5th February, 2018 2 Min read
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Bizety published an article featuring Devumi, a service which sells Twitter followers to anyone wanting to appear more popular on this social media platform. The New York Times wrote about their actual numbers and found out that the company has issued its customers with over 200 million Twitter accounts in total and that they have a stock of about 3.5 million automated accounts. Even though the created accounts closely resemble that of real people, they are not in fact real which is now ‘outlawed’ by the state of California and New York. Countries all around the world are becoming more aware of this problem and are starting to react.
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Read more: Bizety
A cloud security and web performance firm CDNetworks reports on the number of DDoS attacks that were performed in the last 12 months and the results are shocking. They’ve surveyed 305 organizations in the UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland and found out that 54% of these businesses have had a DDoS attack problem. 64% of these businesses are thinking of investing more in their security efforts.
Read more: ComputerWeekly
China has over 731 million Internet users (reported at the end of 2016) while SEA (South East Asia) has 320 million internet users which logically means this region has huge potential for growth. According to some sources SEA will become one of the world’s fastest growing regions for e-commerce revenues, exceeding $25 billion by 2020. The Internet users in Asia are starting to request more quality internet experiences and there is a big shift happening where every major business will purchase a CDN.
Read more: PR Newswire
With a valuation of $18B, Kuaishou, a Chinese video-streaming startup whose name means “fast hand” in Chinese has approached $1B in a founding round led by Tencent. They are currently the China’s most popular video streaming service app and they command 20% market share with 100 million monthly active users. Reports show they are about to triple their numbers this year.
Read more: Bizety
Researchers from Proofpoint discovered a massive global botnet dubbed Smominru that is using EternalBlue SMB exploit to infect Windows computers to secretly mine Monero cryptocurrency. EternalBlue is the same NSA exploit that was leaked by the hacking group Shadow Brokers and is responsible for the devastating widespread ransomware called WannaCry, which we’ve covered several times in our weekly news on this blog.
Read more: The Hacker News
As we navigate through the evolving landscape of IT infrastructure, a closer look at the cost trends for 2024 reveals significant shifts. From cloud expenses feeling the pressure of economic changes. With global cloud spending expected to hit over $1 trillion and various sectors facing unique challenges, staying informed is more crucial than ever. Dive […]
EX.CO is a video technology platform that enables publishers to monetize video content on websites.
Justt is a chargeback mitigation startup based in Tel Aviv. Chargebacks, as defined, are demands by a credit card provider for a retailer to reimburse losses on fraudulent or disputed transactions. Justt’s objective is to assist merchants worldwide in combating false chargebacks using its proprietary artificial intelligence technology.
The cloud used to be viewed as a place of significant cost savings: rather than purchasing and maintaining dozens of server stacks, organizations could outsource this and purchase compute power on an as-needed basis. In the ensuing rush to cloud architecture, however, many companies simply lifted-and-shifted their old financial bad habits. The sheer speed of […]
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