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US extradites French ShinyHunters hacker, faces 123 years in prison
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hacking

US extradites French ShinyHunters hacker, faces 123 years in prison

The hacker is believed to be a member of the hacking group known for its spree of data breaches across 2020 and 2021
30 Jan 2023
Dell snaps up cloud orchestration startup Cloudify
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mergers and acquisitions

Dell snaps up cloud orchestration startup Cloudify

Deal could be worth up to a reported $100 million for the Israeli cloud business
27 Jan 2023
Bitwarden users raise alarm over 'highly convincing' Google malvertising risks
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Security

Bitwarden users raise alarm over 'highly convincing' Google malvertising risks

The volume of fake ads impersonating popular software has increased significantly in recent months
27 Jan 2023
FBI's landmark Hive ransomware takedown 'a drop in the ocean'
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cyber crime

FBI's landmark Hive ransomware takedown 'a drop in the ocean'

A huge win for law enforcement, but the 'hacking back' takedown of Hive's domain is just a small drop in the expansive ransomware ocean
27 Jan 2023
UK government set to subsidise chip manufacturing in bid to cut overseas reliance
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components

UK government set to subsidise chip manufacturing in bid to cut overseas reliance

The move looks to bolster domestic production capabilities and support UK manufacturers
26 Jan 2023
CISA: Phishing campaign targeting US federal agencies went undetected for months
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phishing

CISA: Phishing campaign targeting US federal agencies went undetected for months

Threat actors used legitimate remote access software to maliciously target federal employees
26 Jan 2023
Dutch hacker steals data from virtually entire population of Austria
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data breaches

Dutch hacker steals data from virtually entire population of Austria

The data was stolen from a misconfigured cloud database found by the attacker through a search engine
26 Jan 2023
NCSC warns UK under state-sponsored spear-phishing attacks from Russia and Iran
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cyber security

NCSC warns UK under state-sponsored spear-phishing attacks from Russia and Iran

The acceleration in spear-phishing campaigns last year coincided with the escalating conflict in Ukraine, according to the NCSC
26 Jan 2023
Mitel set to acquire Atos’ unified communications and collaboration business Unify
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mergers and acquisitions

Mitel set to acquire Atos’ unified communications and collaboration business Unify

The acquisition will take Mitel’s customer base to more than 75 million users and over 5,500 channel partners
26 Jan 2023
Scottish scale-ups buck global investment trends with record-breaking year of funding
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startups

Scottish scale-ups buck global investment trends with record-breaking year of funding

KPMG’s latest Venture Pulse survey shows that Scotland is cementing a reputation as an attractive market for VC investment
26 Jan 2023
More than half of tech workers ‘pre-emptively’ applying for roles in anticipation of layoffs
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More than half of tech workers ‘pre-emptively’ applying for roles in anticipation of layoffs

As layoffs continue to plague the tech sector, many workers are exploring new options to avoid being caught up in redundancy waves
25 Jan 2023
GoTo admits hackers stole customer backups in LastPass breach
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hacking

GoTo admits hackers stole customer backups in LastPass breach

In addition to losing encrypted backups such as hashed passwords, the firm has confirmed hackers stole an encryption key relating to the data
25 Jan 2023
Report: Regulatory and monetary incentives needed to adopt safer programming languages
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Report: Regulatory and monetary incentives needed to adopt safer programming languages

Companies have been urged to create plans on how they intend to get rid of memory-unsafe code in their products
25 Jan 2023
Microsoft cloud revenue still sky-high as device sales continue to slide
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Cloud

Microsoft cloud revenue still sky-high as device sales continue to slide

The company's latest earnings call revealed that Azure cloud products delivered better-than-expected results while numbers in other divisions fell sub…
25 Jan 2023
Delinea appoints David Castignola as new CRO, sales leader
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Security

Delinea appoints David Castignola as new CRO, sales leader

The 25-year veteran joins after previously holding leadership positions at Optiv and RSA
25 Jan 2023
Cloud growth experiencing ‘slowdown’ amid rising economic disruption
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Cloud

Cloud growth experiencing ‘slowdown’ amid rising economic disruption

Decreased revenue growth rates for hyperscalers such as AWS have given rise to concerns of a cloud market ‘slowdown’
24 Jan 2023
DCMS: Eagle Labs 'offers better value for money’ than Tech Nation
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startups

DCMS: Eagle Labs 'offers better value for money’ than Tech Nation

The decision to award a £12 million grant to Barclays Eagle Labs has sparked widespread industry concern, with Tech Nation fighting for its future
24 Jan 2023
Suncorp signs three-year Azure deal to complete multi-cloud migration by 2024
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public cloud

Suncorp signs three-year Azure deal to complete multi-cloud migration by 2024

The financial services firm seeks to wind down its on-prem data centres and wants 90% of its workloads in the cloud by the end of the year
24 Jan 2023
Up to 350,000 open source projects vulnerable to 15-year-old Python bug
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open source

Up to 350,000 open source projects vulnerable to 15-year-old Python bug

Researchers at Trellix and GitHub have patched nearly 62,000 affected projects so far
24 Jan 2023
Cognizant snaps up Manchester-based IoT specialist Mobica
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mergers and acquisitions

Cognizant snaps up Manchester-based IoT specialist Mobica

The acquisition will expand Cognizant’s embedded software engineering capabilities and boost its presence in Eastern Europe
24 Jan 2023
Japanese telco NTT to invest $3.5 billion in Indian data centres
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data centres

Japanese telco NTT to invest $3.5 billion in Indian data centres

The money marks a steep increase in the telco's investment compared to recent years
23 Jan 2023
AWS splashes $35 billion to expand data centres in Virginia
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data centres

AWS splashes $35 billion to expand data centres in Virginia

The massive figure is close to the total sum AWS has previously invested in the state since 2006
23 Jan 2023
GTA V vulnerability exposes PC users to partial remote code execution attacks
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vulnerability

GTA V vulnerability exposes PC users to partial remote code execution attacks

Millions of GTA Online players could fall prey to malware or data corruption
23 Jan 2023