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Ransomware is one of the most blatant and obvious money making schemes for cybercriminals and it was most likely to be known when last year Cryptolocker ransomware targeted millions of computers worldwide.

Recently, security researchers at the Antivirus firm TrendLabs have unearthed another sophisticated variant of the ransomware malware which is employing Windows PowerShell in an effort to encrypt files on the victims’ computer. The firm detected the variant as TROJ_POSHCODER.A.

Huawei sees trouble ahead despite revenue rise

Chinese telecoms firm Huawei saw a sharp jump in revenue in the first half of the year but warned of “difficulties ahead”.

The US blacklisted the firm in May, restricting its ability to trade with US companies.

Company revenue jumped 23% in the first half of the year versus a year ago, while smartphone shipments surged 24%.

Microsoft Buys BlueTalon, Its Fourth Known Startup Purchase Of 2019

The data landscape has changed rapidly over the past few years, enabling tremendous opportunity for enterprises to digitally transform. Data estates are increasingly diverse with fit-for-purpose systems (NoSQL, RDBMs, Data Lakes & Big Data, SaaS apps, etc.) spanning on-premises and cloud environments capable of processing data of all shapes and sizes.

AT&T and Microsoft announce a strategic alliance to deliver innovation with cloud, AI and 5G

AT&T Communications and Microsoft Corp. are embarking on an extensive, multiyear alliance where the two companies will apply technologies, including cloud, AI, and 5G, to improve how people live and work today and in the future. Microsoft will be the preferred cloud provider for non-network applications, as part of AT&T’s broader public cloud first strategy, and will support AT&T as it consolidates its data center infrastructure and operations.

Nearly 70% of retailers considering a switch to biometrics

In 2012, store operations may be making big changes to retail point of sale software, as concerns about identity theft and fraud rise.

According to a survey by Digital Persona, nearly 70 percent of the more than 1,100 participants surveyed said they were considering switching their retail POS systems from password-based technology to biometric authentication.