Cyber theft up, expected to climb

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN JOSE – It was the year when cybercriminals targeted everything from MySpace to Wikipedia, and even a Web site maintained by a Kentucky Boy Scout troop wasn’t safe for casual browsing. Computer security experts said 2006 was also the year that hacking stopped being a hobby and became a lucrative profession practiced by an underground of computer developers and software sellers. Like true business people, bad guys not only broadened their reach by attacking popular social networking sites, they also diversified their product line by launching attacks through popular software applications like PowerPoint and Adobe Reader and expanded their activities overseas. Software makers who try to stop online crooks say they are bracing for a new level of nastiness this year, including malicious Web sites that are booby-trapped with software that automatically loads itself onto machines of users who just visit a site. “Hackers realize they have a limited time before their attacks are blocked, so they are opening up their arsenal and trying everything possible,” said Yuval Ben-Itzhak, chief technology officer of Finjan Software, an Internet security company headquartered in San Jose. Alex Eckelberry, president of Sunbelt Software, predicts attackers will target Windows Vista, Microsoft’s new operating system. “The problem is Microsoft has thrown down the gauntlet and said, `We have a secure operating system,”‘ he said. Eckelberry, whose company is developing software for Vista, said his developers have already found bugs – an indication that the software could be vulnerable. Microsoft has already acknowledged one Vista flaw. Meanwhile, the criminal underground has begun peddling information about Vista’s vulnerabilities – one of the many ways that unscrupulous programmers have found to profit from their expertise. Other scams include combining a traditional pump-and-dump stock scam with the takeover of online brokerage accounts, and renting out vast networks of zombie computers, known as botnets, to other digital desperados. “The first viruses were nothing but mischief,” said David Moll, chief executive of Webroot Software. “Now that there is money to be made, it has changed the game entirely.” “Cybercriminals are now more creative, organized and business-savvy,” according to a recent report from Websense, a San Diego computer-security company. “True `companies’ have emerged, producing and selling toolkits and developing business-partner programs that enable less-technical, `traditional’ criminals to steal data and make money – lots of it.” It used to be that the biggest cyberthreats came from e-mails infected with pernicious worms and viruses. No longer. According to Ben-Itzhak of Finjan Software, the Web itself is spreading infections, thanks to tens of thousands of sites carrying code that is designed to let an outsider steal information from someone’s computer. Some of the code is designed so that it automatically downloads itself the minute a user accesses a Web page. Other sites prompt a user to accept what seems to be legitimate software but is actually a malicious program. Microsoft’s security team removed 10 million pieces of malicious software from nearly 4 million computers during the first half of 2006. last_img

Banuelos to stand trial in killing

first_imgWHITTIER – A man who said he witnessed the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in Santa Fe Springs last year testified at a preliminary hearing Monday that the victim was stabbed several times minutes before being shot in the face. George Banuelos, 25, of Santa Fe Springs was arrested last year and charged with murder in the death of Andrew Joseph Salinas on May 14. Investigators said the shooting happened at a post-prom party. Banuelos, who remains held on a $2 million bail, was ordered after the hearing in Whittier Court to stand trial for Salinas’ slaying. Under questioning from Deputy District Attorney Doug Herring, witness Juan Cardenas, 18, pointed across the courtroom at Banuelos as the alleged shooter and stared at him for several seconds. Defense attorney Craig Purcell tried to poke holes in Cardenas’s testimony, at one point ordering him to draw a map of the house with the location of all the people involved in relation to each other. Banuelos is known by police as a gang member whose nickname is “Stalker,” according to police documents. Los Angeles County Superior Court records show he was convicted of battery in a domestic violence incident in September 2005. Whittier Court Commissioner Gerald Mansfield ordered Banuelos to return to court March 26 for an arraignment in Norwalk Court. pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Cardenas said he was attending a party of about 100 people at the 11500 block of Joslin Street in Santa Fe Springs when a fight broke out in the back yard. After hearing yelling and the “sounds of fighting,” he said he ran out back to see what was going on. As he exited the back door into the yard, Cardenas said he heard two shots, which dispersed most of the partygoers. Cardenas said he then saw his friend Salinas in the back corner of the yard “all shooken up, bleeding and huddled up” with blood on his shirt. When Cardenas ran to him, Salinas said, “I’ve been stabbed,” Cardenas testified. Cardenas said he helped Salinas make it through a gate and down the driveway to the front of the house. As they rounded the corner of the house, Banuelos allegedly aimed a gun at the two of them. Cardenas jumped out of the way and hid behind a car, with Salinas close behind him, he said. That was when Banuelos allegedly shot Salinas in the face, Cardenas testified. last_img read more

GOVT, ITF to construct Sh700mn tennis facility at Kasarani

first_img0Shares0000GOVT, ITF to construct Sh700mn tennis facility at Kasarani. Photo/PSCUNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 26 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday said the Government has started an initiative to make tennis a public sport available for Kenyans from all walks of life.The President said Kenya will follow the example of the United States where many tennis champions horned their skills in public courts rather than exclusive clubs for the well to do. The President made the statement when he held talks with officials of Ministry of Sports, International Tennis Federation, African Tennis Confederation and Tennis Kenya on the construction of a tennis training centre worth Sh700mn at the Kasarani Sports Complex.The National Training Centre, which will also host the International Tennis Federation training centre for Africa, will be the second of its kind in Africa and is bound to put Kenya at the apex of international tennis.The other ITF training centre in Africa is in Morocco but the Kenyan one will have the distinction of being at a high altitude.The new facility will make Nairobi a hub for tennis in Eastern and Southern Africa. The centre can also be a source of huge revenue from sports tourism when it hosts tennis features.The President said the Government has already allocated Sh30 million to start the construction of the facility and more is expected to be allocated through the next budget. Photo/PSCUPresident Kenyatta said Kenya is a sporting nation but so far little efforts have been made to make tennis a public sport.“Tennis has not been available to our people. We want to make it a public sport that is open to the people. The talent is there but it is facilities that have been lacking,” said the President.The President said the Government has already allocated Sh30 million to start the construction of the facility and more is expected to be allocated through the next budget.The Government has allocated 10 acres of land at the Kasarani Sports Complex for the construction of the training centre and the National Youth Service as well as the Ministry of Sports are contributing to its development.The President said he will urge the Kenyan private sector to support the development of tennis as a public sport.“Making tennis a public sport will inspire the youth and that is what is important for us,” said the President.The President said he will urge the Kenyan private sector to support the development of tennis as a public sport. Photo/PSCUPrincipal Secretary Ministry of Sports Peter Kaberia said tennis has not taken root because of the lack of public courts but that will change with the development of the centre at Kasarani.The President of ITF, David Haggerty, said the public tennis facility and training centre will be one if its kind and will provide opportunity for talent development.“In the US most of the champions come from public facilities. The home of Kenya tennis can give an opportunity for disadvantaged youth to become tennis stars,” said Haggerty.The President of African Tennis Confederation, Tarak Cherif, said the management of tennis in Kenya is one of the best in Africa and the new facility will enable the sport to rise to a new level.The Acting Director General of Tennis Kenya Saima Odima said Kenya will in June host the Davis Cup. He said 14 countries have already confirmed participation in the event.Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua and Secretary Administration State Department of Sports, Kassim Farah, also attended the meeting.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS HOLD A MINUTE OF SILENCE FOR JAMES HEGARTY

first_imgClub newsOur reserves were defeated at the weekend by Downings. A minutes silence was observed before this game in memory of former reserve player and club member James Hegarty who sadly passed away last week. James became a popular Club Member and Player and was always available to assist the Club in any way he could. He will be greatly missed and our sympathies go to his wife and family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. The next outing for our senior men will be on Saturday 23rd July when we welcome Urris to Pairc na nGael in the Junior A Championship.Congratulations to former senior club player Benny Conboy on his recent marriage.The underage football training continues every Sunday morning at Pairc na nGael from 11am to 12 noon. Please bring water and a mouth guard. New players are always welcome.Well done to the U-16 lads who had a good win over Red Hugh’s last week but unfortunately lost out on Monday evening to Mac Cumhaills.Outdoor Hurling training for U-6, U-8 & U-10 continues every Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Hurls and helmets provided. New players welcome. U-12 to U-18 hurling continues every Tuesday evening from 6.30pm.Hard luck to our young U-12 team who despite a battling performance lost out to Carndonagh last Thursday evening.Sympathy is also extended to minor hurling manager Conor Boyce and his family on the passing of Conor’s mother Nellie.U-12 girls football training takes place at the pitch every Sunday morning from 11am-12noon. All welcome.Camogie Training continues at Pairc na nGael every Monday from 6pm-7.30pm for U12s, 14s, 16s & 18s and Friday evenings from 6-7.00pm for U8s, 10s, 12s & 14s.HurlingThe Hurling Training Week which concluded last Friday was a great success with scores of young Gaels braving the summer showers to learn and enjoy the skills of the game. Please see the club Facebook page for pictures. Congratulations to Caoimhe Doherty, Eimear Quinn, Anna McHugh, Ornaith Ui Fhearghail representing Gaels Camogie in Donegal U16 blitz in Cavan. Donegal finished in second place on this first blitz day with the second to follow on 24th July.Gaels U12 camogie girls have been selected to take part in Caman to Croker on 8th August. The squad will travel to Croke Park to participate in a blitz and visit the museum.LadiesOur senior ladies made the short trip to Ballbofey on Sunday to take on Mac Cumhaills in the Division 3 Northwest League. The girls were defeated but are gaining experience as every week passes. Next up the girls will square up to Killybegs with date and times to be confirmed.The Minor Ladies are fixed to play a local derby when they welcome St. Eunans to Pairc na nGael on Tuesday 19th July. Football and Camogie funLetterkenny Gaels will hold two remaining weeks of fun at Pairc na nGael, Letterkenny this summer with children getting the chance to play Football and Camogie.Cúl CampsFrom 25th to 29th of July. We will be hosting the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp which provides boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 13 an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games. We will be hosting one from 25th – 29th of July. Each child participating will receive a jersey, training top and backpack.To book please log on to www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.Camogie CampTo finish the summer holidays off our Camogie Camp is scheduled to run from 10th to 12th of August at Pairc na nGael. The camp will be open to girls from 6 – 14 years and will run from 10am – 2.30pm daily. Cost – €20 first girl, €15 second, €10 third, etc. All girls will receive a t-shirt. To book please contact 086 8163605 for more details.All coaches for our 3 camps are fully Garda vetted and are GAA accredited. The camps are open to all.BingoBingo continues every Monday in Arena 7. The Jackpot this week is €2200. Doors from 8pm. Eyes down 9pm. All welcome.New members are always welcome to join Letterkenny Gaels. Contact 086 8163505 for more details.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS HOLD A MINUTE OF SILENCE FOR JAMES HEGARTY was last modified: July 12th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:letterkennyLetterkenny Gaelslast_img read more

Newcastle battling West Ham and Everton to sign international midfielder

first_imgNewcastle United are pushing hard to sign Miguel Almiron in the January transfer window, according to reports.Almiron, the playmaker, has starred in MLS since joining Atlanta United two years ago, scoring 21 goals in 62 matches. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars MONEY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Football News huge blow BEST OF REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move shining ADVICE 1center_img REPLY REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Almiron’s MLS performances have caught the eye Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade A Paraguay international, Almiron is expected to make the step up to European football before too long, and Newcastle have emerged as holding an interest in the 24-year-old.This is according to The Sun, who say Rafa Benitez, the Newcastle manager, believes Almiron is the player to revive the Magpies’ season.A £15million fee has been mooted, and Benitez believes Almiron will be good value for money – while he’s also still young enough to hold resale value. RANKED However, the St James’ Park club face competition in the race to sign Almiron from their Premier League rivals West Ham and Everton, who are both credited with an interest in the former Lanus star.Arsenal are also reported to have kept tabs on Almiron, with reports last month claiming the north Londoners have already wrapped up a deal for the midfielder.Almiron, who’s won 12 caps for Paraguay, started his career with Cerro Porteno in his homeland before moving to Lanus in 2015. After just one year he was signed by Atlanta United, who are hoping to reach this season’s MLS Cup final.Watch some of Almiron’s best bits below…last_img read more

IRISH GOVERNMENT STILL COMMITTED TO A5 – McHUGH

first_imgFine Gael TD for Donegal North East, Joe McHugh, has today (Tuesday) said that the Irish Government’s commitment to investing 50m in the A5 road carriageway in 2015 and 2016 remains firmly in place.“I have received assurances from the Department of Transport that the Irish Government’s commitment to invest €25 million in the A5 road carriageway in 2015 and an additional €25 million again in 2016 remains firmly in place, despite the decision by Mr. Justice Stephens in Belfast yesterday to quash orders which prevent the project from going ahead at the moment,” Deputy McHugh told Donegal Daily.“This decision is disappointing and will be a setback to the project, but I would like to assure everyone involved that the Irish Government is committed to seeing this project through. “The Minister for Regional Development in the north, Danny Kennedy, should now be afforded the space needed to decide on the best way to proceed with this project to keep the overall objective of providing adequate road access to the north west.“Transport connectivity is enormously important for developing the North West’s potential and I will continue to work closely with both the Department of Transport and my northern counterparts on this matter to ensure that people north and south of the border can freely travel to and from the North West.” IRISH GOVERNMENT STILL COMMITTED TO A5 – McHUGH was last modified: April 9th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:IRISH GOVERNMENT STILL COMMITTED TO A5 – McHUGHlast_img read more

DONEGAL CAMERATA STRING QUINTET SET FOR CONWAL RETURN

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Download The SA Story 2009

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A look inside Hidden Creatures (infographic!)

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