Dutch ISP KPN hacked, credentials and personal information leaked

SophosLabs: One of the largest ISPs in The Netherlands has shut down its email services after hackers posted usernames, passwords, phone numbers, addresses and more of more than 500 customers on the internet. KPN discovered the attackers on its network January 27th, but decided not to disclose the information immediately after consulting with the Dutch government and law enforcement agencies. Presumably this was intended to allow them to monitor the attacker and gather evidence that might be used to apprehend and prosecute them....

February 11, 2012 · 2 min · 393 words · Omid Farhang

Google Now Accounts for 6.4% of Internet Traffic

The Internet is growing fast, but Google is growing even faster. According to online security company Arbor Networks, Google now represents an average 6.4% of all Internet traffic. This is a new record for Google, as it gained more than 1% of all Internet traffic share since January. Now, only one global ISP handles more traffic, and a lot of that traffic is – unsurprisingly – Google’s traffic. The number is even more incredible if you consider that Internet traffic is growing at a staggering 40% to 45% each year, and Google is still gaining market share....

October 26, 2010 · 1 min · 148 words · Omid Farhang

Google Broadband Gets Its First Trial

Google’s ultra high speed fiber network — which the company says can offer speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second — is about to get its first trial outside of the Googleplex. The trial is fairly small and not too far from home; the company will be deploying its network at Stanford University to “a group of approximately 850 faculty- and staff-owned homes on campus. “ Google also points out that this isn’t part of its call for small-to-mid-sized communities to submit proposals to get “Google Fiber” in their towns....

October 21, 2010 · 1 min · 196 words · Omid Farhang