Hackers Attack Over 30 Banks By Using Smartphone Apps To Steal Passwords
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Cybercriminals have attacked more than 30 banks in six countries by tricking customers into downloading malicious software through a smartphone app. According to MarketWatch, the campaign, dubbed “Emmental” from researchers at Trend Micro, allows malicious software...

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Microsoft Imposes Stricter Rules On Its Vendors
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – After announcing plans to kick off its biggest round of job cuts, Microsoft is now imposing stricter rules on its contract workers. The new restrictions were outlined in a memo sent to vendors on Friday, stating...

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Snowden Asks Hackers To Develop Anti-Surveillance Technology To Help Future Whistleblowers
Monday, July 21st, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – During the Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE) conference on Saturday, Edward Snowden said he intends to devote much of his time to finding ways to help people communicate anonymously with encrypted messages. “You in this room,...

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Apple Announces New Board Member, Susan Wagner
Friday, July 18th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – On Thursday Apple announced that its longest serving board member of 17 years, Bill Campbell, would be retiring. “Over the past 17 years, it’s been exciting to watch history unfold as Apple emerged as the premier...

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Microsoft To Cut 18,000 Jobs Over The Next Year
Thursday, July 17th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Microsoft announced today that changes are about to happen, starting with thousands of job cuts. In an email sent out by CEO Satya Nadella, he stated that a total of 18,000 employees would be getting laid...

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Novartis and Google To Develop Smart Contact Lens
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Google has partnered with pharmaceutical maker Novartis to develop a smart contact lens capable of reading glucose levels and correcting eye’s ability to focus. According to a report from the LA Times, the lens measure glucose...

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Google Aims To Make The Internet Safer With Its New Security Team, Project Zero
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Google has created a new team of security researchers with the goal of making the Internet safer by reducing the number of people harmed during zero-day attacks. The new security team, Project Zero, is a team...

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Amazon Announces Secure Enterprise Storage Service, Zocalo
Monday, July 14th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) –  Amazon announced it new document storage service, Zocalo, last week as a way to compete with other cloud storage services such as Dropbox and Box. On Thursday the tech giant announced the launch of a limited...


Chinese Hackers Compromised U.S. Government Systems To Gain Access To Federal Employee Data
Friday, July 11th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – An official from the Department of Homeland Security confirmed earlier this week that a group of Chinese hackers gained access to U.S. government computers. The group compromised the computer networks through the Office of Personnel Management...

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HP Hires Former Rackspace Cloud Executive, Mark Interrante
Thursday, July 10th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Hewlett-Packard’s newest executive to lead its cloud computing unit comes from Texas based IT hosting company Rackspace. Mark Interrante, former senior VP for products and engineering, will run HP’s cloud research and development team as the...