TechTarget News - Week of Dec 29, 2013

BBC server breached by Russian hacker

A Russian hacker infiltrated a BBC server and attempted to sell access to the system to other hackers, report suggests

New Year’s Honours hails open data, digital delivery

A week after Alan Turing was granted a royal pardon, a group of contemporary British IT luminaries has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list

MicroScope's top stories: December 2013

AMD predicts PC resurgence, Microsoft launches cloud partner network, and HP unveils 2014 hardware ranges. Catch up on the biggest channel news stories from December 2013

HP to make 5,000 more job cuts

In its 10K filing with the SEC (US Securities and Exchange Commission) HP revealed that it needs to eliminate an additional 15% of its workforce.

SMEs worried about IT infrastructure weakness

Node4 has discovered that although more confident about the year ahead a number of SMEs are worried their existing IT infrastructure won't support growth

Snapchat hack has users thinking twice

A recent hack into Snapchat, the social media platform for photo sharing, has users thinking twice about giving personal information to these services.

Snapchat to implement anti-abuse security measures

Snapchat is to release an updated version of its app after hackers downloaded usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million accounts

FireEye extends reach with Mandiant buy

FireEye has picked up its technology partner Mandiant in a move designed to give it greater real-time security response options

City Link contact centre gets real-time customer data

Delivery firm City Link is reducing the time it takes for its contact center to handle customer requests through integrating Cisco technology with interactive software

Cloud and mobility causing security concerns

Cloud and mobile devices are two of the areas that will require more security investment in the year ahead according to some in the industry