Victoria Cougars

The Victoria Cougars were a major league professional ice hockey team that played in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association from 1911 to 1924 under various names, in the Western Hockey League from 1924 to 1926. The team was based in Victoria, British Columbia and won the Stanley Cup in 1925; the original Victoria franchise of the PCHA, the Senators, were formed in 1911, became the Aristocrats in 1913. That incarnation is best known for defeating the Stanley Cup champion Quebec Bulldogs in a 1913 exhibition series; the Aristocrats challenged the Toronto Blueshirts for the Cup the following year, but lost. In 1916 the team was forced to move to Spokane, after having their arena commandeered by the Canadian military; the club folded the following year as the Spokane Canaries. A new team was formed in 1918 and again were dubbed the Aristocrats, with players from the folded Portland Rosebuds. In 1922 they changed their name to the Victoria Cougars. Led by coach Lester Patrick, the Cougars would win a Stanley Cup in 1925 against the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League.

The Cougars were the last non-NHL team to hoist the Stanley Cup as well as the last west coast team to win the Cup until the Anaheim Ducks won the Cup in 2007. They would attempt to repeat as champions in 1926 but they were unsuccessful as they lost the final series to the NHL's Montreal Maroons; the WHL dissolved after the season. That spring, a group of businessmen from Detroit won an NHL expansion franchise and bought the rights to many of the players from the Stanley Cup finalist Cougars; the new NHL franchise would retain the nickname "Cougars" in tribute. The Detroit Cougars would be renamed the Detroit Falcons, would be renamed the Detroit Red Wings. Among the notable players who wore the uniform of the Cougars were Hall of Famers Hec Fowler, Frank Foyston, Frank Fredrickson, Hap Holmes, Clem Loughlin, Harry Meeking and Jack Walker. Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against After the series win, a new angled ring with the words "Won/By/'Cougars' Victoria, B.

C. 1925" was added between the original bowl of the Cup and the original first ring of the base. All players and the manager were included on the new ring. List of ice hockey teams in British Columbia List of Stanley Cup champions Victoria Aristocrats of the PCHA Victoria Cougars of the PCHA Victoria Cougars of the WCHL & WHL

Chris Kubecka

Chris Kubecka is an American computer security researcher and cyberwarfare specialist. In 2012, Kubecka was responsible for getting the Saudi Aramco network back up and running after it was hit by one of the world's most devastating Shamoon cyberattacks. Kubecka helped halt a second wave of July 2009 cyberattacks against South Korea. Kubecka has worked for the US Air Force as a Loadmaster, the United States Space Command and is now CEO of HypaSec, a security firm she founded in 2015, she works in the Netherlands. Kubecka's Puerto Rican mother became a robotics programmer and lacking money for daycare would take Kubecka to work with her. Kubecka said she "fell in love with programming" when she programmed a haunted house on the screen to say "boo", she continued learning how to program but at the age of 10 got into trouble when she hacked the US Department of Justice "was not allowed to use computers until she was 18," after which she was recruited by the US Air Force. In 2012, Kubecka came to prominence when Saudi Aramco's network experienced one of the worst hacks in history and she was contacted, out of the blue, to help.

The Saudi Aramco network was flat and the hackers were able to roll through and hitting and infecting about 35,000 computers. Kubecka was asked to come to Saudi Arabia. After a brief negotiation, Kubecka put together a team of experts and went to Saudi Arabia to rebuild the large oil company's network from scratch. Facing the emergency and following the hardware attack, Saudi Aramco was able to purchase 50,000 computer hard disk drives during efforts to save their company and bring operations back up. In 2014, Kubecka worked to fix an email and rootkit attack on the Royal Saudi Arabian Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands; the first phase of the attack was caused by a weak email password of 123456 used on the official business embassy email. An Embassy insider and ISIS collaborator attempted to extort money from Prince Mohammed bin Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz, Sumaya Alyusuf and from the Royal Saudi Arabian Embassy of The Hague. During the second phase of the attack, the insider sent an extortion demand of 25,000 USD each from several Middle Eastern and Turkish Embassies.

The third phase of the attack was caused by the Diplomatic Corps sending a warning notification to all The Hague embassies via email using CC not BCC, exposing the other official embassy email accounts to the attacker. During the fourth phase of the attack, the insider taunted the Diplomatic Corps, The Hague embassies and hacked into the Secretary to the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia personal Gmail account; the attacker rose the extortion demand to $35,000,000 to $50,000,000 saying ISIS would destroy the Kurhaus of Scheveningen during the planned National Saudi Day celebrations to which over 400 dignitaries had been invited. After the Shamoon attack and Dutch Embassy hacks, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Saudi Aramco made security a top priority. Stanford University signed an MoU with one of the security colleges of Saudi Arabia in 2018, she worked for Saudi Aramco until mid-2015. Kubecka is considered an expert on cyberwarfare and presents at trainings and conferences on cyber espionage, security information and event management, Industrial Control Systems Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, IT and IOT security topics.

Kubecka was the keynote speaker at Security BSides security conference in London in 2017 and a featured speaker at OWASP's Global AppSec Amsterdam 2019. Down the Rabbit Hole An OSINT Journey: Open Source Intelligence Gathering for Penetration Testing ISBN 978-0-9956875-4-7 Hack the World with OSINT. Learn how to discover and exploit IT, IOT and ICS SCADA systems with ease ISBN 978-0-9956875-9-2 Chris Kubecka interviewed on Paul's Security Weekly Episode 498 Chris Kubecka answers readers questions on goodreads How to Start a Cyber War - Lessons from Brussels, by Chris Kubecka


YouTrack is a proprietary, commercial browser-based bug tracker, issue tracking system and project management software developed by JetBrains. It focuses on query-based issue search with auto-completion, manipulating issues in batches, customizing the set of issue attributes, creating custom workflows. YouTrack was implemented in compliance with the language-oriented programming paradigm and now is written on JavaScript and Kotlin, it uses an embedded Xodus database database to store data. For remote procedure calls, YouTrack supports a RESTful API. Standard YouTrack integrations include import from Jira, Mailbox Integration, Zendesk Integration, an integrated working environment with Upsource and TeamCity. Integrations with GitHub, BitBucket, GitLab are provided out of the box, while connections to other version control systems are supported via the TeamCity or Upsource integration. TeamCity supports connections to repositories in ClearCase, CVS, Mercurial, SourceGear Vault, StarTeam, Team Foundation Server, Visual SourceSafe.

Upsource supports connections to repositories in Git, Mercurial and Subversion. YouTrack supports integration with several popular test management tools: PractiTest, TestLink, TestLodge, TestRail. YouTrack can be integrated with Slack workplace. Confluence integration is performed by adding macros to insert links to issues and insert reports into Confluence Pages. YouTrack can integrate with JetBrains IDEs including IntelliJ IDEA, PhpStorm, WebStorm, PyCharm, RubyMine, CLion, Rider, GoLand, AppCode. YouTrack is capable of importing issues from Jira, CSV file, FogBugz, GitHub, MantisBT, Trac, or another YouTrack Server, it supports user authentication with Google Account, GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket Cloud, Active Directory, Yahoo, AOL, OpenID, LDAP, Jira credentials. YouTrack's Ajax-based user interface allows both mouse interaction. Searching for issues is implemented via search query syntax and performed from a single search box. YouTrack provides localization support for English, German, Japanese and Spanish.

Additional languages that are supported by the YouTrack user community are available. YouTrack is cross-platform and works on any Java-enabled operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, macOS, Solaris, it is available as either Standalone. Four types of distribution Standalone are offered: a runnable Java archive which bundles Jetty and is ready to be started without any additional installation; until version 6.0, JetBrains distributed YouTrack as a web archive which could be deployed to any servlet container. YouTrack REST API allows developers to perform various actions programmatically, including: Importing existing projects and issues from other issue tracking systems. Creating, getting all the issues attributes. Manipulating projects, users and roles; this is done with Hub via a user and a permission management system by JetBrains. YouTrack 6.0 and comes with Hub built-in. JetBrains offers YouTrack in Standalone versions; the hosted service is called YouTrack InCloud. For InCloud, three users are free of charge forever, with further annual or monthly payments per each additional user discounted with larger numbers of users subscribed.

For the Standalone version, a 10-user pack is available free of charge, with five more paid packs available for larger numbers of users. Each pack includes a year of technical support. JetBrains provides YouTrack at no charge for open source projects and for educational and teaching uses in classrooms, along with a 50% discount available for startups. Comparison of issue-tracking systems