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Submission + - Las Vegas Sands sites breached; employee personal info posted

luckymutt 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.

Submission + - Accountant Creates An Entire Role-Playing Game With Microsoft Excel (

luckymutt writes: Microsoft Excel can be a powerful tool in the office, however, Canadian accountant Cary Walkin took the program to a whole new level by> creating an entire role-playing game (RPG) inside a Excel workbook.

Called ‘Arena.Xlsm’, it features a level system where players have to defeat a series of enemies in order to progress through the game, and gain better weapons and skills.
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