The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team has issued a warning about a newly discovered malware launched by North Korean group Hidden Cobra, also known as Lazarus Group. "These files have the capability to download and install malware, install proxy and Remote-Access Trojans (RATs), connect to command-and-control servers to receive additional instructions, and modify the victim's firewall to allow incoming connections," the US-CERT report notes.
Forty-seven percent of small businesses were cyberattacked once last year, while 44% were attacked two to four times, a Hiscox survey has found. Despite the prevalence of attacks, only about half of small businesses have a clear cybersecurity strategy, while almost two-thirds did not increase security after being attacked, the survey found.
More than 400 models of internet of things cameras from Axis Communications can be taken over remotely by hackers using just the IP address, VDOO researchers have found. Updated firmware was released two months before the report was released, and owners are being advised to update their cameras immediately if they haven't already.
In a recent poll, 27% of chief information officers named Microsoft as their "most integral vendor," leading experts to predict that Microsoft's Azure will emerge as one of the top cloud platforms in the industry. The survey also found that 12% of CIOs said Amazon Web Services was their preferred vendor, and only 2% gave Oracle that title.
The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear Apple's appeal of a lower court ruling that found the company violated antitrust laws with its App Store commissions. Experts warn the Supreme Court's decision could affect major industry players, including Amazon, eBay and StubHub.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is expanding its partner support programs with GreenLake Flex Capacity, the company announced at its 2018 Global Partner Summit. The programs focus on pay-per-use revenue channels, as an IDC report predicts 40% of company IT infrastructure spending will go toward consumption-based procurement by 2020.
Site reliability engineers should prioritize production over development in cloud native architecture, says RackN CEO Rob Hirschfeld. He suggests companies use financial incentives to reward SREs and ensure they have access to tools that can make their jobs easier.
A recent study found that 78% of health care companies reported suffering from a ransomware or malware attack last year, and providers are now turning to artificial intelligence and machine learning to better protect themselves. Aetna recently installed a behavior-based security system and biometric scanning features for certain apps, while organizations including Cardinal Innovations Healthcare and Weill Cornell Medicine are making use of CrowdStrike Falcon's AI-based security system.
Security researchers from ThreatFabric have uncovered a new type of ransomware for Android dubbed MysteryBot. The experimental malware is thought to still be in development and could infect victims with a keylogger, a banking trojan and ransomware, researchers warn.
Google spent $550 million on an investment in Chinese e-commerce company JD.com. Along with the investment, the companies announced they would collaborate on "a range of strategic initiatives, including joint development of retail solutions."
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