Category Archives: exploitation

Atlanta Hit With Cyber Attack Demanding Ransom For File Access

(Atlanta, GA) – Officials in Atlanta say the city’s computer systems are under a cyber attack where a ransom is being demanded for access to files. The attack is reportedly holding up internal systems using ransomware and has caused outages on several computer systems. Thursday, a ransom note was discovered demanding payment in the cryptocurrency bitcoin.

The letter details that all files have been encrypted and require a key to regain access. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, Microsoft and Cisco Security are working to resolve the matter. It’s still unclear if any personal information has been compromised as part of the attack.

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Halle Berry Livid After Former Manager Is Accused Of Misconduct

(SL) – Actress Halle Berry says she’s livid after learning the details of sexual harassment allegations against her former manager. The “Washington Post” reported this week on claims made by nine women against Vincent Cirrincione.

'Empire' TV Series, Season 2 premiere, After Party, New York, America - 12 Sep 2015
Photo by Mark Von Holden/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (5074115f) Taraji P Henson and manager Vincent Cirrincione ‘Empire’ TV Series, Season 2 premiere, After Party, New York, America – 12 Sep 2015

She took to social media Friday evening to respond. Berry said she was saddened when she first learned of the accusations, and became sick after reading the detailed accounts.

Most of the women involved say Cirrincione would name-drop clients like Berry and Taraji P. Henson while pressuring the up and coming actresses for sexual favors.

Berry said “I’m livid that he used me, and the role model he helped me become, to lure and manipulate innocent, vulnerable women of color for his predatory actions.”

Telling It Like It Is: Ashleigh Banfield Calls Out Ansari Accuser For Throwing ‘Bad Date’ Into The #MeToo Movement

(SL) – Finally, someone with the courage to really acknowledge an accusation for what it is. Ladies, be clear. If you willingly participate in sexual activity with someone, it is irresponsible of you to turn around and play victim at the expense of his or her livelihood. It’s not right. Feeling guilty about or not enjoying what you chose to do sexually with someone does not constitute rape or assault.

Watch HLN’s Ashleigh Banfield tell Aziz Ansari’s 23-year old accuser what most of us were thinking:

I’ve seen blogs claiming that Ansari and other men to need to pay closer attention and realize that it’s not okay. What’s not okay? It’s not okay for a man to let a woman willing to perform oral sex on him do it? Let’s stop making the narrative one-sided. Ansari isn’t a mind reader. If your lips are saying yes, but your mind is thinking something else…how is he supposed to know that? He’s not a genie in a bottle or a psychic. Let’s be responsible for our own actions. If you are not being forced, take responsibility for what YOU chose to do in that moment.

 

 

Inside The Meek Mill Sentence That’s Sparked National Debate

(SL) – This article by Ed Pilkington for The Guardian highlights all of the details you need to know about Meek Mills recent sentence and the judge being accused of having a particular interest in him:

The entry in the Pennsylvania database is stark and direct. Inmate number: ND8400. Name: Robert Rihmeek Williams. Age: 30. Height: 6ft 2in. Location: State Correctional Institution Chester.

Behind those blunt words lies a story that has exposed a running sore within the US criminal justice system. The incarceration of Williams for minor probation violations related to a crime he committed as a teenager more than a decade ago has brought some of the biggest names in music and sport rallying to his cause, spawned a new hashtag and drawn hundreds of people to the steps of Philadelphia’s City Hall to protest.

ba2ae77bd1584668bf5aff0ecb651f69From Jay-Z to Colin Kaepernick, influential supporters have spoken out against the perceived mistreatment of Williams and what it tells us about the experiences of a generation of African Americans. The outpouring has lifted the lid on a largely overlooked iniquity, in much the same way as the unmasking of Harvey Weinstein has laid bare the sexual misconduct of powerful men.

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Donald Trump Continues To Exploit Presidency For Private Gain As Golf Count Shows Over $72 Million Spent By Taxpayers Already On Trips To His Properties

(SL) – The first thing someone is going to say is, “How much did we spend on Obama?” So, let’s get that out of the way. As Donald Trump even pointed out in one of his tweets .. After 2,360 days in office, taxpayers were on the hook for $44 million for President Obama’s golf outings.20171008_133231 For Donald Trump, after 261 days, we’ve spent $72,392,178 on his golf outings. Even more alarming, his businesses are profiting.

The Economist focused on the conflict of interest in a post two months ago and it seems that here we are still dealing with the same blatant issue and disregard for the constitution and it is in fact worse than ever.

The Economist reported, “PRETTY close to a laughing stock.” That is Walter Shaub’s verdict on America’s standing in the world, at least from an ethics point of view, under President Donald Trump. Mr Shaub’s stepped down as head of the Office of Government Ethics, a federal watchdog.

He left his job early, frustrated at the president’s failure to separate himself from his businesses, at White House foot-dragging on disclosing ethics waivers for staff, at its failure to admonish a Trump adviser who plugged the family’s products in an interview, and more. “It’s hard for the United States to pursue international anticorruption and ethics initiatives when we’re not even keeping our own side of the street clean,” Mr Shaub told the New York Times.

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Biggie’s Mom Voletta Wallace Blasts Kendall And Kylie Jenner For Trying To Profit Illegally Off Of BIG And Pac’s Likeness

(SL) – The Kardashian/Jenner are know for borrowing ‘other people’s stuff’ and turning it into their own. But, I don’t know how far they’re going to get trying the estates of Christopher Wallace ‘Notorious BIG’ and Tupac Shakur.

The latest scandal comes in the form $125 shirts featuring the likeness of Biggie and Pac and of course themselves. The garments have received heavy criticism from various people and now Biggie’s mom is calling the sisters out for their blatant disrespect and exploitation.

In the limited vintage collection the Jenners’ faces and the brand’s logo have been printed over the shirts’ original artwork—which includes images of rap artists Tupac and Biggie, plus album art from Metallica, Pink Floyd, and more.

Who told them that it would be a good idea to superimpose their images over the likes of these great artists is beyond me. Countdown to the next lawsuit in 3,2….and ….