Hackers allegedly attack Polish LOT airline, 10 flights and over 1,400 people grounded

We’ve heard a lot about airplane hacking and what might be possible, but on Sunday Polish airline LOT canceled 10 flights “due to IT systems failure” which was allegedly caused by hackers attacking the airline ground computer systems.

About 1,400 passengers were grounded at Warsaw Chopin Airport after the attack on the ground computer systems which are used to issue flight plans. According to KONTAKT24, LOT said it was “the first such attack in history.” The airline was “paralyzed” for five hours and canceled 10 flights bound for Hamburg, Copenhagen, Munich, Stockholm, Brussels and other domestic and international destinations. Another dozen flights were delayed.

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Apple Music has a Swift turnaround

Apple has listened to the artists and agreed to cough up cash for music streamed during the three-month trial of the iTunes Music service, a big change from its original attempt to stream it free.

Swift response

While news media seems to think the about-face is solely the work of Taylor Swift, the  truth (not that anyone looks for facts when publishing a news story these days) is that it reflects opinion from across the independent music industry.

The indies aren’t greedy – money is scarce and they are far more exposed than major labels. Majors are spokes within much larger corporations with a huge host of diverse income. Indies are often music enthusiasts that love the music they release and only offer a small roster of acts. These shoestring operations work on good faith, trust and equal shares of any cash.

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