Dropbox reported that they started to receive reports from users that were getting spam at addresses that were only used for Dropbox. So Dropbox spent some time digging into those reports by their users and found a small problem.
Their investigation returned results that showed that usernames and passwords were recently stolen from other websites were used to login to a small number of Dropbox accounts. The users that were affected were already notified and actions were taken to help protect their accounts.read more
Megaupload was shut down by federal prosecutors earlier this year and the case may actually be up for dismissal soon. It was actually stated by the government that shuold the indictment against Megaupload be dismissed they will try to indefinitely freeze all of the corporations assets. The reason that the case may get dismissed is because the US Government’s federal rules or criminal procedure in no way provide ruling against corporations like Megaupload with no US address.read more
Apple has released some very strange TV ads during the 2012 London Olympics. Apple aired 3 different ads that all star a single actor whom portrays an Apple Genius Bar employee. This employee’s job is to explain how to use Apple products to seemingly uneducated customers. I am not sure what Apples intentions were when creating the videos but they did not come off well.read more
Demonoid has been down for oever 48 hours now after a DDoS attack on its servers. DDoS defined from Wikipedia as a denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the efforts of one or more people to temporarily or indefinitely interrupt or suspend services of a host connected to the Internet.read more
The next iteration of the Apple Mac OS operating system releases today (Update: Available NOW) which brings it to version 10.8 called Mountain Lion. The new update brings a few new features and costs $19.99 for an upgrade from the App store. At the time of this writing it is not yet available for download.read more