According to Kaspersky Lab, the WannaCry virus is still responsible for more than a quarter of all ransomware cyberattacks. Despite being disabled, the North Korean cyberthreat was so prevalent that it continues to spread uncontrollably.
Oracle has agreed on terms to purchase Talari Networks, a California-based SD-WAN provider that will allow Oracle to expand its cloud business. Oracle is expected to use Talari's Failsafe technology to improve reliability and security for its Session Border Controller.
Docker and Mulesoft have reached an agreement to integrate the companies' platforms and sell products together, with Docker also securing an investment from Salesforce as part of the deal. The deal includes a technical partnership to allow customers to easily use the two toolsets together as well as a sales partnership to work with systems integrators to package the companies products together.
With cybersecurity experts at a premium, one Idaho high school is sending students to a nearby university where they are hacking into the computer system in order to develop ways to protect data by uncovering vulnerabilities. Twelve students from several neighboring schools participated in the immersive program.
According to a 2018 global survey from SailPoint, employees are getting lazy about cybersecurity despite increased risks associated with cyberattacks. Recycling passwords and using unauthorized software were the worst offenses and, surprisingly, millennials were the least likely to take precautions.
BlackBerry said has it reached agreement to acquire Cylance, a startup that uses artificial intelligence to protect businesses from cyberattacks, for $1.4 billion in cash, plus the assumption of employee incentives that haven't yet vested. BlackBerry said Cylance will bolster the capabilities of its QNX and UEM products.
Millions of text messages including information regarding password resets and two-factor authentication have been exposed after a data breach from a server maintained by Voxox. The exposure allowed user information to be unprotected and searchable by name or phone number, and the database contained information sent to customers from companies such as Google, Microsoft and Amazon.
Executives from AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Broad Sky Networks participated in an event called the "5G Cage Match" at a recent PlanetOne event to discuss the future of the network for partners and what each of their companies will bring to the table. Verizon's Chris Lewter said the company has already released restricted 5G access in some cities, and AT&T's Kevin Leonard said customers should get out in front of 5G to discover what it can offer rather than waiting on companies to provide use cases.
The Department of Homeland Security and the Pentagon have reached a memorandum of understanding regarding cybercooperation between the departments in the future. The agreement has been reached during a period in which the government is trying to increase cybersecurity cooperation between civilian and military departments to protect election systems and infrastructure including banks, airports and hospitals.
A federal judge has rejected a request by Russian firm Concord Management and Consulting to dismiss the indictment brought by special counsel Robert Mueller against the firm. The company is charged with using social media to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election, but it contends there is no specific law against interfering in elections.
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