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China-linked hackers reportedly attack American Airlines, Sabre systems

China-linked hackers attacked the computer systems of travel reservations distributor Sabre and American Airlines Group. Incidents at the travel companies were consistent with incursions by China-based hackers that recently targeted insurer Anthem Inc and the U.S. government’s personnel office. The China-based hackers reportedly targeted the systems of United Continental Holdings Inc , which the airline detected in May or early June.

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Sabre, a former American Airlines subsidiary that was spun off in 2000, operates IP addresses still registered to American’s name. However, American Airlines spokesman Casey Norton said the carrier has found no evidence that its customer data might have been compromised.

Read more at VentureBeat.

Graphics Distribution Inc. Signs Up as a Wowza Media Systems Reselling Partner

Wowza Media Systems, the provider of streaming media software solutions, GDI and the distributor of of high-performance graphics and video products, has announced it's entry into an agreement for making GDI (Graphics Distribution, Inc) the desugnated North American distributor of Wowza’s Streaming Engine offering. This means that GDI is joining the Wowza Media Systems Reseller Partner program. Wowza should benefit greatly from this agreement, as it allows Wowza to leverage GDI’s strong relationship with hardware vendors like Matrox and Osprey Video and hence reach out to more customers. Both of the companies and their customer base should be satisfied with the deal, as it will ensure the rise of cuser experience.

Full report at CDN Advisor.

OnApp Adds Various Features and Enhancements to its Cloud Platform

OnApp, the provider of federated Content Delivery Network services, and a provider of public cloud solutions, has announced the addition of three new capabilities: Application Servers, Virtual Server Instances and OnApp Accelerator, to make it faster and easier for their cloud users to deploy, manage and accelerate applications in OnApp’s global cloud. OnApp should provide 300+ cloud-ready applications including CMS, blogging and social networking tools. OnApp Accelerator is OnApp’s patent-pending web application accelerator that is currently in Beta.

Read more at OnApp.

Apple supplier Foxconn is spending $5B on a factory in India

Taiwan’s Foxconn, the electronics manufacturer and a key business supplier to Apple, has signed a deal with India’s Maharashtra state to invest $5 billion over five years on a new electronics manufacturing facility.India could help Foxconn mitigate accelerating wage inflation in China, where it makes the majority of iPhones, and base production sites closer to markets where its key clients want to grow.Foxconn is aiming to develop 10-12 facilities in India, including factories and data centers, by 2020. Local businessmen are hoping that as Foxconn and other companies invest in the country, suppliers will follow. The plant should generate employment for about 50000 people.

Full story at VentureBeat.

Indonesian Data Center Service Provider PT.Cyber CSF Acquired by NTT Communications

NTT Communications Corporation or NTT Com, the ICT solutions and international communications services providing subsidiary of the NTT Group, announced that it had entered into a strategic agreement to wholly acquire PT. This should allow Cyber CSF to boost its presence in the region. NTT Com has decided to invest further and expand in the region, meaning that the company will be wholly acquiring Cyber CSF and hence gain control of its high-quality 7700 sq. meters facility that is equipped for 24 MVA power and can house 2800 racks. NTT mentioned that it plans to rename Cyber CSF as NTT Indonesia Nexcenter.

Full story at Yahoo! Finance.

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