luckymutt (996573) writes "Hackers breached the websites of all Las Vegas Sands Corp. casinos on Tuesday morning, and the home pages of some of the world's largest casinos remained down through the day. The sites were replaced with an image of a world map highlighting the locations of LVS resorts, marked with fire. The hackers also posting the names, contact info and social security numbers of key LVS employees. The Morning Call website was able to post a screen shot before LVS was able regain control of their sites, replacing it with a "down for maintenance" placeholder. This appears to be in response to the comments by Las Vegas Sands' CEO Sheldon Adeleson several months ago: In October, he floated the idea of dropping a nuclear bomb on Iran, saying strength was the only thing the country understands. During a forum at Yeshiva University in New York City, he imagined what might happen if the U.S. began negotiations over the country's nuclear program by launching a strike on the Iranian desert.
"Then you say, 'See! The next one is in the middle of Tehran. So, we mean business. You want to be wiped out? Go ahead and take a tough position and continue with your nuclear development,' " he said." top
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luckymutt (996573) writes "According to the BBC, an Earth-like planet in the constellation Libra has been discovered.
From the article:
"We have estimated that the mean temperature of this 'super-Earth' lies between 0 and 40 degrees Celsius, and water would thus be liquid," explained Stephane Udry of the Geneva Observatory, lead author of the scientific paper reporting the result.
Pack your bags folks, we have a new planet to trash."