A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.
A total of 56 people in the US and India, and five call centres in India, have been charged by the US Department of Justice of defrauding Americans of millions of dollars through phone scams.
The worst thing about a distributed denial of service attack is not the attack itself. Rather, it is the slew of bottom-feeders who appear on the horizon after the deed and try to profit from the misery of others.
Samsung Electronics has taken a battering from the recall and subsequent cessation of production of its Galaxy Note7 device and this is reflected in its results for the third quarter.