TechTarget News - Week of Jun 27, 2021

Lazada rolls out public bug bounty programme

Regional e-commerce giant Lazada is looking to uncover more vulnerabilities that could compromise data security in a public bug bounty programme that offers up to $10,000 per bounty

DarkSide ransomware funded by cybercriminal 'investors'

New ransomware gangs such as DarkSide are receiving cryptocurrency investments from their peers and are poised to make life difficult for enterprises and law enforcement alike.

Virgin Media O2 uses gigabit voucher scheme to connect rural Sussex homes

Recently merged communications provider announces that it will, for the first time, make use of government’s Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme to help residents in West Sussex benefit from next-generation connectivity

OneWeb, BT sign agreement to explore rural satellite connectivity solutions

Low Earth orbit satellite constellation provider OneWeb announces agreement with BT to discover how satellite technology might support improved capacity, mobile resilience, backhaul and coverage in challenging geographic locations

SolarWinds hackers compromised Microsoft support agent

After placing information-stealing malware on a customer support agent's system, the Nobelium threat actors gained access to three Microsoft clients.

Antitrust lawsuits against Facebook dismissed

A federal court dismissed two antitrust lawsuits against Facebook, which alleged the social media company acquired competitive companies to maintain dominant market power.

Video game industry under relentless cyber attacks

Web application attacks against the global video game industry grew by 340% in 2020 as more people turn to gaming during pandemic lockdowns

MWC 2021: Totogi aims to ‘do for telcos what Salesforce did for CRM’

Public cloud telco software launches charging engine to achieve what it says is the world’s best performance benchmark of one million transactions per second with usage-based pricing with free tier option for CSPs

JFrog to acquire Vdoo, take 'shift right' view of DevSecOps

The combined companies will expand JFrog's Xray tool to embed security throughout its DevSecOps pipeline products, with a focus on application artifacts, rather than source code.

New Nobelium attacks a reminder to attend to cyber basics

A new campaign from the same threat group that broke into SolarWinds serves as a reminder that cyber crime gangs will try to exploit any avenue they can, even if technically unsophisticated

UK Cyber Security Council launches inaugural initiatives

Security association seeks to determine terms of reference for committees to oversee standards and ethics, and qualifications and careers in the cyber sector

End users in the dark about latest cyberthreats, attacks

A study from IoT security vendor Armis shows many outside the IT community are unaware of growing threats, leaving a major gap in knowledge of basic security practices.

Tableau platform update features upgraded AI tools

Tableau on June 29 unveiled new versions of Ask Data and Explain Data, tools that enable users with natural language processing, and two new integrations with Salesforce.

MWC 2021: Global mobile industry leaders show commitment to 5G mmWave

Mobile industry leaders unite as key 5G business segment expands its momentum across multiple regions, aiming to allow operators and OEMs to meet rising demand for data and expand into new service opportunities

UK government reveals full extent of benefits of mobile, fibre development schemes

Scotland, Wales and North East England set to benefit most from mobile coverage boost under £1bn scheme with more than 230,000 Welsh homes and businesses to get access to faster broadband through Project Gigabit, and nearly 1,000 public buildings and 150,000 homes and businesses in Northern Ireland to get full-fibre connections

E-commerce giant Shopify upgrades Liquid, dev tools

Buoyed by the pandemic e-commerce boom, Shopify rolls out upgrades for no-code, low-code and pro-code offerings for its web platform -- and rewrites APIs to make stores faster.

Putting cloud repatriation into perspective

Moving public cloud workloads back on-premise is among the decisions that organisations have to make as they straddle between public and private cloud environments

Google Cloud, Ericsson target telcos with 5G, edge cloud solutions

Google Cloud and Ericsson form partnership based on respective compute platform and 5G technology portfolios to help comms service providers deliver capabilities to the edge to unlock new possibilities for enterprises

Post-pandemic recovery drives NHS digitisation

NHS staff see a role for remote healthcare to enable the health service to keep up with increased demands, according to iGov survey

Cops seize criminal VPN used by ransomware gangs

A coordinated sting has ended the operations of the DoubleVPN service, the owners of which are accused of harbouring cyber criminal activity

Incoherent technology investment saps motivation at mid-size businesses

Research suggests that mid-size businesses are falling into the trap of investing in technology for technology’s sake, rather than identifying what the business actually needs, with stress especially acute supporting remote working

Alleged creator of Gozi banking Trojan arrested in Colombia

Romanian Mihai Ionut Paunescu, known as 'Virus,' was charged with two other supposed creators of the Gozi malware back in 2012, but Paunescu is the only one not to be extradited.

IT pros work out the nuances of GitOps security, maturity

GitOps is catching on among enterprises, especially as edge workloads increase, but the industry must strike a time-honored balance between security and flexibility as it matures.

European police lay siege to hacker haven DoubleVPN

An international law enforcement operation shut down DoubleVPN, a Dutch-hosted service that had provided low-cost, underground anonymizing services to cybercriminals.

Epicor ups its cloud ERP game with Kinetic rebrand

If you build a cloud-native ERP, customers will come. That's the thinking behind rebranding Epicor ERP 10 as Epicor Kinetic, a multi-tenant SaaS ERP.

SAP claims ‘huge momentum’ for Rise in APAC

A top SAP executive claims the region is leading the way in the ‘Rise with SAP’ cloud transformation programme which has been bolstered with modular cloud enterprise resource planning offerings

Openreach warns UK firms to check comms CPE ahead of analogue switch-off

Ahead of current analogue phone network reaching the end of its life by December 2025, UK broadband provider advises firms to start checking digital compatibility of CPE such as alarm services, lifts, payment card readers and medical equipment

Coupa takes sustainability pitch to the channel

Business spend management specialist puts more emphasis on environmental product features as customers look to measure their green credentials

Yellowfin analytics platform update targets data storytelling

The new platform update enables customers to include Yellowfin Stories, the vendor's data storytelling tool, on dashboards to create a unified workflow.

NCSC joins US authorities to expose Russian brute force campaign

A joint attribution by the British and American authorities accuses Russia’s GRU intelligence services of conducting a campaign of brute force attacks on enterprise and cloud environments

TigerGraph expands reach of its graph database technology

With demand for graph analytics on the rise, TigerGraph recently unveiled an expanded partner ecosystem that will enable the vendor to gain domain expertise as its userbase grows.

Eckerson Group unveils service to benchmark analytics

Consulting firm Eckerson Group recently developed an assessment for the insurance industry to help companies compare their analytics programs with their peers.

Slack launches Huddles for impromptu online meetings

Slack Huddles is a form of lightweight communication for informal meetings within the collaboration platforms. Companies using the feature include Dell, Tibco and Cookpad.

Google gives third-party cookies a stay of execution

Experts -- and Google -- tell us why 'The Cookiepocalypse' for which advertisers are braced is delayed until at least 2023, and what it means for internet advertising.

Microsoft will host AT&T 5G network on Azure

AT&T will move its 5G services to Microsoft's Azure cloud. The move provides Microsoft with a critical 5G customer while AT&T cuts costs and gains scalability.

HPE fills in GreenLake with Zerto acquisition

HPE will buy Zerto for $374 million and use its continuous data protection capabilities to bring disaster recovery, backup and data migration offerings to the GreenLake portfolio.

Micron 3D XPoint supply will end with $900M fab sale to TI

Micron's $900 million deal to sell its Utah semiconductor factory to Texas Instruments will end the plant's 3D XPoint supplies for Intel Optane memory and storage products.

AT&T to move 5G mobile network to Microsoft Azure

Leading US operator to run its mobility network on leading cloud platform as it aims to deliver cost-efficient 5G services at scale, while network cloud technology will be deployed to gain competitive advantage through streamlined operations and service differentiation

Should I be worried about PrintNightmare?

The accidental publication of proof of concept code for a Windows vulnerability, and the reclassification of said bug from low to critical severity, has the cyber community concerned. Is it right to be?

Lightspeed taps Nokia to bring 10Gbps broadband to East of England

Strengthening its market position as it expands across the East of England, Lincolnshire-based broadband provider Lightspeed makes strategic investment in gigabit technology to support the roll-out of full-fibre multi-gigabit network

UK government launches 5G network building competition

Latest part of UK government’s 5G diversification strategy sees launch of competition to put UK at the cutting edge of developing tech for 5G mobile networks

Barracuda MSP adds XDR and SOC with Skout buy

Barracuda will gain more security depth for managed service providers through the Skout Cybersecurity acquisition, made at a time when security remains a top customer concern

Whitehurst out as IBM president amid executive changes

Top executives leading IBM have moved, including IBM president Jim Whitehurst, and the company has added a new face to its systems business, recruited from HPE.

FTC broadens antitrust enforcement powers

The Federal Trade Commission took steps Thursday to broaden its powers by increasing the scope of antitrust inquiry, streamlining rulemaking and expediting investigations.

Russia using Kubernetes cluster for brute-force attacks

The NSA warned that Russian state-sponsored hackers launched a new container-based campaign aimed at breaching networks and stealing essential data from multiple industries.

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