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Anonymous hacker gets 10 years in prison for DDoS attacks on children’s hospitals

A Massachusetts man was sentenced today to ten years in prison for launching DDoS attacks on behalf of the Anonymous hacker collective against US children’s hospitals in 2014. Martin Gottesfeld, 34, was also ordered to pay $443,000 in restitution for damages caused by his DDoS attacks, which he allegedly carried with the help of a botnet made up of over… Read more →

PC sales stumble in Q4 amid CPU shortages, China trade war

Just when the PC market found its footing the U.S. trade war with China and processor shortages put the kibosh on unit sales, according to stats from both IDC and Gartner. IDC reported that shipments of traditional PCs came in at 68.1 million units in the fourth quarter, down 3.7 percent from a year ago. The fourth quarter decline was… Read more →

Government shutdown: TLS certificates not renewed, many websites are down

More than 80 TLS certificates used by US government websites have expired so far without being renewed, leaving some websites inaccessible to the public. NASA, the US Department of Justice, and the Court of Appeals are just some of the US government agencies currently impacted, according to Netcraft. The blame falls on the current US federal government shutdown caused by… Read more →