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Archive for 2011/03/19
Police in Michigan have arrested 34-year-old Richard Leon Barton Jr. on charges of polygamy, thanks to incriminating wedding photos on FacebookPosted: 2011/03/19 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Privacy / Data Protection
Paying for a data plan DOESN’T mean you can use it any way you want!
Dissident members of the internet hacktivist group Anonymous, tired of what they call the mob’s ‘unpatriotic’ ways, have provided law enforcement with chat logs of the group’s leadership planning crimes, as well as what they say are key members’ identitiesPosted: 2011/03/19 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Organized Crime
Now Gawker is running what it says are chat logs covering “several days in February immediately after the group hacked into internet security firm HBGary’s e-mail accounts”
A former Goldman Sachs software developer has been sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing proprietary code used in the firm’s high-speed trading platformPosted: 2011/03/19 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Jurisprudence
Roboo, a low-footprint tool researchers released this week as an open-source tool for warding off DoS attacks and similar kinds of automated assaultsPosted: 2011/03/19 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Network Security, Tech Evolution
Roboo can also be used to weed out other types of bots, such as those that automatically register accounts or leave comment spam on websites, making it a possible substitute for Captchas, the puzzles designed to verify a real human is behind a web request that real humans often love to hate.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a lawsuit against IBM, alleging that the company paid bribes to government officials in China and South Korea to secure deals for the sale of mainframe and PCs among different government agenciesPosted: 2011/03/19 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Public Policy
Before the ink was even dry on the lawsuit filed by the SEC, IBM did an 8K filing with the stock regulator, saying it had settled the matter. (That must be some sort of land speed record.)
Actress Vanessa Hudgens has met with federal investigators who are probing a reported hack of her personal Gmail accountPosted: 2011/03/19 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Enforcement
Spiral Knights is an upcoming free-to-play MMO that plays like an action RPG with an emphasis on co-opPosted: 2011/03/19 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models
Netflix has officially won the exclusive rights to 26 episodes of the new original series House of Cards. The move not only gives Netflix something that Amazon doesn’t have, it also puts Netflix in competition with “real” premium cable channelsPosted: 2011/03/19 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models
The controversial .XXX top-level domain has received final approval from ICANN’s board of directors. ICM Registry will manage the TLD and will give preferential treatment to adult sites that already own .com domains so they can protect their intellectual property.