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 »

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 dailysmartphone.net

Azmeen

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 »

KUALA LUMPUR, 4th October 2010 – F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today announced the appointment of Christian Hentschel as Vice President of Sales in Asia Pacific and Japan. Hentschel will be responsible for growing the F5 business across 14 countries in the region.

“I’m delighted that Christian will lend his considerable talent, experience, and energy to help develop our business in these regions. We believe that his extensive experience implementing sales strategies across Asia makes Christian an excellent addition to our management team and a great asset to the company.” said Mark Anderson, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at F5.

Hentschel brings to F5 over 16 years of experience in the technology market. Prior to F5, Hentschel held various positions in the Asia Pacific region and Germany during a successful 13-year career at Cisco, gaining expertise in sales and channel leadership, business development, and product marketing.

Hentschel has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business Studies from Germany’s Worms University of Applied Sciences.

“F5 is well positioned to address the challenges that enterprises and service providers face due to the explosive growth of Internet traffic and data and demand for rich media content. I look forward to working with the regional F5 teams to continue the company’s strong momentum and build market share by deepening F5’s account penetration across Asia and Japan,” ends Hentschel.

There’s no denying that IT and computers have assimilated into virtually every business area that exists right now. The traditional business disciplines like accounting, management and human resource have been targeted by IT and right now there are many software packages that integrate these functions and more.

Now imagine you’re in the IT line itself. Gone are the days when IT people merely provide support and firefighting services whenever a system has gone bonkers. Today’s IT workforce are expected to be dynamic, self-motivated and constantly updated with the latest technological trends.

Traditionally, IT personnel went through the same traditional classroom-based training programs. But as work becomes more demanding and free time is a luxury that many don’t have, alternatives like online computer training; like the one provided by K Alliance, have gained tremendous popularity over the past few years.

I’ve had the opportunity to review the courses offered by K Alliance and the technology implemented to deliver these solutions. In this post, I’d like to share them with you.

The most obvious thing I noticed when visiting K Alliance’s web site was the sheer number of courses available. Virtually all the big names are covered:

  • Cisco
  • Red Hat
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • CompTIA
  • Business Objects (of Crystal Reports fame)

It is by far the most comprehensive online training course offering I’ve seen in a long time. You can view the complete list of courses offered by visiting this alphabetical listing of all courses offered by K Alliance.

I’ve also noticed that K Alliance have put in significant efforts in ensuring that your coursework data is protected from unauthorized third parties. One of the solutions that K Alliance have employed is the use of a USB dongle that is custom made for each course participant. Each dongle is unique and acts like a key that unlocks your own set of course content.

Being in the online training business, K Alliance have invested significant resources in building one of the most robust LMS infrastructure today. So even if IT training is not one of your organization’s key goals in the short or medium term, you can leverage K Alliance’s technology by integrating your own course content. At prices as low as $5.00 per user monthly, this is a solution worth taking a closer look at.

Overall, I’m confident that K Alliance offers a complete end-to-end solution for most online training needs. To further examine this cost effective knowledge delivery route, I recommend that you take up K Alliance’s offer of trying out some free demos of their course content.

For more information about K Alliance, please visit their homepage.