The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in federal court that says the National Security Agency's collection of U.S. phone customer information is a violation of its constitutional rights, reports The Wall Street Journal.
The National Security Agency's phone and data collection effort targeting Verizon also included AT&T and Sprint, according to various reports, as part of a seven-year-old program to collect telephone "meta data" such as the number called, the time of the call and the length of the conversation.
Racing to market with services ahead of the competition is the top driver for operators using service delivery platforms, according to survey results published by Infonetics Research. And as OTT providers take a bite out of operator revenues, survey respondents say they are using SDPs to create and manage their own offerings.
Verizon Business has been forced to give its daily call detail records to the U.S National Security Agency, in an order issued shortly after the bombing at the Boston Marathon in April.
CenturyLink can now give its federal, state and local government customers another weapon to fight cyber attacks via a new agreement to sell Blue Ridge Networks' solutions.
While banks continue to be among the biggest victims of distributed denial of service attacks, a new Verizon report said that every industry sector is vulnerable. In its 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report, the service provider wrote that DDoS events rose sharply in 2012 and are appearing in companies in various verticals.
A series of submarine cable outages in the past two weeks caused widespread disruptions of Internet service in the EMEA and Asia regions, leading to increased attention on the importance of alternate routes and better interconnectivity. For land-based Internet exchanges, the timing couldn't be better, according to Harald Summa, CEO of Germany-based DE-CIX Management GmbH.
Buyers prowling the global telecom marketplace in 2012 saw plenty more deals being made, but at much lower valuations, an IDC report says. More than 3,800 deals were made last year, a 14.2 percent rise over 2011 M&A activity.
In today's spotlight, The New York Times takes a look at how cable set-tops may have been used by a hackers last month to help execute a denial of service (DDoS) attack on European anti-spam organization Spamhaus.
A "massive" distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack directed against anti-spam organization Spamhaus slowed Internet speeds for some regions of the globe, but failed to cause widespread outages, numerous news sources reported.