“They used a shotgun to kill a flea” In what one California official characterized as a case of overkill, U.S. officials disrupted access to all state government Web sites this week after a county Web page was hacked. The federal government stepped in after learning that a Marin County, California, Web page redirected users to [...]
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Yahoo hopes to spur on an industry that has been slow to fight the scourge of so-called phishing attacks. If you use Yahoo Mail you should be seeing a significant reduction in the number of e-mail scams purporting to be from eBay and PayPal very soon.
The TPB team is currently working on a more efficient Open Source tracker system that, among other things, will guarantee better protection against anti-piracy outfits. Some of you might have noticed that the Pirate Bay trackers were down for a couple of hours today. The reason for the downtime is not related to an anti-piracy [...]
AT&T claims to respect its subscribers’ right to voice their opinions and says that the contract is aimed at stopping the exploitation of children, and other tangible wrongs. As we discussed here in the last 24 hours, AT&T’s Terms of Service has very broad language giving them the right to terminate the account of any [...]
The new ToS that attempts to give AT&T the right to disconnect its own customers who criticize the company on blogs or in other online settings. AT&T has rolled out new Terms of Service for its DSL service that leave plenty of room for interpretation.
Google’s plan to buy DoubleClick is being reviewed by the Federal Trade Commission and was the subject of a Senate hearing on Thursday Google Thursday defended its planned acquisition of online ad company DoubleClick, even as a Microsoft-funded think tank, AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies, released a report arguing against the deal.
Hackers brazenly posted sensitive information including home addresses and phone numbers for 1,200 eBay users to the official online forum dedicated to fraud prevention on the auction site. The information – which also included user names and email, and possibly their credit card numbers and three-digit CVV2 numbers – was visible for more than an [...]
Google is reportedly in negotiations to build a fibre optic cable across the Pacific to link its US operations with Asia. The move would provide Google with substantial future cost savings, since it would give an ‘at cost’ link to the fastest growing internet population on the planet and reduce the company’s dependence on third [...]
The big record and movie companies are paying professional hackers, saboteurs and ddosers to destroy the site. Thanks to the email-leakage from MediaDefender-Defenders we(TPB) now have proof of the things we’ve been suspecting for a long time; the big record and movie labels are paying professional hackers, saboteurs and ddosers to destroy our trackers.
Apparently NBC realized that people on the internet do watch TV, because after breaking up with Apple over iTunes pricing schemes, they’re setting up their own free service. NBC Universal publicly aired its grievances with Apple; Apple in turn decided to prematurely boot NBC Universal programming from iTunes. NBC Universal saved face somewhat by shuttling [...]