Software

Threat Spotlight: Barracuda Study Finds 1 In 10 Spear Phishing Emails Are Sextortion.

Sextortion scams have increased in frequency and scope since we first highlighted this type of attack in our October Threat Spotlight. Previously, sextortion scams were used as part of large-scale spam campaigns, but now many of these attacks are getting more sophisticated and bypassing email gateways. We analyzed spear phishing attacks targeted at Barracuda customers and found that 1 in 10 were blackmail or sextortion attacks. In fact, employees are more likely to receive a...

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The Information Technology (IT) industry is set for a seismic shake up next spring from serial tech-disruptors Multiven. With an established pedigree for innovation, Multiven, which was founded by technology visionary Peter Alfred-Adekeye, is poised to do it again with a significant move into blockchain and cryptocurrencies. In February 2019, the company will launch the Multiven Open Marketplace (MOM), the world’s first blockchain-based, peer-to-peer marketplace for new, pre-owned and re-cycled computer and internet network hardware,...

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Opsview Launches New Software Monitoring Platform To Combat The Rise Of IT Outages.

With IT downtime costing businesses globally between 301,000 and 400,000 U.S. dollars on average, Opsview has today launched its new software monitoring platform to help IT teams overcome the growing challenge of reducing IT outages. Not simply a means of combatting IT outages, Opsview Monitor 6.0 provides a complete tool to effectively monitor and manage a wide range of IT performances through features including on-premise and cloud compatibility, as well as streamlined dashboards. As a...

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Veracode’s latest State of Software Security report (SoSS) revealed retail is faster than most industries when it comes to addressing common vulnerabilities found in software. The global report found retail is second only to healthcare in its speed of shutting down flaws, which reduces risk exposure. However, two-thirds (66%) of current applications used by retailers are at risk from information leakage attacks, in which an application reveals sensitive data that can be used by an...

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Today, Morpheus Data rolled out enhancements to its next-gen multi-cloud management platform (CMP) in support of hybrid IT projects at large enterprises and service providers. Having recently received a Best of VMworld Award for Agile Operations and Automation and achieving the top vendor ranking on WhatMatrix.com for CMP, this announcement reinforces Morpheus’ applicability for commercial platforms like VMware as well as open source and cloud-native frameworks. News highlights include: Expanded OpenStack support Automation with AWS...

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