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  • Capital One Data Theft Impacts 106M People [and a tranny too !!!]

    07/30/2019 1:56:07 PM PDT · by SecondAmendment · 12 replies
    krebsonsecurity.com ^ | 30-Jul-2019 | Bryan Krebbs
    Federal prosecutors this week charged a Seattle woman with stealing data from more than 100 million credit applications made with Capital One Financial Corp. Incredibly, much of this breach played out publicly over several months on social media and other open online platforms. What follows is a closer look at the accused, and what this incident may mean for consumers and businesses .... Erratic (Paige A. Thompson) also posted frequently to Slack about her struggles with gender identity, lack of employment, and persistent suicidal thoughts.
  • Disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is to stand trial in the summer of 2020 [tr]

    06/29/2019 3:56:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 28, 2019 | Sophie Wingate
    A date has been set for the trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, 35, who could face up to 20 years in prison and millions of dollars in fines for fraud. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Davila on Friday scheduled the criminal trial for Holmes and her former deputy and ex-boyfriend, Ramesh 'Sunny' Balwani, 54, for August 4 of next year, with jury selection kicking off the week before. The pair face will face trial in federal court on charges that they lied to doctors and patients about test results and deceived investors about the finances of the now-defunct Silicon...
  • Boeing's 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers [Bloomberg Link Only]

    06/29/2019 3:48:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 107 replies
    Bloomberg [Link in Body] ^ | Juen 28, 2019 | Peter Robison
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  • CTE Study for Elite US Players

    06/28/2019 11:11:32 AM PDT · by FlipWilson · 8 replies
    ESPN ^ | 6/28/19 | Alyssa Roegnick
    Ten former elite players, including United States national team icons Michelle Akers and Brandi Chastain, have signed on to take part in a first-of-its kind study on the long-term effects of head impacts in high-level women's soccer.
  • U.S. Gov Official: Current Generation of Policymakers Lack Understanding of Technology

    04/04/2012 12:48:40 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Dailytech ^ | - April 3, 2012 12:52 PM | Tiffany Kaiser
    Rose Gottemoeller said the next generation will change how cyber defense is handled A U.S. government official said that cyber defense has been slow-moving due to the current generation of policymaker's lack of technological understanding. Rose Gottemoeller, U.S. Acting Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security, recently visited the Estonian IT College in Tallinn to deliver a speech about cyber attacks and defense. In this lecture, she noted that a major issue with current cyber defense is the fact that many policymakers around the world don't fully understand technology used today. "The truth is there are a lot of senior...
  • JW Inside Report: How the Deep State Risked National Security over the Awan Bros. Scandal

    02/09/2019 10:33:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    In this episode of “JW Inside Report,” investigative reporter Luke Rosiak of The Daily Caller discusses his findings on the Awan Bros/Democrat IT scandal in his new book “Obstruction of Justice.” A Democratic IT staffer named Imran Awan was arrested in July 2017 on charges of bank fraud. He was employed with Debbie Wasserman Shultz and other congressional members. He is also a suspect in a cybersecurity investigation, having been banned from congressional networks earlier in the year. In addition, his relatives, also government IT employees, are currently being investigated for alleged involvement in defrauding the federal government as well...
  • Trump: ‘Democrat IT Scandal Is A Key To Much Of The Corruption We See Today’

    01/28/2019 2:49:59 PM PST · by Baynative · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/7/18 | Luke Rosiak
    Imran Awan worked as Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s email server administrator in the House of Representatives. Nearly his entire family then joined the payroll of other Democrats, until they worked for 1 in 5 House Democrats and had — as the House inspector general called it — the ‘keys to the kingdom‘ and ability to access any file. 1. Imran worked for Debbie Wasserman Schultz since 2004 and had the passwords to her devices A search of his name on WikiLeaks shows the DNC summoned Imran when they needed her device unlocked. (cont'd)
  • Newt Gingrich is right about the Democrats’ IT scandal - the cover up must end

    11/25/2018 11:06:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/20/18 | Frank Miniter
    **SNIP** “[I]n the July 2018 plea agreement,” writes Gingrich, “the DOJ stated that approximately 40 witnesses were interviewed throughout the duration of the investigation. Upon further examination, this number seems substantially inadequate for an investigation potentially involving so many individuals.” If investigators had simply interviewed all the members of Congress who Imran Awan and his crew worked for they would have had to speak with more than 40 people. As $120,000 in missing equipment is known to have been illegally written-off in just one member’s office Imran Awan was involved with (Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y.), investigators would have also clearly...
  • Infosys to open tech hub in Texas, hire 500 American workers

    11/15/2018 11:09:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Times of India ^ | November 14, 2018 | The Press Trust of India
    Highlights • Last year, Infosys had announced setting up of four such hubs and hiring about 10,000 locals in the US by 2019 • Infosys has hired over 6,200 American workers since May 2017...
  • The Democrats' IT Scandal (Wasserman Schultz & Imran Awan)

    10/21/2018 4:47:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/17/18 | Frank Miniter
    **SNIP** The cover-up has been so effective that this isn't happening. Imran Awan, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.)'s I.T. aide, got off without jail time or restitution on only bank fraud charges. Congress got off without paying the price for possible corruption and for allowing a spy ring to run free in Congress. We can't even be sure that Congress has made the necessary reforms to stop another spy ring from infiltrating and spying on Congress and thereby using stolen data to blackmail a congressman, influence a vote, or just know where members of Congress stand on various pieces of...
  • NH Has Third-Lowest Rate of Violent Crime, According to FBI Statistics

    09/26/2018 3:32:35 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 29 replies
    The Union Leader ^ | September 26, 2018 | Staff and Wire Services
    2017 FBI report Maine: 121 incidents of violent crime per 100,000 residents. Vermont: 165.8 incidents per 100,000. New Hampshire: 198.7 incidents per 100,000 New Hampshire is once again in an enviable spot following the release of the FBI’s latest crime rate data. The Granite State had the third-lowest rate of violent crime in 2017 — 198.7 incidents per 100,000 residents — trailing only Vermont (165.8) and Maine (121). Violent crime was down slightly nationwide, and it was the second year in a row that New Hampshire’s rate decreased... That disparity has long been the case — without any clear explanation...
  • Imran Awan Demonstrates Need for Better House IT Procedures (Will the perp get away with it?)

    09/23/2018 2:22:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Capital Research ^ | 9/21/18 | Harry Kazenoff
    **SNIP** In March 2016, the House Inspector General’s Office revealed that Awan bought almost $38,000 in equipment, paid for in installments below $500, apparently to avoid having the equipment logged in the House of Representatives’ inventory. Many of the items were delivered directly to his home. (This itself is not an unusual practice because deliveries to the Capitol building require extra security screenings.) This behavior led the House Sergeant-at-Arms to tell Representatives five months later that they believed this was a case of possible procurement fraud. By October, the Inspector General’s Office had discovered Awan and his family logged into...
  • ATTORNEY: FORMER IT AIDE IMRAN AWAN DESERVES NO JAIL TIME BECAUSE TRUMP, REPUBLICANS WERE MEAN

    08/17/2018 3:03:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/16/18 | Luke Rosiak
    An attorney filed a sentencing memo on behalf of former House IT aide Imran Awan, claiming that President Donald Trump, other Republicans, and “conspiratorial media” attacks serve as a sufficient substitute for jail time for his client’s bank fraud conviction. Attorney Chris Gowen, a former aide to Hillary Clinton, argued to Judge Tanya Chutkan, a President Barack Obama-appointee, that Imran should be spared jail, in part because of Trump, who engaged in “incoherent rambling” about the former IT aide. “Considering … the conduct of several government officials, including the president of the United States, Imran Awan respectfully requests this court...
  • A More Positive Take on the Awan Plea Deal

    07/12/2018 2:22:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Stream ^ | 7/11/18 | MIKE HUCKABEE
    **SNIP** So, if it’s not going to be handled in D.C., where WILL it be handled? Robinson suggests that it’s moving from D.C. to Utah, under U.S. Attorney John Huber, who was selected by Attorney General Sessions to handle cases related to the IG report. Remarkably, Huber operates with a staff of 470 investigators, far exceeding the investigative power of a special counsel. One other possibility, if the cases relating to Awan include allegations of treason or other matters of national security, is that they will be tried in a military court, away from the media and the chance of...
  • The Rot at the Heart of DOJ’s Sweetheart Deal for Imran Awan

    07/05/2018 7:32:06 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 23 replies
    PoliZette ^ | 05 Jul 2018 | Mark Tapscott
    Justice Department prosecutors and congressional investigators both cannot be right about the House IT scandal by Mark Tapscott | Updated 05 Jul 2018 at 7:47 AM When Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors announced Tuesday they won’t press charges against House IT scandal kingpin Imran Awan, they violated one of the most fundamental rules of logic, the law of non-contradiction: That which is A cannot simultaneously also be non-A. Either Awan, his wife, two of his brothers and an unrelated friend — all of whom at one time or another since 2005 worked as IT aides for more than 40 House...
  • Dem chief of staff tried to expose suspected theft ring on Capitol Hill, but since it was... (Awan)

    07/01/2018 5:18:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 6/25/18 | Luke Rosiak
    Rep. Yvette Clarke’s deputy chief of staff came into the office on a Saturday in December 2015 and caught the New York Democrat’s part-time IT aide, Abid Awan, rummaging through the congresswoman’s work area with new iPods and other equipment strewn around the room, according to a House document and interviews with Hill staff. Wendy Anderson told Abid to get out of the office, the document said. She told Capitol Hill investigators that she soon suspected Clarke’s chief of staff, Shelley Davis, was working with Abid on a theft scheme, multiple House staffers with knowledge of the situation told The...
  • Democratic IT Aide Says Imran Awan Solicited Bribe From Him In Exchange For Contract With...

    06/30/2018 12:56:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 6/30/18
    Democratic IT aide Imran Awan solicited a bribe from an IT vendor in exchange for contracting opportunities with the office of then-Rep. Gwen Graham, the vendor alleged to The Daily Caller News Foundation, adding that Imran spoke to him in detail about his alleged financial fraud schemes in the House. The Department of Justice knows of the source — the longtime owner of a major House IT company — and what he is prepared to testify, a high-level official in Jeff Sessions’ DOJ with knowledge of the investigation confirmed. But the vendor said no law enforcement ever even tried to...
  • The Mysteries of the House IT Scandal

    06/24/2018 2:54:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NLPC ^ | 6/18/18 | Carl Horowitz
    It’s the Washington conspiracy that barely speaks its name. And unlike the incandescent “Russian interference” scandal dominating the news for well over a year, this one has the potential to cause grave harm to our national security. **SNIP** How did Imran Awan come to be represented by a lawyer who is close to both Bill and Hillary Clinton? Mr. Awan, so far as one knows, does not know the Clintons personally. But his chief protector, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, certainly does. The Florida congresswoman was an outspoken ally of Hillary Clinton during her 2008 and 2016 presidential runs. And Awan’s attorney,...
  • Imran Awan cover up was to protect Democrats: Luke Rosiak (video)

    06/24/2018 2:02:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/16/18
    The Daily Caller investigative reporter Luke Rosiak on the controversy surrounding Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) and her former IT aide Imran Awan.
  • Why is the Democrats' bizarre IT scandal being ignored?

    06/19/2018 1:13:23 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 39 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/19/18 | Kendra Arnold
    snip -- While the focus in Washington, D.C. remains centered on the Mueller Russia probe, we cannot lose sight of another ongoing investigation on Capitol Hill. At the center of this developing scandal are the nefarious actions of a former Democratic congressional IT aide indicted last year on bank fraud charges, who at the time was being paid by a high-profile member of Congress although he was barred from the House computer systems. While the case has not received a lot of mainstream media attention, the details are sordid. Not only does the case raise serious national security and obstruction...