Webwire: Amazon cloud used in Sony attack; Turks protest web filters

Dylan Bushell-Embling
16 May 2011
Daily News

Amazon's EC2 used in Sony attack: source

Hackers used Amazon's EC2 to carry out last month's Sony data breach, according to a person in the know, and due to the automatic activation process the cloud server is being used to conduct a growing number of attacks.


Activist Turks protest internet filter plans

Thousands of Turkish citizens took to the streets on Sunday in protest of the state's plans to introduce voluntary internet filters in August, and to ban a list of words from being used in local domain names.

Wall Street Journal

North Korea denies South's hacking claims

The North Korean government has rejected South Korea's claims that the country was behind last month's cyber attack on the Nonghyup bank.


Telstra could get billions if NBN project changes

Australia's opposition coalition party said Telstra could end up reaping billions more dollars if the party takes power and follows through with plans to scale back the NBN project to a chiefly FTTN rather than FTTH network.

The Australian

Yahoo, Alibaba “committed” to settling spat

Yahoo and Alibaba have moved to reassure investors they are “committed” to quickly resolving a dispute over a spin-off of an Alibaba subsidiary that could dilute Yahoo's stake in the Chinese web company.

Associated Press

Comcast offered aid to Pirate Bay

Comcast - the US cable operator that critics claim is against net neutrality - denied blocking torrent tracker the Pirate Bay, and even offered to send engineers to help restore access for its broadband customers following what turned out to be a technical fault at the website's end.

The Inquirer

Bharti opposes regulator's MTR proposal

India's Bharti Airtel has attempted to use court precedents to oppose a discussion paper from regulator Trai proposing to do away with interconnection charges.

Economic Times

No LTE support in next iPhone: analyst

Discussions with sources have indicated that the next iPhone will not include LTE connectivity, but will support HSPA+ and include minor cosmetic changes, a financial analysts claims.


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