Zoom Video Communications, which has come under pressure during the coronavirus pandemic as various flaws in its software have been revealed, has announced that it will be acquiring secure messaging and file-sharing service Keybase for an undisclosed sum in a bid to improve its security.

New York-based entertainment and media lawyers Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks has been hit by the Windows REvil ransomware, with a small amount of information released by the attackers and a lot more promised.

Israel-based security firm Check Point claims a Chinese state-backed group known as Naikon has been targeting countries in Asia and the Pacific, including Australia, for the last five years and stepping up its activities in 2019 and the first quarter of this year to gather intelligence and spy on these countries.

Friday, 08 May 2020 09:32

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IP video analytics vendor Genetec has announced its Occupancy Management Package to help retailers and venue operators meet physical distancing requirements as businesses begin to reopen.

The Australian Foreign Investment Review Board has give Vodafone Hutchison Australia the final regulatory approval needed for its merger with TPG Telecom.

Self-service check in kiosks at Victoria’s Avalon Airport are now touchless with the installation of new technology by automation technologies vendor Elenium Automation, as the airport responds to the Covid 19 crisis.

New Zealand cloud provider Catalyst Cloud has welcomed the decision by Microsoft to open a cloud region in that country, claiming that the move justifies Catalyst's 2016 investment to create three cloud data centre regions in Aotearoa at a time when the NZ Productivity Commission doubted the country's business viability.

NBN Co has revealed that download throughput reached a new high in the week of 27 April 2020.

Australia has gone through the COVID-19 pandemic with relatively little death and destruction and is set to decide on how to come out on the other side. But while a majority of the populace is suffering due to vastly decreased earnings — or, in many cases, none at all — there is yet no sign of our politicians announcing they will take a pay cut in solidarity with the rest of the nation.

There has been a marked increase in predatory scammers attempting to steal personal details and commit fraud, taking advantage of Australians during the COVID 19 crisis, with National Broadband Network operator NBN Co warning of heightened security threats for remote workers.

The networks of two plastic surgeries, one in Washington and the other in Tennessee, have been hit by the Maze ransomware group and images of patients, both before and after procedures, have been leaked on the Web.

Several organisations in Taiwan have been targeted by a new Windows ransomware family that has been named ColdLock by the Japanese security firm Trend Micro.

Australian-listed cloud-based IT solutions provider Linius Technologies has signed a commercial agreement with Grafa, to provide its Linius Video Virtualization Service (LVS) to enable Grafa to deliver hyper-personalized video experiences to its subscribers.

Listed Australian call recording vendor Dubber’s services are now available via the Cisco Global price list and order entry system (CCW).

Global IT services company DXC Technology has announced the rollout of a cloud technologies guild training and enablement program to certify its workforce in the Australia New Zealand region across multi-cloud platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Microsoft and VMware.

Google Cloud and data-to-everything platform provider Splunk have sealed a new strategic partnership they say will to help organisations drive actionable insights from their data and enable fast decisions with real-time visibility across the enterprise.

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