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French government hacked for G20 documents

The French government has confirmed that it was infiltrated by hackers who seemed to be looking for documents relating to the G20 summit.The hackers infiltrated computer systems at Bercy, the offices of the Ministry of the Economy, Finance, and Industry, and had access to the systems for a number of weeks, French budget minister François Baroin told news organisation Europe 1.

March 8, 2011 by

Video: Visualising the aerospace reboot

When a volcano in Iceland erupted nearly two weeks ago, the UK government acted on advice by air traffic control to close the entire airspace in, out and around the country. With the ash cloud being deemed too dangerous to jet aircraft to fly, many countries in mainland Europe followed suit soon after.

April 27, 2010 by

Al-Qaeda internet plot reports are 'scare-mongering'

According to a senior government security advisor, reports that there was an Al-Qaeda plot to take down the UK's internet access by sabotaging Telehouse Europe are 'scare-mongering'.Reports stated that a plot to sabotage the colocation company had been foiled by MI5, and that had the plot succeeded, the UK would have been denied the internet for an unspecified amount of time.

March 12, 2007 by

Aust agencies lagging on OSS: Red Hat

Linux software vendor Red Hat today welcomed the release of the government's open-source software (OSS) guide, but said Australian agencies were far behind other countries in aggressively adopting the platform.Red Hat Asia Pacific vice president Gus Robertson told ZDNet Australia   that Australian government agencies were 18 months to three years in OSS adoption behind the United States, and some countries in Europe and Asia.

April 18, 2005 by

Patent opponents claim success

By withdrawing its support for the EU directive on the Patentability of Computer-Implemented Inventions, the Polish government may prevent software patenting being introduced in Europe

November 17, 2004 by

Linux Networx signs new execs

Linux Networx has named new executives to spearhead work with customers in Europe and with government customers, the company said on Wednesday. The Salt Lake City-based company specializes in linking low-end Linux servers into high-performance technical computing clusters.

February 4, 2004 by

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