WASHINGTON – A federal grand jury in Washington, D.C. has indicted two companies operating a digital currency business and their owners on charges of money laundering, conspiracy, and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jeffrey A. Taylor announced today.
The four-count indictment, handed down on April 24, 2007, and unsealed today, charges E‑Gold Ltd; Gold & Silver Reserve, Inc.; and their owners Dr. Douglas L. Jackson, of Satellite Beach, Fla.; Reid A. Jackson, of Melbourne, Fla.; and Barry K. Downey, of Woodbine, Md., each with one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, one count of conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business, one count of operating an unlicensed money transmitting business under federal law and one count of money transmission without a license under D.C. law.
Beware Linux and Mac users! Mac and open-source platform should no longer be so secure against viruses, PC Pro informed on Tuesday.
As Mr. Eugene Kaspersky claimed, there will be a significant rise in virus attacks on these platforms.
As reason sees Mr. Kaspersky, that with new Microsoft OS more users will move towards alternative platforms, making them a target for malware writers. “It’s not so easy to find good anti-virus experts for non-Windows platforms” Mr. Kaspersky stated.
Open source presents more serious problems: “More people are watching open-source code, so they are more quick to find problems. If the people who make the fix are good guys, that’s great, if they are bad guys, that’s a problem”.
Other platforms should be affected too — consoles and smartphones should be also target for attacks. Especially smartphones could be a target for phishing…
Have you ever forgotten a password? Have you ever desperately tried to remember it to open a vitally-important file? Apparently, similar problems should be over, at least according to those companies that are promoting tools for Password Recovery.
There are lots of software for password cracking… A real blessing for absent-minded users!
The problem is that we are not sure that only forgetful people will take advantage of them, especially considering those software that in addition to password cracking provide “document protections removal”.
For example, on April 19th, the Russian software developer Intelore released a toolkit , named OpenOffice Password Recovery , that allows to get back forgotten passwords in OpenOffice documents.
The editorial staff is glad to announce that a new flag has been added to Zone-H mirror set: the Polish edition comes as the 14th member of Zone-H growing team.
Those who would like to collaborate with Polish editorial staff can write to Polish mirror manager Jakub (email@example.com )
Redakcja portalu z radością pragnie ogłosić, iż do grupy mirrorów Zone-h została dodana nowa flaga — polska edycja pojawiła się jako 14 członek wciąż rozrastającej się rodziny Zone-h. Chętnych do współpracy z polską redakcją prosimy o kontakt z menadżerem tego oddziału Jakubem (firstname.lastname@example.org )
The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against three IT giants such as Hewlett-Packard, Sun and Accenture. Specifically the accusation, that was made official last Thursday, claims that the three firms “paid and received kickbacks from IT partners in exchange for preferential treatment on government contracts” and that they submitted several false claims about government contracts since late ‘90s , the magazine Infoworld reported.The accusation was originally formalized by an Accenture employee who declared that the companies created strong relationship with many IT vendors, in order to provide each other discounts, rebates on products and/or work in government contracts. The problem is that, according to the documents related to the lawsuit, the companies didn’t pass the rebates to their clients.