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Emotet Uses Compromised Devices as Proxy Command Servers

A new Emotet Trojan variant has been observed in the wild with the added capabilities of using compromised connected devices as proxy command-and-control servers and of employing random URI directory paths to evade network-based detection rules. […] Source:: BleepingComputer

Virgin Media UK Appoints Jeff Dodds as New Chief Operating Officer

Cable broadband ISP Virgin Media UK has today announced the appointment of Jeff Dodds to become their new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Jeff will take over the position from Lutz Schüler on 11th June 2019, which follows hot on the heels of Lutz’s own appointment (here) to become the provider’s new CEO. Dodds moved into …

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Upgrade your PC’s graphics with the overclocked Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX Vega 56 for $300

If you didn’t jump on yesterday’s display deal (which is still live at NeweggRemove non-product link), perhaps today’s deal will convince you to take the plunge: Amazon is selling the factory overclocked Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX Vega 56 for $300Remove non-product link, an all-time low and nearly $200 off its $480 retail price. To read …

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‘Highly Critical’ Unpatched Zero-Day Flaw Discovered In Oracle WebLogic

A team of cybersecurity researchers today published a post warning enterprises of an unpatched, highly critical zero-day vulnerability in Oracle WebLogic server application that some attackers might have already started exploiting in the wild. Oracle WebLogic is a scalable, Java-based multi-tier enterprise application server that allows businesses to quickly deploy new products and services Source:: …

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Rapid Development of Serverless Chatbots with Cloudflare Workers and Workers KV

I’m the Product Manager for the Internal Tools team here at Cloudflare. We recently identified a need for a new tool around service ownership. As a fast growing engineering organization, ownership of services changes fairly frequently. Many cycles get burned in chat with questions like “Who owns service x now? Whilst it’s easy to see …

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Hyperconnected Data Centers: Optimizing Hybrid Cloud

Maile Kaiser, SVP of Sales & Business Development for CoreSite, highlights the emergence of the data-driven enterprise and how it has given rise to multi-cloud environments and hyperconnected data centers. Maile Kaiser, SVP of Sales & Business Development for CoreSite Current estimates suggest that the world produces as much as 2.5 quintillion bytes of data …

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Over 500% Increase in Ransomware Attacks Against Businesses

Cybercriminals have started focusing their efforts on businesses during Q1 2019, with consumer threat detections decreasing by roughly 24% year over year while businesses have seen a 235% increase in the number of cyber attacks against their computing systems. […] Source:: BleepingComputer

ISPA Reveal Finalists for their 2019 UK ISP Internet Industry Awards

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has today named a shortlist of finalists for this year’s 21st annual industry awards, which has seen various broadband ISPs being nominated for awards across a total of twelve different categories (Best Consumer ISP, Best Rural ISP etc.). As a quick recap, last year’s event saw Hyperoptic crowned …

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NewsGuard Consider Using UK ISPs to Warn Users of Bad News Sites

The co-founders of NewsGuard, which analyses and ranks websites in order to identify whether or not they’re trustworthy for news content, are reported to be discussing with broadband ISPs the possibility of introducing a new system that would alert users when they try to access an untrustworthy site. At present it’s already possible to use …

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Broadband from Hot Air Balloons – Loon Secures £97m Investment

After several years of development Alphabet’s (Google) Loon project, which hopes to distribute mobile broadband (4G / 5G) connectivity from High Altitude Platforms (stratospheric balloons), has just secured an investment of £97m ($125m) from SoftBank’s HAPSMobile in order to help support their commercial roll-out (due to begin this year). The idea of using balloons to …

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Facebook Could Be Fined Up To $5 Billion Over Privacy Violations

Facebook expects to face a massive fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as the result of an investigation into its privacy policies—that’s about one month’s revenue for the social media giant. To be clear the amount of fine is not what the FTC has announced or hinted yet; instead, …

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TA505 Spear Phishing Campaign Uses LOLBins to Avoid Detection

The TA505 hacking group ran a spear phishing campaign targeting a financial institution during April with the help of a signed version of the ServHelper backdoor and a number of LOLBins designed to help the operation evade detection. […] Source:: BleepingComputer