CommsWire - 7 March 2017

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Most NBN users happy with service: Morrow
NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has hit back at reports of rising numbers of dissatisfied NBN end users, claiming that most end users of the national broadband Network are happy with the service and that complaints are actually dropping.

Sprint wins damages from Time Warner over VoIP patents
US telecommunications holding company Sprint has been awarded US$139.8 million in damages from Time Warner Cable for infringing on patents for VoIP services.

Murphy return to Arbor as Australia, NZ country manager
Network security and monitoring company Arbor Networks has appointed 24-year industry veteran Tim Murphy as country manager for Australia and New Zealand.

US govt drops child porn case rather than reveal Tor exploit
Government investigators in Washington state have dropped all charges against a man charged with child pornography offences, rather than reveal the technological means they used to locate him.

Bogus ASIC email has a catch: Windows ransomware
An email that claims to be from ASIC is instead a repository for Windows ransomware that will be downloaded if the recipients click on a link within the missive, the e-mail security company MailGuard claims.

Spammers leak personal details of 1.37b online
An American outfit has leaked about 1.37 billion email addresses online after it neglected to password-protect a database back-up, resulting in the data leaking online.