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CalTech, One Planet, Hacker

In the spirit of my personal information breach posts, I present to you the South African Sunday Independent’s story, “Hacker ‘outs’ news of the 10th planet of our solar system:”

Brown has submitted a name for the new planet to the International Astronomical Union, which has yet to act on the proposal, but he did not release the proposed name on Friday.

The briefing was hastily arranged after Brown received word that a secure website containing the discovery had been hacked and the hacker had threatened to release the information.