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Russian! spies! 'brains! behind!' Yahoo! mega-hack! – four! charged!

Two Russian spies and two hackers were the miscreants who broke into Yahoo!'s servers and swiped at least 500 million user account records. That's according to the US Department of Justice, which today indicted [PDF] four men – including two senior officers in the FSB, the Russian Federal Security Service born from the Soviet- …
Iain Thomson, 15 Mar 2017
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Russia to convicted criminal hackers: 'Work with us or jail?'

Russia is reportedly letting convicted crackers take a seat in its offensive operations units, as an alternative to doing time. The effort, said to have started in 2013, saw at least one legitimate security professional flee Russia to seek asylum in Finland after he allegedly refused to help operate a distributed denial of …
Team Register, 5 Jan 2017
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Russia launches raids over Sberbank heist

Russia's FSB says it's tagged the gang that used the “Lurk” trojan to raid 1.7 billion roubles – about US$25 million – from financial institutions. Lurk was identified in 2012. At the time, Kaspersky Labs said it was a “fileless” Trojan that ran in RAM. Instead, it “uses its payload to inject an encrypted dll from the web …
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Kaspersky Lab hits back at Bloomberg's Russian spy link hit piece

Russian computer security biz Kaspersky Lab is working closely with Russia's intelligence services and gathering information on its customers, it has been claimed. An exposé, published by Bloomberg, details allegations that since 2012 Kaspersky has been replacing senior management staff with those close to the Russian Federal …
Iain Thomson, 19 Mar 2015
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UK.gov warned: Small biz bods 'blunted' by broadband bumbling

Small businesses in Britain are missing out on the government's £1.2bn taxpayer-funded broadband deployment project, a lobby group warned today. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) complained in a report titled The fourth utility (PDF) published this morning that 45,000 companies in the UK remained stuck using dial-up …
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Jul 2014
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Russian cops lack kit to fight cybercrooks, says Brit security buff

CyCon 2013 A shift in perspectives in Russia over the last 18 months means the country has ceased to be a safe haven for cybercrime. Crackdowns on e-crime have taken place in the past, most notably the successful prosecution of the extortionists who were behind denial-of-service attacks against online bookmakers. However, the perception …
John Leyden, 6 Jun 2013
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Alleged CIA spook cuffed by Russians: US Gmail 'spycraft' revealed

A US diplomat accused of attempting to recruit a Russian security services staffer as a double agent used a comical "spy arsenal" of equipment, it is claimed. Ryan Fogle - third secretary of the political department of the US Embassy in Moscow - was allegedly caught redhanded by Russia's counterintelligence agency, the FSB, …
John Leyden, 15 May 2013
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Unions and small biz doubt Osborne's bank promises

The Trades Union Congress and small business groups are doubtful that George Osborne has tamed the British banks or extracted a meaningful promise on business lending. Osborne made clear that his Project Merlin, the deal done today – a £2.5bn tax on bank profits, a pledge to increase small business lending and reduce bankers' …
John Oates, 9 Feb 2011
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'Russian spy' was MS software tester

The alleged "12th man" in the Russian spy ring broken up by the FBI earlier this month was a software tester at Microsoft's Redmond headquarters. Alexey Karetnikov, 23, was deported without court proceedings yesterday after admitting he was in the US in violation of immigration law, according to the Department of Homeland …
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Russia arrests three over $9m RBS WorldPay scam

Three men suspected of orchestrating a massive $9m cyber-raid on RBS WorldPay involving cloned payroll cards and hacking have been arrested by Russian's FSB internal security service. Viktor Pleshchuk, the alleged ringleader, and two accomplices, Sergei Tsurikov and Oleg Covelin, were arrested on suspicion of masterminding the …
John Leyden, 22 Mar 2010
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Small firms say UK taxes are strangling growth

The Federation of Small Business has found that its members would happily take on more staff if they weren't groaning under the financial burden of keeping the British government ticking over. The organisation also predicted a rise in unemployment, giving its members even more reason to rail against the taxes they will have to …
Team Register, 16 Feb 2010
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Small biz battered by late payments

British small and medium businesses are still struggling with late payments despite government promises to sort the issue out. Small and medium enterprises(SMEs) in the UK are owed a total of £30.4bn. That figure has jumped £11bn in the last two years. The average figure owed to small firms has actually fallen, but the number …
John Oates, 29 Sep 2009
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CBI warns of harsh winter for small biz

Business group the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) called on banks to free up lending to small and medium enterprises this winter, warning that many firms will be looking for funding. John Cridland, deputy director-general of the CBI, said businesses would be forced to cut jobs and investment if banks did not free up …
John Oates, 5 Nov 2008

Intel X48 chipset to ditch DDR 2?

Intel's X48 high-end gaming-oriented chipset, the anticipated successor to the only-just-released X38 chipset, is set to debut in Q1 2008 - supporting DDR 3 memory only, it has emerged. According to leaked Intel presentation slides posted by Chinese-language site HKPEC, the X48 will not support DDR 2 memory, though it will up …
Tony Smith, 12 Oct 2007
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XtremeData volunteers to serve as Intel's FPGA busboy

IDF Co-processor specialist XtremeData has revealed a first quarter ship date for a new FPGA that will tap into the front side bus of Intel's Xeon chips. XtremeData stands as one of the initial companies to take Intel up on its open FSB offer. Intel first discussed plans to bring partners to the FSB last year. The chipmaker tapped …
Ashlee Vance, 19 Sep 2007
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Intel shows off X7900 CPU

Intel today officially debuted its long-awaited X7900 CPU. The Core 2 Duo Extreme dual-core processor was unveiled at the 2007 Games Convention in Germany and is Intel's highest performing notebook CPU to date. The X7900 is clocked at 2.8GHz, contains 4MB of L2 cache and runs on an 800MHz FSB. Intel said the CPU also features …
James Sherwood, 22 Aug 2007
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Intel guns one four-core Xeon, cools another

Intel has pumped out a pair of fresh server chips meant to give AMD fits. Customers will now find the Xeon X5365 and L5335 four-core processors. The higher-end X5365 runs at 3.0GHz while eating up a max of 120W. Meanwhile, energy conscious types will want to check out the L5335 that runs at 2.0GHz while consuming just 50W. As …
Ashlee Vance, 13 Aug 2007
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AMD wants to be seen as green

AMD is to sell low-wattage processors in a bid to join the campaign of many IT companies to be seen to be green. The manufacturer, which says the chips are for "energy-conscious [people] or high-performance computing", has launched two 45-watt AMD Athlon 64 single-core processors, (3500+ and 3800+) and the AMD Athlon 64 X2 …
Dan Ilett, 21 Feb 2007

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