Cybersecurity

OpenText to Acquire Carbonite Data Protection Company

This week’s OpenText corporation (EIM) announced a definitive agreement to acquire data protection and cyber security provider Carbonite, Inc. Canadian-based OpenText aims at helping companies to increase growth, reduce costs and mitigate security risks through business intelligence, both locally and cloud-based. The organization is operating in 40 countries. Founded in 2005, Carbonite offers both businesses

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Different Linux Distributions for Libarchive Vulnerability Impacts

An arbitrary code implementation can result in a vulnerability discovered in the multi-format archive and compression system library library. The compression library is best known for its technology for copying files to and from archives, for building archives and for compressing and expanding data. It has been used in a wide range of package managers,

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Compromise Email is the latest Identity Disappointment Assault

Deception in identity attacks continues to increase, but the type of attack seems to change. In Q3 2019, phishing campaigns by brands fell 6% compared to the previous quarter. Nevertheless, assaults by individuals rose by 10 million. The decline in brand impersonation may be partly linked to increased DMARC in the industry, which increased by

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Hackers are Guilty of Software Breach that is Shielded

Two computer hackers pleaded guilty to developing an extort scheme that tangled Uber in a year long cover-up of a data breach that stolen sensitive information from approximately 57 million passengers and drivers of the ride-hailing service. The pleas entered Wednesday at the federal court of Brandon Charles Glover and Vasile Mereacre in San Jose,

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Misuse of Austrian Postal Services for Customer Data

Austria’s Postal Service has been fined EUR 18 million (20 million dollars) for working out information on the political allegiances of its customers, said the Ministry of Justice on Tuesday. In January, Austrian Post stated that a database of about 2,2 million customers ‘ likely political affinities would be deleted after privacy campaigners had likened

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India Nuclear Power Plant Hit North Korean Malware: Report

India’s largest nuclear plant was reportedly hit by a malware package that experts linked to North Korean hackers recently, but officials said control systems had not been jeopardized. Reports of an infringement on the Tamil Nadu Nuclear Power Plant in Kudankulam came on Monday following a Twitter user posting a VirusTotal link to what seemed

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Cyber Attack Causes Severe Disruption in Pilz, Germany

The manufacturer of automation tools, Pilz, suffered a cyber attack that took down almost all its infrastructure. Pilz is a leading provider of automation technology in Ostfildern, Germany. This offers computer and process control and security services, consultancy, research and education and has industries around the world. The business was struck by all its server-based

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7 Big Factors that makes Small Business at Risk

Small organizations still face a long list of threats to security. These threats and vulnerabilities should take precedence. Increasingly, cyber criminals are targeting smaller organisations. This makes small and medium-sized enterprises (SMBs) hard to find. They are also working with smaller budgets and staff constraints in the face of a long list of cyber threats,

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IoT Cybersecurity Is Still Very Problematic

In our past article, we have discussed the flaws affecting an obscure embedded OS, which happens to be one of the most successful operating systems in history, while at the same time remained hidden from most users, VxWorks. We are in the middle of a major shift in computing, as competition for the standard operating

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