Microsoft warns of new botnet variant targeting Windows and Linux systems

Microsoft has warned businesses that its security experts have encountered a new variant of the Sysrv botnet that supports additional exploits and can gain control of Web servers. The botnet family has been observed since 2020 and is known to target Windows and Linux systems, installing Monero cryptocurrency miners. The new variant, dubbed Sysrv-K, is [&hellip
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Data centres that switch from HDDs to SSDs use 70% less power

Solid-state drives (SSDs) are recommended as a more energy-efficient alternative to hard-disk drives (HDDs) in data centres, using 70% less power and 50% less space for the same capacity. This is part of Huawei’s strategy to help data centres go green through data storage. The strategy reduces energy consumption per TB of data through high-density [&hellip
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Venture capital funding to Irish tech firms grew by 52% in first quarter

Venture capital funding into Irish technology firms increased by 52% to €379.7 million in the first quarter of this year, compared to €249.4 million in same period last year, according to the Irish Venture Capital Association VenturePulse survey published today in association with William Fry.  But chairperson of the Irish Venture Capital Association, Nicola McClafferty, said [&hellip
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IBM, Enterprise Ireland collaborate for start- and scale-ups

Enterprise Ireland and IBM’s new collaboration will provide Irish high potential start-up and scale-up companies with resources, tools, and technology to help them expand internationally reducing the time it takes to get to new markets and scaling more rapidly within these markets.  The IBM OpenXChange programme is designed to complement and enrich IBM’s start-up and [&hellip
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Russian hackers declare war on 10 countries after failed Eurovision DDoS attack

Russian-linked hackers have claimed to have disrupted the infrastructure of Italy’s State Police anti-cyber crime arm after it thwarted hacking attempts on the Eurovision Song Contest. Hackers from the Killnet group announced in the early hours of Monday morning that claims made by Italian State Police referred to the disruption of cyber attacks over the [&hellip
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Lone Russian RAT operator rivals large gangs with “passion project”

A lone Russian cyber criminal is achieving similar levels of success as massive organised cyber crime groups by selling a custom commercial remote access Trojan (RAT) for relative pennies. Tracking the lone actor since 2018, the BlackBerry ThreatVector team has revelead this individual appears to have built and maintained the DarkCrystal RAT (DCRat) by themselves. [&hellip
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Meta partners with AMD on 4G/5G infrastructure project

Meta has partnered with AMD on a new 4G/5G global mobile network infrastructure project, the semiconductor giant has announced. AMD will develop multiple radio units (RUs) for Meta’s Evenstar programme, which aims to build metaverse-ready radio access network (RAN) reference designs for 4G and 5G networks in the Open RAN ecosystem. The new Evenstar RUs [&hellip
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Researchers highlight role of new technologies in healthcare

Leading healthcare researchers and technology experts from across the island of Ireland recently gathered at the Dell Technologies Innovation Lab in Limerick for a series of events and workshops to investigate how new technologies and the power of data can help deliver better healthcare into the future. Prof Mark Lawler and his team of researchers [&hellip
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Zoom to acquire customer support platform Solvvy

Zoom has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Solvvy, a conversational AI and automation platform for customer support. Post-acquisition, the video communication firm says the addition will offer elevated customer service experiences to the enterprise, positioning the business well to capitalise on new customer support opportunities. Solvvy’s technology will be integrated into Zoom’s new [&hellip
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Javier Floren of DNAverse on identity as art

Some brilliant innovations announced by Google at I/O this week include a huge improvement to Google Pay, new smartphones and a way to drop the ‘OK Google’ wake word which you will either love or hate. Plus we chat with DNAverse co-founder Javier Floren about mixing NFTs and blockchain technologies with the art of medical [&hellip
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