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NYSE allegedly hit by Anonymous faction

 

Following last week's call to arms in Operation Invade Wall Street, a party from Anonymous managed to slow and eventually shut down the New York Stock Exchange Web site for a couple of minutes yesterday afternoon in a purported DDoS.

As expected, the action widened even more the gap between supporters and detractors of the attack. While one group brags about the exploit and asks more people to join their cause, another calls for a moderate attitude, peaceful protests, and disagrees with this type of act.

Meanwhile, the initial Occupy Wall Street has spread to American cities, including Seattle, Dallas, Atlanta and Boston. And, according to a video released on a content sharing platform, it will soon get to Europe, as Occupy Britain is expected to start on Oct. 15.

 

Safe surfing everybody!

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With a humanities passion – and background (BA and MA in Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest) – complemented by an avid interest for the IT world and its stunning evolution, I joined in the autumn of 2003 the chief editors’ team from Niculescu Publishing House, as IT&C Chief Editor, where (among many other things) I coordinated the Romanian version of the well-known SAMS Teach Yourself in 24 Hours series. In 2005 I accepted two new challenges and became Junior Lecturer at the Faculty of Letters (to quote U2 – "A Sort of Homecoming") and Lead Technical Writer at BluePhoenix Solutions. After leaving from BluePhoenix in 2008, I rediscovered "all that technical jazz" with the E-Threat Analysis and Communication Team at BitDefender, the creator of one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified security software. Here I produce a wide range of IT&C security-related content, from malware, spam and phishing alerts to technical whitepapers and press releases. Every now and then, I enjoy scrutinizing the convolutions of e-criminals' "not-so-beautiful mind" and, in counterpart, the new defensive trends throughout posts on www.hotforsecurity.com. Balancing the keen and until late in night (please read "early morning") reading (fiction and comparative literature studies mostly) with Internet "addiction", the genuine zeal for my bright and fervid students with the craze for the latest discoveries in science and technology, I also enjoy taking not very usual pictures (I’m not a pro, but if you want to see the world through my lenses, here are some samples http://martzipan.blogspot.com), messing around with DTP programs to put out some nifty book layouts and wacky t-shirts, roaming the world (I can hardly wait to come back in the Big Apple), and last but not least, driving my small Korean car throughout the intricacies of our metropolis’s traffic.

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