The Colorado Rockies baseball club blamed a cyberattack for downing its online ticket sales operation before the World Series in October. The Rockies lost to the Boston Red Sox in four games, but their website was back up and running before the event. Both home games in Denver sold out. Experts said the incident resembled a distributed denial-of-service attack.
Shake-up at McAfee
An internal McAfee probe spurred by Securities and Exchange Commission inquiries has led to a shake-up at the security giant. George Samenuk retired as chairman and CEO, while Kevin Weiss was fired. Board of Director Dale Fuller took over as interim president and CEO, while Charles Robel, another board member, was named chairman.
A special committee's investigation determined insiders were participating in a questionable stock options practice known as backdating. News of the departures led some analysts to conclude that McAfee is ripe for acquisition. Fuller said: "All options are on the table."
Sophos has promoted Chris Doggett to VP of global channels. He will work to grow global partnerships on a local level and to improve the efficiency and online sales growth opportunities for partners that cater to SMBs. Webroot, an internet security provider, has appointed Chris Benham as chief marketing officer, and Kenton Sieckman as vice…