NetFlash: Hackers slow Internet root servers with attack

* Hackers slow Internet root servers with attack * A growing divide in healthcare IT * Nortel CFO to resign * Arbor Networks launches new threat-analysis initiative * Cybercrime calculator targets hackers, terrorists * Lenovo signs end-user services deal with IBM * Buzzblog: Microsoft 'Zune Phone' tested in Philippines? * Microsoft Subnet

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Hackers slow Internet root servers with attack

Online attackers have briefly disrupted service on at least two of the 13 "root" servers that are used to direct traffic on the Internet. Click here for more.

A growing divide in healthcare IT

Electronic medical records and other IT upgrades are seen as a “silver bullet” in the health industry’s struggle against rising costs and quality problems, but high startup expenses are creating a growing divide between big industry players and small practices, said the keynote speaker of a healthcare IT conference hosted by the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium last week. Click here for more.

Nortel CFO to resign

Nortel this week said its CFO will step down at the end of April. Click here for more.

Arbor Networks launches new threat-analysis initiative

Arbor Networks announced Monday at the RSA trade show a new threat-analysis initiative with the goal of zeroing in on zero-day attacks. Click here for more.

Cybercrime calculator targets hackers, terrorists

The University of New Hampshire has unveiled a tool for gauging the level of threat any would-be attacker poses to the energy, emergency response or other sectors of the U.S. economy and infrastructure that rely heavily on IT and networks. Click here for more.

Lenovo signs end-user services deal with IBM

Lenovo Group has signed a five-year deal with IBM to provide services and support to its customers. The deal, outlined in a filing with the Hong Kong stock exchange Tuesday, could be worth up to $245 million for IBM over the term of the contract. Click here for more.

Buzzblog: Microsoft 'Zune Phone' tested in Philippines?

"Zune Phone" doesn't exist, officially, yet an outsourcer in the Philippines looks to be grabbing credit for testing a gadget that sure sounds like it. Click here for more.

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