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Akamai Hits New High for Peak Web Traffic Delivered

Akamai Hits New High for Peak Web Traffic Delivered

World’s largest CDN exceeds 72 Tbps of data delivered; concludes record-setting year with another milestone. Akamai, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, has set a new record for peak traffic on its global content delivery network (CDN). On Tuesday, December 11, the volume of data being delivered across the Akamai network

Facebook Photo API Bug Exposed Users’ Unpublished Photos

A bug in Facebook’s photo API may have exposed up to 6.8 million users’ photos to app developers, the company announced on Friday. Facebook said that normally, when a user gives permission for an app to get at their Facebook photos, the developers are only supposed to get access to photos that are posted onto

Cybersecurity Threats can Cost an Average of US$10.3 million to Organisations

A Frost & Sullivan study commissioned by Microsoft reveals that a large-sized organization in India incurs an average of US$10.3 million of economic loss from cyber attacks whereas a mid-sized organization incurs an average of US$11K. Cybersecurity attacks have also resulted in job losses across different functions in more than three in five (64%) organizations

IBM and Bluewolf Launch New Salesforce Practice in India

Global Salesforce consulting agency Bluewolf, an IBM Company, today announced the launch of a new practice to drive digital transformation and customer experience locally in India with Salesforce, the global leader in CRM. The dedicated practice will leverage Bluewolf’s deep expertise and delivery capabilities in Salesforce, augmented intelligence (AI), and innovation strategy, combined with IBM’s

Large Scale Petya Ransomware Attack in Progress, Spreading Fast Globally

A large-scale ransomware attack reported to be caused by a variant of the Petya ransomware is currently hitting various users, particularly in Europe. This variant, RANSOM_PETYA.SMA, is known to use both the EternalBlue exploit and the PsExec tool as infection vectors. Users and organizations are thus advised to perform the following mitigation steps immediately in

IoT Monetization Market Worth 443.27 Billion USD by 2022

According to the new research report “IoT Monetization Market Case Studies, and Use Cases, by Application (Retail, Industrial, Automotive & Transportation, Building & Home Automation, Consumer Electronics, Energy, Agriculture, and Healthcare) and Geography – Global Forecast to 2022”, published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to grow from USD 23.09 Billion in 2015 to USD

Multiple Smart Components Are Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

Kaspersky Lab researchers examined a number of digital kiosks and interactive terminals used in modern cities for different purposes – from paying for different services through to entertainment – and discovered that a lot of them contain vulnerabilities that can expose private user data and be used to spy or spread malicious code. Along with

Gugi Banking Trojan Outsmarts New Android 6 Security

Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a modification of the Gugi banking trojan that can bypass new Android 6 security features designed to block phishing and ransomware attacks.  The modified trojan forces users into giving it the right to overlay genuine apps, send and view SMS, make calls, and more.  It is spread through social engineering

Delving Deeper to Understand A Cyber Attack

Considering the growing number of advanced cyber attacks, cyber security experts advise CIOs in Asia Pacific to analyse and understand the different phases of a cyber-attack to build better cyber defences in their corporate network. In the past, it was much easier for firewalls to detect significant threats to the network. This was because traffic

Why Indian Companies Are Losing Customers?

Fifty four percent of Indian consumers prefer dealing with human beings over digital channels to solve customer services issues, according to new research from Accenture. The report also found that 88 percent of consumers have switched provider in the past year due to poor customer service, with internet service providers, retailers and banks being the

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