John Humphrys steps down from Mastermind after hosting BBC show for 18 years

Mastermind stalwart John Humphrys will step down from hosting duties in March this year after announcing his departure from the BBC show in his Daily Mail column. The presenter began his hosting stint in 2003 but the 77-year-old has decided now is the right time for someone else to take on the role.  John admitted […]

Mastermind behind sophisticated, massive botnet outs himself

Enlarge (credit: Investigative Committee of Belarus) The mastermind behind some of the world’s biggest and longest-running botnets has been jailed and his vast criminal infrastructure taken down, in part because of a careless operational security blunder that allowed authorities to identify his anonymous online persona. Officials from the Republic of Belarus reported Monday they detained […]

Magnitsky Act mastermind seeks to stop Cyprus from revealing his offshore assets to Russia

A group of MEPs have urged Cyprian authorities not to cooperate with Russia on an inquiry against the man behind the Magnitsky Act, William Browder. Now, a Russian lawyer claims that Browder himself arranged this petition to hide data on his operations. Browder, a US-born British investor and the founder of Hermitage Capital Management, fears […]

Nobody is safe from US if Greece extradites Russia’s ‘Bitcoin mastermind’ – lawyer to RT

No person on Earth will be safe from US persecution if Greece agrees to American demands to extradite Russian entrepreneur Aleksandr Vinnik over unsubstantiated accusations of Bitcoin fraud, Timofey Musatov, Vinnik’s lawyer, told RT. Earlier Wednesday, a court in Thessaloniki, Greece, approved a request by American authorities to extradite Vinnik, whom the US suspects of […]

‘The Kids in the Hall’ May Return, Courtesy of ‘SNL’ Mastermind Lorne Michaels

When it comes to sketch comedy, most audiences are familiar with Saturday Night Live first and foremost, followed closely by Mad TV. But some audiences might remember the likes of In Living Color, The State, Upright Citizens Brigade, SCTV and The Kids in the Hall. If all goes according to plan, one of those shows […]

Trial underway of alleged mastermind of Benghazi attack

Published time: 2 Oct, 2017 23:47 The trial of the man accused of planning the attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi in 2012, killing the US Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans is underway at a US federal court. The once anti-Gaddafi militia leader Ahmed Abu Khatallah hates America “with a vengeance” […]

The Russo Brothers Will Direct Noah Hawley’s New FX Series ‘The Mastermind’

The creator of FX’s Fargo, Noah Hawley, and the filmmakers behind Captain America: Civil War, Joe and Anthony Russo, are teaming up for a new FX series called The Mastermind. The Russo Brothers will direct the series and executive produce along with Hawley. The creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, and his Skybound Entertainment is producing the series, which is based on a […]

‘Mastermind’ of Tehran terrorist attacks killed by Iranian security forces

Published time: 11 Jun, 2017 00:51 Edited time: 11 Jun, 2017 01:09 Iran’s security forces have killed the alleged mastermind of Wednesday’s terrorist attacks. The twin assault claimed 17 lives when four armed assailants raided the country’s Parliament while a suicide bomber struck at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum. “The mastermind and main commander of terrorist […]

‘Air cocaine’ mastermind transferred to France over health scare

Published time: 10 Jun, 2017 13:27 A Frenchman serving 20 years in jail over the ‘Air Cocaine’ plot to smuggle a planeload of drugs out of the Dominican Republic has flown home to France to undergo surgery to save his leg from amputation after being hit by a motorcycle while on bail. Alain Castany was […]