Seemingly impenetrable Apple is facing a surge of attacks on its devices, with a Datto study suggesting that half of all businesses using Apple computers have been the targets of ransomware. The study also found than nine in 10 managed service providers predict that the rate of ransomware attacks will remain steady or increase.
Nigerian tech company Main One Cable Co. says it accidentally routed Google traffic through China due to a glitch following a network upgrade on Monday. The incident lasted 74 minutes and initially raised concerns that the traffic had been intentionally hijacked, though experts contend it highlights potential exploitation by hackers in the future despite Main One taking responsibility.
Microsoft rolled out 62 fixes for security flaws on Tuesday, including a patch for a zero-day vulnerability being actively exploited by multiple cyberespionage groups. Additionally, the company rereleased Windows 10 1809 and Windows Server 2019 following issues with the initial release in October.
San Diego is displaying new smart apps and lighting technology at the Smart City Expo World Congress, now in session in Barcelona. City officials says the infrastructure improvements are expected to save San Diego $3.6 million a year in operating and maintenance expenses.
Hackers could shut down US infrastructure if cyberattacks are not detected in time, leaving policymakers wondering how best to prevent such potentially devastating attacks. Some cyberexperts say tough government regulations and monitoring will be the best deterrent, while others say that industries that understand vulnerabilities are better equipped to address cybersecurity.
Research finds our reliance on technology to communicate is increasing employee loneliness and disengagement, writes Dan Schawbel. Leaders can turn this around by mentioning individual contributions when celebrating team success and encouraging members to support each other's professional development, he writes.
Having empathy for victims could help tech professionals develop better, more effective preventive software. Unfortunately, more high-profile software often overshadows solutions that are less glamorous but more common, leaving more people vulnerable.
Cisco has added new collaboration integrations to build its portfolio, focusing on BroadCloud Calling and "huddle"-style collaboration spaces. Cisco will now offer BroadCloud Calling as part of its Flex Plan and is also offering new Webex products to help improve collaboration within huddle spaces.
Russia's Ministry of Justice reportedly wrote a letter to the State Department and a judge in New York's Southern District asking for the Democratic National Committee's lawsuit regarding election interference in 2016 be thrown out. Russia argues the lawsuit violates the US Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and, if pursued, could open the US National Security Agency to litigation in response.
Following a round of venture capital funding, cybersecurity firm Netskope has reached a $1 billion private valuation, joining what is known as the unicorn club. The company has raised $400 million in six rounds of funding, including $169 million in the latest round, and CEO Sanjay Beri expects an initial public offering in the future but has yet to provide a potential timeline.