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If you’d bought $1,000 of Bitcoin in 2010, you’d be worth...

Price of Bitcoin has doubled in 2017, and other currencies have jumped even more.

SD Worx and World First partnership cuts complexity of payroll exchange...

Antwerp, Belgium, 23 May, 2017 – Today SD Worx, global payroll and HR service provider, announced it is partnering with World First, the international payments and money transfer business, to deliver a single currency transfer solution to SD Worxrsquo;s international payroll and HR customer base. Managing the payments process in a large organisation across multiple geographies can be expensive and time consuming, especially managing the foreign exchange process to deliver payments in a wide range... Source: RealWire

Massive cryptocurrency botnet used leaked NSA exploits weeks before WCry

Campaign that flew under the radar used hacked computers to mine Monero currency.

Ztorg: money for infecting your smartphone

This research started when we discovered an infected Pokeacute;mon GO guide in Google Play. We detected the malware as Trojan.AndroidOS.Ztorg.ad.

After some searching, I found some other similar infected apps that were being distributed from the Google Play Store.

After I started tracking these infected apps, two things struck me – how rapidly they became popular and the comments in the user review sections.

Misys unveils retail banking cloud platform for German market

Move is the first of several planned localised roll outs on Misys FinCloudLondon, UK – 11 May 2017 – Misys today unveiled its retail banking private cloud solution for the German market, at a company event in Frankfurt.

The pre-configured and localised Misys FusionBanking Essence solution delivers core and digital banking functionality on the Misys FinCloud in line with regional specificities including language, currency and regulatory frameworks.
It is the first of several planned regional... Source: RealWire

IDG Contributor Network: Data science: teaming skills to harness insights faster

Data is the currency of the new millennium.

But distilling and simplifying that data to gain real insight requires an increasingly complex skill set and equally sophisticated tools.

Gartner researcher Peter Sondergaard sums up the power of data analysis in the context of other notable innovations in history stating, “Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine.”If you break down the origins of data, you’ll find that 20 percent of the world’s data is public, while the other 80 percent is proprietary.

But, like any powerful tool, it needs a lead or guiding light, and data scientists have quickly risen to this challenge with developers and data engineers as their collaborators.

These groups join virtually and physically to learn, curate, build and deploy analytic solutions to help extract insights from their vast data stores.

This new cross functional collaboration has helped the data unit function as one, elevating the role of the data science team within the larger enterprise.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Clash of Greed

Yet, the more popular game is, the higher the probability that fraudsters will be looking to make a fortune on that popularity by, for example, organizing phishing attacks on the player base.

Those phishing attacks, though always quite similar in their nature, are very competently planned.

Microsoft 3Q17: Cloud, Office, Windows strong, Surface slumps

Phone revenue is basically wiped out.

Evil ISPs could disrupt Bitcoin’s blockchain

Boffins say BGP is a threat to the crypto-currency Attacks on Bitcoin just keep coming: ETH Zurich boffins have worked with Aviv Zohar of The Hebrew University in Israel to show off how to attack the crypto-currency via the Internet's routing infrastructure.…

Lazarus Under The Hood

Today we'd like to share some of our findings, and add something new to what's currently common knowledge about Lazarus Group activities, and their connection to the much talked about February 2016 incident, when an unknown attacker attempted to steal up to $851M USD from Bangladesh Central Bank.

Reminder: Download some DSiWare games while you still can

Closing the door on another piece of recent gaming history.

IBM announces enterprise-ready blockchain services that go beyond currency

The service is based on the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric.