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Submission + - Sega Hacked, 1.3 Million Accounts Compromised (

Orome1 writes: Sega Corporation was attacked and its database breached last week, and the fact was confirmed by the company the day after it took its SEGA Pass system offline on Thursday. The breach resulted in the compromise of email addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords of 1.3 million users, but luckily no personal payment information was acquired by the attackers since SEGA doesn't store it and uses external payment providers.

Submission + - Security researchers offered money for 0-days

An anonymous reader writes: I'm a security researcher finding bugs in operating systems and in various applications. Recently, I got a couple of e-mails trying to convince me, using not-so-great English, to sell my, presumably unannounced, 0-days for money: We are a security research company that has a unit dedicated to vulnerability research. We have now started buying exploits from the market to fasten our research and our current interest area is Windows 7 / Macintosh exploits ( Unpatched or Zero days ). We will pay the researcher better than the other initiatives depending on the quality of exploits. Kindly reply if you are interested with what all exploits you have currently so that we can discuss over the same. In case something is of interest we can close the deal immediately and pay via most of the channels possible. Regards, Security Researchers.

Opus the Penguin Retired 218

garylian writes "Berkeley Breathed has announced that he has drawn the final comic containing the greatest penguin ever, Opus. The author is now going to write children's books. For those of you in your mid-30s and older, you remember Bloom County as a staple of the comic pages in a similar time frame as Calvin & Hobbes, and that time was probably the greatest the daily/Sunday comics have ever known. From running for the vice presidency to impersonating Michael Jackson, from gracing a ton of t-shirts to being one of the weirdest stuffed animals ever, from rocking in a heavy metal band 'Billy and the Boingers' to cleaning up Bill's hair balls, Opus was perfect for that time. And Bloom County would have been perfect during the Bush 2 years. Now, I'm going to pull out all my old Bloom County books and read them. After I dig through some boxes and find my old Opus dolls. I wonder what my kids are going to think of them."

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