FastMail has become the latest web services company to get taken down by distributed denial of service (DDoS) raiders who are trying to extort Bitcoins in exchange for internet access.
The company reports that its servers were down briefly on DDoS attack Sunday 8 November, after the people responsible contacted the company with a ransom demand, asking for 20 Bitcoin (worth around $7,500) to make the assaults go away. Another attack occurred on Monday.
“First of all, we would like to make one thing clear. We do not respond to extortion attempts, and we will not pay these criminals under any circumstances,” the firm said in a blog post.
Police are now saying that yesterday’s Melbourne train-heist-and-wreck was possible because miscreants bought stolen keys online.
The vandalism, the cost of which is now estimated at AU$3 million rather than the original $2 million, involved people getting into an idle train at Hurstbridge station, starting it, and taking it on a 50-metre trip through the railyard.
The train halted by a “derail block” which then tipped it into another train.
However, in reporting the issue of stolen keys, Melbourne newspaper The Age compounded the problem: it showed a photograph of “universal keys” in sufficient detail for them to be reproduced.
The Danish Business Authority said it has launched the Privacy Compass at a conference attended by more than 150 organisations. The online tool aims to help businesses monitor their use of personal data and follow the law.
FaceFirst’s website describes in greater detail how they can send descriptive alerts to security when pre-identified shoplifters walk through any door at any store. They also claim to have the ability to identify litigious individuals.
“Just load existing photos of your known shoplifters, members of organized retail crime syndicates, persons of interest, and your best customers into FaceFirst. Instantly, when a person in your FaceFirst database steps into one of your stores, you are sent an email, text, or SMS alert that includes their picture and all biographical information of the known individual so you can take immediate and appropriate action.”
Defendant’s use of Plaintiff’s famous trademarks implies that Defendant not only delivers In-N-Out products to its customers, but that the quality and services offered by Defendant is the same as if consumers had made purchases directly from Plaintiff.
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