Microsoft Azure Hit With Global Outage Earlier This Week
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Microsoft’s cloud computing service, Azure, was hit with a global outage earlier this week causing service disruptions for thousands of customers. According to GeekWire, the outage, which occurred on Monday, lasted for around five hours and...


Community Health Systems Hack Affects 4.5 Million Patients Personal Data
Tuesday, August 19th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Chinese hackers have struck again, this time targeting dozens of U.S. hospitals under the Tennessee based hospital chain, Community Health Systems. On Monday the hospital operator announced that the attackers compromised 4.5 million patient’s personal data...

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Windows 9 Tech Preview To Be Available In Late September
Monday, August 18th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Microsoft is expected to debut its new operating system, Windows 9, in the coming months during a “technology preview,” according to sources familiar with the matter. The operating system, dubbed “Threshold”, is said to improve “Window’s...

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Apple To Begin Storing Chinese Data on China Telecom Servers
Friday, August 15th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Apple has announced plans to begin storing its Chinese user’s data on China Telecom servers, making this the first time the tech giant has stored data in the country. According to CNet, the decision to keep...

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Google To Invest In $300 Million Underwater Internet Cable System
Wednesday, August 13th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Google has teamed up with five major Asian telecommunications companies to build an underwater cable system in the Pacific Ocean that will deliver faster Internet speeds for users in Japan. The cable system, known as “Faster”,...

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Yahoo To Offer End-To-End Email Encryption Starting Next Year
Friday, August 8th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – At Black Hat’s annual security conference yesterday, Yahoo’s Chief Information Security Officer announced plans to offer end-to-end encryption to Mail users starting next year. Google will be working with Yahoo to help the company increase its...

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Chinese Officials Ban The Purchase of Apple Products From Government Agencies
Thursday, August 7th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) –  Chinese officials have prohibited government agencies from purchasing Apple products due to security concerns brought on by Edward Snowden’s spying revelations last year. Ten Apple products, including various versions of the iPad and MacBook, were excluded...


Russian Hackers Steal Over A Billion Usernames and Passwords
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – A group of Russian hackers have successfully managed to steal over a billion user names and passwords from more than 400,000 websites, resulting in the largest data breach to date. Wisconsin based security firm Hold Security...

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Security Researcher Claims Aircrafts Could Be Hacked Using In-flight Wi-Fi
Tuesday, August 5th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – A cybersecurity researcher claims he has found a way to hack into the satellite communications equipment on aircrafts using vulnerabilities from the jet’s Wi-Fi and inflight entertainment systems. According to Reuters, IOActive researcher Ruben Santamarta discovered...


Nokia Chinese Employees Protest Microsoft’s Massive Job Cuts
Monday, August 4th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Microsoft employees from its newly acquired Nokia division held a two day protest over the weekend objecting the company’s decision to lay off thousands of its staff. According to ZDNet, hundreds of Chinese employees gathered at...

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