TechTarget News - Week of Jan 16, 2022

Ransomware actors increasingly demand payment in Monero

Though Bitcoin is still the cryptocurrency standard in ransomware payment demands, Monero has gained prominence due to its more private, less traceable technology.

Fivetran updates data integration platform with dbt core

With automated core data transformations and new data lineage visualization graphs, Fivetran is looking to make building data pipelines easier for data users.

‘Robust’ market opportunities ‘still abound’ in SD-WAN

Research reveals demand for cloud agility and cross-enterprise visibility, and that the integration of enterprise-grade 5G will continue to drive opportunities in software-defined wide area networks

Hammerspace CEO: Storage flexibility is now crucial

In this Q&A, David Flynn, CEO of Hammerspace, reflects on how COVID-19 and remote work have affected storage vendors that specialize in data storage management.

Amazon puts UK Visa ban on hold

Online retail giant Amazon continues to allow UK Visa credit card payments as negotiations over fees with the card provider continue

Police take down VPN linked to multiple ransomware hits

German police led a multinational effort to seize and take down the LabVPN service, which was allegedly used by cyber criminals to facilitate ransomware attacks

Cobalt Strike still C2 infrastructure of choice

Its utility and ease of use, coupled with explosive growth in ransomware actions, makes Cobalt Strike Team Servers the C2 infrastructure of choice for malicious actors

MITSG snaps up CSS Group

Managed services player makes its first acquisition of the year building on expansion moves made in 2021

CityFibre extends full-fibre in Aberdeen

Granite City sees rock-solid gigabit connectivity in £19m expansion of full-fibre network to homes and businesses in the Aberdeen area

International Space Station gets connected on SpaceDataHighway

SpaceDataHighway deploys space laser communications to increase the operational flexibility of ISS, allowing more astronauts, scientists and researchers to benefit from a direct link with Europe

Connexin switches on full-fibre broadband network in Hull

So-called ‘disruptive’ communications company specialising in building and operating smart city infrastructure connects first customer to full-fibre network in East Yorkshire

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

A mixture of promotions and reaching out to fresh talent continues as firms across the industry look for talent

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