TechTarget News - Week of Sep 24, 2017

Amazon launches Middle East region

Amazon opens its latest delivery hub in Bahrain to serve customers in the Middle East

Oracle releases Java 9, Java EE 8

Oracle released the long-awaited Java 9, along with Java EE 8 -- each with key improvements to simplify the development process using the language, including modularity in Java 9.

Mac OS passwords at risk of theft, researcher warns

Some Apple Mac users are at risk of password theft due to a zero-day vulnerability discovered in some versions of the operating system

Global hacker botnet tops 6 million hijacked devices

A year after the first Mirai botnet attacks, the global botnet has grown, with many countries and cities unwittingly hosting large number of bot-infected devices

Ransomware attackers using more sophisticated techniques

At the (ISC)2 Security Congress, infosec professionals warned of sophisticated ransomware attackers that are using more advanced techniques to encrypt entire networks.

RHB Bank rolls out chatbot for loan applications

The Malaysian lender hopes to improve the loan application experience and grow its personal loan business by 60% through a new chatbot

Large scale IoT deployments double in 12 months

Vodafone’s fifth annual look at the IoT market reveals that the percentage of companies with more than 50,000 connected devices has effectively doubled in the past year

Deloitte hack compromised sensitive emails, client data

News roundup: During the Deloitte hack, attackers had access to client data and internal email servers. Plus, the U.S. asks China not to enforce its Cybersecurity Law, and more.

Government data requests on the rise for Apple and Google

One expert is concerned about the large increase of government data requests received by Apple and the effects this surveillance activity has on user privacy.

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