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Symantec identifies WannaCry ransomware attacks show strong links to Lazarus group

Analysis of early WannaCry attacks by Symantec’s Security Response Team revealed substantial commonalities in the tools, techniques, and infrastructure used by the attackers and those seen in previous Lazarus attacks, making it highly likely that Lazarus was behind the spread of WannaCry. Despite the links to Lazarus, the WannaCry attacks do not bear the hallmarks of a nation-state campaign but are more typical of a cybercrime campaign. These earlier versions […]

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Kinetica GPU-accelerated database available on Amazon EC2 for real-time analytics on fast-moving data

Kinetica announced Tuesday that its GPU-accelerated, in-memory database is now available on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) P2 instances. Amazon EC2 P2 Instances are a new GPU instance type designed for compute-intensive applications. With P2 Instances, customers can now deploy Kinetica as a turn-key analytics database without upfront capital investments. Kinetica’s in-memory database accelerated by GPUs simultaneously ingests, explores, and visualizes streaming data on premise or in the cloud. […]

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Western Digital debuts iNAND 7250A embedded storage device to meet demands of connected automotive technologies

Western Digital Corp. introduced on Monday its advanced automotive grade solution to date, the iNAND 7250A embedded flash drive (EFD). Leveraging enhanced flash storage technology for superior reliability, the new SanDisk-branded storage device is designed to support data demands of the latest advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), infotainment and safety systems, and other connected technologies in vehicles. It delivers dependable performance even in extreme conditions in and around the vehicle, including ambient temperatures […]

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Unitrends v10 enhances capabilities of Unitrends Backup, improving productivity, compliance for enterprises

Unitrends released Wednesday version 10 of its Recovery Series backup appliances and Unitrends Backup virtual appliances, giving enterprise IT the simplicity, confidence and intelligence to meet business-level SLAs for any application on-premises and in the cloud. Unitrends’ new capabilities piggy back off of its recent fourth fiscal quarter, which delivered 286 percent growth in enterprise appliance sales, year-over-year. Unitrends v10 controls the initiation and flow of backups and backup copies through a single, simple policy. […]

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X-IO’s Axellio Edge Computing Platform now comes with real-time capability for streaming big data analytics

X-IO Technologies announced Tuesday general availability of its Axellio edge-computing platform, delivering enhanced real-time performance of 480 Gbps for complex analytics on high-volume, high-velocity, streaming data. The combination of performance, density and cost enables the next generation of capabilities for cybersecurity, financial market data, defense and intelligence, operations and Internet of Things (IoT).  X-IO also announced joint efforts with software makers to deliver Axellio with several big data analytics and […]

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StackIQ Stacki 4.0 supports SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Raspberry Pi and NetApp storage arrays

StackIQ, makers of the bare metal provisioning platform Stacki, announced Wednesday availability of a new major release of their software, Stacki 4.0. Stacki 4.0 includes support for new platforms such as SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, Raspberry Pi and NetApp; new ease of use features; and updates to existing support for Kubernetes and Docker. With Stacki 4.0, users get access to advanced Hostfile parameters in spreadsheets including the ability to specify […]

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AWS introduces Amazon Redshift Spectrum to enable users to run analytic queries in Amazon S3

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company announced Wednesday Amazon Redshift Spectrum, a new feature that allows Amazon Redshift customers to run SQL queries against exabytes of their data in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). With Redshift Spectrum, customers can extend the analytic power of Amazon Redshift beyond data stored on local disks in their data warehouse to query vast amounts of unstructured data in their Amazon S3 […]

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IDC expects spending on IT infrastructure for public cloud deployments to return to double-digit growth this year

Total spending on IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switches) for deployment in cloud environments will increase 15.3% year over year in 2017 to $41.7 billion, according to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker. Public cloud datacenters will account for the majority of this spending, 60.5 percent, while off-premises private cloud environments will represent 14.9 percent of spending. On-premises private […]

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RiskIQ survey reveals that U.S. mobile app users face heightened security risks

A new nationwide survey commissioned by RiskIQ of 1,000 people across the country revealed Thursday that over one third (36 percent) of respondents do not consider an app’s details while nearly half (47 percent) never or only occasionally review the privacy policy and permissions requested by the app before downloading. Poor security awareness and an insatiable demand for mobile apps are placing U.S. consumers’ identities and devices at risk. Such a carefree […]

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