Cybersecurity

Barnaby Jack, Hacker, Dies Days Ahead of Black Hat Conference

No details on cause of death

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A black cloud will be hanging over this year's Black Hat conference.

Famed hacker Barnaby Jack has died in San Francisco, just days before he was scheduled to give a much-anticipated talk at this year's Black Hat computer security conference in Las Vegas, according to a report from Reuters. The report cites the San Francisco Medical Examiner's office, which said the noted researcher died in the city on Thursday, but did not give any other details.