Noon News: NHS Vulnerable To Attacks, Microsoft Planning Large Security Patch, Kino.to Goes Out Of Service

The computer networks of National Health Services (NHS) are vulnerable to attack, warned LulzSec, a hacker group that has risen to notoriety in the last few weeks. The revelation by the group came only days after it reportedly breached Sony Picture’s website and stole personal data of more than 1 million users.

Microsoft has planned a large Patch Tuesday package which patches 34 security vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, SQL and its Office productivity suite. The 34 security patches will be delivered in sixteen security updates that will be delivered next Tuesday. The company has established a pattern of releasing large security updates in even months while odd numbered months receive smaller patches.

Hitachi and virtualisation software maker VMware have forged a strategic partnership to deliver cloud-based IT-as-a-Service solutions to financial institutions in Asia based on VMware’s vSphere and vFabric cloud application platform. Hitachi’s IT-as-a-Service solutions based on VMware products will allow clients to simplify infrastructure management and and improve agility, all in a secure environment.

German movie streaming portal Kino.to has gone out of service following raids on its infrastructure across Europe including Spain, France, Germany and Netherlands, PC World reports. The bust is perhaps the biggest anti-piracy crackdown in European history. More than a dozen people were arrested by the police on suspicion of being involved with the piracy-campaign conducted by Kino.to.

The US government, in its bid to throttle WikiLeaks, has issued three more subpoenas in its on-going investigation into the controversial whistleblowing website. According to an article on Salon, the US government’s investigation into WikiLeaks widened with the issuing of subpoenas to three individuals connected to Bradley Manning, who was allegedly responsible for leaking diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks.