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December
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DDoS Hackers Plead Guilty for 2010 Attack

Individuals representing the “hacker” group Anonymous stood in front of a California federal court on Friday, December 6th and plead guilty for their involvement in the 2010 PayPal DDoS attacks, according to a recent article published on the PingZine website. The article states that in December of that year, the “hacker-activist group” launched an attack...

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December
10
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Report: Ban on Surveillance Hope of Tech Companies

Several large technology companies are voicing their desire for an international ban on internet surveillance, according to a recent article posted by the Web Host Industry Review website. The article states that a ban on “the wholesale collection of data among other protections that balance the rights of governments, citizens and the internet” is an...

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December
09
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Experts Say Dedicated Hosting Will Drive Company Growth

Hybrid cloud services are projected to be a serious driver of future company growth as seen by approximately sixty-percent of hosting company officers, according to an article recently published by the Web Host Industry Review. The article indicates that this data was released by Cowen and Company’s semi-annual Hosting Survey Report which looks at growth expectations from a small...

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December
09
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Investigation: Police Seize Over 700 domains

More than 700 domains were seized by law enforcement agencies around the world  last week for selling counterfeit goods on three continents, according to an article published by the Web Host Industry Review. The article indicated that the investigation was a collective effort by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Europol, and Hong Kong Customs...

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December
05
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Organized Control of Exporting Security Tool Software Planned

The Wassenaar Arrangement, an international arms control organization consisting of 41 states, has designed plans to control the exporting of specific software security tools based on theories that such tools may be used for “nefarious purposes”, according to a recent article published on the ZDNet website. The article indicates that The Wassenaar Arrangement – created...

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December
05
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Security Experts Find Millions of Stolen Passwords

A research team from Trustwave’s SpiderLabs has discovered 2 million stolen user passwords while investigating a server in the Netherlands for evidence of criminal activity, according to a recent article published on the Reuters web site. The article indicates that some of these passwords are directly associated with users of Facebook, Google, Twitter and Yahoo. Trustwave’s...

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December
05
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Microsoft Takes Big Steps to Protect Online Privacy

Microsoft officials announced on Wednesday they will move forward in efforts to “protect the privacy of online communications” and “encrypt Internet traffic traveling through its data centers“, according to an article published by CNet News. The article noted that Microsoft compared government surveillance to “sophisticated malware and cyber attacks.” In a blog post authored by...

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December
03
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Israeli Company Trains to Stop Cyber Attacks

A training facility located on Israel’s northern coastline near the Orot Rabin power station – called “Cyber Gym” –  has been created to train information technology and infrastructure professionals to defend their organizations against “cyber attacks”, according to a recent article published by Security Week. Cyber Gym was inaugurated this month by the Israel Electric Corp...

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December
03
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Report: PC Market Expected to Plunge in 2014

Industry analysts predict that the personal computer market will experience a continued decline as we approach 2014, according to an article published by PC World. The International Data Corporation (IDC) an American market research, analysis and advisory firm, reports that with a 15 percent drop in consumer PC sales, the market is expected to fall 10...

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December
02
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PC Preferred Over Mobile for Cyber Monday Shopping, Analysts Say

The quick decrease in personal computer sales may be due to the increasing popularity of tablets and smart phone technology. A recent report by analysts at Ovum, an independent analyst and consultancy firm, shows that the majority of Cyber Monday shoppers may not have wanted to use mobile devices, but opted to shop on a...

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