Chinese internet darling Qihoo 360 Technology has been accused by the research arm of hacktivist group Anonymous of deliberately overstating the volume of traffic to its site in order to attract advertisers, allegations which if true could see it kicked off the New York Stock Exchange.
Qihoo has had a spectacular impact on its domestic market since it broke onto the scene in 2006, and now claims there are over 410 million active users of its AV software and web browser offerings.
Jessie Cross has been running a food and cooking blog from her home in Salem, Mass. for four years. She’s amassed quite the audience, pulling in 200,000 visitors every month. Her blog became so popular, she was given a deal to publish a cookbook: and that’s when the hackers hit.
On April 15, when Cross’ book based on her TheHungryMouse blog was supposed to come out, she logged in to her WordPress account to do a slew of promotional posts. It’s something she had done a thousand times, but on that day, something went wrong.
CHIP MAKER Microsemi has denied suggestions that it built a backdoor into a processor used by the US military that could give Chinese hackers access to its systems.
When the report surfaced in a research paper out of Cambridge University, we were told this is a problem with Stuxnet-like ramifications. Not so, says Microsemi, which, though it is not party to all the information but enough to console itself, says that this has all been blown out of proportion.
An Internet hacking group claimed today to have broken into the networks of Warner Bros. and China Telecom, publishing documents and login credentials purportedly stolen in the breaches.
SwaggSec, also known as Swagg Security, announced the hack on its Twitter feed and published a statement on Pastebin, along with links to the purloined files posted to Pirate Bay.
According to a recent report at Patently Apple, China’s telecommunications bureaucracy last week granted a license for both 4G and 3G networks, which means Apple will be able to sell the latest iPad model on the mainland.
According to China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center website, the license was issued for the Apple device on Monday. Without it, the company couldn’t legally sell the new iPad in the Chinese mainland.