The hacker's website home page
By: Conner James - MSTv
We all should have a sense of worry every time we drop down to work and play on our new windows to the world. Desk computers, laptops and tablets, though convenient and beyond value in today's global workings, can make us as vulnerable as a baby to the flu, every time we use them.
And much like a virus, it seems that the affluent and powerful can be just as susceptible to attack as you or I.
To that effect, multiple US celebrities, dignitaries and people in holding public offices have had their lives hacked into with private details of their finances posted online.
Among those displayed were the records of Beyonce and Jay-Z, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Mel Gibson, Britney Spears and Ashton Kutcher.
Private and often secure information about governmental figures have also been released online. The hackers posted information, but not credit reports, about US Vice-President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Just a few whose lives were laid open
Some of the private financial information posted includes social security numbers, which could allow fraudsters to commit identity theft.
Information about FBI Director Robert Mueller is thought to have been uploaded. The bureau says it is aware of the site but has not revealed whether they will be investigating.
The website, which has been now blocked, used an internet suffix assigned to the Soviet Union and included malicious photos of all those whose information was posted.
The sources of the information was not listed, but the page did include an anti-police and establishment message written in Russian.
So far representatives for each person targeted either declined to comment on the accuracy of the information that was posted, or they did not return messages seeking comment.
A visual metaphor yes, but one to ring true.
By: Alex Templar - MSTv Correspondent
Louisiana, in particular, New Orleans and Baton Rouge, leads the way nationwide with the most, and growing numbers of HIV and AIDS cases. The problem at this time, is of a grievous concern as the levels grow to epidemic levels.
But, though these extreme STD's garner cause for concern, the "more common" varieties like Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Syphilis are on the rise as well.
However these specific STDs, like most, can be mostly avoided depending on your lifestyle and by exercising an extra bit of caution.
In response, the government is looking to launch campaigns to educate the public on new ways to treat the more common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
STDs can be caught when people have unprotected oral, anal and vaginal sex.
As with any disease, knowledge is the best defense to help avoid a potential future problem. So, before you become a victim, learn the warning signs and symptoms for some of the most common STDs below.
Jude's Korean adventures
Alcohol in South Korea
All bars and local night establishments are filled to the brim with things you have seen in all other places like Jack Daniels and Jagermeister.
However you may spy a little green bottle with Korean writing on it and you may ask what is that? It's called Soju, my friends or 소주 for the Hangil inclined (Korean Language).
Soju is a spirit primarily made from rice, barley, potatoes or tapioca and has an average alcohol content of 20% ABV however there are some brands of Andong Soju that are upward of 45% ABV.
None the less, they will both get the job done. Soju has a taste very similar to vodka but it is slightly sweeter and easier to consume by itself.
Now we get to the matter of cost and availability; however rest assured the answer will be qiute positive. Soju is available all over South Korea from the local convenience store for 1,000 Won = roughly $1 or in a restaurant for 3,000 Won =$3. So these adult treats certainly won't set you back any considerable amount.
It alco mixes quite well with beer, cider, and energy drinks. Soju has been around since the 13th century and shows no signs of going anywhere anytime soon. So when you get the chance come on down to the Republic of South Korea and have a shot of deliciousness.