Hacking group Pawn Storm, which is linked to Russia, has been directing a cyberattack at the campaign of Emmanuel Macron, a Trend Micro report states. There have been 160 attempts to penetrate the campaign, including the creation of a bogus website designed to steal the passwords of Macron staffers, the Trend Micro report states, confirming the candidate's digital director's earlier suggestions of an attack.
Oracle is creating a startup group within the company, to be located in Virginia and Colorado, that will work on the internet of things, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and augmented and virtual reality.
Countercept security researcher Luke Jennings has created a code that detects the Doublepulsar implant, which is believed to have been leaked by the National Security Agency. The tool is available on GitHub; the implant may have affected as many as 100,000 systems.
Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele in an interview said that cybercriminals are shifting their focus from companies to individuals. "We're all about protecting individuals and we've seen the threat landscape really move in that direction, where bad actors are targeting people, not infrastructure," he said.
Leaders from Australia and China last week reached an agreement for enhanced cybersecurity cooperation. Under the plan, the countries will follow the rules of the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts, will not support or conduct cybertheft and will create a "mechanism" for cybersecurity discussions.
The UK's National Cyber Security Centre is gearing up for a top-level national security threat, which security leaders believe is inevitable. The UK has three strategic goals to protect the nation from such an attack.
Three days after the much-anticipated Galaxy S8 smartphone hit shelves in the US and Canada, Samsung announced it would roll out two software updates. Samsung said the updates were the result of user complaints about screens with a red-tinted hue and Wi-Fi connections that were patchy.
The Open Networking User Group wants to have better and easier tools in place to craft hybrid-cloud infrastructure, and said that will be its focus this year. "There is a ton of custom work that has to be done," said Nick Lippis, co-founder and co-chairman of ONUG.
A 44% increase in OpenStack Foundation deployments over the past year was offset by Intel's decision to leave the OpenStack Innovation Center. The foundation's survey showed that median users use OpenStack for more than 60% of their infrastructure, with containers becoming more popular for users.
Singapore is focusing on becoming the first smart nation, setting goals to improve everything from transportation to medical care. Plans include adding Wi-Fi and interactive maps to busy bus stops, using video conferencing for nonemergency hospital patients and meshing technology with every aspect of its citizens' lives.
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