IT specialists warn about the resumption of extortion attacks aimed at misconfigured MongoDB servers.
The first wave of MongoDB attacks was observed in late 2016. Dozens of criminal groups hacked vulnerable MongoDB servers that time. After that, they also targeted ElasticSearch, Hadoop, CouchDB, Cassandra, and MySQL.
Cybercriminals used to erase all information from the databases and demanded a ransom from the owners of the servers. Importantly this was a bluff as criminals were not able to get the data back because and as stated earlier they completely delete all data during the attack.
This week extortionists stepped up again. Although the number of attackers is small compared to the cases occurred in the beginning of the year, new criminal groups involved have approached the situation on a grand scale. New attacks cause much more damage. For example, if in winter criminals managed to compromise 45,000 databases per month, now the Cru3lty group broke 22,449 databases in one week. Read the rest of The New Wave of MongoDB Attacks – Bigger Than Before »

BlackBerry Z10

Smartphone users are willing to pay top ringgit for their handsets because in today’s world, our phones are capable of everything from streaming music and movie content to navigating your route and even translating a foreign language. Of course, when we shell out our hard-earned cash for a new handset, we expect it to offer the most-up-to date technology on the market. The new BlackBerry Z10 device has been touted as a worthy competitor to phones from manufacturers like

Samsung and Android, and its recommended retail price reflects that notion. But is the Z10 really worth its high price tag? Read on to find out: Read the rest of BlackBerry Z10: Well or Over-Priced? »

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia, 13 September 2012 – National Instruments (NI) announced the establishment of the National Instruments Academy & Innovation Nucleus (NI-AIN), in collaboration with Technology Park Malaysia Corporation Sdn Bhd (TPM) and SME Corp. Malaysia The three parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) witnessed by YB Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili today in Putrajaya. Read the rest of National Instruments, TPM and SME Corp. Malaysia Set-up Academy and Innovation Nucleus for Malaysian SMEs »

Readers of HTNet would probably notice that I’ve not been updating as frequently as I used to. Well, due to tons of changes in my life (mostly positive ones), updating this blog is not one of my top priorities right now.

Therefore, I am accepting guest blogging on HTNet and the first one will be this post from


Rapidly growing sales of tablet PCs and Samsung Galaxy S3 in Poland – this year, 300000 new devices of this type could hit our market. Not surprisingly, there are also safety packages for tablets. Read the rest of Protecting Your Tablet from Viruses »

Today, it is arguably more important for your business to have an online presence rather than a typical brick and mortar establishment as in the past. Think about it, online retail sales have seen significant year on year growth for over a decade. And although the percentage of corporate budget allocation in IT (especially server, data center and IT personnel costs) has been growing as well, it is significantly less than what a traditional business would spend on leasing retail space, renovation and maintenance costs. Therefore it is obvious that investment in online business establishment provides more bang for the buck.

That said, it is no wonder that an online marketing and advertising agency like Globe Runner SEO is worth having on your side. With a reasonable fee, you can have peace of mind knowing that a team of industry experts are working all out to ensure that your online business presence is generating sales instead of just being a sunk cost pool.

When it comes to all things online, the most important thing is to get visitors. The more visitors you have to your web site, the larger the pool of audience you’ll have. And the more audience you have, the more potential customers you’ll obtain. It is a numbers game no matter how you look at it.

However, if you just wait for the visitors to come in, chances are you’ll probably be waiting for a very, very long time before you’ll see decent results. The more web-savvy businesses would be looking at pay-per-click advertising (like Google AdWords, for example) to significantly boost the number of visitors to their web sites, and eventually convert a percentage of these visits to actual sales.

The thing is, researching and bidding on suitable keywords for your web site (and ultimately the products or services being sold there) is a complicated science and art in itself. That is why most AdWords campaign that are created by the business owners themselves rarely give significant results. A better alternative would be outsourcing this role to an AdWords consultancy provider like Globe Runner SEO.

Globe Runner SEO is a certified Google AdWords Partner, which means that these guys actually know what they’re doing! You can rest assured knowing that every aspect from your campaign from keyword research, bidding, targetting and testing, among others, are being ran by very capable hands.

Since a few years ago, another online trend that has been making headlines (and more importantly; money) is the convergence of social networking and ecommerce. The idea behind it is simple; people tend to trust brands and products that their friends are using. See it as the word of mouth marketing of yesteryear brought into the 21st century. This is one reason why ecommerce social media marketing is fast becoming a hallmark of Globe Runner SEO. They have integrated solutions that opened new avenues of revenue for numerous companies in this area.

I thank you for reading this article and hopefully I have convinced you on the importance of having a solid online presence and marketing partner for your business. Globe Runner SEO is in my opinion a worthy organisation that can tremendously assist you in this area. Do check out their range of services, you’re bound to find one that will benefit your bottom line.