James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

'Leader' of LulzSec hacking group arrested in Australia

A self-proclaimed leader of the international hacking group known as LulzSec – known for cyber-attacks on the CIA and the NHS - has been arrested in Australia. The 24-year-old IT worker was arrested in Sydney after he was linked to a recent cyber-attack against an Australian government agency. The Australian Federal Police said the man was described as a leader on LulzSec chat sites and made no attempt to deny it. His online name was "OzShock". The hacking group – whose name derives from the term "laugh out loud" and "security" – is an offshoot of the well-known hacking group Anonymous and has been tied to attacks on the CIA, Sony Pictures, The Sun newspaper, the NHS and Nintendo. The group has also allegedly broken into Australian government and university sites. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/10014226/Leader-of-LulzSec-hacking-group-arrested-in-Australia.html