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When RSA’s network security was breached earlier this year, the result wasn’t only the replacement of its SecurID tokens all over the world. At the time, specialists believed that similar techniques could have been deployed against other victims who mostly didn’t go public. Only a handful of stories confirmed the use of …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    UK companies

    "The Register’s scan of the list for Australian companies..."

    Plenty of UK companies on the list but it doesn't seem to merit a mention in a UK publication.

    1. Richard Chirgwin (Written by Reg staff)

      Re: UK companies

      Quite true. It's like this: the Australian correspondent (me) can recognise Australian companies, but out of 760 names in the list, and in the time available, I couldn't guarantee getting other countries correct.

      1. Anonymous Coward

        Re: Re: UK companies

        Free tip: I just hit Ctrl-F in Firefox, typed "UK" and found BT. Keeping hitting F3 and you'll find Hutchison, Orange and Tiscali too.

        1. frank 3

          UK companies?

          Hutchison - Hong Kong and Chinese owned.

          Orange - owned by France Telecom

          Tiscali - owned by Carphone Warehouse. A British firm: Yay!

          One out of three aint' bad I supppose. Tiscali was originally Italian of course, although mentioning that seems churlish. But then, so does criticising a journo for sticking to facts he knew he could check (and owning up to that) whilst getting your own facts wrong. It may travel over pipes in the UK, but that doesn't make the companies British.

          As you were.

          1. Anonymous Coward

            I guess you didn't read the list either...

            ...the names I mentioned are the UK-based operations of those companies. They carry data in the UK. There's a clue - "UK" - in the names hence them popping up when I searched the list for "UK".

            Hutchison 3G UK

            Orange Business Services UK

            Tiscali UK

            If I could be arsed, which I can't, I could probably give you their UK company registration info.

            There are other big UK names in there too: Vodafone, Easynet, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

            You also omitted to mention that I listed BTnet UK Regional network. I'm pretty sure they have some kind of office in the UK.

            As you weren't.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    You scanned for AU companies, but missed

    DSE-VIC-GOV-AS Department of Sustainability & Environment

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    From the king of looking stern on a blog...

    ... it looks like he's depending on someone else to do the analysis again. One might suppose having the list is better than not having the list, but with only network names, there's so many that have to be taken as false positives (and that possibly erroneously again(!)) it's not actually helping much. Possibly to the contrary. Yes, it's a piece of the puzzle, but so thoroughly neutered that making it useful again is going to be somewhat of a bother. Periliously close to, if not outright, being better off not knowing, I say. Thank you so much, stern looking guy.

  4. herman Silver badge

    MS and Novell

    I see that the unholy alliance Microsoft and Novell are one there, but they are keeping good company with IBM...

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