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Key Lessons Learned at Fortinet’s Accelerate Event

SECURITY TREND ANALYSIS: The security industry is evolving faster than ever before. Fortinet’s Accelerate event highlighted several major trends taking place.
Imperva DDoS Ping

How HTML5 Ping Is Used in DDoS Attacks

Imperva discovers a new attack in which hackers abused a commonly used HTML5 attribute to launch a DDoS attack that generated 70 million requests hitting a target website in a four-hour span.
IBM cyber-resilience

Cyber-Security Incident Response Plans Lacking, IBM Reports

eWEEK DATA POINTS: IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute asked global IT executives what they do to keep their organizations cyber-resilient and discovered interesting insights about the state of modern cyber-security.

The Big Personal Hack That Almost Happened

SECURITY PERSPECTIVE: Fortunately I happened to be at my computer when somebody tried to take over my social media accounts, and I caught them in the act. But the story doesn’t end there.
Google Next Security

Google Boosts Cloud Security, Transparency and Identity

At Google Next, new and enhanced services debut to provide organizations with improved visibility and control over cloud resources, to help limit potential security risks.
Tenable Verizon

Tenable Discloses Verizon Fios Router Vulnerabilities

Verizon is now in the process of updating millions of routers to help protect users against a series of vulnerabilities that could have potentially enabled exploitation.

#eWEEKchat April 10: How Will We Be Storing Big Data?

JOIN US: This is a chat-based conversation about how we realistically are going to be storing our business and personal data in places where it will be safe and accessible for years to come. Can the cloud handle all of this? Doubtful.
Sysdig 2

Sysdig Unites Cloud-Native Visibility and Security in Platform Update

EXCLUSIVE: Sysdig is set to launch version 2.0 of its Cloud-Native Visibility and Security Platform, providing organizations with integrated capabilities to manage workload performance and security.
Tax Return Fraud

TrickBot Malware Targets Tax Filing Deadline, IBM Warns

IBM X-Force reveals that multiple malware campaigns are spoofing major accounting and payroll firms as the U.S. tax filing deadline nears.
Cisco Talos Facebook

Cisco Talos Finds Criminals Hiding in Plain Sight on Social Media

Cyber-criminals aren't just hiding on the dark web. Many are also operating openly on social media sites like Facebook, according to new research from Cisco's Talos research unit.

How Bots Are Disrupting Airline Ticket Sales

eWEEK DATA POINTS: Questionable online travel agencies, travel aggregators, competitors and criminals are using malicious bots to conduct a variety of attacks on airline websites that result in online fraud, website downtime and loss of potential revenue.
Facebook privacy

Facebook User Info Exposed in Misconfigured Public Cloud Storage

Researchers from UpGuard have discovered two separate un-secured cloud storage buckets holding Facebook user information, once again putting the social network's users at risk.

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