The Last Weekend [hack] ((INSTALL))
As of Monday, many of the details remain uncertain, including the actual figure of the hack. Blockchain analysis firm Elliptic put the outflow at $663 million, although it said that $477 million is suspected to have been stolen.
Most of the money is currently sitting in a handful of wallets, with everyone from blockchain analysis firms to Kraken to FTX itself searching for the origin of the hack. With all eyes on the addresses and the notorious mixing service Tornado Cash incapacitated by U.S. government sanctions, it seems like only a matter of time before the culprit is found.
Celebrate friendship day with us this weekend by hacking on your favorite projects with your crew! Build something that helps folks connect from around the world and find their tribe! Whether you build something on the theme or not, focus on having fun.While we'd love to have you build something on the theme, our themes are only here for inspiration. Please build whatever you'd like!
This weekend is all about our most experienced hackers mentoring and helping our newest, so we're looking for teams made up of beginners and experienced hackers working together for this prize category. The team made up of at least 50% first time hackers with our favorite project will take home Wacaco Minipresso Espresso Machine.
Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database. Utilize CockroachDB in your hack for a chance to win a 3D printing pen for each team member. What's more, All US residents that submit CockroachDB enabled projects will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last!
Cohere makes Natural Language Processing easy to do with their ready to use online platform. Simply sign-up, claim your free $75 credit, no credit card required, and start training your very own language model directly on the web! You and your teammates can each win a Raspberry Pi 4 Starter Kit by using Cohere in your next hack. Wondering what to build? Cohere is great for text and content generation, text-based search, predictive text and so much more. Check out our software & learn pages for more details!
Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with embedded Arduino Uno compatible board. Each winning team member will receive a prize!
Attention students! This weekend, April 9th-11th, the Political Science department is hosting a virtual Hack Fest on Mental Health in memory of Assistant Professor Dr. Brice Acree. This Hack Fest has raised and will donate nearly $10,000 to mental health organizations and resources, and provides students the opportunity to compete in one of 3 challenges Saturday April 10th:
The National Association of Secretaries of State issued a statement in response to DEFCON hacking voting systems, expressing concern about the event encouraging the mock hacking of official election systems and saying it does not accurately reflect the reality of electronic voting in the U.S.
The temperature may have just been cranked up on one of the largest hack jobs in video game history. Rockstar Games and the rest of the internet are still reeling from the recent leak of video footage and supposed code related to the development of Grand Theft Auto 6. It came just after a major hack at Uber as well, and now it would seem authorities believe the hacks are related. Uber has released a press release stating that the FBI is involved and investigating the possibility that the same entity hacked both Uber and Rockstar Games.
Uber shared the details of supposed FBI involvement in the matter, as well as suggestion that the same hacker hit Rockstar Games, in a recent security update press release. According to the release, Uber has signaled that the responsible party that hacked its servers just last week was also involved in large-scale hacks of multiple companies throughout the year, which includes the Rockstar Games hack of Grand Theft Auto 6 development footage this last weekend.
With the FBI and other cybersecurity firms involved, it seems Uber and other companies are out for blood. This is likely in addition to Take-Two Interactive carrying out its own investigation. It will remain to be seen if the hackers can continue to stay hidden or if this is the last we see of these large-scale incidents. Stay tuned as we continue to follow for updates.
TJ Denzer is a player and writer with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. He found his way to the Shacknews roster in late 2019 and has worked his way to Senior News Editor since. Between news coverage, he also aides notably in livestream projects like the indie game-focused Indie-licious, the Shacknews Stimulus Games, and the Shacknews Dump. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org and also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.
We will be having a blast as we turn 1 year old this weekend! Dump City Dumplings will be on hand to fill your bellies, Onay Weaver will be providing some Live Entertainment Saturday Evening, Beer specials, giveaways, and more!!
Many tech organizations were represented by their best and brightest developers on the lookout for talented students. The Belmont students in attendance included Ben Miner, Nick Chouard, Callie Deas, Tito Ebiwonjumi, Hannah Wright, John Ottenlips, Braden Carei, Daniel Gray, Sebastian Alegre and Aaron Itzkovitch. This weekend was an excellent opportunity for them to learn new things, practice their coding and programming skills and interact with students, faculty and industry professionals from across Middle Tennessee.
Part "hack" (meaning creation across cross-sector entities), part marathon, Hack Health is a new kind of hackathon that aims to create solutions to medical problems and barriers. The weekend was an opportunity to work with fellow designers, engineers, developers, physicians, artists, entrepreneurs, mentors, and others to help develop tools that could change the worlds of medicine and health.
This weekend a hundred hackers attended the Malmö Music Hack Weekend hosted by Minc Malmö. It was a great weekend. The inputs to the event were lots of great hackers, great food, flawless wifi, live DJs, bottomless popcorn and lots of very comfortable hacking spots. The outputs were a set of creative music hacks that give us a glimpse of what the future of music will be like.
"There are also reports over the weekend that this same actor breached video game maker Rockstar Games," Uber wrote in a newly-updated blog. "We are in close coordination with the FBI and US Department of Justice on this matter and will continue to support their efforts."
Uber said it believed the person responsible to be "affiliated with a hacking group called Lapsus$, which has been increasingly active over the last year or so" and which has similarly breached a list of other technology companies this year such as Microsoft, Samsung and Nvidia.
"I had never heard about any of this until recently," the 16-year-old's father said at the time. "He's never talked about any hacking, but he is very good on computers and spends a lot of time on the computer. I always thought he was playing games.
After the last shift in a block of night shifts, remember that the more days in a row a person has been working through the night, the more sleep debt they will likely have accrued. Repaying some of the sleep debt as quickly as possible will help individuals recover sooner.
Celebrate the spirit of community and build something awesome for small businesses and local groups this weekend. This is your cue to do something for your neighborhood or local community. Create innovative hacks that empower your neighbors to do more!
This weekend, join us for an incredible celebration of hacking, mini-events, and workshops! These events are open to all skill levels, from beginners to the most veteran developers. While we'd love to have you build something on the theme, our themes are only here for inspiration. As always, build whatever you'd like!
Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, pillow, journal, socks and lanyards. International winners will receive a Google branded backpack.
Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with an embedded Arduino compatible board. 1 prize for each winning team member with 2 winning teams per event!
Register a .tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi wireless phone charger & Domain.com Backpack. 2b1af7f3a8