Orbitz has confirmed that its systems were breached and that hackers accessed customer information, including names, email addresses and payment card information, from the past two years. Orbitz said hackers accessed information for about 880,000 payment cards.
Microsoft has kicked off work on Project Denali, which will provide better flash storage to cloud and enterprise providers. The company previously created a prototype of the technology and hopes to release a completed version by the end of the year.
Microsoft revealed that the upcoming Windows 10 upgrade will include improvements to user downtime when implementing future upgrades. The company will move some of the updating features online, which can run in the background while users perform other tasks.
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. warns that if financial institutions were cyberattacked, a crisis of confidence could hurt the stock market. To avoid such a crisis, the DTCC is calling on the financial services industry to keep the lines of communication open with the public and investors if an attack occurs.
Data breaches cause a number of problems for companies hit by hackers, despite the fact that the average cost of a breach has declined from a high of $3.6 million in 2012 to $650,000 in 2016. The most commonly targeted groups are health care organizations and professional services firms.
The House on Monday voted in favor of authorizing the Department of Homeland Security's "cyber hunt and incident response teams." The teams would assist in responding to attacks on critical infrastructure, while also helping to implement strategies to mitigate security risks.
Salesforce has signed a definitive agreement to acquire MuleSoft for $6.5 billion, adding technology to support customers as they move to cloud-based systems. MuleSoft's service enables customers to access data in their own data centers and connect that with data in the cloud.
Kaspersky Lab plans to build a data center in Switzerland in an attempt to allay fears from Western governments that the organization uses Russian software to spy on customers, according to a company document viewed by Reuters. The US government ordered government agencies to stop using Kaspersky products last year.
Vonage has released an updated Partner Network that offers customers unified-communications services and embedded, contextual APIs. Vonage said the program will enable its partners to take fuller advantage of cloud communications.
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