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  • Rackspace Restored After DDOS Takes Out DNS
    By on December 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    An anonymous reader sends word that Rackspace has recovered from a severe distributed denial of service attack. “Over on the company’s Google+ page Rackspace warned of ‘intermittent periods of latency, packet loss, or connectivity failures when attempting to reach rackspace.com or subdomains within rackspace.com.’ The company’s status report later confirmed it had ‘… identified a UDP DDoS attack targeting the DNS servers in our IAD, ORD, and LON (more…)

  • Toulon look to life after Wilkinson
    By on October 15, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    European champions Toulon want to prove there is life after Jonny Wilkinson as they bid for an unprecedented third title in a row.

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  • Meet the daddy – the world’s most sought-after stallion
    By on June 5, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    BBC Sport visits super stud Galileo, the father of Frankel and Derby favourite Australia, in horse racing’s ‘Graceland’.

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  • Ali Carter on catching up after cancer
    By on April 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Ali Carter hoped to take it easy after having cancer – but top-16 rankings, World Championship ambitions and bills got in the way

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  • Ecuadorian Navy Rescues Bezos After Kidney Stone Attack
    By on January 5, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    theodp writes “While vacationing aboard a cruise ship in the Galapagos Islands, where the State Department warns the quality of medical facilities and services are ‘generally well below U.S. standards’, Gawker reports that Jeff Bezos was rescued by the Ecuadorian Navy so he could receive treatment for a kidney stone attack on New Year’s Day. The Ecuadorian Navy confirmed Bezos’ rescue, which involved taking Bezos by Navy helicopter from Academy Bay (more…)

  • Jamieson returns after heart scare
    By on December 6, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Michael Jamieson says his recent heart scare shows he’s pushing himself to the limit for the Commonwealth Games.

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  • Washington Post Hacked, a Day After New York Times
    By on August 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    barlevg writes “A day after the New York Times was brought down by a cyber attack, the Washington Post reported being hacked, with various news stories being redirected to the website of the Syrian Electronic Army. It’s been speculated that this is the work of the same hacking syndicate that compromised both news organizations last year.”

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  • After LinkedIn Clues, FOIA Nets New Details On NSA’s ANCHORY Program
    By on July 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    v3rgEz writes “After the ACLU’s Christopher Soghoian highlighted NSA programs listed on LinkedIn, Jason Gulledge filed a request for details about the program — and turned up lucky. The NSA released 7 pages of database descriptions of its ANCHORY program, an open-source intelligence data gathering effort. The NSA’s FOIA office said it would pony up more, but only if Gulledge could prove he was requesting the documents as part of a news gathering (more…)

  • Hamilton on keeping cool after high-speed blowout
    By on July 5, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    In his latest column for BBC Sport, Lewis Hamilton talks about tyres, his love of the Nurburgring and racing for the Silver Arrows

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  • VIDEO: Ferguson after ‘stupid’ City result
    By on May 11, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Sir Alex Ferguson admits Manchester United are relying on “something stupid happening with City”, as a home win for their Manchester rivals will secure them the Premier League title.

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