A hack on a US healthcare company which gave attackers 4.5 million records may have begun with the Heartbleed exploit, according to security research firm TrustedSec. The data breach was revealed in a regulatory filing by Community Health Systems (CHS), which makes no mention of the OpenSSL flaw. Read More
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Microsoft Azure has experienced a number of service outages in August including another one Monday that lasted for five hours.
In a move designed to give its small business customers more tools to get noticed online, GoDaddy announced on Wednesday that it has acquired email marketing platform Mad Mimi for an undisclosed amount.
Facebook notification emails are encrypted 95 percent of the time with Perfect Forward Secrecy and strict certificate validation, up from less than 30 percent in May of this year. The dramatic improvement is largely due to changes made by major email providers like Microsoft and Yahoo, which have deployed STARTTLS, according to a post by the social network. Read More
Ecommerce platform provider WebLinc has raised $6 million in Series A financing from Safeguard Scientifics to help fund the development of new features for its platform. The funding will also be used to onboard third-party integration partners and expand its sales and marketing teams. Read More
CenturyLink Technology Solutions has launched a new private cloud service, offering to set up elastic private IT infrastructure for customers in any of its 57 data centers around the world. Read More
Mobile point of sale platform Square announced on Tuesday that it has secured an investment from Victory Park Capital to expand Square Capital, its small business financing program. Read More
Investment firm Blue Harbour Holdings announced on Monday that it owns 6.4 percent of Rackspace Hosting, or around 9.1 million shares. Read More
Datapipe is expanding into the government sector with its acquisition of managed hosting and cloud provider Layered Tech on Tuesday. The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. Datapipe said that the acquisition will help grow its expertise in offering compliant managed cloud services and introduce solutions for the… Read More
Medical records belonging to 4.5 million patients in the US have been breached as part of a three-month hacking spree believed to have originated in China. Community Health Systems, a publicly traded company that runs more than 200 hospitals across the US, disclosed the security breach in a recent regulatory filing. Read More
Organizations with specific regulatory needs may find the process easier with Lumen21’s new IaaS offering that is designed to be compliant “out of the box.”
Over the past several days, Microsoft’s public cloud platform Azure has had a number of significant issues ranging from users having trouble logging in to partial and full service interruptions. Read More