Archives for November 8, 2021
The latest Survivor Series battle pitting Raw Women’s Champion against SmackDown Women’s Champion will see Becky Lynch take on Charlotte Flair.
Robinhood has revealed that it experienced a security breach incident on November 3rd, which exposed the data of as many as 7 million users or around a third of its userbase. The bad actor, the financial services company said, obtained the email addresses of 5 million people and the full names of a different group of around 2 million customers. In addition, the infiltrator managed to steal additional personal information of 310 users, including their name, date of birth and zip code. More extensive account details were exposed for 10 customers among those 310.
No Social Security numbers, bank account numbers or debit card numbers were exposed in the incident, Robinhood said, but it’s still making the appropriate disclosures to the affected customers. The company, which allows users to make commission-free stock and crypto trades, said it had already contained the attack. Upon cutting the hacker’s access off, the attacker demanded payment for the stolen data and made threats on what they would do with the information if they weren’t paid.
A Robinhood spokesperson told Bloomberg that it wasn’t a ransomware attack, but they also declined to say if they paid up — and if so, how much money changed hands. It did say, however, that it informed law enforcement about the breach and that it had secured the services of security firm Mandiant to investigate the incident. Charles Carmakal, Mandiant’s CTO, told Bloomberg that this could just be the start of a series of breaches. Apparently, the firm expects the attacker to target and extort other companies and organizations over the coming months.
Jimmy Butler had some words for Nikola Jokic after his retaliation on Markieff Morris went too far.
Reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic violently hit Miami Heat forward Markieff Morris in the back during the fourth quarter of their game on Monday night. Jokic was ejected. Morris laid on the floor for several minutes, and a stretch was brought out on the floor, but he eventually walked off under his own power.
The play happened late in the Nuggets’ 113-96 win over Miami with the result already in hand. Morris gave Jokic a hard foul seconds earlier that should be considered a dirty play. Jokic responded with an even dirtier play, hitting Morris from behind for a blatant cheap shot that will likely get him suspended.
Here’s a look at the play:
wait what is happening pic.twitter.com/ZGmZAAPR8n
— Steve Jones Jr. (@stevejones20) November 9, 2021
As coaches ran onto the floor to check on Morris, Heat players started barking at Jokic. Jimmy Butler looked like he was asking for a fight.
Jokic had 25 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists before being ejected.
The Nuggets improved to 6-4 in the win, while the Heat fell to 7-3.
Thankfully, Morris was able to walk off the floor. Morris’ cheap shot started it, but Jokic took it too far. Jokic will likely get suspended for at least one game.
A crew of four astronauts successfully returned to Earth this evening, splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola inside a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. Their arrival back on the planet brings an end to a more than six-month-long stay aboard the International Space Station, and it paves the way for another crew of four to launch to the ISS in the coming week.
The crew includes two NASA astronauts, Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide from the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet from the European Space Agency. The group launched to the space station on April 23rd atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, part of a mission called Crew-2.
11:30pm ET Monday update: Crew Dragon Endeavour safely splashed down into the Northern Gulf of Mexico on Monday evening, just south of Pensacola, Florida. The water landing capped a successful 199-day mission to the International Space Station.
The spacecraft’s return to Earth seemed nominal up until 4 minutes before splashdown, when the vehicle’s main parachutes deployed. Three of the four parachutes came out nominally, but inflation of the fourth parachute was delayed by a fraction of a minute. Despite this, the commentators on the NASA-SpaceX livestream indicated that the fourth parachute’s inflation rate was normal, and the spacecraft’s descent speed nominal.
The crew emerged from the spacecraft less than an hour later, on board a recovery ship, no worse for wear. Another Crew Dragon spacecraft, carrying NASA’s Crew-3 mission, is set to launch from Florida in less than two days. It seems possible that this mission could be delayed due to the parachute issue observed Monday night.
We knew from the beginning that Valve’s upcoming $400 Steam Deck handheld wouldn’t play every Steam game perfectly out of the box. It runs Windows games on Linux using the Proton compatibility layer, and some of the biggest games on Steam use anti-cheat software that, historically, hasn’t worked with Proton. But on Friday, Valve revealed that this should no longer be a problem for BattlEye, one of the biggest anti-cheat vendors out there.
“BattlEye on Proton integration has reached a point where all a developer needs to do is reach out BattlEye to enable it for their title. No additional work is required by the developer besides that communication,” writes Valve, adding that Mount & Blade II Bannerlord and Ark: Survival Evolved are…