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Wordpress-48Today WordPress.com announced a new paid-for enterprise version of its free blog hosting service.

They are offering unlimited uploads, bandwidth, 70 WordPress plugins and lots of customization features to draw corporate users away from self hosted sites using the open source version of WordPress (WordPress.org). The price –  $500.00 pcm.

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WordPress.com Enterprise is Live « WordPress.com VIP.

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Over One-and-a-half-million account details revealed

Ghost Shell Icon The BBC reports that the ‘Ghost Shell’ hacking group have released user account data after it was obtained primarily from government agencies  in the US and Europe.

“The group gathered the data during a series of attacks on NASA, the FBI, the European Space Agency and many other government agencies and contractors.

Included in the dump were log-in names, passwords, email addresses and CVs, plus the contents of online databases.”

The full report can be read here: BBC- Hacktivists Ghost Shell dump 1.6m log-in details on web

Don’t waste your time cutting and pasting Facebook privacy/copyright statements

Today Facebook issued an email about the next steps in its Global Site Governance review, and there’s been a resurgence of the ‘protect your privacy by pasting this message’ hoax.

To cut to the chase, if you are sent a message about cutting and pasting a Facebook copyright or privacy statement, don’t do it and don’t share it. It’s totally irrelevant. If you want to know more about this, read on. More >

Tumblr has temporarily disabled posting due to ‘worm’ infection

Following the infection of many Tumblr sites with a worm today, Tumblr have temporarity suspended posting.

Update: Technical detail on how the worm spread are being revealed

You can read more about the attack on Sophos Naked Security

Hacked Go Daddy sites infecting users with ransomware – Sophos Naked Security Article

There is a report on Sophos’ Naked Security blog of criminals adding sub domains to genuine websites hosted by Go Daddy. The links lead to sites that install Ransomware.

What does this mean to you? As always, make sure your antivirus and malware protection is up to date, and exercise caution if a link is taking you to a sub domain. More >