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The New Okiru Mirai Botnet, Spectre Is Slowing Down eCommerce Websites And More In This Weeks News

January 22, 2018 Published in: News Author: Luka Labrovic

Okiru Mirai has the potential to launch the biggest DDoS attack ever The story about the Mirai botnet isn’t over even though the creators were arrested and jailed. The original source code for Mirai is still openly available on the internet and a new version, dubbed the Okiru Mirai, has appeared. This version hijacks devices […]

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The Era Of GDPR Is Here, Cloud Revenues Reached $180 Billion In 2017 And More In This Weeks News

January 15, 2018 Published in: News Author: Luka Labrovic

The era of GDPR The deadline for complying with the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is approaching as the law comes into effect on May 25, 2018. GDPR will lay down mandates for how companies collect, store, delete, alter and otherwise process the personal data of EU citizens. For each organization that does not […]

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Akamai, Mirai And The FBI, Segmenting The CDN Market And More In This Weeks News

December 19, 2017 Published in: News Author: Luka Labrovic

Akamai worked with the FBI to fight the Mirai botnet Akamai published an article stating that amongst others, they were involved in the research involving the dissection and tracking of the Mirai botnet from the very beginning and have been actively working to keep up with the evolution of Mirai and its many variants since. […]

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Record Revenues During Black Friday And Cyber Monday, PayPal Data Breach And More In This Weeks News

December 11, 2017 Published in: News Author: Luka Labrovic

Total Black Friday and Cyber Monday revenue: $11.5B Akamai published an article with their closing numbers on how their clients performed during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. All previous records were broken with $11.5B in total revenue for these days which means the anticipation that a record breaking number of online shoppers this season is […]

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Performance Report, G-Cloud Initiative Extended And More In This Weeks News

December 5, 2017 Published in: News Author: Luka Labrovic

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Performance Report 2017 Black Friday weekend has come to a close. Catchpoint published an article where they dive into their traffic reports and show us which specific retailers had outage problems during this shopping season. Some examples are H&M and Lowe’s which had their share of problems. The article goes […]

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Cyber Week And Black Friday Performance Overview, The New DDoS Landscape And More In This Weeks News

November 27, 2017 Published in: News Author: Luka Labrovic

Cyber week and Black Friday retail digital performance overview Dynatrace, a full stack AI-powered performance management platform, published an article detailing the global traffic stats on websites all around the world during the cyber week and black friday. The article features some black friday horror stories induced by online shopping frenzies that’s seen globally, stats […]

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Equifax Attack Dissected, 69% of US Businesses Have Suffered a DDoS Attack And More In This Weeks News

November 20, 2017 Published in: News Author: Luka Labrovic

Equifax attack dissected 3 months has passed from the biggest and most significant data breaches in history. This event has impacted awareness about security in many ways. Cloudflare has released a blog post where they dissect the Equifax tragedy in detail so every developer can be aware of the risks that are out there. One […]

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Level 3 BGP Route Leak, DDoS-for-Hire Mobile App Launched And More In This Weeks News

November 15, 2017 Published in: News Author: Goran Čandrlić

The internet slowed to a crawl due to a BGP route leak On November 6th for a little more than 90 minutes internet service for millions of users in the U.S. and around the world slowed to a crawl. This time it wasn’t a botnet threat but yet another BGP route leak. A BGP route […]

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Halloween IT Horror Stories, Fastly and Netflix are Introducing 100G Cache Servers And More in This Week’s News

November 6, 2017 Published in: News Author: Luka Labrovic

Halloween horror stories from the IT trenches and war rooms When you help the world’s most important applications work flawlessly, you tend to experience a horror story or two. Dynatrace published an article recently where they go into ten scenarios/stories which were a complete IT disaster. For the purpose of this news release here on […]

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Microsoft Crushes Cloud Services Predictions, New Strain of IoT Malware Discovered And More in This Week’s News

October 31, 2017 Published in: News Author: Luka Labrovic

Microsoft Hits $20 Billion Cloud Services Target Way Earlier Than Expected Although its target was to reach an annual run rate of $20 bn by the end of 2018, Microsoft managed to hit the target way earlier than planned. According to a quarterly report from last week, Microsoft’s cloud services achieved $20.4 bn already this […]

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