Threat Group Exploits Chrome Bug to Serve Malicious Ads to iOS Users

A new exploit developed by eGobbler is allowing it to distribute malvertisements-more than 500 million to date-at huge scale, Confiant says. In one of the biggest malvertising campaigns in the last 18 months, a previously known threat group called eGobbler is taking advantage of a security bug in Google’s Chrome browser to target millions of iOS users.  Security vendor Confiant, which has been tracking the campaign since it launched April 6,…

April 16, 2019
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Twitter Has Been Secretly Verifying Thousands of Accounts, Even Though It Insists Its Verification Program is on Hold

Twitter has verified more than 10,000 accounts in recent months, despite putting its verification program on hold. From a report: The company has said little publicly about verification, which it suspended in 2017 following backlash over its verification of a white supremacist. But data viewed by Mashable suggests the company is verifying a flurry of accounts each month despite the supposed break. Celebrities, and others with backchannel connections to the…

April 16, 2019
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Will container shipping embrace data standards?

Maersk, Mediterrean Shipping Co. (MSC), Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express (ONE) comprise the Digital Container Shipping Association (DSCA), a group that aims to bring uniformity to data protocols among liner carriers. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Following the go-ahead from US regulators, a carrier data standards organization, first announced in November, is moving forward on what will be a challenging path toward standards in an industry traditionally resistant to such initiatives. Maersk,…

April 16, 2019
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IBM posts mixed Q1 results but stresses cloud sales

IBM published its first quarter financial report on Tuesday, posting mixed results with every business segment down or flat year-over-year. Shares were down in after-hours trading.   However, IBM focused on the performance of its cloud business. The company has posted $19.5 billion in cloud sales over the last 12 months, up 10 percent year-over-year, it said. IBM’s as-a-service annual exit run rate for cloud revenue now stands at $11.7…

April 16, 2019
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