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29 May, 2017
Newsletter issue 24

In this Newsletter we’ve rounded up some hot news for you:
•The aggressiveness of the WannaCry ransomware and how it infected a honeypot in a matter of minutes.
•Remote security exploits in all 2008+ Intel platforms .
•A security vulnerability in WordPress , the most widely-used CMS in the globe.
•News that Plesk has entirely become a separate company from Parallels.

And, we have upcoming system maintenance scheduled on June, 1 to implement the new product in our portfolio. We expect no connectivity issues or system failures. If you have any question regarding the maintenance, do not hesitate to contact us. Lastly, we would like to inform our Monitoring Service clients that we discontinue offering this service in order to concentrate more on our core products and commit to delivering unmatched services.

If you have any comment or question about this newsletter, do not hesitate to send them to us, and we’ll be happy to respond within the shortest time possible.

From Alnitech, we wish you a great and productive week ahead!

Your account manager,

In this issue

An Experiment Shows the Aggressiveness of The WannaCry Ransomware

The WannaCry ransomware, which has infected thousands of computers since it began on 12th May 2017, is very aggressive in nature and spreads within minutes. A malware researcher published on his blog details of how WannaCry paralyzed a honeypot system six times within 90 minutes.

Continue reading here.

Intel Platforms Have Been Harboring a Security Loophole Since 2008

As reports SemiAccurate for almost a decade, a destructive hacking vulnerability has been lurking in every Intel platform—from Nehalem (2008) to the recent Kaby Lake (2017).

Read more here.

Unpatched WordPress Vulnerability Demeans Administrator’s Privileges

An experienced vulnerability tester, Dawid Golunski from Legal Hackers, recently exposed a critical unpatched loophole in the WordPress platform that enables a hacker to reconfigure a victim’s admin password under certain situations. .

View full article here.

Oakley Capital Spends $105 Million to Scoop Plesk from the Parallels Group

Oakley Capital Private Equity III has again stretched its portfolio by spending $105 million to procure the assets and activities of Plesk essentially scooping it out from the Parallels Group.

Find out more above mentioned here.
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