Internet song-sharing software is downloaded and enjoyed by millions of music fans and becomes the talk of the nation. Record labels complain and seek to punish the program's creators for allegedly encouraging music piracy. So it goes for Soribada, or ``Sea of Sound,'' South Korea's answer to Napster (news - web sites). Except instead of facing a lawsuit, the two U.S.-educated brothers who authored the file-swapping program are in deeper trouble. Yang Jung-hwan, 28, and his 32-year-old brother Yang Il-hwan were indicted Sunday on criminal charges of copyright violation.
BitArts today called on the UK government to launch an inquiry into software theft in the UK after it demonstrated that online software retailers are allowing multiple copies of software to be run by their customers who only purchase a single license. BitArts has not yet found any retailer online that offers a way of preventing this form of shoplifting
A British man has been arrested on charges that he created and released a virus-like program that was designed to let hackers take control of home computers, American and British law enforcement officials announced Tuesday. FBI (news - web sites) and Scotland Yard computer cops said a 24-year-old man was taken into custody July 23 and released to face trial later this year. Investigators said the man created the W32-Leave worm, which infected a few computers earlier this year.
Why are scanners so important for the security of networks? Basically because they are essential tools for those who want to attack a system. The preparation of an attack by a cracker could look as follows:
A group of ultra-nationalist Chinese hackers said they attacked a series of Japanese websites in retaliation for a visit by Japan's prime minister to a controversial war memorial. The announcement by the Red Hacker's Alliance came one day after Japanese Premier Mr Junichiro Koizumi visited the Yasukuni Shrine, which honours nearly 2.5 million war dead.