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Rare species threatened by internet

Rare species threatened by internet

Rare species threatened by internet

One of the most important features of the internet is the globalization of local markets. Conservationists say that due to this fact internet threatens rare species of animals that now are sold with no restrictions all over the world. The number of internet users has grown continuously and in the last couple of years the internet expansion has been extremely fast. In 2000 there were 360,985,490 internet users, while in 2009 the number of users reached over 1,733,994,000.

Because of the internet, now is easier than ever to buy and sell animals, insects and plants. Everyone who has internet access can find online auction sites and chat rooms that sell various species of animals, including endangered ones. Conservationists say the size of this problem is almost impossible to estimate. (more…)

The largest Chinese hacker web site was shut down

The largest Chinese hacker web site was shut down

The largest Chinese hacker web site was shut down

The Black Hawk Safety Net web site is considered to be one of the largest hacker’s web sites in the world. The web site that the Chinese Police just shut down, offered lessons about cyber attacks and sold Trojan software. This kind of programs allows hackers to access the computer once the software is installed. The three individuals that managed the website offered lessons, charging $14 or $29.

In almost 5 years of activity, the site gathered more than 12,000 paid members and over 170,000 free members, collecting more than $1,000,000 as membership fees. (more…)