It looks like the US government just got hacked again – and this time Anonymous is claiming responsibility
Alastair Stevenson at BusinessInsider UK
Jul. 24, 2015, 12:45 PM
A group of hackers claims it has successfully hacked the US Census Bureau, compromising over 4,200 workers’ data in the process.
The hackers claim to be part of the loose-knit Anonymous hacktivist collective. Anonymous is a collective brand used by fragmented groups of hackers. The hackers have not revealed any specific details about how they breached the Census Bureau, but have published data alleging to be stolen during the raid online.
The data was allegedly taken from the Census Bureau’s databases, and includes the usernames, work email addresses, and office phone numbers of the government department’s staff.
A Census Bureau spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider an attack did occur, but added no internal systems were affected.
"The US Census Bureau is investigating an IT security incident relating to unauthorized access to non-confidential information on an external system that is not part of the Census Bureau internal network. Access to the external system has been restricted while our IT forensics team investigates," said the spokesperson
"Security and data stewardship are integral to the Census Bureau mission. We will remain vigilant in continuing to take every necessary precaution to protect all information."
The stock was in the green shortly after the open while the market stayed weak.
From a stochastic technical analysis, it's as "oversold" as it gets. Ready for a bounce back over $100.
Raytheon is way oversold as of today. Seems like a great entry point, especially if the war on terror perks up. Part of the decline this week is it went Ex-dividend on Monday, costing shares the $0.67 dividend that day.
With a dividend yield of 2.73%, it's likely that some investors bought the stock just for the dividend and unloaded after Monday after being eligible for the dividend.
Tesla’s Need for Cash Should Cow Investors
Car company’s high stock price and need for cash to fuel its ambitions are a risky combination
By Charley Grant
Updated June 21, 2015 6:47 p.m. ET
Tesla Motors has given itself more room to maneuver as it works toward profitability. But with its stock almost back to its high, don’t rule out the company raising more money while it can.
Tesla recently took out a revolving credit agreement with several major banks with capacity to borrow up to $750 million as needed for general corporate purposed. Company assets have been pledged as collateral for the majority of the credit.
Alibaba takes serious measures in the Chinese automobile industry, which could affect Tesla’s performance in the region
The world’s most populous country is a massive market for Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), where the electric vehicle (EV) giant is struggling to produce substantial results. Although the Chinese municipalities are taking initiatives to promote EVs in the country, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'s (NYSE:BABA) recent moves could create issues for Tesla in the region.
China Daily reported that Alibaba is forming an alliance with a local automobile company, Lifan Autos, under which the automaker will construct a small EV solely for Alibaba’s online platform. The largest Chinese e-commerce company will promote Lifan’s sales during major events. Both the companies also plan to combine forces in automobile financing and after-sales services.
Lifan Group Chairman, Yin Mingshan, said the partnership with Alibaba would combine the advantages of both the companies, boost the automaker’s value chain and fetch innovation in the automobile sales channels.
a) Ron Baron is a 3rd tier analyst. Has little ability to move the stock.
b) chart breakout is nonsense. Look at how many times you see a daily spike like this on the TSLA chart and it went right back down again...
Go figure! One man signing a battery research contract with TSLA and the stock goes up over 3% -- which translates into $1B more in market cap.