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Parliament Street Reports Show Open University Being Bombarded By Over 1 Million Email Attacks In 2020

The Open University, which is based in London, has been bombarded by 1,191,312 malicious email attacks over the past nine months, from January 2020 to September 2020. This is according to official data obtained by a Parliament Street think tank via a Freedom of Information act request. Fortunately, all malicious messages, which included spam, malware and phishing attacks, were blocked by the University’s servers. Distance learning courses In its response to Parliament Street researchers,...

Barracuda Networks Spotted A Malware Variant Of InterPlanetary Storm Threatening Smart Devices In 84 Different Countries

A new variant of the InterPlanetary Storm malware has infected roughly 13,500 machines across 84 different countries and counting, says email security firm Barracuda Networks in their September Threat Spotlight research. The malware, named InterPlanetary Storm, was initially uncovered in May 2019 as a malicious attack designed to target Windows machines. This new variant, which Barracuda researchers first detected in late August, is now also targeting IoT devices, such as TVs that run on Androi...

Security Industry’s Top 10 Mergers & Acquisitions Of 2015

For the second year in a row, Canon made the biggest M&A move in the security marketplace in 2015. How could Canon top the industry shockwaves it created in 2014 when the Japanese giant acquired VMS company Milestone Systems? That’s easy: They bought Axis Communications for $2.8 billion in 2015.   Although the Canon-Axis deal grabbed the most headlines and was easily the most shocking M&A announcement of 2015, it was certainly not the only big news on the mergers...

Cloud And Mobile Credential Offerings To Overtake Market For Card-Based Identity Systems In 2016

Throughout 2015 the security industry saw the appearance of numerous mobile credential offerings, signaling the “beginning of the end” of card-based identity, and strengthening of mobile offerings in general. Overall, the security industry enjoyed healthy growth throughout 2015, as reflected in the better-than-index performance of most publicly traded security company stocks.  Cloud companies, in particular, saw the market turning their way, as a number of security vendors hav...