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DDoS Hacks Hit Change.org Amid WeiWei Petition

A petition to free Chinese artist and activist Ai WeiWei posted on Change.org has prompted hackers to go after the popular petitioning website. The site has experienced considerable downtime from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Such attacks function by overwhelming a site’s server with traffic, which originates from thousands of hacked computers, thus causing …

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Direct attacks get smarter

Security threats will not go away anytime soon and within the next three years, advanced persistent threats are expected to fundamentally change the way business deals with security. This is according to Greg Day, McAfee director of security strategy for Europe, Middle East and Africa, who will be speaking at the sixth annual ITWeb Security …

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Carahsoft and Nominum Partner to Bring World-Class DNS Solutions to Government Agencies

Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, today announced that it has partnered with Nominum, the provider of Intelligent DNS (Domain Name System) solutions, to bring world-class DNS solutions to government agencies. Under the agreement Carahsoft will serve as a contract aggregator and government distribution partner for Nominum providing dedicated sales, marketing and …

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