Capital One reported a massive data breach affecting 100 million people in the US that exposed the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses used on their credit card applications. A 33-year-old Seattle woman named Paige Thompson allegedly exploited a vulnerability in Capital One’s online databases to steal the credit card application documents, according to the criminal complaint filed by the FBI. Approximately 140,000 credit card customers in the US had their Social Security numbers stolen in the breach. Another 80,000 customers had their bank account numbers exposed.
Capital One became aware of the breach on July 17 when a security researcher emailed to say the company’s private information had been leaked to a GitHub page, which the FBI claims was registered to Thompson. According to the FBI, Thompson set up servers at an unnamed cloud computing company to exploit the flaw. She then sent commands to Capital One’s databases starting in March to steal login credentials and access over 700 company folders. A copy of all the data was then created and exfiltrated in the following weeks.
Thompson has now been arrested and the vulnerability has been patched.
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Authorities said that a “disgruntled Walmart employee” fatally shot two co-workers and wounded a police officer before he was shot and arrested Tuesday at a Walmart store in northern Mississippi.
Southaven Police Chief Macon Moore said the man shot a Southaven police officer, who was protected by a bulletproof vest and suffered minor injuries. The chief said a second Southaven officer shot the suspect, who was then taken for surgery to a hospital in neighboring Memphis, Tennessee. Both the people killed were Walmart employees, Moore said. Employees told The Associated Press that the first was shot in the parking lot, and the second was shot inside the store.
Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite described the suspect as a disgruntled worker with a grievance against his employer. The shooting at about 6:30 a.m. brought a massive police response to the shopping complex, at a busy exit off Interstate 55 in Southaven, a suburb of 55,000 people.
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New Orleans Pelicans rookie phenom Zion Williamson has signed to a multiyear partnership with the popular video game franchise NBA 2K. As part of the multiyear agreement, Zion will be integrated into various game initiatives, consumer events, brand creative, and social activations. He will join other NBA Elites who have represented the NBA 2K franchise over the years such as Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Shaquille O’Neal, LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis and Dwyane Wade.
Zion spoke on his excitement to join Team 2K adding: “I’m excited to officially join Team 2K and be a part of this global phenomenon, where people around the world can play as me. I’m ready to put my imprint on basketball culture and be a part of the team thatrepresents what’s next in the sport.”
The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to sign shooting guard CJ McCollum to a three-year, $100 million contract extension. McCollum is still owed $57 million over the next two seasons before the extension begins in 2021-22.
Alongside superstar point guard Damian Lillard, McCollum led Portland to its first Western Conference finals appearance since 2000 this past season. Lillard also agreed to remain with the Blazers long term this summer when he signed a four-year, $196-million super-max extension.
In 2018-19, McCollum averaged 21 points, four rebounds, and three assists across 70 appearances. He amped up his production during Portland’s playoff run, averaging 24.7 points in 16 contests.
Trisha Yearwood just dropped her new track, “Workin’ on Whiskey,” from her upcoming album, Every Girl.
Every Girl is scheduled to be released on August 30. The new track “Workin’ on Whiskey” features harmony vocals by Kelly Clarkson, and was co-written by Jessica Mitchell, Dave Thomson and Patricia Conroy,
The upcoming album’s lead single, “Every Girl in This Town,” is currently No. 36 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after seven weeks. This fall, Trisha will launch her first solo tour in five years, The Every Girl On Tour, kicking off on October 3 with more than 20 stops.
Listen to “Workin’ on Whiskey” below or at the link: here.
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The Highwomen, consisting of Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris and Natalie Hemby, are sharing the second track, “Crowded Table,” from their upcoming self-titled album due out September 6th.
Co-written by Natalie, Brandi and Lori McKenna, “Crowded Table” follows last week’s release of their lead single, “Redesigning Women.” The supergroup’s name is a play on The Highwaymen—a supergroup that featured Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.
Listen to “Crowded Table” below or at the link: here
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Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” now holds the record for the longest-running No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. As of this week, the song has spent 17 weeks at No. 1, breaking the record previously held by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” as well as Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber’s “Despacito”.
“Old Town Road” was produced by YoungKio based on a sample of Nine Inch Nails’ “34 Ghosts IV” and was originally released independently in December 3rd, 2018. In March 2019, Lil Nas X signed to Columbia Records and that same month, “Old Town Road” simultaneously charted on the Billboard Hot 100, Hot Country Songs, and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts in March 2019. Billboard later disqualified “Old Town Road” from its Hot Country chart, arguing that it did “not embrace enough elements of today’s country music”. Lil Nas X subsequently teamed with country music veteran Billy Ray Cyrus for a new version of the track.
Over the last 17 weeks, Lil Nas X has also released remixes of “Old Town Road” featuring Diplo, Mason Ramsey and Young Thug, and RM of BTS.
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After she assisted in the release of Alice Marie Johnson from prison, Kim Kardashian West has gotten involved in political activism, particularly prison reform. Kardashian West is now working on a documentary about the subject, which will be released via Oxygen. A release date for the film has not yet been announced, though Oxygen says it will be 2 hours long. Kardashian West wrote on Twitter, “I hope you will learn about the justice system the way I have.”
Kardashian West stopped by a Washington, D.C., prison last week to film part of “Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project.” She said she met with inmates who are taking a course with Georgetown professor Marc Howard and will feature their stories in the documentary.
Kardashian West has helped commute the sentences of more than a dozen inmates since 2018, whom she believes were unfairly sentenced. She has been working with lawyers and activists in a national bipartisan advocacy group for criminal justice reform. The 38-year-old also announced earlier this year that she is studying to become a lawyer so she can be better informed while advocating for reforms to the US justice system.
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Post Malone has a brand new album on the way. While headlining at Wyoming’s Cheyenne Frontiers Days festival last week, Post paused to let the crowd know that his next album is done.
Post explained: “I’ve got some pretty awesome news, and the reason my voice is kinda ***ked is because I was in the studio for the last three days and we just finished up the new album, and I think it’s gonna be pretty g**damn out of sight.”
Malone’s sophomore Beerbongs & Bentleys album released back in April of 2018 and he currently has three tracks landing in the top 15 of this week’s Hot 100 with the Young Thug-collaboration “Goodbyes” (No. 7), “Sunflower” (No. 9), and “Wow.” coming in at No. 14.
Post is also heading out on a 29-city trek along with Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh starting in Tacoma, Wash. on Sept. 14.
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Mustard and his 10 Summers Records label have officially announced plans to launch the first-ever SUMMERSFEST in Los Angeles. The debut festival is slated for Aug. 12 at L.A. Live’s The Novo.
The event lineup will be kept a surprise for now, and there will also be additional entertainment in the form of summer-themed activations, customized merchandise, “Drip Check” stations, photo booths, and more. Pre-sale tickets on sale on now.
Mustard will be embarking on the Legendary Nights Tour with Future, Meek Mill, YG, and Megan Thee Stallion following his festival later in August, as the North American trek kicks off in St. Louis on Aug. 28.
Visit the SUMMERSFEST website for more information.
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