Companies in the oil and energy industry have been the victims of attempts to steal e-mail and other sensitive information from hackers believed to be in China, according to a new report from McAfee. The attacks, to which McAfee gave the sinister name “Night Dragon,” penetrated company networks through Web servers, compromised desktop computers, bypassed safeguards by misusing administrative credentials, and used remote administration tools to obtain the information, the security firm said late yesterday. McAfee and other security companies now have identified the method and can provide a defense.
A depreciation tax benefit approved by Congress last month may give IT managers an incentive to upgrade equipment before this benefit expires at year-end. There is no limit on the amount of equipment that can be depreciated, but it must be new
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US business are primed to get new equipment in 2011