Tesla’s Supercharger stations deemed ‘illegal’ in Germany

Tesla Supercharger

In June 2022, Tesla expanded the service to Denmark, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, and Switzerland (Picture: Reuters)

Tesla’s Supercharger stations that can charge both Tesla and non-Tesla vehicles are operating illegally in Germany.

Germany has over 120 Supercharger stations installed in both public and private premises around the country.

Due to the lack of kWh (Kilowatt hour) counters on Tesla’s Supercharger units, operating them could be in violation of local calibration law as reported by German newspaper, Handelsblatt.

With 35,000+ Superchargers, Tesla owns and operates the largest global, fast charging network in the world.

Many countries have introduced legislation regarding calibration of metres and pricing for electric vehicle charging. In Germany, the two main laws for electric carmakers are ‘Mess- und Eichgesetz’ (MessEG) and Preisangabenverordnung (PAngV).

Non-Tesla vehicles with CCS compatible models include the BMW i3, Kia e-Niro, and Jaguar I-Pace (Picture: Getty Images)

According to these laws, charging stations must meet official calibration requirements and provide clear information on the amount of electricity supplied.

In addition, the price for a charge session must be displayed and calculated per unit of energy (kWh) supplied to the electric vehicle.

However, Tesla uses its mobile app to monitor charging sessions, and the stations are not equipped with screens. This makes it a problem for non-Tesla owners who use these charging stations.

Thomas Weberpals, head of the Bavarian State Office for Weights and Measures, told Electrek that it was Tesla’s job to retrofit the stations, which it is working towards.

But it looks like the government doesn’t plan to take action on the violation right away.

Last year, the US carmaker opened its ‘superchargers’ at selected locations for non-Tesla electric cars starting with a few locations the Netherlands.

With 35,000+ Superchargers, Tesla …read more

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Germany takes center stage in Europe’s worsening energy crisis.

Happy hump day, crew. I’m Phil Rosen, reporting from New York. 

Caffeine is powering me through the morning and all I did was turn on a kettle. But Germany is going to great lengths to secure extra energy and is still playing catch-up.

Amid an intensifying supply crunch, the ongoing war in Ukraine, and uncertain politics of Russia, Europeans are feeling the squeeze. 

Below, I’m breaking down what Germany, specifically, has had to do to navigate all this. 

Let’s get started. 

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1. A perfect storm is brewing in Europe’s energy market — and Germany is right in its path.

German baseload year-ahead power prices, the European benchmark, are up almost 500% from a year ago, Bloomberg data shows, as costs have climbed for nearly a week straight. 

At the crux of the price jump is the surge in natural gas prices, which have spiraled higher as Russia has kept exports to Europe extremely minimal. 

The country’s top regulator already warned that Germany must dramatically pull back its gas usage to avoid a shortage this winter. 

Over the past week, the continent’s biggest economy has made a flurry of moves in response to Russia’s energy “blackmail” against Europe, including pushing off the closure of its remaining three nuclear power plants. 

Each was slated to shutter by 2023, but Russia’s energy cut-offs have opened the door to an extension.  

At the same time, Germany inked a deal with natural gas hubs to keep two terminals stocked through the winter ahead of any more potential cuts, Reuters reported. 

Meanwhile, a German refinery partly owned by Moscow has started mixing US oil with Russian crude. About 20% of the Schwedt refinery’s output is US crude, according to Bloomberg, which marks a pivot from before when it …read more

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX lands $2 million Air Force deal for Starlink internet despite FCC’s rejection of $886 million subsidy

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sends Starlink satellites into space.

SpaceX has landed a $2 million Air Force contract to provide Starlink in Europe and Africa.
SpaceX has the most well-established satellite network compared to other firms, the Air Force said.
It’s a turnaround since the FCC denied a $886 million subsidy for SpaceX’s Starlink.

The US Air Force has awarded SpaceX a $1.92 million contract for its satellite internet service, Starlink, according to documentation, which Teslarati and The Register linked to in reports.

The development represents a turnaround since SpaceX’s US subsidies bid for Starlink was rejected by the federal government last week.

The Air Force said in its contract justification document, cited in the reports, that the deal involves Starlink supporting US military bases in Europe and Africa with fixed-site and portable satellite internet services.

The Air Force’s document says Elon Musk’s SpaceX has “the most well-established [low Earth orbit] satellite network” compared with other companies which are “still in their infancy.”

Other internet providers, including Amazon’s Project Kuiper, OneWeb, and Telesat, were not yet capable of providing any broadband network in both Europe and Africa, the Air Force said in the document.

“Starlink is also the only LEO satellite network provider that is currently being used in a contested environment: Ukraine,” the document said.

Under the contract, Starlink, which has more than 2,700 satellites in orbit, will support the Air Force’s 86th Airlift Wing based at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

The contract will cover a 12-month period lasting from August until July 2023, per the document. The Air Force also said it expected Starlink to provide up to 500 megabits per second download speed and low latency connectivity. 

SpaceX didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment made outside of normal working hours.

The Air Force’s deal was made just as …read more

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Rudy Giuliani is nervous about being targeted in the Georgia election probe and just wants to ‘die a free man,’ former aide says

Rudy Giuliani.

Rudy Giuliani was told he a target of Georgia’s criminal investigation into election interference.
A former aide told CNN that Giuliani is “nervous” about the probe because “he knows he lied.”
Ken Frydman, who served as Giuliani’s press secretary, said Giuliani just wants “to die a free man.” 

Rudy Giuliani is “nervous” about being targeted in Georgia’s elections investigation and just wants to “die a free man,” a former aide told CNN on Tuesday.

The former New York City mayor and personal attorney to Donald Trump was told on Monday that he was a target of the criminal probe in Fulton County, Georgia, regarding efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, The New York Times reported.

Ken Frydman, who worked as Giuliani’s press secretary during his first mayoral campaign in 1993, told CNN that he was “nervous” about the probe because “he knows he lied to investigators.” 

“He knows how the DOJ works. He knows how the FBI works. He knows these are meticulous investigations,” Frydman told CNN. “He knows that he concocted this scheme. He knows he lied for his client, and he knows we all know.”

“I think, at this point in his life, his goal is to die a free man.”

Earlier this week, Michael Cohen — Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer — speculated that Trump could scapegoat Giuliani for potential criminal charges that might stem from the FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago estate.

Giuliani, who has not been given any charges, is set to testify before a grand jury in Georgia on Wednesday, the Associated Press and The Times reported.

Giuliani plans to claim attorney-client privilege if he is asked to discuss his relationship with Trump, his lawyer Robert Costello told The Times. 

“If these people think he’s going to talk about conversations between …read more

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Liz Cheney said she could have easily won her primary if she went along with Trump’s false claims about the election

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) gives a concession speech on August 16, 2022 in Jackson, Wyoming.

Rep. Liz Cheney was defeated in the GOP congressional primary in Wyoming Tuesday. 
In the speech, she criticized the election “lies” of Donald Trump. 
She presented her loss as a price she paid for being one of the few Republicans to oppose Trump.

Rep. Liz Cheney said Tuesday that she could have won re-election in Wyoming if she had gone along with former President Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud.

But, she said, it was not a price she was willing to pay.

Cheney made the remark in a defiant concession speech after being defeated by Harriet Hageman, a Republican endorses and aided by Trump in her battle against Cheney.

“Two years ago, I won this primary with 73% of the vote. I could easily have done the same again. The path was clear, but it would have required that I go along with President Trump’s lie about the 2020 election,” said Cheney in her concession speech. 

—CBS News (@CBSNews) August 17, 2022

“It would have required that I enabled his ongoing efforts to unravel our democratic system and attack the foundations of our republic. That was a path I could not and would not take.”

Cheney continued: “No House seat, no office in this land is more important than the principles that we are all sworn to protect. And I well understood the potential political consequences of abiding by my duty.

“Our republic relies upon the goodwill of all candidates for office to accept honorably the outcome of elections. And tonight, Harriet Hageman has received the most votes in this primary. She won. I called her to concede the race. This primary election is over. But now the real work begins.”

Hageman, like all candidates to win Trump’s approval, is a …read more

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Ask Amy: An elevator sneeze brings on panic

Dear Amy: I have a question about catching COVID from riding in an elevator. Yesterday I was on an elevator in a residential building.

I was wearing my mask and a scarf around my neck.

A young lady got on the elevator with no mask on. She started sneezing.

I quickly got panicky, and the elevator door opened.

I promptly left the building. I wasn’t a tenant there.

Is there any chance I can catch the virus that way?

Please let me know. Thank you.

— Panicked

Dear Panicked: You can learn more about COVID and keep up on current research through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov).

Several studies performed and published in the earlier days of the pandemic focused on the risk of contracting the virus while riding in an elevator. Standing close together in an enclosed space definitely creates a risk for virus transmission, and a sneeze forcefully sends droplets into the air, but ventilation systems used in many elevators tend to force those droplets downward toward the floor.

Facing away from other elevator riders can reduce this risk further.

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Michael Jordan? Puh-leeze! Bill Russell is the NBA’s G.O.A.T. | Commentary

Shame on us.

All of us.

Or, at least, most of us.

Shame on us for always declaring Michael Jordan to be the NBA’s G.O.A.T. — Greatest Of All Time.

Shame on us for also including LeBron James in the G.O.A.T. conversation or Magic Johnson or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Kobe Bryant.

But never Bill Russell.

The only time, it seems, Bill Russell has ever been mentioned as the G.O.A.T. is when our fathers or grandfathers joined the conversation and we just rolled our eyes and thought to ourselves, “Shut up, old man!”

“There are a lot of people, particularly young people, who have no idea of Bill Russell’s impact on and off the court,” says UCF professor and lifelong civil rights activist Dr. Richard Lapchick. “The contributions Bill Russell made in sport, and even more so in American society, are immense.”

So immense that after Russell’s death on July 31 at the age of 88, the NBA made the unprecedented move on Thursday of retiring his No. 6 jersey leaguewide — the first time in history that has ever happened.

“Bill Russell’s unparalleled success on the court and pioneering civil rights activism deserve to be honored in a unique and historic way,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. “Permanently retiring his No. 6 across every NBA team ensures that Bill’s transcendent career will always be recognized.”

How in the world could we be such prisoners of the moment as to overlook Russell — inarguably the greatest champion in the history of American team sports and arguably the greatest social justice warrior in American sports history — as the undisputed G.O.A.T.?

Is it because he didn’t score a bunch of points like M.J. and LeBron or didn’t have the captivating smile like Magic? We’re talking about the greatest player of all time; not the …read more

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ASK IRA: Could Erik Spoelstra go with revolving-door Heat lineups?

Q: Hi, Ira. OK, this might be a good problem for Erik Spoelstra to have, but what if Victor Oladipo outplays Tyler Herro during training camp? He might be as good offensively and probably better defensively. If the Heat are, in fact, a meritocracy, could things play out that way where Tyler remains the sixth man or are they more in need of showcasing him for a possible trade down the line, maybe right before the trade deadline? I’m concerned that would cause some locker room issues. – Eddie, South Bend, Ind.

A: I believe it is more a matter of best fit, both for the starting lineup and the bench. Look, Erik Spoelstra already has started Kendrick Nunn over Tyler Herro, and then stayed with a struggling Duncan Robinson over a surging Tyler Herro for the better part of last season. Rotation matters most. So being outplayed during the preseason does not necessarily mean being demoted or elevated. The rotation is a factor of team chemistry, as well.

Q: What are the chances that Duncan Robinson, Tyler Herro or Victor Oladipo will win Max Strus’ starting position by opening night? – Russell, Miami.

A: I’m not sure the Heat are going into camp with a “Max Strus starting position.” As stated above, chemistry will dictate the lineup and the rotation. For example, if Caleb Martin is the starting power forward, it could call for a different cocktail than if the Heat open with a pair of big men in the power rotation. Heck, Max could be in an undersized power mix. Camp and the preseason could have a lot to do with what might follow.

Q: Would you agree that Kevin Durant did not learn anything from the contract extensions LeBron James would sign in Cleveland? LeBron would sign a two-year contract with …read more

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ASK IRA: Is Kevin Durant too much of a moving target for Heat?

Q: Ira, is Kevin Durant teasing us? Now it’s Boston and Philadelphia instead of us and Phoenix. It’s like he can’t make up his mind. – Art.

A: First, as has been the case since Kevin Durant’s trade request became public on June 30, it still is not about what he wants, but rather what works best for the Nets. With four more seasons under contract, Durant is not in position, as he would be if he were an impending free agent, to dictate terms. But, yes, the calculus now seems to be changing daily, with the latest report of the 76ers and Celtics becoming Durant’s current destinations of choice. It certainly is understandable that he has moved on from his Phoenix desires, considering Deandre Ayton is off the market. And perhaps there is a realization that if the Heat aren’t offering Bam Adebayo that there is no deal to be made with Brooklyn. But Philadelphia? What exactly is there remaining in return after everything was cleared out by the 76ers in the James Harden trade? On one hand, Durant’s desires and the accompanying inaction has brought the personnel market to a half. On the other hand, his situation has produced the desired result of keeping the NBA in the summer-doldrum headlines. So there is that.

Q: I don’t think Kevin Durant wants to put up with Pat Riley, who has always been the de-facto coach. – Centrist.

A: No, Pat Riley has not. Erik Spoelstra has coaching autonomy, but also the utmost respect to work in concert with Riley. And in Spoelstra, it would give Kevin Durant the best (or second best, depending on the view on Steve Kerr) coach that Kevin has played under during his career. The biggest negative for Durant with the Heat might simply be the Heat lacking …read more

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Ravens Q&A: Rookie safety Kyle Hamilton on Drake’s latest album, his viral moment, handling NFL spotlight and more

After the Ravens concluded practice Monday, a group of kids called for rookie safety Kyle Hamilton, asking him to sign their posters.

“I have to do some media stuff first,” Hamilton, a first-round draft pick in April, told them.

Wide receiver James Proche II, however, stepped in and said, “You have 30 seconds.” So, Hamilton walked over and made those kids’ days.

For the former Notre Dame standout, those are the moments he treasures. He knows somewhere in the bleachers at the team’s facility in Owings Mills could be the next Kyle Hamilton, and he would feel bad if he walked away.

Since Hamilton arrived in Baltimore, he has kept a level-headed, self-effacing mindset that has helped him deal with the pressure that comes with being one of the top players in his draft class while also facing criticism on social media.

Hamilton recently sat down with The Baltimore Sun to talk about handling the spotlight, adjusting to a new defense, having a viral moment during last month’s stadium practice, his favorite rapper and playing golf.

Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

I know you are a big Drake fan, so what did you think of his last album, “Honestly, Nevermind?”

I thought it was good. I don’t think it was his best album, but it wasn’t a bad album. It was a vibe. It was an acquired taste, I would say. He kind of went outside the box, but I appreciated it.

Do you think the album received too much hate?

At that point, it’s like [NBA star] LeBron [James]. If you are successful so often, people [will] find a reason to hate you.

If you had to pick your favorite Drake song, what would it be?

I got like three. I’m going to go with “Tuscan Leather,” “Marvins Room” and “Pipe Down.”

I’ve heard the rookies …read more

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Why Twitter employees are ‘mentally exhausted’ amid the ongoing drama of Elon Musk’s stalled acquisition

Welcome, readers! Hallam Bullock here, filling in for Jordan. It’s a dreary morning in London today (the rainclouds are looking particularly ominous), but I hope things will brighten up soon. Which, funnily enough, is what many Twitter workers have been telling themselves for months, but now they are getting fed up.

Today, we are looking at Twitter’s “absurdly high” attrition as the social media’s saga with Elon Musk drags on. 

Shall we?

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1. A steady stream of Twitter employees have left the company in recent weeks. According to insiders, they are fed up with the ongoing drama of Elon Musk’s stalled acquisition.

 “I’m just mentally exhausted,” one current employee who is actively looking to leave Twitter said. Another worker said they and many colleagues have effectively lost respect for leadership at the company due to poor communication around the “the Musk situation.”
A former employee who recently left the company said Twitter workers — or “Tweeps” as they’re internally dubbed — are announcing their departures “at least once a week, if not two or three times a week.”
So many employees have left recently that Twitter changed the way it categorizes attrition specifically “to capture Tweeps leaving due to the acquisition by Elon Musk,” according to documents seen by Insider.  

Here’s everything insiders told us about Twitter’s recent attrition. 

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3. These are the 23 most promising education startups of 2022, …read more

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Today’s mortgage and refinance rates: August 17, 2022 | Fixed rates remain flat

Fixed mortgage rates have experienced very little movement so far this week. The average 30-year fixed rate has remained close to 5% for over a week now. 

Mortgage rates have increased over two percentage points year-over-year, and they’ve been highly volatile in recent months. Inflation has helped push rates up, but current economic uncertainty has caused them to fluctuate, as investors speculate on the likelihood of a recession. 

Fluctuations in mortgage rates can make it difficult for home shoppers to know when in the homebuying process they should lock in their rates. While it’s possible you could end up saving money by waiting for another dip in rates, with so much volatility, consider the risk of taking on a higher rate.

“If it fits within your budget and meets short- and long-term financial goals, don’t wait,” says Steve Kaminski, head of US residential lending at TD Bank. “If there happens to be a material move after you lock in a rate, many lenders will offer a float down option for a fee.”

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Use our free mortgage calculator to see how today’s mortgage rates would impact your monthly payments. By plugging in different rates and term lengths, you’ll also understand how much you’ll pay over the entire length of your mortgage.

Click “More details” for tips on how to save money on your mortgage in the long run.

30-year fixed mortgage rates

The current average 30-year fixed mortgage rate is 5.22%, according to Freddie Mac. This is an increase from last week, when it was at 4.99%. This is the first week this rate has increased following two consecutive weeks of decreases.

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is the most common type of home loan. With this type of mortgage, you’ll pay …read more

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Amazon is facing a fresh union battle in a New York state warehouse

A worker in an Amazon warehouse.

An Amazon warehouse in Albany, New York has filed a petition for a union election.
The NLRB will verify whether the petition has obtained enough employee signatures to hold an election.
Amazon has fiercely opposed unionization in the past.

Workers at an Amazon warehouse outside Albany, New York have officially told the National Labor Relations Board they want to hold a union election, an NLRB spokesperson confirmed to Insider.

The NLRB spokesperson said it had received a petition for a unit of approximately 400 workers at the warehouse and will now verify if they’ve obtained enough employee signatures to hold an election. 

Amazon saw the formation of its first-ever US warehouse worker union in April this year when a warehouse in Staten Island voted to form an independent grassroots union called the Amazon Labor Union.

The NLRB spokesperson told Insider the ALU filed the petition for the Albany warehouse.

Amazon has fiercely opposed unionization, and the NLRB accused the company of illegal union-busting in the case of the Staten Island warehouse.

The NLRB also forced Amazon to allow a re-run of a union election at a warehouse in Alabama after the agency ruled the company had illegally interfered with the first election.

Former Amazon worker and leader of the ALU Chris Smalls tweeted a picture of himself visiting the Albany warehouse on Tuesday.

—Christian Smalls (@Shut_downAmazon) August 16, 2022

The Albany union petition also comes shortly after worker protests in California and the UK.

Workers at an Amazon air freight hub in San Bernardino walked off the job on Monday in protest over pay and improved working conditions. 

“Unionizing is not off the table for us,” one San Bernardino worker told The Washington Post.

Amazon workers at several UK warehouses held protests earlier this month after they were offered …read more

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Trump staffers were more focused on securing big pictures from White House walls than properly sorting government documents, report says

Then-President Donald Trump in the Oval Office.

Many Trump staffers focused on getting photos from White House walls when his term ended, per Politico.
They prioritized it over properly sorting and storing his documents, the report said.
Trump is currently being investigated for how he handled documents after his presidency.

Staffers for former President Donald Trump were more focused on getting pictures from the White House walls than on storing documents in line with the rules and procedures that come with the end of a presidency, Politico reported.

Politico’s report, based on interviews with former Trump aides and officials, said many staffers wanted to secure “jumbos” — the big pictures on the walls of the West Wing — at the end of the Trump presidency.

They prioritized this over sorting and storing documents, the report said.

Staffers were also less motivated to properly deal with documents because so many staff members left at the end of the presidency, leaving a smaller number of workers behind, the report said.

And the staff that remained were “bitter and exhausted,” Politico reported, with many believing Trump’s baseless claim that he was the real winner of the 2020 presidential election but that it was stolen with him.

A former official also told Politico that Trump staff may have put non-classified material into “burn bags” that were designed for classified material that was supposed to be destroyed.

Sources who saw this happen told Politico that this could have included material that was supposed to be given to the National Archives, rather than be destroyed.

Trump is currently in trouble over what happened to White House documents when his presidency ended.

The FBI raided his Florida Mar-a-Lago estate on August 8, and unsealed court documents showed the search was part of an investigation into whether Trump had violated three laws, including the …read more

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Which rail lines will be affected by major strikes starting tomorrow?

Rail strikes: What lines will be affected by action tomorrow?

Tens of thousands of rail workers will walk out on the first day of strikes this week (Picture: Getty)

Millions of train passengers across the country are likely to face disrupted journeys this week as nearly 55,000 rail worksers go on strike.

The vast majority of services are set to be axed on Thursday and Saturday while most of London’s Tube will grind to a halt on Friday.

Some lines will be closed altogether and the rest will run a skeleton timetable and are likely to suffer severe overcrowding.

All rail lines will be affected to some degree on August 18 and 20 as many of the striking staff work for Network Rail, which runs railway signals across England, Scotland and Wales and attends and attends to any faults on the line.

But the worst disruption will be seen on lines run by 17 companies whose staff will be joining the strike. These are the operators involved:

Avanti West Coast
Chiltern Railways
Cross Country Trains
East Midlands Railway
Gatwick Express
Great Western Railway
Greater Anglia
GTR (including Gatwick Express)
Northern Trains
South Western Railway
West Midlands Trains
TransPennine Express

The national action includes over 40,000 members of the RMT union as well as 2,500 members of the TSSA union and some Unite members.

Many lines will close, while the rest will see less than a fifth of the usual service level.

Union leaders say Network Rail’s offer to raise wages falls short of inflation (Picture: Getty)

All lines on the London Underground and Overground are also expected to be closed or running skeleton services on Friday.

This due to a separate dispute between RMT and Transport for London (TfL) which will see around 10,000 Tube and 400 Overground workers walk out.

Meanwhile, swathes of west London will struggle to make journeys by bus as 1,600 drivers across seven depots go on strike.

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Prank website that lets you send poop through the post gets hacked

Package delivery

The database was leaked on a hacking forum exposing the angry messages personal messages sent by customers (Picture: @Changyencham)

A website that lets people send boxes of animal poop to their enemies was recently hacked, exposing details of customers and their messages.

ShitExpress is a prank website that lets you send a box of actual animal faeces along to people along with with a personalized message to ‘people who annoy you the most’.

A vulnerability on the site allowed a hacker to gain access to the company’s database of customer email addresses and the messages they sent through the platform.

An ongoing feud between a hacker going by the name ‘pompompurin’ and cybersecurity researcher, Vinny Troia, resulted in the hacker gaining access to the website’s customer data when he went on the site to order a box to be sent to Troia.

‘Pompompurin’ then leaked the database on a hacking forum, exposing the angry personal messages sent by customers.

ShitExpress is a prank website that lets you send ‘a piece of shit in a box around the world’ (Picture: Facebook)

‘I saw a cockroach today and thought of you… I stepped on it,’ said one message.

‘This gift shows my thanks for your hard work, and is a symbol of how great my team thinks you are. ENJOY!’ said another.

The hacker told Bleeping Computer that the data he downloaded was surprisingly small and that they did not hold it for ransom. Instead, they just notified the website owner after dumping the data.

‘It’s honestly not that big… There’s about 29,000 orders in the data,’ he said. 

‘We have spotted some unusual activity on our server 4 days ago and found out that one of our script is vulnerable to SQL injection. It’s purely …read more

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