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Popular cloud storage app vehicle for secret ad fraud operation

4shared was covertly generating fake clicks and purchases, and sending personal data to servers in the British Virgin Islands Researchers working for Upstream’s security lab have discovered that a popular cloud storage app has been triggering and hiding suspicious background activity. 4shared, which has over 100 million downloads, has been delivering ads to users that… Read More


More investment needed to defend vulnerable NHS from hackers, researchers warn

Rise of AI, cloud computing and connected devices increasing risk of attack, report warns Out-dated computer systems, a lack of investment, and a deficit of skills and awareness is putting NHS hospitals at risk of cyber attacks, researchers have warned. A report by Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation said more money needs… Read More


Cloudflare hit by another network issue (Update: Fix implemented)

“Aware of major Cloudflare issues impacting us network wide” Fresh from dusting itself off from a route-leak issue that impacted parts of its network last week, network services provider Cloudflare is experiencing connection issues across its network, affecting millions of websites that rely on its services. The issue appears to have begun around 2:15pm BST,… Read More


Google Cloud to deliver managed Oracle data centre service with Atos

New offering will be available in the second half of 2019  Google is expanding two of its data centres in Germany and North America in order to provide its cloud customers with local access to managed, cloud-based versions of Oracle database services. Google is partnering with technology partner Atos on the expansions, equipping the facilities… Read More


75% of all databases will live in the cloud by 2022

Cloud infrastructure and services are fast becoming the default choice for data management, Gartner says Companies are increasingly turning to the cloud to host their databases, according to a new report from Gartner. The analyst house said that by 2022 the overwhelming majority of databases will be deployed or migrated to a cloud platform. Just… Read More


NTT combines Dimension Data, NTT Communications, and NTT Security into $11 billion entity

New $11bn IT services entity to be headquartered in London Japanese telecommunications company NTT Corp has consolidated three of its key IT businesses into a single $11bn (£8.7bn) business. The new technology services arm is called NTT Ltd and is made up of Dimension Data, NTT Communications and NTT Security. In total 28 brands have… Read More


Google launches containers for machine learning applications, three months after AWS did the same

AWS released containers for machine learning applications in March Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has launched Deep Learning Containers, portable and consistent environments for developing, testing and deploying machine learning applications. The docker images, released in beta, work on cloud, on-premises, and across GCP products and services, including Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), AI Platform, Cloud Run,… Read More


Extreme Networks snaps up rival Aerohive for $272 million

Extreme looks to Aerohive’s automation capabilities to expand edge-to-cloud networking offering Networking equipment vendor Extreme Networks has announced it will acquire rival Aerohive. In a press release, Extreme said the acquisition will add important cloud management and edge capabilities to the company’s portfolio, as customers increasingly demand connectivity from the edge to the cloud. Extreme… Read More


Security teams can’t keep up with pace of cloud adoption, research finds

93 percent of IT decision makers report difficulties keeping tabs on cloud workloads As cloud rapidly becomes the norm, cloud security should be rising up the organisation’s list of security concerns. But new research shows that firms are leaving their security teams behind in their eagerness to migrate workloads to the cloud. The research, released… Read More


Cloudflare fixes outage that affected Discord and others
Route leak that impacted Cloudflare network resolved Cloudflare, a company that provides performance and security services to websites, has resolved an issue that affected a number of its customers Monday. Among the sites affected by the network issue were Overcast, Discord, WP Engine, WP Engine and Sonassi, and many of the other 16 million sites... Read More

New Kubernetes command-line flaw discovered

Latest kubectl vulnerability linked to incomplete patch of previous flaw discovered in March A security researcher has discovered a fresh flaw in container orchestration platform Kubernetes, which if exploited could allow attackers to place malicious containers on users workstations. The vulnerability affects the Kubernetes kubectl command-line tool, a tool that allows users to copy files… Read More


Nokia migrates all phone data to Google Cloud region in Finland

The data was previously stored on servers based in Singapore Nokia is to move its phone data to a Google Cloud facility in Europe as part of a company plan to better protect customer data. Nokia device activation and performance data, are to be moved to Hamina, Finland which is powered by Google Cloud, with… Read More



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