Stories by Grant Gross

Infineon to pay $US160 million fine for DRAM price-fixing

Infineon Technologies, a German manufacturer of DRAM (dynamic RAM) has agreed to plead guilty and pay a US$160 million fine for attempting to fix prices in the DRAM market, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday.

DOJ announces online fraud convictions

Fifty-three people have been convicted and another 103 arrested in a huge US Department of Justice (DOJ) sweep for online fraud and other Internet-related crimes, the DOJ announced Thursday.

CA buys PestPatrol antispyware developer

Computer Associates International (CA) said Monday it acquired PestPatrol, a firm marketing antispyware software to enterprises, small businesses and individual consumers.

Survey: 86 percent of spam from US

Just under 86 percent of spam sent to 1,000 enterprises between May and July came from U.S. spammers, according to a survey by CipherTrust Inc.

Net needs law enforcement, author says

The Internet is a "god-awful mess," but few U.S. government officials are willing to take action against virus writers, spammers and other scammers, author Bruce Sterling said at the Gartner IT Security Summit on Tuesday in the US.

TruSecure releases new version of compliance software

TruSecure will announce a new version of its enterprise-class regulation compliance software this week, with new features including a graphical report card for companies trying to comply with (US) regulations.

Vendors tout WiMax potential

Wireless broadband, including the yet-to-be-deployed WiMax, has tremendous growth potential, but is still years from rollout, according to wireless broadband equipment vendors speaking at a conference Wednesday.

RFID and privacy: Debate heating up in Washington

Privacy advocates and some lawmakers are pushing a debate over potential privacy abuses from the growing use of radio frequency identification chips as huge retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores move toward large-scale use of the technology.

Court subpoenas Nortel documents

A US federal grand jury in Texas has issued a subpoena for documents, including financial statements and accounting records, from Nortel Networks, the company announced Friday.

MCI expands security product line

MCI on Tuesday announced several new IP (Internet Protocol) security products, including intrusion protection, vulnerability scanning, an antivirus/antispam offering and new managed firewalls.

China agrees to drop WAPI standard

The government of China has agreed to suspend indefinitely its proposed proprietary national standard for wireless LANs after objections from the U.S. government and IT vendors, U.S. and Chinese officials announced Wednesday.

US lawmakers question EU Microsoft decision

Ten members of the U.S. House International Relations Committee are questioning the European Commission's decision Wednesday to fine Microsoft Euro 497.2 million (US$605 million, as of Thursday) for anticompetitive practices, saying the U.S. has sufficiently addressed Microsoft antitrust issues.

Witty worm exploits hole in BlackIce security product

A new worm that exploited a hole in some of Internet Security Systems Inc.'s (ISS') intrusion protection products seems to be dying down after affecting thousands of IP (Internet Protocol) addresses since Saturday.

Major US ISPs sue hundreds of spammers

Four major U.S. Internet service providers (ISPs) are suing more than 220 alleged spammers responsible for sending out hundreds of millions of pieces of unsolicited commercial e-mail, the companies announced Wednesday.