Stories by Darren Pauli

Australian Gamers often hit by DoS attacks

Irate online gamers including those from the popular World of Warcraft game are taking revenge on rivals by launching cyber attacks to disconnect them, according to Internet Service Provider (ISP) Internode.

Hit the app market before the sting

Organisations and software developers can build and upload their applications to the Google Apps Marketplace now and avoid a 20 per cent royalty fee to be enforced “within months”, the company says.

Vuvuzela sales trump Aussie loss

Australia may have bowed out of this year's World Cup but vuvuzela fans show no sign of ending their sonorous dirge, according to two online entrepreneurs responsible for bringing the horn to the masses.

Congrats Conroy: Telcos say NBN job well done

Internet service providers (ISPs) say they believe Federal Communications Minister and Right factional power broker, Stephen Conroy, has cemented his position in the wake of Julia Gillard’s post to the Prime Ministerial seat.

Julia Gillard saved from web parody?

Australia’s newly-crowned Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, seems to have been rescued from parody by a quick-thinking Sydney advertising designer who created juliagillardpm.com late last night.

New amendments to stale Telstra bill

The Federal Government has pushed out new amendments to its stalled Telecommunications Competition and Consumer Safeguards Bill in the wake of its Financial Heads of Agreement deal with Telstra for the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Free net for Sydney Ferries

ANZ Bank has renewed sponsorship of a government Wi-Fi roll-out on all four Sydney ferries on the Manly-Circular Ferry route and Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station in exchange for exclusive advertising rights.

Computer Infected? Call the hotline

A 24x7 cybercrime complaints office could be added to Australia’s burgeoning online defence portfolio, following calls by a federal parliamentary committee on Monday.

ANZ customers cash-strapped after network outage

Some 1.8 million ANZ Bank customers across the country were left with limited cash withdrawals and could not access EFTPOS, or accounts over the Internet and in branches due to an internal network problem.

ISPs could pay millions to store web data

Online personal data will be placed at risk and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) may be forced to cough up millions if the Federal Government acts on plans to legislate data retention laws, industry insiders say.

NBN Co backhaul ticked by telcos

Telcos have backed NBN Co's proposal to lease backhaul fibre from Telstra as part of the $11 billion Financial Heads of Agreement deal announced this week.