iPay88 secures over 60% Market Share in Malaysia

iPay88 Sdn Bhd, a leading online payment gateway brand in Malaysia, announced that it has secured over 60 per cent of all online payment gateway systems in the market being used by eRetailers, SMEs and Corporations for online transactional operations.

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According to Chan Kok Long, co-Founder and Executive Director of iPay88, the company today has close to 8,000 customers using its proprietary online payment gateway system, which was developed and improved since 2006.  Continue reading iPay88 secures over 60% Market Share in Malaysia

Twitter Ads now available in over 200 countries & territories including Malaysia

Twitter expanded its self-service ads platform from 33 countries to over 200 countries and territories. Now, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can more effectively reach target audiences on Twitter in 15 languages. In addition, Twitter announced that there are now approximately 100,000 active advertisers on Twitter, including SMBs.

Twitter-logoAsia Pacific is Twitter’s fastest growing region worldwide and the platform expansion provides additional support for SMBs in Hong Kong, India, Malaysia and Philippines. Twitter said that recent research from the Asian Development Bank, SMBs account for 98% of all enterprises in Asia. Continue reading Twitter Ads now available in over 200 countries & territories including Malaysia

Akamai Q2 2015 State of the Internet – Security Report

Akamai Technologies, Inc. announced the availability of the Q2 2015 State of the Internet – Security Report. The quarter report provides analysis and insight into the global cloud security threat landscape.

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“The threat posed by distributed denial of service (DDoS) and web application attacks continues to grow each quarter,” said John Summers, vice president, Cloud Security Business Unit, Akamai. “Malicious actors are continually changing the game by switching tactics, seeking out new vulnerabilities and even bringing back old techniques that were considered outdated. By analyzing the attacks observed over our networks, we’re able to identify emerging threats and trends and provide the public with the information to harden their networks, websites and application and improve their cloud security profiles. Continue reading Akamai Q2 2015 State of the Internet – Security Report

NTT Com Security & Fortinet announce global security partnership

NTT Com Security, the global information security and risk management company and Fortinet, a high performance cyber security solutions company, have entered into a formal partnership to provide “expert security advice and world-class security solutions” to organizations worldwide.

L-R: Simon Church, CEO of NTT Com Security and Ken Xie, CEO of Fortinet
L-R: Simon Church, CEO of NTT Com Security and Ken Xie, CEO of Fortinet

The partnership includes incorporating the broad range of Fortinet security solutions into NTT Com Security solutions to help protect customers across the globe, irrespective of size or sector. No financial details were announced. Continue reading NTT Com Security & Fortinet announce global security partnership

“Darkhotel” Cyberespionage Group boosts attacks with exploit leaked from Hacking Team

Following the public leak of files belonging to Hacking Team – the company known for selling “legal spyware” to some governments and law enforcement agencies – a number of cyberespionage groups have started using, for their own malicious purposes, the tools Hacking Team provided to its customers to carry out attacks. This includes several exploits targeting Adobe Flash Player and Windows OS. At least one of these has been re-purposed by the powerful cyberespionage actor, “Darkhotel”.

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Kaspersky Lab has discovered that the “Darkhotel”, an elite spying crew uncovered by its experts in 2014 and famous for infiltrating Wi-Fi networks in luxury hotels to compromise selected corporate executives, has been using a zero-day vulnerability from Hacking Team’s collection since the beginning of July, straight after the notorious leak of Hacking Team files on July, 5th. Not known to have been a client of Hacking Team, the Darkhotel group appears to have grabbed the files once they became publicly available. Continue reading “Darkhotel” Cyberespionage Group boosts attacks with exploit leaked from Hacking Team

Windows 10 launched in Malaysia

Microsoft has launches its latest operating system, Windows 10 in Malaysia. Touted as the most secure Windows ever, the improved modern OS is now available as a free upgrade to every qualified Windows 7 and 8.1 user for the first year, or with new PCs and tablets. In addition, Windows 10 is delivered as a service and kept automatically up-to-date with the latest features and security updates.

K Raman, Managing Director, Microsoft Malaysia presenting Surface Pro 3 units to the Windows 10 Upgraders. L-R: Windows 10 Upgraders; YB Senator Bathmavathi Krishnan, Member of Dewan Negara, Parlimen Malaysia, and an advocate and champion of the disabled community, John-Son Oei, Founder of EPIC Homes, YM Raja Riza Shazmin Raja Badrul Shah, Honorary Secretary of MERCY Malaysia
K Raman, Managing Director, Microsoft Malaysia presenting Surface Pro 3 units to the Windows 10 Upgraders. L-R: Windows 10 Upgraders; YB Senator Bathmavathi Krishnan, Member of Dewan Negara, Parlimen Malaysia, and an advocate and champion of the disabled community, John-Son Oei, Founder of EPIC Homes, YM Raja Riza Shazmin Raja Badrul Shah, Honorary Secretary of MERCY Malaysia

“Since the global launch of Windows 10 on 29 July, Microsoft has seen as many as 14 million people around the world upgrade to Windows 10 within the first 24 hours, with reviews and customer feedback overwhelmingly positive around the globe,” said K Raman, Managing Director, Microsoft Malaysia. “We’re ushering in a new era for both Microsoft and for Windows.” Continue reading Windows 10 launched in Malaysia

SanDisk announce USB 3.0 Flash Drives in Malaysia

SanDisk Corporation, a flash storage solutions company, launched two new, USB 3.0 flash drives – the 128GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive, the world’s smallest USB 3.0; and the 256GB SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive, SanDisk’s highest capacity USB flash drive to-date.

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The new offerings delivers speeds up to 10 times faster than a standard USB 2.0 drive, the company claims. With these higher capacities, consumers can now save more of their favorite videos, photos and music on their laptops, TVs, gaming consoles or other entertainment systems. Continue reading SanDisk announce USB 3.0 Flash Drives in Malaysia

Jabra Sport Coach Wireless price at RM649 in Malaysia

The Jabra Sport Coach Wireless is now launched in Malaysia. Its a music and coaching solution for indoor workouts, the latest sport audio solution from Jabra.

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L-R, Margaret Ang, Regional Sales Manager, SEA, Consumer Solutions, Linora Low & Ann Goh, Sales Director Central Asia, Consumer Solutions

Developed to meet the needs of cross training enthusiasts, the Jabra Sport Coach Wireless can create customised workouts based on over 40 different exercises. By downloading the Sport Life app on a smartphone, users can design their own personalised workouts with real-time audio coaching through the unique earbuds.  Continue reading Jabra Sport Coach Wireless price at RM649 in Malaysia

Blue Coat acquires cloud data protection solutions company Perspecsys

Blue Coat Systems, Inc., an enterprise security company, announced it has acquired Perspecsys, Inc., an enterprise cloud data protection solutions company.

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With the acquisition, Blue Coat said it intends to significantly expand its cloud security offerings and positions it as a leader in the Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) segment, setting a new bar for data protection within cloud applications. Continue reading Blue Coat acquires cloud data protection solutions company Perspecsys

Kaspersky: 72% of Botnet DDoS Attacks’ Victims Are Located in 10 countries

According to the Kaspersky DDoS Intelligence statistics for Q2 of 2015, three-quarters of resources attacked via botnets are located in just 10 countries. The undisputed leadership of the United States and China is explained by the cheap hosting in these countries. However, the changes in the other positions of the ranking and the growing number of countries affected by this type of attack prove that no territory is secured against DDoS.

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In the second quarter of 2015, the number of countries where the attacked resources were located increased from 76 to 79. Meanwhile, 72% of the victims were located in just 10 countries. However, this figure decreased compared to the previous period, with 9 out of 10 victims in the Top 10 in Q1.  Continue reading Kaspersky: 72% of Botnet DDoS Attacks’ Victims Are Located in 10 countries