Cambodian police have arrested one of the founders of file-sharing website The Pirate Bay.
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More low-level cyber criminals are getting access to sophisticated attack tools, say cyber intelligence specialists
Avaya reseller Aurora Networks Ltd is the latest firm to be picked up by buy-and-build cloud services provider Six Degrees Group, strengthening its unified communications business.
Just 23% of IT departments in the UK have a strategy for managing the use of personal devices on their corporate networks, according to new research
The BSA has discovered that across Europe there are mixed attitudes towards the cloud but the majority of users have little understanding of the technology
Virtualisation specialist Veeam is using an EMEA evangelist position to get the message out about its branding and to increase the support for partners
Stock at services player Phoenix IT has slumped after it revealed on Monday that it had uncovered evidence of a deliberate accounts misstatement at its midmarket managed services business Servo.
The cloud and networking firm suspends a manager as it prepares to reduce its net assets by £14m
Former Ingram Micro staffer Stewart Hayward has joined Computer 2000's marketing team to help improve the support the distributor offers resellers
The European Commission releases a report calling for spectrum to be shared between providers and be multi-purpose to improve coverage for citizens
Apple has asked a US court to ban sales of two more Samsung handsets as part of its ongoing patent dispute
Hacking group Anonymous claims to have released over a million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) obtained from breaching FBI networks
The UKBA must crack down on bogus student visas ahead of the roll-out of its troubled e-Borders program, MPs have urged
Security specialist Becrypt has announced the appointment of former Corel EMEA sales boss Brett Denly to the role of EVP for sales and marketing.
Glasgow City Council has been slammed for losing more than 700 laptops and PCs in a probe into security malpractice
Students return to the e-skills Behind the Screen programme, as schools fill the gap left by government scrapping the national ICT curriculum
Former Corel boss Kris Hagerman is to join Sophos as CEO, replacing Steve Munford, who is stepping down after seven years in charge to spend more time with his family.
The Department of Health claws back £1bn from CSC as negotiations with the troubled supplier come to an end.
Ingram Micro has opened up over its new UK relationship with ShoreTel, which was won from Avnet in August, saying it will put the vendor at the heart of its “best-of-breed” unified communications solution set.
Social engineering tactics often involve email attachments targeting various industry sectors, says the security firm.
TechMarketView has predicted slimmer pickings for public sector specialists in the next 12 months, but highlighted that some opportunities will remain.
New business plans emerging as regional and state HIE leaders struggle to develop sustainability models.
If Rimini Street prevails in its legal battle with Oracle, the result will be more options for companies wanting to cut their SAP support costs.
Recent developments in the tape market are making archive data more permanent, accessible and useful for organizations.
Oracle wanted more than $2 billion in its copyright infringement lawsuit against SAP and TomorrowNow, so $306 million apparently isn't cutting it.
The FBI says there is no evidence that Anonymous gained access to 12 million identity codes for Apple devices by hacking an FBI agent's laptop
Retail consortium Nisa Retail has evolved its IT to support independent retailers that operate under its brand
Cambodia says it will deport the detained co-founder of file-sharing website, The Pirate Bay.
Cambodian authorities deport co-founder of file-sharing website, The Pirate Bay, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg
The second quarter of 2012 saw the biggest increase in malware samples detected in the past four years, says security company McAfee
Corero Network Security international president André Stewart has stepped down from the firm to pursue outside opportunities as pre-tax losses for the six months to 30 June widened substantially.
Around 900 government workers will be able to use the unified communications system for video and content sharing
The threats of denial of service attacks and hacking are the ones that are dominating the minds of those responsible for looking after security at reseller customer sites
The head of GCHQ and the Foreign Secretary are underlining the cyber threats that businesses face at a conference held today in London to try and raise the profile of the issue
Vodafone, O2 and Everything Everywhere have got the go-ahead to create a joint venture for mobile payments in the UK
Specialist Computer Holdings has sold off its distribution arm, Specialist Distribution Group to Tech Data Corporation for an estimated value of €277m (£219m).
Services provider Sogeti is encouraging students from non-technical backgrounds by offering training with a job at the end with the supplier
Tech Data has swallowed up SCH’s distribution business, SDG, in a deal valued at around £219m to augment its enterprise distribution unit, Azlan and strengthen its wider broadline capabilities.
With Broadcom's new Trident II chip, vendors can build smaller, power-efficient distributed core switches for data center networks.
US President Barack Obama should consider an executive to help protect critical networks from cyber attack, says ex-White House cyber security chief Howard Schmidt
Nearly all new mobile malware was directed at the Android platform in the second quarter of 2012, according to the latest McAfee threat report.
Simon Church has been promoted to the CEO position at Integralis after the incumbent opted to resign to pursue other interests
VoltDB and Actuate have partnered to offer rapid-fire 'big data' management, plus more data management technology news from around the Web.
Herman Miller, an interior furnishings company, selected PathView Cloud from AppNeta for VoIP monitoring across its 100 global locations.
You can use enterprise social networks in all sorts of creative ways, but getting them to work with existing systems is easier said than done.
Advanced analytics play a key role in combining entertainment, sports and business at the US Open.
ARM-based servers march onward toward data center markets with support from Hewlett-Packard and Dell, but not as much support from Intel.
Group will develop standards for communicating cloud data privacy measures.
Cloud service provider execs from Microsoft, Amazon.com, Rackspace and Salesforce.com take on the intricacies of SLAs and data ownership.
Latest Pushdo downloader infects victim's machines with the Cutwail spam botnet, spreading phishing emails, banking Trojans and other spam messages.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has slammed as “technologically incompetent” the UK Draft Communications Data Bill
Heedless data collection in business analytics programmes is breeding moral hazards, according to author Frank Buytendijk.
EMI Music Publishing has deployed Sostenuto cloud-based IT management software-as-a-service (SaaS) to support 900 users
Some 27% of Wi-Fi networks in London are poorly secured or not secured at all, a study by security firm Sophos has revealed.
Despite government schemes to get banks lending the latest figures show that money is still not making its way through to those smaller firms desperate for funding
Nimas has bagged exclusive rights to Yeastar's SMB IP PBX kit, which it says will give partners a simple route into the VoIP market.
CIOs have been urged to rethink their partnerships with strategic suppliers as the industry goes through its most disruptive period since the dot com crash.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) wants to know how banks plan to prevent a repeat of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) software glitch
VMware announces decision to join OpenStack Foundation for open source cloud computing, and to grow Nicira acquisition.
The Backup Exec 2012 upgrade made for a lot of unhappy customers, but the Gynecological Oncology Group's IT team found the new interface a snap.
As many as six million people have encountered malware during the last 12 months, according to mobile security firm Lookout.
VMware vRAM isn't quite dead yet. The pricing and licensing model lives on for public cloud service providers who build their offerings on vSphere.
Dixons Retail Group has seen sales figures climb in the summer better than it expected thanks to people buying TVs and tablets to watch the Olympics
The former chief technology officer at the Ministry of Justice has left to join Steria, a major provider of IT services to the department
Security and compliance solutions provider Centrify has signed VAD Cohort to market its DirectControl for Mac and Mobile product suites.
While many health care providers currently use health data analysis tools, few use them for predictive functions.
The two firms will join forces to develop new solutions utilising the cloud for video applications and unified communications
SharePoint 2010 collaboration is helped by open source add-ons for groups with tight budgets, use a farm to backup data and tune SQL Server throughput.
Somerset County Council's troubled outsourcing contract with Southwest One has stalled the authority's programme of cost cuts, according to a Conservative member of its cabinet.
VXLAN gateway demos at VMworld revealed why a network overlay cannot operate in a vacuum from the underlying physical network.
Organizations are using data quality tools to support a growing range of use cases, according to a new Gartner Magic Quadrant report.
QLogic's Mt. Rainier HBA technology will combine shared storage management with server-side flash caching through solid state drives and PCIe cards.
Microsoft released an advance notification on two important bulletins and encouraged customers to address a SSL certificate update before October.
The Home Office is to decide by 16 October whether to extradite self-confessed hacker Gary McKinnon to the US
Amazon has taken the wraps off two new Kindle Fire models aiming to challenge Apple and shore up its position in an increasingly crowded tablet market
NetApp has highlighted the channel's interest and support of cycling as one of the primary reasons it is extending its sponsorship of its professional team
Telecoms giant BT signs a deal with Surrey County Council to bring together at least 20 of its public services onto one network and save £5m
The University of Warwick has entered an agreement with (ISC)2 to help ease its cyber security graduates into work with a compact CISSP course.
With the Kindle Fire 2's price tag of £159, undercutting the Google Nexus 7 and Apple iPad, Amazon is selling a service as much as a tablet
Culture minister Maria Miller unveils rules for broadband deployment, allowing ISPs to install cabinets without local council consent
Gartner’s data on the global external controller-based (ECB) disk storage market show that sector growth is falling short of previous expectations
StarTech.com announced this week the Mini-SAS to 4x SATA/SAS Backplane, designed to connect four 2.5" SATA or SAS hard drives to a desktop.
Three months after the enforcement of the cookie law, only 12% of UK websites have prominent privacy notices and robust cookie controls, a study shows
Aurelius, the German backer of services player Getronics, is to plough €10m (£8m) into the business to smooth its internal processes and help it better address its customers’ needs.
Cybercriminals tied to the 2009 Aurora attacks have used a flurry of zero-day exploits and a new "watering hole" attack technique in targeted campaigns.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills allocates £30m of funding for the Janet network to serve schools, colleges and universities
Intel has seen its shares dip as investors react to its move to cut the forecasts for the third quarter citing weaker than expected demand for its chips
In this Q&A, find out what attendees can expect from the upcoming ARMA conference, and learn about new trends in information governance strategy.
Software-defined storage may be an attractive option for IT shops, provided they can trust new kinds of vendors with their storage management.
VirusTotal, which uses antivirus engines to check files for hidden malware, has been acquired by Google, according to a statement on the firm's website.