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Microsoft discloses security breach that impacted some Outlook accounts

On Friday, Microsoft sent out notification emails to some users informing Outlook account owners of a breach the company suffered and which might have also impacted Outlook users directly. According to Microsoft, between January 1, 2019, and March 29, 2019, a hacker, or group of hackers, compromised the account of a Microsoft support agent, one of the company’s customer support… Read more →

Building a data pipeline to defend New York from cyber threats

How NYC Cyber Command processes potential threat events very, very quickly Colin Ahern, deputy CISO for the city of New York, explains why and how NYC Cyber Command built a data pipeline that processes events in less than 10 milliseconds. Defending New York City’s IT infrastructure is a daunting task. With 8.6 million residents just within the city’s five boroughs,… Read more →

The Bayrob malware gang’s rise and fall

Three Romanians ran an extremely complex online fraud operation along with a massive malware botnet for nine years, made tens of millions of US dollars, but their crime spree is now over, and all three will be heading to prison by the end of August this year. The three were arrested in late 2016 after the FBI and Symantec had… Read more →

Most companies aspire to be platform providers, and APIs will get them there

Software really is eating the world. Close to two-thirds of organizations in a recent survey report they have become — or seek to become — not just companies producing products, but also platform providers.  Photo: Joe McKendrick That’s one of the takeways from a survey of 350 IT managers released by Cloud Elements, which finds 62% of organizations aspire to… Read more →

Delete those useless apps from your phone. Americans use only five mobile apps per day

Mobile usage is increasing year over year yet over three quarters of users say they use less than ten apps per day. Special Feaure The Industry Cloud: Why It’s Next Coud computing has engulfed lots of IT, but one of the untapped regions of the tech and business world is the industry cloud, focusing on vertical industries and more specialized… Read more →

The Black Hole: It’s time for Apple to ditch the MacOS trash can

Black hole image captured for the first time (CNET) Every image of a black hole you’ve seen was just an illustration. Until now. The Event Horizon Telescope captures one of the most powerful objects in existence. And basically, it’s the Eye of Sauron. If you haven’t heard the news this week, an international team of scientists from the Event Horizon… Read more →

The Black Hole: It’s time for Apple to ditch the MacOS trash can

Black hole image captured for the first time (CNET) Every image of a black hole you’ve seen was just an illustration. Until now. The Event Horizon Telescope captures one of the most powerful objects in existence. And basically, it’s the Eye of Sauron. If you haven’t heard the news this week, an international team of scientists from the Event Horizon… Read more →

The Black Hole: It’s time for Apple to ditch the MacOS trash can

Black hole image captured for the first time (CNET) Every image of a black hole you’ve seen was just an illustration. Until now. The Event Horizon Telescope captures one of the most powerful objects in existence. And basically, it’s the Eye of Sauron. If you haven’t heard the news this week, an international team of scientists from the Event Horizon… Read more →