Month: September 2015

A New Botnet Hits Servers With 150 Gbps DDoS Attacks

Just yesterday, Akamai’s Security Intelligence Response Team announced that it’s discovered a new botnet that uses a 150 Gbps onslaught to bring servers and websites to their knees. The Linux-based botnet spreads aboard a Trojan that’s called XOR DDoS. Link: A New Botnet Hits Servers With 150 Gbps DDoS Attacks

McDonald’s now accepts ‘two-second’ mobile payments in China amid big data push

McDonald’s has teamed up with Ant Financial — the financial services subsidiary of Alibaba, China’s largest ecommerce player — to start accepting mobile payments in more than 2,100 of its restaurants in China using Alipay. (Think of Apple Pay or Android Pay in the U.S.) Link: McDonald’s now accepts ‘two-second’ mobile payments in China amid big …

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