IT News Week 2 Sep 2015

For week 1 of Sep 2015, the most interesting news was the announcement of Latest Postpaid Offering by U Mobile.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Sep 10, 2015 - Kasperksy: Russian Speaking Cyberespionage Group Exploits Satellites to Reach the Ultimate Level of Anonymity
  • PR - Sep 10, 2015 - WD and Milestones Partner to provide Video Surveillance Solutions
  • PR - Sep 10, 2015 - Zalora Offers New Scholarships Scheme at Tertiary Level
  • PR - Sep 10, 2015 - I Synergy Holdings Bhd Now Listd on The National Stock Exchange of Australia (NSX)
  • PR - Sep 9, 2015 - Cisco and Monk's Hill Ventures Commit to Accelerate Innovation in ASEAN
  • PR - Sep 8, 2015 - Malaysia's Biggest Online Sale: 28 Sep to 2 Oct 2015



PR - Sep 10, 2015 - Kaspersky: Russian Speaking Cyberespionage Group Exploits Satellites to Reach the Ultimate Level of Anonymity

Turla is a sophisticated cyberespionage group that has been active for more than 8 years. The attackers behind Turla have infected hundreds of computers in more than 45 countries including Kazakhstan, Russia, China, Vietnam and the United States. Types of organizations that have been affected include government institutions and embassies, as well as military, education, research and pharmaceutical companies. At the initial stage, the Epic backdoor performs victim profiling. For only the most high profile targets, the attackers then use an extensive satellite-based communication mechanism in the later stages of the attack, which helps them to hide their traces.



Satellite communications are known mostly as a tool for TV broadcasting and secure communications; however, they are also used to provide access to the Internet. Such services are mostly used in remote locations where all other types of Internet access are either unstable and slow, or not available at all. One of the most widespread and inexpensive types of satellite-based Internet connection is a so-called downstream-only connection.

In this case, outgoing requests from a user’s PC are communicated through conventional lines (a wired or GPRS connection), with all the incoming traffic coming from the satellite. This technology allows the user to get a relatively fast download speed. However, it has one big disadvantage: all the downstream traffic comes back to the PC unencrypted.

PR - Sep 10, 2015 - WD and Milestones Partner to provide Video Surveillance Solutions

WD®, a Western Digital company and a worldwide leader in storage solutions, and Milestone Systems, the security industry leader in video management software, announced today a partnership to deliver video surveillance solutions to businesses and consumers.

Milestone Arcus™ Surveillance software will be available on WD’s My Cloud® Business Series network-attached storage (NAS) systems with the new My Cloud® OS 3 operating system beginning this month; and is expected to be available on other My Cloud systems, such as the My Cloud Expert Series, in the future.

PR - Sep 10, 2015 - Zalora Offers New Scholarships Scheme at Tertiary Level

he ZALORA Scholarship. Designed to turn passion into profession, the inaugural merit-based scholarship will award seven tertiary students from across the region with a partial grant for tuition fees and industry experience with the ZALORA offices in 2016. This is the first time the ZALORA Group is bestowing scholarships.

The theme for the ZALORA Scholarship is “The Science of Fashion”, where applicants are encouraged to think creatively and bring out the science behind fashion through compelling means. Winning entries will be selected based on innovation and relevance to the title: “The Science of Fashion”.

One student from Malaysia will be selected as the ZALORA Scholar, receiving a partial sponsorship for their tuition fees and a paid internship opportunity at ZALORA in May 2016.

Application for the ZALORA Scholarship will open to tertiary students from all fields of study on 1 September 2015, and will close at 11PM (GMT) on 16 October 2015. Interested students can find out more about the application details and eligibility criteria at www.zalora.com.my/scholarship/ . All queries are welcome at scholarship@zalora.com.my.

PR - Sep 10, 2015 - I Synergy Holdings Bhd Now Listd on The National Stock Exchange of Australia (NSX)

Malaysia’s leading and largest affiliate marketing solution provider, I Synergy Holdings Berhad (ISH), today announced that it has officially became a publicly listed company on the National Stock Exchange of Australia (NSX) on 31st August 2015 in Sydney, Australia. The company is listed on NSX under the code “ISY”.

I Synergy International (M) Sdn Bhd (I Synergy) was founded in 2008 by its Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Lawrence Teo, with the vision and mission to become the regional leader in affiliate marketing solutions, by identifying and initiating innovative business synergies among strategic partners, associates and clients to deliver optimal winning affiliate marketing solutions. In April 2015, ISH was incorporated and became the parent company of I Synergy.

 I Synergy Holdings Berhad management team :(From L-R) Dave Yeo, Affiliate Division Manager; Daniel Chew, Finance & Administration Manager; William Tan; Will Ong, Chief Operating Officer; Dato’ Lawrence Teo, Chief Executive Officer; Lennon Chu, General Manager; Kelly Lau, Chief Marketing Officer; Ang Hui Liang, Human Resource & Administration Manager; Mohd Farid, Merchant Operation Manager and Eng Guo Miao, Chief Financial Officer doing a thumbs up at the official ceremony of ISH as a public listed company on NSX.

I Synergy has been successfully building its reputation nationwide as Malaysia’s premier proponent and provider of affiliate marketing with its industry-leading affiliate network, Affiliate Junction that incorporates both online and offline business environment capabilities. The company has been experiencing an exponential revenue growth year after year. I Synergy’s revenue for the financial year 2014 was RM19 million, which saw almost 500% growth as compared to the year before.

PR - Sep 9, 2015 - Cisco and Monk's Hill Ventures Commit to Accelerate Innovation in ASEAN

Cisco Investments’ (the investment arm of Cisco) announced investment of USD$10 million (RM43.12 million) into Monk’s Hill Ventures’ innovation fund for start-up companies which aims to drive innovation and technology disruptions across ASEAN by supporting early stage start-ups in companies that have solutions focused on Cloud, the Internet of Everything (IoE), Big Data and Analytics, Mobility and Enterprise applications.

In addition to providing funding, Cisco will also explore ways of sharing technology and go-to-market expertise with invested companies in the region. This investment is aligned to Cisco Investments’ strategy of fuelling innovation, by investing in venture capital funds that support the transformation of local economies and industries. This announcement is also timely for Malaysia given the recent announcement of the National Internet of Things Strategic Roadmap by the government.

PR - Sep 8, 2015 - Malaysia's Biggest Online Sale: 28 Sep to 2 Oct 2015

Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) today announced the return of the biggest online sale event in the country, #MYCYBERSALE which will take place from 28 Sep to 2 Oct 2015.

#MYCYBERSALE is an initiative under Digital Malaysia to catalyse the growth of the eCommerce industry. eCommerce is an important contributor to the digital economy and eTailing is a fast-growing component within this industry. #MYCYBERSALE 2015 aims to increase the domestic eCommerce revenue by encouraging SMEs to be part of eCommerce ecosystem and generating online shopping demand from consumers.

The first #MYCYBERSALE in 2014 generated RM67million in revenue from 227,000 successful transactions, with over 200% increase in online traffic reported by participating eTailers.

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