FRAMINGHAM (03/20/2000) - The U.S. Army placed its cyberdefense teams on full alert after a known hacker group, called Hacking for Girliez, threatened to take down the Army's Web site last week. The group took down the The New York Times sites in September 1998. The Army said it was taking countermeasures, but those don't include disconnecting the site.
IBM Corp. last week unveiled two disk drives that it claims set data storage records. The 7,200-rpm Deskstar 7GXP holds 75G bytes of data, more than 10 times the drive capacity in a home PC. It will be shipping in full volume next month. The company also introduced the Deskstar 40 GV, which runs at 5,400 rpm and holds 40G bytes of data.
Database giant Oracle Corp. last week reported an 80 percent increase in profits for its third quarter, compared with a year earlier. The Redwood Shores, Calif.-based software company reported net income of $498 million, or 17 cents per share, for the quarter ended Feb. 29, up from $277 million, or 9 cents per share, during the same period last year. Overall revenue rose 18 percent to $2.45 billion from $2.08 billion.
Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel and Casino has enlisted Marlboro, Mass.-based application service provider Infinium Software Inc. to provide Web access to AS/400-based human resources and financial applications. Infinium also announced that its new Boston data center for AS/400 software will open next month.
Microsoft Corp. said it has now shipped 1 million copies of Windows 2000. . . .
Scott Cleland, lead analyst at Legg Mason Precursor Group, said the U.S.
Department of Justice is preparing to request an injunction against the merger of MCI WorldCom Inc. and Sprint Corp.