Fixing your headline:
'North Korean Willy tried to get inside my box'
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I loved working with Kat (or Kitty as she prefers to be known by her friends) during my time at The Register. She is genuinely one of the best reporters I've ever worked with and I am sure she is going to continue doing great work at the Bureau. She is a fantastic hire for them.
Mondelez isn't claiming for damage "to electronic data, programs, or software" though, it's claiming for damage to "electronic data processing equipment or media" as the complaint states in paragraph eight. It is certainly a matter of interpretation. And it isn't cyber insurance because Zurich has a specific policy for that which would probably have required Mondelez to patch in a reasonable amount of time.
Zurich has spent a lot of time stating that it has a cyber insurance policy which Mondelez did not purchase, instead claiming the damage it suffered from NotPetya against a property insurance policy. The "physical loss or damage" clause and how that's interpreted is key, no?
Also, a lot of cyber insurance policies will be the requirement on companies to keep their systems patched - and Microsoft had issued a patch for the SMB vulnerability months before. Surely it can't be that Mondelez (revenue $25bn) claims it had exercised due diligence?
Andrew is a great journalist. As all my fellow commenters are very aware, he's a fiercely independent thinker, often contrary, but never aggressiv.e. And very funny. He's easily among the best company in a newsroom or pub you could wish for. It was a great pleasure to work with him during my stint at El Reg.
Best of luck to you to in the future mate.
> Love is a spoilt brat,he has no more autism than 35% of the population.
I'd love it if you'd read the coverage before offering up your unqualified opinion. From here: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/09/16/lauri_love_extradition_judgment/
> Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, director of the University of Cambridge's Autism Research Centre, stating that “there is absolutely no question that [Love] has Asperger's [Syndrome]” as well as severe depression and aggressive anxiety-related eczema, and was at a “very high” risk of committing suicide if imprisoned within the US system.
I've heard stories of bruisers being sent over to chat to the editor of a publication in the olden days, though I don't think that happens so much now. RiskEye made a number of phone calls to every department at Situation Publishing except for editorial, aiming to panic financial and sales staff by claiming that an article was wrong and needed to be taken down. Fortunately, the article wasn't wrong and didn't need to be taken down, and we hire very sturdy folk who redirected the chap calling to us in editorial, where we said the article would not be taken down. I've been informed that the guy responsible is no longer with RiskEye too, although the firm didn't explain why.
Indeed, but section 1.2 of the TA2000 defines 'action' in that sense as that which:
(a)involves serious violence against a person,
(b)involves serious damage to property,
(c)endangers a person’s life, other than that of the person committing the action,
(d)creates a serious risk to the health or safety of the public or a section of the public, or
(e)is designed seriously to interfere with or seriously to disrupt an electronic system.
> The online gambling industry faces an increasing risk posed by cyber-attackers, dominated by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks...
> Having full visibility of all digital interactions enables it to identify early signs of suspicious activity, regardless of whether they originate from within, or the outside, or if the threat had never been seen before
I think it's a fair inference when Darktrace mentions that is protecting William Hill, and that it recognises DDoS attacks as a dominant risk that William Hill faces, that it is protecting William Hill from such attacks, no?
Love's Asperger's is not being used an an "excuse" for any crimes which he allegedly committed, I'm not sure what has given you that impression.
Asperger's has been cited as the reason why Love lives at home, why he depends upon his family, and why to extradite him to the US where he has no support network would be to unduly infringe on his human rights.
The court was told, and the judge accepted, that without that support network, Love, as a vulnerable man with a long history of mental health issues and Asperger's Syndrome, would be exposed to an unacceptable risk of suicide. Previous articles have covered these details in depth, and they are linked to in this piece.
As for your "to what degree does Love truly suffer from Aspergers... [sic]", it isn't my place to doubt your expertise in diagnosing a man you've never met as I've never met you and don't know your background (oh wait...) but in case you have memory issues the article does state:
> Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, director of the University of Cambridge's Autism Research Centre, stating that “there is absolutely no question that [Love] has Asperger's [Syndrome]”
> The judge hearing this case agreed with this assessment of Love's mental health
Please let me know if you have any more questions.
I've asked a lot for the chance to spend a week covering Will Grigg's life. Alas, management keeps bringing up that old (see image) chestnut.
I've pleaded and begged. "Please," I've said, "We can look at what OS he's running. I heard he likes Arch!"
Cameth then the order to get back to work. Nobody uses Arch.
I’ve seen this trajectory a few times: Applicants from non-Oxbridge universities are not even looked at for influential posts in the City; to get into Oxford and Cambridge, you need to have money and the ability to speak and handwave in a very articulate way (these essay and interview questions mostly seem to test the level of sophistication, rarely an aptitude for the subject); and to learn these essential skills, you better had training from an expensive school and come from the right family background.
Anecdotal rubbish, frankly.
Disclosure: Cambridge graduate. Lived in a council flat.
While indirectly a reference to the Japanese family-run businesses, the use of zaibatsu is here more directly a nod to the mega-corporations with, er, questionable ethical commitments that prominently feature in William Gibson's fiction and related works in the ouevre, like the Cyberpunk 2020 game.
Over on Twitter, Graham Smith has noted a statutory instrument from 2014 which already ensures that "specially restricted material" must not be available to under 18s. The act of verifying the ages of 'net users is something else and pretty much unworkable, it seems to me. How do readers expect it could be handled?
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