Feeds

TFN author ‘Mixter’ sentenced

Soft landing in Germany will frustrate DoJ

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

The German author of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack tool known as Tribal Flood Network (TFN) has been convicted of unrelated hacking charges by a court in Hannover and sentenced to six months' youth probation. The young man, who uses the alias 'Mixter', was convicted of computer trespass and "data spying", but not of creating the TFN tool, since no evidence exists that he ever used it to carry out a DDoS attack. Mixter's utility programme was among those used in the headline-grabbing DDoS attacks against Yahoo!, eBay and CNN back in February. He's lucky he's not an American. His sentence is extremely light compared with those handed down in the US for similar offences, and no doubt the US Department of Justice will complain that the German court sets a bad example, especially when they're working so hard to impose ruthless punishments on teen-aged threats to Truth, Freedom and the American Way. Mixter's most recent Web site is currently inaccessible, possibly as a result of court requirements, but an older mirror is still up here. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Mitigating web security risk with SSL certificates
Web-based systems are essential tools for running business processes and delivering services to customers.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.