Microsoft warns that hackers are increasingly targeting cloud accounts

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MICROSOFT HAS WARNED THAT HACKERS are increasingly targeting users’ cloud credentials, with the number of attacks tripling in the first quarter of 2017. Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report (PDF) also reveals that, perhaps unsurprisingly, accounts are being compromised as a “result of weak, guessable passwords and poor password management, followed…


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Cloudflare CEO explains his emotional decision to punt The Daily Stormer and subject it to hackers

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Until this week, Cloudflare had never dropped a customer because of political pressure. It’s this fact that the company’s CEO, Matthew Prince, says makes him so “deeply uncomfortable” with his decision early Wednesday to stop providing paid services to The Daily Stormer, including protecting its website from attackers. As it…


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Ransomware can cost firms over $700,000; cloud computing may provide the protection they need

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High-profile cybercrime such as data theft, ransomware and computer hacks seem to be occurring more frequently and with higher costs, but cloud computing may provide the security that companies are searching for, experts suggest. “Cloud computing improves IT security and security professionals need as much help as possible,” said Nick…


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5 Ways to Think About Cloud Security

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Applying these five considerations will make for a more successful path to cloud security. Cloud computing promises significant costs savings and more streamlined management of mission-critical information technology, data processing and storage needs. But is it secure? Vibrant Credit Union (VCU), a Midwestern-based full service financial services credit union that…


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CYBER SECURITY FEARS AREN’T HARMING CLOUD ADOPTION

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Adoption of cloud technology isn’t slowing despite cyber security fears – but providers must do more to build more confidence among adopters, according to research. Businesses are pressing ahead with digital transformation plans, an independent report from Advanced found. The software firm questioned over 500 senior executives in UK organisations…


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How to approach cloud computing and cyber security in 2017

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Best practices being used across enterprises and within industries will help lawmakers improve cloud security by holding everyone accountable The adoption of cloud computing has been on the up since as far back as 2008, when a survey conducted by the Pew Research Institute found that cloud services were used…


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Fishtech To Build New Cloud Security Operations Center, The Next Step In A Managed Security Evolution

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As more companies move to the cloud, current methods of managed security just aren’t good enough. That’s what the Fishtech Group believes, and the Kansas City, Mo.-based security solution provider is ready to help as it announced on Thursday that it would launch a new Cloud Security Operations Center (CSOC)….


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Corvil Develops World’s First Virtual Security Expert to Address Cybersecurity in Financial Markets

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Corvil today announced a cybersecurity solution specifically designed to address the unique security needs of today’s electronic trading businesses looking to solve escalating concerns over cyber attacks while demonstrating compliance with evolving regulations. Powered by sophisticated machine learning algorithms, Corvil “Cara” acts as a virtual security expert that autonomously identifies…


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European shares lifted by oil bounce, dealmaking; cybersecurity stocks gain

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European shares rose on Monday helped by a bounce in oil prices and fresh dealmaking activity, while a global hacking attack boosted shares of software security firms. The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 0.2 per cent, hovering around its highest levels in 21 months, while Germany’s DAX was up 0.3…


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How Dropbox relies on partners to expand its reach

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When Thomas Hansen first started in the technology sector 25 years ago selling computer hardware in Denmark, he was strongly encouraged to use a software system that was flawed and hated throughout the office. “It was a horrible system and we all hated it, but it was a condition of…


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SoftBank invests $16.5 Million in Cloud Infrastructure Company Dome9 Security

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This is the time when various industries are depending on computer-generated software for the storage of all kinds of data. Be it confidential data about the strategies of a company or photographs of a family trip, people save it on cloud-based software to ensure proper security of the same. There…


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Neustar Unlocks Cloud Security Channel for Select Partners

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-Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today announced its Cloud Security Partner Program, a channel partnership program for a select group of strategic business partners and cloud service providers. The Neustar Cloud Security Partner Program enables its channel partners to capitalize on the growing…


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Turkish Crime Family hackers claim ‘victory’ in iCloud ransom threats

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April 7th has come and gone, but what of the several hundred million iCloud accounts that were supposed to be wiped? Has Apple paid the upstart hacker group known as the Turkish Crime Family? The group has posted the address of bitcoin wallet showing hundreds of bitcoins deposited on the…


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Security Still Biggest Cloud Storage Concern For Business Execs Sam Pudwell , April 4, 2017, 12:01 pm

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Cloud security concerns and the early announcements from Teradata Universe 2017 Security is still the number one concern among senior business executives when it comes to storing data in the cloud, despite adoption continuing to accelerate across industries. According to a survey carried out by big data and analytics firm…


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Don’t believe phone scammers who say your iCloud account was hacked

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There’s a group of hackers out there that claims it can reset hundreds of millions of iPhones by using stolen iCloud credentials. The attack should occur on April 7th unless Apple pays a ransom, but the iPhone maker denied having its servers breached. If the threat is real, it uses…


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Simple steps to protect your iCloud accounts from hackers

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Recently we had reported that a group of hackers calling themselves the Turkish Crime Family has threatened to hack around 250 million iCloud accounts if they don’t get the ransom amount from Apple. The hackers’ group has allegedly demanded $700,000 million within April 7 otherwise they have said to begin…


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What You Need To Know About The Supposed iCloud Hack

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Yesterday, word spread that hackers calling themselves the “Turkish Crime Family” were threatening Apple, demanding money and claiming they had access to over 300 iCloud and Apple email accounts. According to Motherboard, the hackers said they would wipe Apple devices and reset iCloud accounts if they weren’t supplied with a…


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5 Ways To Protect Your Cloud Service From Being Hacked

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Following the recent Wikileaks leak, and the revelations that companies like Apple Inc Alphabet Inc and Cisco Systems, Inc are potentially vulnerable to hacking, cybersecurity has never been more important. Added to that many companies’ reliance on cloud services from places like Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN , and you can see…


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Check Point Delivers Advanced Cloud Security to Google Cloud Platform

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Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP) today introduced Check Point vSEC for Google Cloud Platform, delivering advanced security integrated with Google Cloud Platform. With this release, Check Point joins the Google Cloud Technology Partner Program and continues its industry leadership protecting workloads in physical, virtual and cloud environments across any…


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How New Technologies Are Providing New Openings for Hackers

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The evolution of cloud and mobile technologies, along with the growing number of internet-connected devices, is presenting new opportunities for hackers and new cybersecurity challenges for businesses. Two cybersecurity executives—John Hering, the co-founder and executive chairman of Lookout Inc., and Andrew Rubin, co-founder and chief executive of Illumio—sat down with…


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