Busy Summer? Here’s What Happened in the Networking Space during August 2013

It always seems like August will be a relaxing month here at WildPackets but there is no rest for the weary in the world of networking. In case you need an update on what happened while you were out enjoying your summer vacation, we provided our top four stories for August 2013.

Juniper Network releases mobile threat report
Early in the month, Juniper Networks released its annual mobile threat report. A key discovery for this year’s report was that malware attacks grew 614% in 2012. Matt Tommey of SearchNetworking covers the story and where most of the malicious apps are coming from and why.

Cyberattacks focus on banks
IDG reported that at least three U.S. banks lost millions of dollars due to hackers. Hackers were able to gain control of payment applications that controlled wire transfers. Most hackers were using denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks prior to the wire transfers taking place.

For more details on how the attacks were orchestrated, check out Jeremy Kirk’s IDG article.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can clean up after a DDoS attack, be sure to check out our blog post, “How to clean up an attack like Wells Fargo.” After all, you can never be too prepared.

Okay, not breaking news but interesting…
So this one’s not breaking news, but definitely worth the read. Lee Hutchinson from Ars Technica wrote a post titled “Five things radically changing what ‘enterprise’ means.” He covers BYOD, SANs, clouds and virtualization. What did he miss? What did he get right? Share your thoughts!

Is there a new wireless network?
Olga Kharif and Danielle Kucera of Bloomberg covered Amazon’s announcement that they have tested a new wireless network that would allow customer to connect the company’s devices to the Internet. More on the news here.

Think we missed a big story? Please share in our comment section.

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