Published On: Mon, Dec 6th, 2010

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December 9,2010

World News :International Affairs

  • Wikileaks ‘revenge’ attacks hit Visa and Mastercard

    Web attacks by a group of activists targeting firms that withdrew services from Wikileaks disrupt Mastercard and Visa.

    Visa acknowledged the cyber attack on its website and reassured cardholders that no customer data had been put at risk.

    “Visa’s corporate website – Visa.com – is currently experiencing heavier than normal traffic,” the company said in a statement. “The company is taking steps to restore the site to full operations within the next few hours.”

    Visa said its processing network that handled cardholder transactions was functioning normally.

    “Cardholders can continue to use their cards as they routinely would,” Visa said. “Account data is not at risk.”

    Earlier, the Swedish prosecutor’s office came under cyber attack as WikiLeaks supporters vowed to retaliate for the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

    The Swedish prosecution authority, whose arrest order for Mr Assange over accusations of sexual offences led a British court to remand the 39-year-old in custody, said it had reported the online attack to police.

»Chile prison fire kills lot of peoples

A fire in a prison in the Chilean capital Santiago has left at least 81 inmates dead.The blaze broke out in the San Miguel prison at 0500 local time (0800 GMT),with television pictures showing smoke billowing from the building.

»Akatsuki, Japan’s first space probe bound for Venus, fails to enter planet’s orbit

India News : National Affairs

» Spectrum scam: CBI raids residences of Raja, four other

»Explosion in Varanasi, Indain Mujaheddin  Claims Responsibility

» Supreme Court seeks widening of 2G spectrum probe

» ‘India Telecom 2010’ to kick off in New Delhi tomorrow

»India, France ink multi-billion trade, nuke deals

Sports News :

  • India won 4th odi vs newzeland by 5 wickets

  • England won the second test match in the ashes series defeating Australia by an innings and 71 runs.

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