Sweden targets The Pirate Bay

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Sweden's public prosecutor Hakan Roswall plans to charge the Pirate Bay's organizers with accessory and conspiracy to break copyright law, which could lead to fines or up to two years in prison. The charges will...

Intego: Phishing trojan targets OS X

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Security vendor Intego claims to have found a new trojan attack that targets Apple's OS X operating system but competing security firms (McAfee, Symantec, and Trend Micro) have yet to find samples of the trojan....

Real targets casual gamers with Game Trust buy

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RealNetworks has entered into an agreement to acquire Game Trust, a casual-gaming company based in New York, with plans to add Game Trust's community and commerce capabilities to the technology platform currently on offer to...

New 4-Socket Xeon Targets Virtualization

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Intel has unveiled its new 7300 and 7200 series Xeon processors as well as its new 7300 chipset today at a launch event in San Francisco. Previously known by their Tigerton and Clarksboro codenames, respectively,...

Equity firm targets Virgin Media

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Virgin Media, the UK's leading cable television company, is set to be taken private for more than £5.5bn. Carlyle, one of the world's leading private equity groups, has made a preliminary offer of between...

New Worm Targets Portable Memory Drives

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Researchers from security vendor Sophos say a new worm targeting removable drives, called the SillyFD-AA worm, searches for removable drives such as floppy disks and USB memory sticks and creates a hidden autorun.inf file which...

Microsoft targets more software pirates

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Microsoft on Monday said that it is taking action against groups that sold copies of Windows and Office discounted for academic use to regular users. The Redmond, Wash., software maker has filed nine lawsuits and...

Flickr targets Hong Kong market

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Popular photo-sharing site Flickr has announced plans to launch a version in traditional Chinese characters, initially targeting users in Hong Kong. The move from Yahoo-owned Flickr is part of its attempts to localise and increase...

Phishing attack targets PartyPoker

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Security experts are warning of a spam e-mails regarding a phishing attack targeting gamblers on the PartyPoker website, the world's largest online poker site. The e-mail warns of news about 'legislation' affecting online poker players,...

Search Engine Targets Aging, Impatient Boomers

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A new search engine, Cranky.com, was launched earlier this week and plans to profit from age-specific ads by targeting the 50-year-old-plus baby boomer. The man behind the site is Jeff Taylor, known for founding the...

Trojan targets 0-day Word vulnerability

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An unpatched Microsoft Word 2000 vulnerability is being actively exploited by hackers to spread malware. The MDropper-Q Trojan downloader, recently detected by Symantec, takes advantage of the unspecified zero-day vuln to load other malware onto...

Microsoft Targets Cybersquatters in Civil Suits

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Microsoft on Tuesday launched a legal campaign against parties that register Web addresses designed to attract visitors by using trademarked terms and common misspellings of more popular domains. The software giant filed three lawsuits this...

Attack Targets Mozilla

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Computer users who have not upgraded to the latest version of Mozilla's Firefox browser may now have an extra incentive to do so, thanks to a hacker who has posted an exploit. On Sunday, a...

Yahoo's 'Voice Over IM' Targets Skype

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Looking to cash in on the growing buzz around PC-to-PC voice over IP services, Yahoo on Wednesday added voice calling capabilities to a new beta of its instant messaging client. The Yahoo Messenger makeover puts...

MPAA targets TV download sites

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Continuing its war on Internet file-swapping sites, the Motion Picture Association of America said Thursday that it has filed lawsuits against a half-dozen hubs for TV show trading. The trade association said that...

Texas Instruments Targets Portable Media Centers

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Texas Instruments Incorporated announced that it is working with Microsoft on future versions of the Windows Mobile-based Portable Media Center Software Kit, which will enable manufacturers to develop Portable Media Centers with TI hardware. The...

'Brad Pitt' virus targets Microsoft

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Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Britney Spears are the subjects of a virus scam that is attempting to recruit computers for a denial-of-service attack on Microsoft. Hackers have released a self-spreading worm,...

MPAA targets core BitTorrent, eDonkey users

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The Motion Picture Association of America launched a new legal campaign Tuesday targeting the BitTorrent and eDonkey file-swapping networks, two technologies widely used to trade movies online. Ratcheting up its previous online...

New Rainbow Six targets next spring

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Ubisoft and Tom Clancy continued their proliferation today when the company announced the fourth installment of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six will be available for the PC, Xbox, and PlayStation 2 next spring. The title is...

IE Exploit Targets Banner Ad Servers

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The ubiquitous banner ad has become the latest delivery mechanism for exploit code targeting a known flaw in Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer browser. During a 12-hour window over the weekend, hackers broke into a load...

Zafi-C mutant virus targets Google and Microsoft

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IT security experts have intercepted the latest mutant Zafi virus, dubbed Zafi-C, which targets the Google and Microsoft websites. It also attempts to knock out the website of the newly appointed Hungarian prime minister. The...

Virus targets 64-bit Windows

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It took them sometime, but virus writers have released the first 64-bit Windows virus. This one of a kind virus targets Microsoft's yet to be released Windows 64-bit operating system. This virus, dubbed W64.Shruggle...

Samsung targets DDR 2 with 90nm process

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Samsung has begun shifting memory production to a 90nm process, even as rival DRAM maker Infineon agreed to provide Winbond with its 90nm technology. The South Korean giant revealed last month that it...

Opera targets Microsoft migrators

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Opera is adding new features to make its browser more similar to Microsoft's Internet Explorer. The most noticeable new feature is the new skin which is similar to IE. Opera Software...

Antipiracy bill targets filesharing

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A forthcoming bill in the U.S. Senate would, if passed, dramatically reshape copyright law by prohibiting file-trading networks and some consumer electronics devices on the grounds that they could be used for unlawful purposes. This...

New worm targets two MS vulnerabilities

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Antivirus software companies are warning customers about a new e-mail worm that targets unpatched Microsoft Corp. Windows machines with either of two recently disclosed software vulnerabilities. The new worm, known as both "Plexus" and "Explet.A,"...

Cisco targets SMBs

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Cisco Systems Inc., the undisputed king of the enterprise networking market, is setting its sights on a smaller fry with the launch of an SMB initiative this week. Cisco's SMB effort will include...

New lawsuit targets DVD copying

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The DVD Copy Control Association, a Hollywood-backed technology group, filed suit against software company 321 Studios on Friday for allegedly infringing patent rights on its DVD copy protection. The suit is the...

IBM tools revamp targets Microsoft

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IBM is boosting its developer outreach programs and its Java tools as an alternative to Microsoft's Windows-only strategy. The company on Wednesday launched a revamped version of its DeveloperWorks Web site with...

Max Payne targets GBA

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Rockstar Games announces that a GBA version is currently in development and is scheduled for release before the end of 2003. Rockstar Games has today announced that a Game Boy Advance version...

Organised crime targets ALL IT staff

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Employees persuaded to infiltrate IT systems, warns High Tech Crime Unit Organised syndicates are targeting IT staff to carry out online crimes, according to the National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU). ...

Microsoft targets Google

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Microsoft Corp. may be the most recognized software company on the planet, but when it comes to searching the Internet, people are much more likely to "Google it." Microsoft wants to change...

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