... read more

Researchers demonstrate how gram-negative bacteria deliver toxins to kill neighboring bacteria

Two UC Santa Barbara graduate students have demonstrated how certain microbes exploit proteins in nearby bacteria to deliver toxins and kill them. The mechanisms behind this bacterial warfare ... requ... read more

HP TouchPad Needs 6 to 8 Weeks for Additional Shipments

HP needs 6-8 weeks to ship additional TouchPads, according to a leaked email sent to customers. HP is prepping one last run for its defunct tablet. Hewlett-Packard will apparently need close to two mo... read more



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