Troyak takedown, security blues, ICANN meets

The Troyak ISP, which has been linked to the Zeus botnet, was briefly taken down this week. The takedown occurred on the heels of the RSA Conference last week, where there was much talk about the "cat-and-mouse" game of trying to squelch cybercrime. Otherwise, things got a little testy at the ICANN meeting in Nairobi, and iPad pre-orders got rolling. Oh, and the Internet was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Seriously.

1. , and : The Troyak ISP (Internet service provider), which has been linked to the nasty Zeus botnet, was taken offline, which prompted sighs of relief that, alas, did not last long.

2. : Despite how hard security vendors are working to get next-generation products to market, those who seek to do us harm online are at least one step ahead.

3. : Things got a little testy at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers meeting in Nairobi this week.

4. and : The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is set to officially unveil its national broadband plan next Wednesday. The FCC has been releasing bits of the plan for a while now, aiming to drum up support for it.

5. , and : Apple opened up iPad pre-orders on Friday, and although the company won't say how many orders have been placed, we're quite sure that people have logged on in droves to be among the first iPad owners. InfoWorld's Galen Gruman has a name for them.