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Biggest hacker attack slows down Internet

28-Mar-13 14:11.
As a result of hacker attacks, data transfer speed on the internet has greatly declined, which security experts are describing as the biggest cyber-attack of its kind in the history of the global network, BBC reports.
Company Spamhaus, an organization with offices in London and Geneva, which is specialized in assisting email providers filter out spam and other unwanted content, was the target of the attack. To do this, Spamhaus maintains a number of blocklists - a database of servers known to be being used for malicious purposes.

Azerbaijani President congratulates Azerbaijani people on Novruz

18-Mar-13 14:21.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has congratulated the Azerbaijani people on Novruz holiday.
The message of congratulations says:
“Dear fellow countrymen!
 I sincerely congratulate you and wish each one of you good health, happiness and success in your future activities....

Old dialing format for long-distance calls to be annulled

15-Mar-13 14:35.
Azerbaijan started to implement new telephone area codes in 2011 with the view of switching the country’s telecommunications network to a single numbering system.
So far, the old dialing format has been used in the country in parallel with new format of dialing.
However, in connection with the transition to the new system, starting from  April 1 of current year, the old dialing format will be completely annulled, and only the new format will be operational.

IBM shares hit record high

14-Mar-13 15:53.
IBM Corp’s shares reached a record high price, raising capitalization to a level of $236.3 billion on Wednesday at an auction in New York. The price of securities of the company increased by 0.7%  to $212.06, the highest level on record. Year-to-date, IBM securities trading has increased by 11%, Cybersecurity reports.
Investors say that the most probable cause of the growth in company’s shares is previously announced annual return program on them.  IBM stated that they intended to focus the company’s business to the most profitable ways in order to maximize the figure of net profit.

Message from ITU Secretary-General

13-Mar-13 14:29.
The theme for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2013 is “ICTs and improving road safety”.
ICTs play a catalytic role in creating opportunities for people in every walk of life. Today, even as we take to the streets in our vehicles, we have the tools at our fingertips to communicate across the world, navigate through dense traffic and find our way in unfamiliar terrain. At the same time we can choose from a host of entertainment options, be it music, radio, television or social media.
 While these technologies are becoming increasingly ubiquitous, we must ensure that we use them responsibly and with caution, especially while driving, in order to avoid accidents and injury.

Scientists launch web-based brain for robots

12-Mar-13 15:46.
European scientists launched the web-based brain for robots called Rapyuta, which will help them cope with the confusing world of humans. The online database of information contains a description of the objects with which robots may encounter in the real world. Rapyuta also can carry out part of computations on behalf of a robot,Lenta reports.
The Raptuya database is created as part of the large-scale European RoboEarth Project.

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