SIR FREDERICK, offering odds of 8-1 with former champion jockey Wesey ‘Callaloo’ Henry aboard, came through in mid-stretch to win the inaugural running of the Ram Nagrani Memorial Trophy overnight allowance feature over 1200 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday.With punters installing the America 3-y-o colt SUPERIOR QUALITY, a red hot favourite in a field of seven, SIR FREDERICK broke well to race in touch early stages, but fell back approaching the half mile as TOOTING KAT (6-1) led at a fast clip from SUPERIOR QUALITY and AMICABLE (8-1).BESTSTRIDETOOTING KAT and the chasing SUPERIOR QUALITY came under pressure approaching the distance, but by then SIR FREDERICK had found his best strides. He disposed of TOOTING KAT early in the last furlong and was driven out to win by two lengths from rank outsider RUM PUNCH (77-1), who after missing the break and outpaced in last position, closed rapidly to beat the well-backed BUTLER CABIN (5-2) by a length for second with SUPERIOR QUALITY fading into fourth.Owned and trained by Howard McLeod and bred by Trevor James, SIR FREDERICK, a 5-y-o bay horse by Storm Craft out of Brenda’s Song, was notching his fifth win from 26 starts lifetime.The day’s co-feature for the Master Blaster Trophy over the straight five course, saw another 8-1 chance, AGAKHAN, with Richard Nunan riding for owner/trainer Deon Facey, storming through late on the stands’ side to win by 1-1/4 lengths from BAD BOY JUSTIN. The 6-5 favourite GOLDEN BULLET with leading jockey Shane Ellis aboard, disappointed in finishing out of the frame.Title-chasing jockeys Ellis and Robert Halledeen shared the riding honours with two winners each. Ellis emerged the performer of the month in the jockeys’ category with eight winners.
Capital One is the latest company to suffer from a hack attack. A configuration vulnerability provided unauthorized access to a hacker who was able to obtain personal information of about 100 million U.S. individuals and 6 million Canadian individuals. RELATED CONTENT: The costs of data breaches are rising“We believe that a highly sophisticated individual was able to exploit a specific configuration vulnerability in our infrastructure. When this was discovered, we immediately addressed the configuration vulnerability and verified there are no other instances in our environment. Among other things, we also augmented our routine automated scanning to look for this issue on a continuous basis,” Capital One wrote in a statement. The news comes in the same month that high profile data breaches reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. Equifax has agreed to pay $575 million in its data breach settlement and Facebook agreed to $5 billion. According to Capital One, security researchers reported the vulnerability directly to the company through the Responsible Disclosure Program on July 17, 2019. A couple days later the company determined there had been unauthorized access that occurred on March 22 and 23, 2019. Working with law enforcement, Capital One and the FBI were able to find the attacker. A former Amazon employee was arrested for the hack attack. “Capital One quickly alerted law enforcement to the data theft — allowing the FBI to trace the intrusion,” said U.S. Attorney Brian Moran. “I commend our law enforcement partners who are doing all they can to determine the status of the data and secure it.”The hacker, Paige Thompson, could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Capital One expects the financial impact of the breach to cost around $100 to $150 million. According to the company, this will be driven by customer notifications, credit monitoring, technology costs, and legal support. “While I am grateful that the perpetrator has been caught, I am deeply sorry for what has happened,” said Richard Fairbank, chairman and CEO. “I sincerely apologize for the understandable worry this incident must be causing those affected and I am committed to making it right.”