This week Asia’s internet was rocked by an earthquake and the gang accused of the world’s biggest identity theft landed in court.
The region’s subsea cable sector, still reeling from last week’s typhoon, was hit by a 6.5 earthquake off Taiwan that cut access to foreign websites for net users on both sides of the strait.
Experts said the damage was as extensive as the catastrophic Boxing Day quake in 2006, but this time most services were restored within two days.
The US Justice Department prosecuted a 28-year-old Miami man and two Russian co-conspirators for making off with 130 million credit and debit card numbers – the biggest identity theft in history.
ZTE posted a 41% boost in profit thanks to China’s 3G construction boom, and is about to supplant Nokia Siemens as the world’s third largest GSM vendor. KDDI tapped Motorola to help build a trial LTE network.
Unicom denied it had clinched an iPhone deal with Apple, but photos on a government website pointed to an imminent debut of the device in China.
over the PCCW privatization scheme.
Security firm Symantec listed the top 100 “dirtiest” websites, each containing an average 18,000 nasties.
Telstra copped a A$100,000 ($84,000) fine for violating the “do not call” register.
Embattled Sony cut the price of the PS3 – but it is still twice as expensive as the cheapest Xbox 360.
Employers are increasingly checking up on job candidates’ social media profiles.
And a 12-year-old boy won a bravery award after photographing and sending an MMS of the thug who assaulted his dad.