CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian police were investigating a report that a purported hacker had already released the stolen personal data of 10,000 Optus customers and was demanding a $1 million ransom in cryptocurrency, the telecommunications company’s chief executive said on Tuesday. The Australian government has blamed lax cybersecurity at the nation’s second-largest wireless carrier for the unprecedented breach last week of the personal data of 9.8 million current and former Optus custo
Bryce Elder threw a six-hit shutout for his first career complete game, and the Atlanta Braves defeated Washington 8-0 Monday night to close within one game of the first-place New York Mets in the NL East and hand the Nationals their 100th loss of the season. Matt Olson and Orlando Arcia hit two-run homers and Marcell Ozuna added a solo shot for Atlanta, which like New York has already clinched a playoff berth.
FIBA has opened an investigation into an altercation between two Mali players in the mixed zone following their team's loss to Serbia on Monday at the women's World Cup. The scuffle between Salimatou Kourouma and Kamite Elisabeth Dabou happened while they were walking through the postgame media area and was caught on film by Serbian media. Kourouma, who is averaging 5.3 points, threw a few punches at Dabou before their Mali teammates jumped in to break them apart.
The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday that it would appeal a judge's ruling that U.S. Sugar Corp's plans to buy rival Imperial Sugar Co was legal under antitrust law, according to a court filing. Judge Maryellen Noreika of the U.S. District Court for Delaware had ruled for the companies on Friday, rejecting the government's request that she stop the deal from going forward. The Justice Department said in a lawsuit filed last November that the $315 million deal would give some 75% of refined sugar sales in the U.S. southeast to U.S. Sugar, owner and member of a cooperative with three other companies, and American Sugar Refining, which sells under the Domino brand.
MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens opened their NHL pre-season campaign at home, but allowed two unanswered goals and fell to the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Monday. Cole Caufield scored first for the Canadiens but former Hab Tomas Tatar and Graeme Clarke scored the Devils’ goals to register the victory. Jake Allen kept a clean sheet with 18 saves through 29 minutes of play. Cayden Primeau filled in for the second half of the game and stopped 11 of 13 shots. McKenzie Blackwood allowed one goal and m
Australia's No. 2 telecoms firm Optus, hit by a massive data breach, on Tuesday said its cyber defences were strong, contradicting the government's analysis as reports emerged that hackers had released data for tens of thousands of customers. The Australian federal government has blamed Optus for the breach, flagged an overhaul of privacy rules and more fines, and suggested the company had "effectively left the window open" for hackers to steal data. Optus Chief Executive Kelly Bayer Rosmarin said there was lot of "misinformation out there".
Florenceville-Bristol announced a funding agreement with the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) on Sept. 26 to continue the multi-phase revitalization of Riverside Park and the Shogomoc Railway site. As part of the plan, the town and RDC announced the receipt of $268,115 towards the $668,115 project through RDC's Rural Economy Fund. Florenceville-Bristol's Tourism and Business Manager Bobbie O'Donnell explained in the joint release that the town would cover the balance of the project cost to
The 35-year-old man was charged Friday with one count of second-degree murder stemming from a September 2021 shooting. He is accused in a separate double slaying from August 2020.
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/Getty/NASAIt was a typical February morning in Chelyabinsk, a large city sitting in the shadows of Russia’s Ural mountains. People bundled up to get into their cars to drive to work through the snowy Siberian town. Around 9:30 a.m, though, something surreal happened: A massive streak of light seared across the sky.For a moment, it even grew brighter than the sun as it silently bloomed like a burning flower. After a few seconds, though, an exp
CeeDee Lamb had an awful drop against the Giants.
Filling in for injured starter David Montgomery, Chicago running back Khalil Herbert made a major statement in Week 3 with 169 total yards, two TDs.
While many government agencies and big corporations talk about the fight to end world hunger, there is one tech firm that is turning those dreams into a stunning reality. Dimitra Incorporated, already with partnerships in 14 countries with cooperatives representing over 20 million farms worldwide, has taken one more step toward revolutionizing agriculture and ending world hunger.
The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. - Unilever plc is to start the search for a new chief executive officer after Alan Jope said that he intended to retire at the end of next year after five years in charge. - GSK plc has named Julie Brown, chief operating and financial officer at Burberry, as its first female chief financial officer, meaning that the drug group's two most senior executive leaders are women.
To continue its long-running and ongoing effort to enhance and upgrade Woodstock's downtown waterfront, the town and the provincial government announced plans to equally share the costs of the $700,000 Town Square refurbishment project. "Today's announcement marks the next critical step in the revitalization of our downtown core," said Woodstock Mayor Arthur Slipp during the funding announcement in Woodstock council chambers Monday, Sept. 26. "Our recent municipal plan determined that infrastruc
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk was reprieved from questioning by Twitter lawyers Monday, according to several press reports. The billionaire had been scheduled to give a deposition in his high-stakes court fight with Twitter over whether he has to follow through with his agreement to buy the social platform for $44 billion. Instead, Musk's questioning was postponed to a future date. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, who was also scheduled to face Musk lawyers on Monday, likewise postponed
Police asked a nearby school to close for the day as they searched the home.
To what extent was the storming of the Capitol building planned in advance?
It’s an old injury that has resurfaced. The Jayhawks’ 20th-year coach won’t need surgery.
TORONTO — Justin Morgan and his father arrived early at Rogers Centre on Monday to stake out a spot in the 200-level outfield standing-room section, hoping to catch a piece of baseball history. Sporting a white Blue Jays jersey and with leather glove at the ready, all Morgan needed was Yankees slugger Aaron Judge to co-operate and hit his 61st home run of the season. "We were watching all weekend hoping maybe he'd hit one more so we could have the record-breaker here," Morgan said. "But it's jus
The Dart probe slams into the Dimorphos asteroid to see how easy it is to push a space rock off course.