Capdevila: “We feel harmed another week”

first_imgEspanyol added a point against Atlético, insufficient on his way to salvation, but he felt harmed one more week by arbitration. Specifically, for a play in the second half in which Lodi grabs Wu Lei when he was about to finish off a header by Bernardo. “We wonder why that play was not reviewed. One more week we feel hurt. We play a lot so they don’t pay attention to us, ”said institutional spokesman Joan Capdevila. Capdevila commented that “it seems that the referees are afraid to go to the VAR” but that they do not doubt their professionalism. “I think all this is a coincidence. I trust the professionalism of the referees. They should be more synchronized by plays of this kind, ”said the institutional spokesman. In the same line it was shown Víctor Sánchez, captain of Espanyol: “I have seen the play but only one image and it seems to be a penalty, but I have not seen it whole. The club is moving and we are ready on the field because it seems that if you don’t complain a lot, you don’t watch the action on the VAR much. I hope they give us what is ours because lately they are taking things from us. ” “They take Wu Lei, it looks clear in the images. The player gets up and tells the referee four times. I don’t understand how they let plays happen like that. It already happened to us in the first round. Again, another week. I can understand that the referee does not see it, but from the VOR … ”, he added. The former player, curiously from Espanyol and Atlético, commented that “I know that protesting does not earn anything, but everyone has the right to raise their voices. We are playing a lot, We have 12 games left and all points are important. ”last_img read more

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