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US takes aim at Russian hackers who infected over 500,000 routers

More than half a million routers and network devices in 54 countries have been infected with sophisticated malware, researchers from Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group warn.<p>The malware, which the security researchers are calling VPNFilter, contains a killswitch for routers, can steal logins and …

Search tool accesses firms' documents in the cloud

<b>A website created by anonymous hackers has been launched that allows anyone to search for unsecured sensitive data stored in the cloud.</b><p>Buckhacker is a tool that trawls servers at Amazon Web Services (AWS), a popular cloud computing platform.<p>AWS provides data storage to private firms, governments …

GTT boosts datacentre presence with Interoute acquisition

Cloud networking firm adds 15 datacentres and 51 co-location facilities with £1.6bn deal

LogMeIn is buying Jive Communications for up to $357M to step up in enterprise unified comms

Yet more consolidation in the enterprise collaboration software market. Today LogMeIn, the company that offers conferencing services like GoToMeeting and join.me as well as authentication and other online services to businesses and others, announced that it would acquire Jive Communications for …

Online Life

SD-WAN Market Leader Aryaka and Radware Work Together to Deliver Best-in-Class SD-WAN and Security to Global Enterprises

<i>Aryaka Adds Radware to its Security Ecosystem to Implement Advanced DDoS Attack Detection and Mitigation for its Global Enterprise Services</i><p><b>San Mateo,</b> …

How Data Sovereignty Will Affect IT in 2018

<i>Ryan Mallory is Global Vice President, Technology, for Equinix.</i><p>In 2017, many enterprises came to the realization that the center of data gravity is …

Online Privacy

IDG Contributor Network: China to block SD-WAN and VPN traffic by Jan. 11

A new Chinese policy going into effect next week, will have profound impact on businesses relying on Internet VPN or SD-WAN access within …

Meltdown/Spectre

Overview Vulnerabilities in speculative execution, branch prediction, and application isolation that lead to sensitive information disclosure and …

Kernel panic! What are Meltdown and Spectre, the bugs affecting nearly every computer and device?

If you’re confused by the avalanche of early reports, denials, and conflicting statements about the massive security issues announced today, don’t worry — you’re far from the only one. Here’s what you need to know about Meltdown and Spectre, the two huge bugs that affect practically every computer …

There's a Massive Security Vulnerability in the New macOS

In software, there are bugs, and there are dangerous bugs. It looks like macOS High Sierra has one of those dangerous bugs; one that could give …

DCK Investor Edge: While Breaking New Ground, QTS’s AWS Deal is a Wildcard

QTS Realty's CloudRamp is the only colocation offering on the AWS Marketplace and this partnership with Amazon Web Services could become a game …

Cloud Computing

Green House Data Acquires Cloud Provider Ajubeo

Green House Data, provider of data center services primarily in tier 2 US data center markets, announced this week that it has acquired Ajubeo, a …

New Jersey

Paradise Papers: Everything you need to know about the leak

What are the Paradise Papers?<p>The Paradise Papers are a huge leak of financial documents that throw light on the top end of the world of offshore finance.<p>A number of stories are appearing in a week-long expose of how politicians, multinationals, celebrities and high-net-worth individuals use complex …

Corruption

Google Cloud Makes Direct Connection Service Faster, Inks Equinix Deal to Expand Network

Google's cloud services team has made improvements to the way traffic of customers using its Dedicated Interconnect service (launched in September) …

Public Sector: Metro 911 Networks

Emergency response 9-1-1 operations deal with life and death situations on a regular basis. Callers must be able to reach 9-1-1 call center agents …

Emergency Medicine

Millions Of Mobile Minecraft Players Tricked Into Installing Malware

More than 55 million men, women, and children play Minecraft in an average month. Many of those players enjoy using “mods,” third party tools that further customize the game, to tweak things to their liking.<p>Different mods can change Minecraft in all kinds of ways. Often it’s as simple as altering a …

New – Per-Second Billing for EC2 Instances and EBS Volumes | Amazon Web Services

Back in the old days, you needed to buy or lease a server if you needed access to compute power. When we launched EC2 back in 2006, the ability to …

Cloud Computing

Amazon Web Services will now charge by the second, its biggest pricing change in years

Public cloud market leader Amazon Web Services on Monday said that on Oct. 2 it will start charging its customers by the second for use of its …

Rackspace Announces Agreement to Acquire Datapipe

SAN ANTONIO – Sept. 11, 2017 – Rackspace® today announced that it signed an agreement to acquire Datapipe, one of the world’s leading providers of …

Cybersecurity Incident & Important Consumer Information | Equifax

Here’s How the Software-Defined Network that Powers Azure Works

For a couple of decades now, Albert Greenberg has been quietly transforming the internet. Somewhat of a legend in network engineering circles, he’s …

Networking

You Can Now Spin Up VMware Servers in Amazon Data Centers

Ever wish you could just run VMware on Amazon’s cloud? Now you can, but not on the entire AWS cloud, just in one availability region hosted in Amazon …

Fusion to buy privately held Birch's cloud, business services unit

(Reuters) - Fusion Telecommunications International Inc plans to buy the cloud and business services unit of Birch Communications in an all-stock deal that it said would broaden its customer base.<p>Fusion shares rose 70 percent to $2.09 on Monday on news of the deal, which would form one of the …

Evolve IP Acquires Cloud Comms Company Mtel To Continue International Push

Channel-focused cloud service provider Evolve IP is going global. The firm has acquired Netherlands-based cloud communications company Mtel to extend …

South Korean firm's 'record' ransom payment

<b>South Korean web-hosting firm Nayana has agreed to pay a $1m ransom to unlock computers frozen by hackers.</b><p>It is believed to be a record amount, although it is worth noting that many ransom payments are never made public.<p>Nayana's chief executive revealed that the hackers initially asked for $4.4m, …

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3 Reasons Sales Enablement Roles are on the Rise

Many of us now have jobs that probably didn’t exist when we were kids, or at least, the way we work has changed dramatically due to technology and …

Evolve IP Acquires Arizona-Based Cloud Services Provider Azzaron, Inc

WAYNE, Pa., May 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolve IP, The Cloud Services Company™, today announced that it has acquired Azzaron, Inc., a Workspace as a …

Enormous $2.5 billion data campus planned for metro Atlanta

A Nevada-based tech firm plans to build an enormous data center campus in metro Atlanta in what it describes as a “multibillion-dollar” investment in …