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'Massive' DoS attack takes down WorldPay

'Massive' DoS attack takes down WorldPay

Online payment firm WorldPay, part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, is battling to process customer transactions after being hit by a massive denial of service (DoS) attack. The attack started yesterday, flooding WorldPay's web connected systems with huge volumes of bogus requests and bringing its payment and administration systems to a grinding halt.

November 5, 2003 by in Telcos

STI gets stake in Time dotCom

STI gets stake in Time dotCom

SINGAPORE -- Singapore Telecommunications Ltd subsidiary Singapore Telecom International has entered into a non-binding heads of agreement to purchase a 14.5 percent stake, or 108.

April 6, 2000 by in Telcos

Williams plays down privacy impact of telco bill

Williams plays down privacy impact of telco bill

The Minister for Communications Information and the Arts, Daryl Williams, has moved to assure telecommunications companies and consumers that the Communications Legislation Amendment Bill will not violate individual privacy.The legislation will improve the arrangements for telecommunications carriers and carriage service providers to assist law enforcement agencies.

April 1, 2004 by in Telcos

690 mln e-mail boxes worldwide, 67% of them hosted

690 mln e-mail boxes worldwide, 67% of them hosted

A new study by The Radicati Group examines the growing hosted e-mail market, which currently accounts for about 67% of all email accounts, worldwide. On the consumer side, the study notes that 2004 was a year of great changes in the ISP/Webmail space after Google introduced a free 1GB email service.

November 11, 2004 by in Telcos

ABC picks Telstra for telco services

ABC picks Telstra for telco services

Telstra has sealed a multi-million dollar contract with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), with the national broadcaster deciding to award its fixed and mobile services to the telecommunications provider.The AU$7 million contract for Telstra over two years with a further one-year option, was put to tender last year with other large providers bidding for the rights to deliver ABC's telecommunications requirements.

June 17, 2004 by in Telcos

Internet providers back ACCC call on Telstra

Internet providers back ACCC call on Telstra

The Western Australian Internet Association and South Australian Internet Association have lauded the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) recommendation on Telstra's Line Sharing Service (LSS) monthly access charge.The ACCC last Friday rejected Telstra's proposed LSS access charge of AU$15 and instead recommended it range from AU$7 to AU$8.

June 27, 2004 by in Telcos

Worldwide telecom revenues to grow at 5.9% a year

Worldwide telecom revenues to grow at 5.9% a year

The global telecommunications industry showed modest growth in 2004, and the growth of its revenue is expected to continue into 2005, according to Insight Research. Worldwide telecommunications services revenue is expected to grow at a compounded annual rate of 5.

February 25, 2005 by in Telcos