Magic: The Gathering game maker exposed 452,000 players account data

The maker of Magic: The Gathering has confirmed that a security lapse exposed the data on hundreds of thousands of game players. The game’s developer, the Washington-based Wizards of the Coast, left a database backup file in a public Amazon Web Services storage bucket. The database file contained user account information for the game’s online arena. But there was no password on the storage bucket, allowing anyone to access the files inside. The bucket is not believed to have been exposed for long — since around early-September — but it was long enough for U.K. cybersecurity firm Fidus Information Security to find the database. A review of the database file showed there were 452,634 players’ information, including about 470 email …

41 migrants found alive in back of truck in Greece, police say

(CNN)Police have found 41 people alive in the back of a refrigerated truck during a routine highway check in northern Greece, officials said Monday. Greek newspapers drew parallels between Monday’s incident and a more grisly one last month in England, when 39 migrants, all of them believed to be Vietnamese, were found dead in the back of a truck 20 miles outside of London. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

French government resists calls for school trip headscarf ban

Far-right politician sparks outrage by telling Muslim woman to remove hers on trip to parliament The French government has insisted it will not seek to ban Muslim women who wear headscarves from French secularism and whether politicians can decide how Muslim mothers should dress when volunteering to take part in school activities. There is no law banning mothers in headscarves from accompanying school trips; indeed, Frances state council ruled in 2013 that mothers were free to wear whatever they wanted on outings. However, there is growing pressure from the right in France for a ban on Julien Odoul from Marine Le Pens far-right National Rally party. A fierce row had broken out in the chamber when the regional parliament speaker, …

French PM pledges security review after police HQ attack by staff member

Government accused of serious failings as it emerges assailant had links to radical Islam The French prime minister, douard Philippe, has promised a security review of staff working in counter-terrorism intelligence units after the state prosecutor said the police administrator who killed four people in an attack at a Paris headquarters adhered to a radical vision of Islam. Opposition politicians this weekend criticised the government for what they called serious failings, asking how a long-standing staff member working within a high-security police department was able to carry out exchanged more than 30 religious text messages with his wife before leaving work to buy the knives, displaying no nervousness. Politicians on the left and right warned of security failings inside the …

Woman behind ‘French #MeToo’ found guilty of defaming media executive

Sandra Muller calls verdict in favour of Eric Brion backwards step and vows to appeal A woman who launched a French version of the #MeToo campaign to expose abusive male behaviour has been found guilty of defaming a media executive she accused of making lewd and sexist remarks. #balancetonporc (expose your pig), which called on French women to name and shame men in an echo of the #MeToo movement that began in response to allegations that toppled the film producer column in Le Monde in 2017, Brion admitted making inappropriate remarks to Muller at a cocktail party. He wrote: Effectively I did make misplaced comments to Sandra Muller during a drunken cocktail party very late one night, but only once. …

Police launched a search for a reported plane crash. It turned out to be a meteor

(CNN)Police in England’s South West were called early Sunday about a possible collision between two planes. They launched immediate land and air searches. “Officers launched a search of the area with assistance from the HM Coastguard helicopter as police were unable to categorically rule out the possibility of a plane crash,” the statement said. Local airports confirmed the incident didn’t involve any aircraft and nobody was injured,” police said. “All services were stood down after no aircraft debris was seen and further sightings of a meteor shower were reported over the South West,” the statement added. “The expert opinion of trained search officers is that if there had been an aircraft crash, assets in the air would have seen some …

Facebooks lead EU regulator is asking questions about its latest security fail

Facebook’s lead data protection regulator in Europe has confirmed it’s put questions to the company about a major security breach that we reported on yesterday. “The DPC became aware of this issue through the recent media coverage and we immediately made contact with Facebook and we have asked them a series of questions. We are awaiting Facebook’s responses to those questions,” a spokeswoman for the Irish Data Protection Commission told us. We’ve reached out to Facebook for a response. As we reported earlier, a security research discovered an unsecured database of hundreds of millions of phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts. The exposed server contained more than 419 million records over several databases on Facebook users from multiple countries, including …

Germans kept up at night by noisy igelsex (thats hedgehog coupling)

Police called out to reports of nocturnal disturbances find hedgehogs having fun German emergency services called out to attend to nighttime disturbances are increasingly finding themselves confronted with copulating hedgehogs. People are calling 110 (the German equivalent of 999) to complain about noises they typically put down to neighbours having unacceptably loud sex or to injured animals crying out for help. The spread of the hashtag #igelsex (hedgehog sex) on social media reveals the disturbances sometimes have a less predictable source. Recently police in Augsburg were called to a primary school one night after suspicious noises were heard in the playground and a security light was activated. Only after the caretaker had been dragged out of bed and several police …

A$AP Rocky assault trial: prosecutor calls for six-month sentence

US rapper has been in detention since 3 July over incident in Swedish capital A Swedish prosecutor has demanded that A$AP Rocky serve six months in prison for assault causing actual bodily harm in a case that that has outraged the US rappers fans and inflamed transatlantic relations. The prosecutor, Daniel Suneson, told the court in Stockholm the musician, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, should serve a longer sentence than two members of his crew who are also accused of attacking the alleged victim, Mustafa Jafari, in a street brawl in the centre of the Swedish capital publicly demand Mayers release. The prosecution alleges that after a violent altercation over a pair of headphones, Mayers, 30, threw Jafari, 19, …

Investigation into a possible scheme between Russia and Italian political party

London (CNN)Prosecutors in Milan have opened an investigation into possible charges of international corruption, amid fresh claims that representatives from Matteo Salvini’s League party discussed a funding scheme with Russia to plug a black hole in the League’s finances, according to a person briefed on the investigation. Responding to reporters in Rome this week, Salvini, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister, said he had ‘never taken a rouble, a euro, a dollar or a litre of Vodka in financing from the Russians’ and that he would continue to dispute such claims vigorously. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Putin: Skripal attack should not affect UK-Russia relations

Russian president says the Salisbury poisonings are not worth all this fuss his meeting with Theresa May at the G20 summit in Japan that relations between Britain and Russia should not suffer because of last years nerve agent attack on the former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. All this fuss about spies and counterspies is not worth interstate relations. This spy story, as we say here, is not worth 5 kopecks, plummeted to a post-Cold War low last year when London accused Moscow of the poisoning of the Skripals in Salisbury. The Kremlin denies sending GRU military intelligence agents to Britain to carry out the attack, which triggered scores of diplomatic expulsions between Moscow and western countries. The …

French Muslim women wear burkinis to the pool as an act of protest

(CNN)For some Muslim women in France, it’s all but impossible to swim in a public pool and stay true to their beliefs. Swimming as civil disobedience Alliance Citoyenne said that its campaign is inspired by the actions of black Americans during the civil rights movement, specifically the use of civil disobedience like the Montgomery bus boycott. Seven women went to a pool in Grenoble once last month and once this week. The group plans similar protests every Sunday until the rule is changed, Alliance Citoyenne head organizer Adrien Roux said. “Civil disobedience of Grenoble Muslim women for public pools that respect freedom of conscience,” the group said in a tweet. Matthieu Chamussy, a member of the center-right Republican Party, criticized …

More than two decades after a woman was killed in an Irish village, French prosecutors hope to close the case

Schull, Ireland (CNN)Perched on a bench in the quiet courtyard of a pub, Ian Bailey is signing a copy of his self-published book of poetry for a young American woman. He then opens a folded paper printout of his latest work. The area of West Cork however, is no stranger to foreigners. It’s long served as an outpost for artists from across the globe seeking solace and space, with its holiday homes and winding roads well traversed by wealthy travelers looking to disconnect from the daily grind. Bailey is one of those “blow-ins,” a local term to describe a person not born in the locality. The Manchester, UK-born former journalist moved to the area in 1991 with a plan to …

The schoolgirls who defied the Stasi: ‘Someone said,

They were West German teenagers on a school trip. He was a young man desperate to escape from East Germany. Thirty five years later, they tell their story Its December 1984, a week before Christmas. Tina Kirschner and Barbara Kahlke, two 17-year-olds from West Germany, are sitting on a creaking red bus headed for the socialist part of their divided country. Theyre on a school trip, and the mood is boisterous: almost 40 teenagers singing along to Duran Duran. But once they cross the heavily guarded border, reality hits. The world theyre entering feels alien and forbidding. All around them, slogans celebrate the glorious achievements of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Yet as they pass through the crumbling town centres, …