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6:40 PM ET, May 29, 2008

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Jim Louderback / Revision3 » blog:
Inside the Attack that Crippled Revision3  —  As many of you know, Revision3's servers were brought down over the Memorial Day weekend by a denial of service attack.  It's an all too common occurrence these days.  But this one wasn't your normal cybercrime - there's a chilling twist at the end.
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Revision3 Sends FBI after MediaDefender  —  The CEO of Revision3 - Jim Louderback - was quite surprised when he found out that MediaDefender was the source of the attack that took down their entire network this weekend.  He found out that MediaDefender used the Revision3 BitTorrent tracker …
Joseph Menn / Los Angeles Times:
Anti-piracy efforts blamed for crash of popular Internet TV network  —  Revision3, home of web TV show ‘Diggnation,’ shuts down for three days after its computers are overwhelmed.  The culprit: traffic sent by anti-piracy company MediaDefender.  Both firms cry foul.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Comcast Hacked in BitTorrent Throttling Payback?  —  When you're as large as Comcast, you can't please all of the people, all of the time.  Although it has done so in other ways too, Comcast managed to annoy a large portion of its customer base with its throttling activities …
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Karl / DSLreports:
Comcast Hacked - Comcast Network Solutions Account Compromised?  —  Starting late yesterday, Comcast users began noticing that Comcast.net has been hacked.  More technically, early indications are that someone hacked Comcast's registrar account at Network Solutions, changing the authoritative DNS servers …
Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:   Comcast's DNS records hijacked, redirect to hacked page
John Leyden / The Register:
Comcast hack leaves users without email
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John Paczkowski / D6 Highlights:
Time-Shifting the Ad Industry: Tom Rogers, President and CEO, TiVo  —  Tom Rogers, a well-rounded media executive, has had his work cut out for him at TiVo, the iconic but often-struggling pioneer and leader in the digital video-recorder market.  Before coming to TiVo, Mr. Rogers was chairman …
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
D: TiVo CEO Tom Rogers Fast Forwards Through Ads
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Why Did Facebook Give Up on Beacon?  —  When speaking at the D6 Conference out in Carlsbad California, Mark Zuckerberg emphasized that Beacon was a big mistake.  While I was personally a big critic of the system due to the inability to opt-in and the default setting of opt-out, I don't think that Beacon was a horrendous idea.
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Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Infineon warning hints iPhone delay, analysts say  —  Apple's 3G iPhone launch plans may have seen a slight delay, at least, reading between the lines of today's profit warning from mooted chip supplier, Infineon.  —  What has occurred?  Infineon today warned its profits and sales …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Dell delivers: Is a turnaround in sight?  —  Dell's fiscal first quarter results topped expectations courtesy of strong growth in its commercial and consumer businesses.  —  On Thursday, Dell reported net income of $784 million, or 38 cents a share, on revenue of $16.07 billion, which was up 9 percent from a year ago.
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Obama Spent Most of $3.5 Million This Year on Google  —  Barack Obama's campaign spent at least $3.47 million on online advertising related purchases between January and April.  The biggest recipient of the Democratic Presidential hopeful's online ad dollars was Google.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
We're all guinea pigs in Google's search experiment  —  SAN FRANCISCO—When it comes to search quality, Google has a split personality.  —  Google uses a method called split A/B testing to measure exactly what changes it should make to its main search Web site—both to its famously Spartan search box and to the results it produces.
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Twitter Closing its $15 Million Round With Spark; Bit Less Than $100M Valuation  —  As has been reported and rumored for the last month or so, the much-hyped mobile messaging and community service Twitter is in the process of closing its $15 million round, and the investor is Spark Capital, we have confirmed through sources.
Sunbelt Blog:
Microsoft: What we got here is a failure to communicate  —  Some men, you just can't reach: Microsoft says that a large problem with Vista is lack of understanding of key features (via Donna).  —  These are: … (Full document PDF link here.)  —  Ok, putting aside my typical insouciance …
Dan Sabbagh / Times of London:
Apple to make major studios' films available for download  —  Apple is poised to announce it will start selling films from four major Hollywood studios for download in the UK as part of its iTunes internet service at prices on a par with DVDs.  —  The company intends to unveil agreements with Disney …
 
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