Two traders at Credit Suisse have pleaded guilty to wire fraud and falsifying data after authorities said they had manipulated the bank's record systems, as the credit crunch approached, in order to help conceal over half a billion dollars' worth of losses.
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Commodity trading and mining giants Glencore and Xstrata are in advanced discussions over an $80 billion (£50 billion) merger that is expected to precipitate a vast technology programme.
Lawyers acting for beleaguered newspaper group News International have claimed that an IT upgrade erased a key email chain copied to chief executive James Murdoch. The chain referred to "rife" phone hacking at the company.
Rupert Murdoch's News International has reportedly handed over to police a data file containing hundreds of millions of its emails, as part of ongoing phone and email hacking investigations.
Automated software control systems are proliferating in cars, but vehicle safety authorities do not have anywhere near enough expertise to measure or regulate their usage.
Diamondback Capital Management, a large US hedge fund managing billions of dollars of assets, has settled a <a href="http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/it-business/3331315/dell-stock-caught-up-fbi-massive-insider-trading-scam/">groundbreaking FBI case around the alleged $62 million (£40 million) insider trading of Dell and Nvidia stock</a>.
Dr Theodora Dallas, a 34-year old juror who researched a defendant on the internet and shared the information with fellow jurors during the trial, has been jailed for six months for contempt of court.
The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has dramatically slashed round trip latency times for proximity hosting, in collaboration with Colt, on its Novell SUSE Linux-based MillenniumIT matching engine.
Businesses will finally grasp, this year, how to use social media to their best advantage, for internal and external communications, according to the predictions of consultancy Accenture in its Technology Vision 2012 report.
Rupert Murdoch's News International wilfully deleted emails that could have shown its journalists' participation in <a href="http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/public-sector/3327393/gordon-browns-emails-hacked-by-journalists/">phone and computer hacking</a>, according to the words of a High Court judge yesterday as he ordered a forensic search of the company's computers.
Direct Line and Churchill have been fined £2.17 million, for altering customer complaint files before submitting them to regulator the Financial Services Authority (FSA).
The FBI has arrested two high profile financial brokers suspected of insider trading, much of it in IT shares, as part of a vast probe.
The Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi stock exchanges have been targeted by hackers.
Online bookmaker Betfair is set to pay out tens of thousands of pounds to gamblers who bet on a particular horse race, after a major IT problem saw their bets voided.
Bradley Manning, the US Army analyst accused of providing sensitive government data to the Wikileaks whistleblower site, must be tried, according to a military tribunal.