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Computer geek nicknamed 'Speedy' accused of hacking Amazon servers after being fired

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Computer geek nicknamed 'Speedy' accused of hacking Amazon servers after being fired

Computer geek nicknamed 'Speedy' accused of hacking Amazon servers after being fired A furious computer geek bitter about getting sacked became a hacker and wiped out servers belonging to the online giant Amazon, a court heard today. Steffan Needham, 35, is accused of targeting Amazon's cloud-based computers which stored his former employer's technical data. His trial heard he caused thousands of pounds worth of harm in around one week in May 2016. The jury at Reading Crown Court was today told Needham was released from his contract with digital marketing and software company Voova after a month's trial when the...

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Alphabet and Amazon want to protect you from hackers

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Alphabet and Amazon want to protect you from hackers

Alphabet and Amazon want to protect you from hackers Big tech companies are plunging deeper into the cybersecurity business. The news: Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has launched a new cybersecurity firm called Chronicle, which is spinning out from its X research lab. Amazon has just acquired Sqrrl, a security startup launched by ex-NSA staffers, and reportedly wants to offer more security services to customers of its AWS cloud. The blessing: Giant tech companies have hoovered up some of the brightest minds in security to protect their digital crown jewels—so customers using their cloud services can benefit from this know-how and...

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