Marvell Technology buying chip maker Cavium in $6B deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Marvell Technology has bid about $6 billion for Cavium in a cash-and-stock deal that would create a chip maker to compete with Intel and other…

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to…

Kaspersky Lab – Beyond Black Friday Threat Report, November 2017

Introduction The festive holiday shopping season, which covers Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday in late November as well as Christmas in December, now accounts for a significant share of…

Investigation Report for the September 2014 Equation malware detection incident in the US

Background In early October, a story was published by the Wall Street Journal alleging Kaspersky Lab software was used to siphon classified data from an NSA employee’s home computer system.…

Threat Predictions for Cryptocurrencies in 2018

The landscape in 2017 Today, cryptocurrency is no longer only for computer geeks and IT pros. It’s starting to affect people’s daily life more than they realize. At the same…

Threat Predictions for Financial Services and Fraud in 2018

The landscape in 2017 In 2017 we’ve seen fraud attacks in financial services become increasingly account-centric. Customer data is a key enabler for large-scale fraud attacks and the frequency of…

Young students learn practical applications of science at AgriLife center in Uvalde

Contact: Dr. Daniel Leskovar, 830-278-9151, daniel.leskovar@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Madhumita Joshi, 830-278-9151, madhumita.joshi@ag.tamu.edu UVALDE – About 40 students from Sacred Heart Catholic School in Uvalde recently got a firsthand look at how…

Alumni receive awards at Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences banquet

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Three former students were chosen for Outstanding Early Career Alumni awards, while four alumni were honored with Outstanding Alumni Awards during the…

APT Trends report Q3 2017

Introduction Beginning in the second quarter of 2017, Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) began publishing summaries of the quarter’s private threat intelligence reports in an effort to make…

Uber seals multibillion-dollar investment from Softbank

DETROIT (AP) — Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank has reached a deal with Uber to invest billions in the ride-hailing giant. Source: Business – The Eagle

The International Space Station will receive about 7,400 pounds of cargo, including new science and technology investigations, following the successful launch of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft from NASA’s Wallops Flight…

An old Hollywood Refrain, but the world may not be a safe place By Marc L. Flaster NEW YORK, New York (Texas Insider Report) — Tweet, Tweet, Twitter, Twitter… Our President takes…

IT threat evolution Q3 2017. Statistics

Q3 figures According to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled 277,646,376 malicious attacks from online resources located in 185 countries all over the world. 72,012,219 unique URLs were…

IT threat evolution Q3 2017

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns [Re-]enter the dragon In July, we reported on the recent activities of a targeted attack group called ‘Spring Dragon’ (also known as LotusBlossom), whose activities…

A&M Health Science Center Expands Its Houston Area Footprint

From the Texas A&M Health Science Center: Roderic I. Pettigrew, PhD, MD, a physician-scientist and internationally recognized leader in biomedical imaging and bioengineering, will join Texas A&M to lead Engineering…

Using legitimate tools to hide malicious code

The authors of malware use various techniques to circumvent defensive mechanisms and conceal harmful activity. One of them is the practice of hiding malicious code in the context of a…

Blinn Trustees Considering Where To Use Unspent Bond Money

Blinn College trustees have been asked to apply $4.5 million dollars in unspent bond money originally designated for projects at campuses in Brazos County to projects in Brenham. Facilities Director…

DDoS attacks in Q3 2017

News Overview In the third quarter of 2017, the trends of the preceding quarters continued to develop further. The number of DDoS attacks in China, the United States, South Korea…

Spam and phishing in Q3 2017

Quarterly highlights Blockchain and spam Cryptocurrencies have been a regular theme in the media for several years now. Financial analysts predict a great future for them, various governments are thinking…

Longtime Texas Congressman Lamar Smith Is Not Running For Re-Election In 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, says he won’t be seeking re-election after 16 terms in office. Smith, a Texas Republican,…