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An American vigilante hacker — who calls himself “The Jester” — has defaced the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in retaliation for attacks on American targets.Continue reading
Following the large scale cyberattack that took down a number of high-profile sites last Friday, a Chinese electronics component manufacturer has admitted that its products were utilised by the attackers behind the disruption. Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology, which produces DVRs and internet-connect cameras, came forward on Sunday to acknowledge that its products were exploited and that the attackers had taken advantage of security vulnerabilities resulting from weak default passwords. The Mirai malware was used to orchestrate the attack as it can quickly amass large numbers of connected devices. These devices are then used by cyber attackers to launch large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.Continue reading
As companies shift more workloads into the cloud, fears persist that storing business data off-site is less secure than keeping it in an in-house data center – despite evidence to the contrary, says Gartner Inc. research director Steve Riley.Continue reading
Ever wonder if you’re being paid what you’re worth? Glassdoor hopes to take the water cooler guesswork out of that question with Know Your Worth, a new site feature that launched in beta late Tuesday.Continue reading
Facebook wants its 1.71 billion users to friend businesses.Continue reading
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