Feeds

Ebbers starts porridge

Worldcom boss goes to prison

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Worldcom ex-CEO Bernie Ebbers starts a 25-year prison sentence today for his role in the $11bn collapse of the firm.

Ebbers was found guilty of conspiracy and fraud in early 2005 for massively overstating the company's results in order to keep in line with market expectations.

US officials have not said where Ebbers will serve his sentence, although the two closest prisons are Yazoo City Federal, Mississippi, and Oakdale Correctional Complex, Louisiana. For Ebbers, a 65-year-old man, the term is effectively a life sentence.

Ebbers was at home yesterday chasing an AP reporter off his lawn. He told the reporter: "You're not even supposed to be on this property." He then walked outside smoking a cigar to check the pesky hack had left. More from AP here.

Ebbers' location should be made available tomorrow via the federal prison database - searchable online here. At the moment, Bernard Ebbers is listed as a prisoner - but "Not in BOP (Bureau of Prisons) custody". ®

Remote control for virtualized desktops

More from The Register

next story
I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations
Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!
Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix
Everyone else in Europe compensates us - why can't you?
Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!
Now my lawyers have bailed 'cos I'm 'OFFICIALLY' BROKE
MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'
PM urged to 'prioritise issue' after Facebook hindsight find
BT said to have pulled patent-infringing boxes from DSL network
Take your license demand and stick it in your ASSIA
Right to be forgotten should apply to Google.com too: EU
And hey - no need to tell the website you've de-listed. That'll make it easier ...
prev story

Whitepapers

Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
Why CIOs should rethink endpoint data protection in the age of mobility
Assessing trends in data protection, specifically with respect to mobile devices, BYOD, and remote employees.
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.
Protecting against web application threats using SSL
SSL encryption can protect server‐to‐server communications, client devices, cloud resources, and other endpoints in order to help prevent the risk of data loss and losing customer trust.