Yahoo says 500 million of its user’s data was hacked in 2014

Written on Sunday, 25 September 2016 07:21
Yahoo announced on Thursday, September 22, that a massive hack on its network in 2014 saw 500 million of its user’s data breached. The company said the attack may have been state sponsored: “Based on the ongoing investigation, Yahoo believes that information associated with at least 500 million user accounts was stolen,” the company said in a statement. The comments were the first confirmation from Yahoo on the huge data breach, and come after a report earlier this year quoting…
Wedge Networks, the leader in real-time network threat prevention, announced a disruptive new weapon in the battle to prevent ransomware, zero day attacks and other advanced threats from entering networks, with actionable threat intelligence to maximize threat mitigation. The newly released Wedge Advanced Malware Blocker (WedgeAMB) is the first product in the Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection (WedgeARP) series of enterprise solutions. The WedgeARP series provides fully self-contained, security platforms in the form of virtual machines or appliances that orchestrate Wedge’s…

NTT Com now Cloud Foundry Foundation certified

Written on Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:39
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications arm of NTT, has become the first Japanese company to have its platform certified by the Cloud Foundry Foundation. The Foundation’s certification is designed to establish reliable portability across platforms in multivendor, multicloud environments. According to NTT Com, “Cloud Foundry, collectively developed by multiple companies including leading manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services companies, is an open-source cloud PaaS on which developers can build, deploy, run and scale applications on…
Cloud-based data storage company Dropbox said on Thursday, September 1, that user IDs and passwords of some 68 million clients were stolen four years ago and were recently leaked onto the internet. The company said it had no indication that any of its user accounts were improperly entered, and that it had notified the users and made them reset their passwords on the accounts. The company learned of the theft of the data only a few weeks ago after the…
Huawei Indonesia has partnered with Accenture, Cloudera, Anabatic, IDPRO, Infosys and Telkomsigma to launch Huawei FusionSphere 6.0, billed as an enterprise-class cloud operating system that helps customers deploy virtual servers, private clouds, public clouds, hybrid clouds, clouds desktop, and virtualized network infrastructure. According to Huawei, FusionSphere 6.0 exploit open source software to give customers more choice. “Huawei FusionSphere 6.0 keeps pace with the open-source OpenStack community, complies with the native OpenStack standards, and supports OpenStack application programming interfaces (APIs),” Huawei…

IBM & SK open IBM cloud data center in Korea

Written on Sunday, 28 August 2016 06:32
IBM has opened a new data center in Korea, in Pangyo outside Seoul, in collaboration with SK Holdings C&C. IBM said the new center would support growing demand across the country for cloud computing services. The two companies’ relationship for the new data center follows an existing partnership that offers hybrid cloud capabilities to the gaming, IT, manufacturing and retail industries. They also plan to make a cognitive cloud platform available at the new data center, “enabling local startups and…

Reliance Comms builds India-wide content delivery network

Written on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 05:46
Reliance Communications (RCOM) and its subsidiary, Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), have deployed what they say is India’s first home-grown content delivery network (CDN), designed to take ‘Digital India’ from promise to fruition. Bill Barney, CEO of RCOM (Enterprise) & GCX, said Fast Edge comprised content caches around the edge of Reliance’s Indian network, connecting back to nine Tier III+ data centers in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. “The content caches, in turn, are seamlessly connected onward to our network of…

DDoS on the rise in Asia, and China bears the brunt

Written on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 12:21
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks increased 43 percent to more than 34,000 attacks in the second quarter of the year, according to Nexusguard's Q2 2016 Threat Report - Asia-Pacific. Nexusguard scans attack data for trends in vectors, duration, sources and other characteristics to inform organizations across industries of the latest methods. Its latest report shows that network protocol time (NTP) attacks accounted for 90 percent of DDoS attack in the Asia-Pacific region, much higher than the global figure of…
The Pirate Bay, the copyright infringement-accused online index of digital content, founded in 2003, recently celebrated its 13th birthday. The notorious supplier of download and contribute magnet links and torrent files, which facilitate peer-to-peer file sharing among users of the BitTorrent protocol, is now the last of the original torrent sites, after KickassTorrents (KAT) and Torrentz.eu both got shut down. Although other torrent sites remain, such as ExtraTorrent and RARBG, The Pirate Bay has managed to stick around for an…
"Google Fiber is already up and running in seven other major cities, outside California, but a source familiar with the project says the company is putting additional fiber locations on the back burner to reassess the technology and explore a cheaper alternative—wireless service that does not require expensive, capital-intensive and time-consuming installation of fiber cables under the ground," the Mercury News reported. "The source said Google is now focusing more on aerial installation." Google has told at least two Silicon…

Singtel debuts SDN-enabled hybrid cloud offerings

Written on Thursday, 04 August 2016 06:05
Singtel has launched a suite of software defined network and hybrid cloud services. They include the Data Center and Cloud Connect Service (DC Connect), billed as a first-of-its-kind software-defined network service for Singapore. It allows firms to easily access and move their data seamlessly between public and private clouds in more than 20 data centers using a single connection. The DC Connect service also provides latency of less than one millisecond, and a secure web portal for companies to dynamically…
Intel Security, in partnership with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), recently released ‘Hacking the Skills Shortage’, a global report outlining the talent shortage crisis impacting the cybersecurity industry across both companies and nations. A majority of respondents (82 percent) admit to a shortage of cybersecurity skills, with 71 percent of respondents citing this shortage as responsible for direct and measurable damage to organizations whose lack of talent makes them more desirable hacking targets. “A shortage of people…
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