Topic / Spain

Spain arrest 3 over PSN breach, identified as Anonymous

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Spanish authorities have said on Friday that they have arrested three people – who they have identified as being part of Anonymous – on suspicion that they were involved in the PlayStation Network breach. The three are believed to be leaders of the local Anonymous group in Spain; and are also being suspected in hacking two Spanish banks and several government websites domestically and abroad – including in New Zealand.

Zune expands to new markets – brings movie rentals to Aussie gamers

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Big news from Redmond for gamers, and those who use their Xbox 360s as a media hub. Microsoft has decided to extend its Zune platform to more markets – despite the fact that the Zune player is only available (officially) in the United States. “The integration between Zune, Windows Phone 7 and Xbox LIVE is an exciting expansion in our entertainment offerings,” Craig Eisler, Corporate VP of Interactive Entertainment Business […]

AOL to sack up to 1,200 employees

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AOL has announced that it will be laying off 1,200 employees as it failed to meet its target of 2,300 – or a third of total employees in the company – in reducing its workforce, as many refused to accept buyouts. According to spokeswoman Tricia Primrose, only 1,100 volunteered to leave the company. The cuts affect both its US and European operations; and layoffs are set to start today, though […]

60 people arrested over illegal TV broadcasts via internet

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A total of sixty people have been arrested after hacking and gaining access to broadcasts of pay-per-view channels in Spain, according to the El Pais newspaper (Spanish). This has been said to be the first time a person has been arrested for streaming the content online. The people are also facing charges of broadcasting or rebroadcasting content to subscribers who did not any authorisation to watch the channels, with the […]

Spanish hacker jailed for sending out ex-manager’s private emails

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A Spanish hacker has been jailed for two years for revealing hundreds of private emails written by a former colleague; with those emails divulging details of his – the colleague – sex life. In what could be seen as the internet version of ‘Cheaters’, well to me at least, the hacker sent the emails to his colleague’s (who happened to be his boss) wife, his mistress and the mayor of […]

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