Cryptomining Crook Steals Game Developer’s Identity to Carry Out Dirty Work

An alleged fraudster built a vast web of AWS cloud accounts, becoming the platform’s biggest consumer of data resources. A 29-year-old cybercriminal assumed the guise of a prominent California video-game developer and eSports tournament organizer to throw authorities off his cryptomining track, according to an indictment unsealed on Wednesday. Matthew Ho, a citizen of Singapore,…

TD Ameritrade’s CEO describes how it’s moving towards the general public cloud, and why tech invest is ‘the golden dollar’ (AMTD)

Tim Hockey, TD Ameritrade’s outgoing president and CEO, sees big benefits in using the public cloud as it looks to make up for the revenue lost from dropping trading fees.Currently, TD Ameritrade uses the public cloud for non-core applications, but still runs services such as its trading apps in its own data centers.  The brokerage’s increased…

New MMO studio from CCP and Solution vets will use cloud gaming

Mainframe Industries is a new video game studio that will specialize in massively multiplayer online games with cloud gaming. The company will have studios in Helsinki and Reykjavik. Mainframe’s 13 founding members have experience at companies like CCP Games (Eve Online), Remedy (Control), and Next Games (The Walking Dead: Our World). Mainframe is focusing on…

Amazon apparently has dozens of employees enjoying footage recorded by its Cloud Webcam home security video camera (AMZN)

Amazon has dozens of workers reviewing clips recorded by its Cloud Cam security camera, according to a new report from Bloomberg.Amazon only reviews clips that Cloud Cam owners submit for troubleshooting, or footage that comes from employee testers, the report says.But two of Bloomberg’s sources said that the clips reviewed sometimes include private interactions, such…