In Memoriam: John R. Rice

By Eugene H. Spafford, with assistance by Simson Garfinkel John Rischard Rice, a leading scientist and educator, died at home on Jan. 7, 2024. Rice was the W. Brooks Fortune Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and a professor of mathematics at Purdue University. Rice was born June 6, 1934, in Tulsa, OK, to Margaret […]

Susan Landau Awarded AMS Bertrand Russell Prize

Landau was awarded the 2024 Bertrand Russell Prize for writing technical research papers and op-eds, publishing public-facing work, briefing policymakers, and participating in national studies. Susan Landau has received several awards in her career as an expert in computer privacy and security, but the most recent, the 2024 Bertrand Russell Prize of the American Mathematical […]

Multiple Data Leaks at 23andme

From early August through October, genetics testing firm 23andme and its users were subject to dark web posts regarding millions of user profiles and genetic data records that cybercriminals leaked or breached. Threat actors have advertised various collections of the data records from the leaks for sale. According to BleepingComputer, and based on input from […]

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