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Lucky Punch Slows WannaCry Ransomware, Trump Orders US Govt. Cloud Migration and More in This Week’s News

May 17, 2017 Published in: News Author: Luka Labrovic

Accidental Hero Slows WannaCry Ransomware Spread The end of last week saw an outburst of ransomware hitting many organizations throughout Europe and Asia. Amongst the infected were also the UK National Health Service and Spain’s telecom giant Telefonica. Luckily, an accidental hero stepped in to save the day. A cybersecurity blogger and researcher tweeting as […]

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Popular Software’s Website Hacked Putting Mac Users at Risk, Rackspace CEO Steps Down and More in This Week’s News

May 9, 2017 Published in: News Author: Luka Labrovic

Popular Mac Software Website Hacked The website of HandBrake, a popular open-source video transcoder app, has been compromised by cyber criminals. The HandBrake team disclosed the security breach on Saturday. It appears that all recent Mac downloads might have infected computers with a Remote Access Trojan (RAT). The team warned that one of their mirror […]

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Cisco to Acquire Viptela, CloudFlare Rolls Out IOT Security Solution and More in This Week’s News

May 3, 2017 Published in: News Author: Luka Labrovic

Cisco to Acquire Viptela and Add SD-WAN Skills to Portfolio The IT company is planning to acquire Viptela, the SD-WAN expert company. The $610 mil deal is another effort by Cisco to strengthen its cloud-position. The Viptela acquisition is expected to go through during the second half of 2017. According to Cisco, the logic behind […]

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Limelight Rolls Out Security Alert and WAF Express, OpenStack Faces Customer Satisfaction Issues and More in This Week’s News

April 25, 2017 Published in: News Author: Luka Labrovic

Limelight Announced Security Alert and WAF Express Limelight Networks will expand their security services with two new additions according to last week’s announcement. Security Alert and WAF Express come as an expansion of their offerings and as a response to increasing market demands for affordable solutions. Security Alert will provide notifications, email alerts and DDoS […]

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Spam Kingpin Arrested in Spain, i-MLRP to Revolutionize the Internet and More in This Week’s News

April 18, 2017 Published in: News Author: Luka Labrovic

Notorious Spam Kingpin Arrested in Spain Last week Spanish police have arrested Pyotr Levashov under an international warrant, while he was on vacation. According to Reuters reports, the russian programmer got detained in Barcelona under accusation of international fraud as well as building and releasing spam and theft malware. Levashov is believed to be the […]

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Marcher Targets Mobile Banking Users, Microsoft Launches Threat Intelligence and More in This Week’s News

April 12, 2017 Published in: News Author: Luka Labrovic

Mobile Banking Users Are At Risk The Android trojan that targets banking systems was detected back in 2013. Marcher stays active by continuously evolving and is now targeting mostly mobile banking users. The mobile banking malware market grew by 400% in 2016, where 81% of targeted devices were running on Android. This comes as no […]

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Oracle Aims to Bridge the Hardware-Cloud Gap, Akamai Acquired Soasta and More in This Week’s News

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

Oracle Launched ZFS Cloud to Bridge On-premise – Cloud Gap Last week Oracle introduced their ZFS Cloud software, a platform which combines Oracle’s cloud services with on-premises storage hardware solutions while eliminating high costs. It’s the first time any company has attempted such a solution. By merging both types of infrastructure into one simple destination, […]

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US Govt. Cybersecurity Contractor Leaks Data, Verizon Warns About Rising Gift Card Frauds and More in This Week’s News

March 21, 2017 Published in: Cloud,eCommerce,Internet,News,Security Author: Luka Labrovic

US Govt. Cybersecurity Contractor Hit in Phishing Scam Last Thursday, March 16, the CEO of Defense Point Security admitted to its employees that their W-2 tax data was leaked after someone from the company got caught in a phishing scam. W-2 scams are usually executed with phishing emails directed at finance and HR employees that […]

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IBM and Salesforce to Launch Hybrid AI, Rackspace Offers Public Cloud Trifecta Support and More in This Week’s News

March 14, 2017 Published in: Cloud,Internet,News,Security Author: Luka Labrovic

IBM and Salesforce Team Up To Create Hybrid AI Tech behemoths IBM and Salesforce announced a new partnership whose aim is to combine their AI platforms, Watson and Einstein. Salesforce had just finished integrating its Einstein AI with their Intelligent Customer Success (ICS) platform along with the release of Einstein Vision, a set of APIs […]

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A Typo Took Down AWS, Google and Coursera Team Up to Offer Cloud Education and More in This Week’s News

March 7, 2017 Published in: Cloud,Dynamic Acceleration,Internet,Mobile,News,Security Author: Luka Labrovic

AWS S3 Cloud Storage Crashed Because of Human Error The cloud giant admitted that a human error is to blame for the AWS 4.5 hour long outage which impacted millions of customers last Tuesday. Issues started at 11.35am PST and lasted until 2.08pm PST, on February 28th impacting all AWS services running out of its […]

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