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Rita Azar Illustrates an Eyewear Article for 360 MAGAZINE

Luxottica Hacked

By Justin Lyons

According to Italian press sources, Luxottica was the victim of a cyberattack Sunday.

Luxottica owns eyewear brands like Oakley, Ray-Ban, Coach, Chanel and Versace as well as retail brands like LensCrafters, Sunglass Hut and Target Optical. It is the largest eyewear company in the world with more than 80,000 employees.

SecurityOpenLab, an Italian cybersecurity site, said its sources confirmed Luxottica offices suffered a complete system failure due to ransomware attacks, shutting down operations in Italy and China

SecurityOpenLab also said union sources confirmed that workers received an SMS message saying the second shift on Sept. 21 had been suspended.

Users began reporting an inability to reach sites for LensCrafters, Sunglass Hut, Ray-Ban and other Luxottica brands on Friday. It was also reported that One Luxottica, a user portal for the company, was down, but it appears to be up again at the time of writing.

BleepingComputer spoke to Bad Packets, a cybersecurity firm, who told them Luxottica used a Citrix ADX controller device, which is vulnerable to CVE-2019-19781, a flaw in Citrix devices.

This flaw is exploited by ransomware actors as it provides network access and credentials used to deeper infiltrate a network.

Luxottica took the servers to its eyewear brand websites offline. While websites for Oakley, Ray-Ban, Coach and more are accessible now, a manager at LensCrafters storefront told 360 MAGAZINE that the Ciao operating system crashed Saturday and that they still have little to no ability to process insurance or complete transactions.

Though Luxottica has not made a public statement, the same source told 360 MAGAZINE that IT support was unavailable while systems were down. LensCrafters is currently logging orders for a later date when systems are back up.

360 was also told that LensCrafters will offer 50% off frames and lenses for the inconvenience to customers.

Rita Azar Illustrates an Entertainment Article for 360 MAGAZINE

How to Use YouTube Offline

YouTube is a great place to watch videos and listen to your favorite music, but only when you have uninterrupted internet access. However, if you commute to work every day and find some spotty areas where there is no connection, it spoils all the fun. Yet,there is nothing you need to worry about at all. We are here to suggest a few ways you can enjoy your favorite music offline on YouTube. One of the lots is that you can use YouTube offline, and another is that you can download from YouTube using video downloader apps such as MP3Studio. Using either of these will enable you to watch your video and listen to your favorite playlist offline without any interruptions and internet connection.

But in the section hereafter, we will only discuss how you can access videos and music using Youtube offline. However, these offline music do not remain for more than 48 hours, and you have to sync with Youtube again to check availability. Let us not waste more time and move towards the steps to help you understand how to use YouTube offline.

Steps To Use Youtube Offline

We want to inform you beforehand that not all videos or audios are available offline, but most of them do offer this feature. These offline music are ad-sponsored, so you have to bear with one before enjoying your downloads. Now let us follow the steps below to learn how to use YouTube in an offline mode.

1. If you are using your mobile device, open the YouTube app, and if you are using your PC, then open Youtube on your browser.

2. Search and select the video or audio you want to consume in the offline mode to experience later.

3. Click on the Download button (it will not be available if the video does not have the feature), which you will find below the video, between the Share and Save buttons.

4. On clicking the button, you will be asked to select the resolution, which is Low, Medium, and HD, of the video you want for offline consumption.

5. Once you click Ok, the video will start downloading. After the download ends, you will see a blue tick, which indicates that the music is now ready for the offline mode.

Now that you have your videos and playlist ready for offline consumption, you only need to head to your YouTube app or browser. Then, open your Account tab and look for Saved Videos. And that’s it, enjoy your music all day long even without internet access.

Music is something that you can only enjoy uninterrupted. Hence, YouTube has it all sorted for you. Just a few clicks, a little patience, and there you are with all your favorite music that you can enjoy anytime and anywhere without an internet connection. We hope we have been able to help you understand how YouTube offline works and how you can consume the videos later. However, we would like to remind you that you will only enjoy them for 48 hours.

WikiLeaks Founder Arrested in U.K.

by Tara McDonough

Earlier today WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested inside the Ecuadorian embassy for breaching U.K. bail conditions. He has also been further arrested by U.S. authorities with an extradition warrant on a conspiracy charge for publishing classified information by former army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning.

On Thursday the Justice Department prosecutors confirmed that Assange was charged with conspiracy to hack into a classified U.S. computer. Prosecutors said WikiLeaks founder aided Manning in cracking a password and therefore logging into SIPRNET, a classified U.S. government network.

While Manning’s sentence was commuted under President Obama just before his term ended in 2017 and released from prison that May, she was arrested in March 2019 for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks.

The process of extraditing Assange from the U.K. to the U.S. could take years and the outcome is not a foregone conclusion.

HACK Is Here To Help

Hack, a full-stack laptop designed to teach kids to code by enabling them to hack games, settings and apps, is announcing the launch of its pre-release beta.
Hack is the only laptop designed for everyday use that has a unique superpower – the benefit of inspiring kids to learn how to Hack. Using the flip-to-hack feature, kids can edit parameters, immediately see their changes and develop familiarity with basic coding in an authentic and safe environment. Built on the Linux-based Endless Operating System, kids access source code and use a real sandbox for learning how to code.
The award-winning ASUS laptop comes with all the apps and tools families need for everyday use, including Chrome, Calculator, Skype, Office Suite, Scratch, Spotify, Steam and more. Recognizing that many parents are eager to introduce STEM to their children and give them a computer of their own, Hack is a dual-purpose laptop great for everyday use and STEM education, for $299. What’s more, it is a safe, ad-free and virus-resistant computer with parental controls. Hack is the screen time that parents should feel good about for their kids.
“As a parent and passionate tech executive I am excited to empower the next generation with digital literacy, creative problem-solving skills and an understanding of how to engage consciously with the world. In turn, we hope to enable and inspire children to create innovative and exciting opportunities for themselves and others,” stated Roberta Antunes CEO of Hack.
Hack characters, based on computer science luminaries including Ada Lovelace and Mary Jackson, guide players through immersive adventures and provide them with new coding challenges every month. For $9.99 per month, Hack families will access an unfolding adventure story and learning quests, and hackable levels that unlock as the player’s skills improve. As the child evolves, so does the product. The first 12 months of the content subscription are free for launch customers.
To participate in the Hack beta, visit hack-computer.com and signup for the waitlist. Pre-orders for the public release on January 24th are also available on Amazon.