Reports that Russia played a part in a hack of the Democratic National Committee's email system are premature, said Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. "We all know there's just a few usual suspects out there, but in terms of the process we try to stick to, I don’t think we're ready to make a public call on that yet," he said.
Some automakers hope to introduce cars equipped with vehicle-to-vehicle communication this year, but those plans could be hampered as the Federal Communications Commission considers a petition to halt the move until it develops cybersecurity standards.
Microsoft will eliminate 2,850 more jobs in the next year, adding to the 1,850 jobs the company said it would cut in May. Most of the layoffs are connected to Microsoft's smartphone business and acquisition of Nokia that failed to turn the handset unit around.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has security experts concerned over comments he made telling Russia to hack rival Hillary Clinton's email system, although he later said he was being sarcastic. "Supporting espionage that harms America is never OK," said Eric O'Neill, a national security strategist at Carbon Black.
Oracle has acquired NetSuite for roughly $9.3 billion in a move to offer more cloud-based products, which its corporate customers are demanding more of, according to the company. New cloud services made up 8% of Oracle's total sales in the fiscal fourth quarter, and NetSuite will now add two services to that mix: customer relationship management and e-commerce tool.
Ninety-four percent of the 88% of ransomware attacks on health care organizations were tied to Cryptowall, a variant of malware, a Solutionary report states. Rob Kraus, director of research for Solutionary's Security Engineering Research Team, advised organizations to install a strong backup and recovery process, update security software and implement incident-response procedures to protect against cyberattacks.
Emisoft has launched a free decryptor that health care organizations may use against the Stampado ransomware. Cyberattack victims may regain their encrypted files without having to pay the ransom by downloading the decryptor from Emisoft's website, the company said.
Automakers should be promoting standardization as a means of closing problems in emerging connected cars that make them vulnerable to hacking. That's per a new set of guidelines released by the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center, or Auto-ISAC, which also calls for greater disclosure of potential threats.
Avnet has created six business units -- data center, cloud, security and enterprise, data analytics, internet of things solutions and education -- consisting of 450 solution specialists to help drive growth of software-driven technologies.
LogMeIn will now be a Citrix subsidiary when the complicated, $1.8 billion transaction is complete. Citrix created a subsidiary called GetGo, which operates its GoToMeeting products, which is merging with a wholly-owned subsidiary of LogMeIn to create a new company.
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