Tag: cloud computing

Capital One Hacking Suspect Had Data From Other Targets, Officials Say

The software engineer accused of stealing the personal information of more than 100 million people from Capital One also obtained data from over 30 companies and other organizations, according to federal prosecutors. In a court filing Tuesday, prosecutors said they found multiple terabytes of stolen data from other companies, educational institutions and other organizations on […]

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In Pentagon Contract Fight, Amazon Has Foes in High Places

It sounded like the dullest of developments: the award of a big Pentagon I.T. contract was postponed so the new defense secretary could review it. But the competition over the $10 billion, 10-year contract to transform the military’s computing systems has been fierce, and the highly unusual, last-minute intervention by President Trump this week was […]

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Pentagon Delays Award of $10 Billion Cloud Computing Contract

The Pentagon said on Thursday that it was delaying the award of a hotly contested $10 billion contract for cloud computing services for the military until the secretary of defense, Mark T. Esper, can review the matter. The announcement came two weeks after President Trump said he would be looking “very seriously” at the contract […]

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For Big Banks, It’s an Endless Fight With Hackers

Large financial companies have to thwart hundreds of thousands of cyberattacks every single day. Data thieves have to get lucky only once. Big banks like Capital One, the victim of a recent attack that captured the personal information of over 100 million people, are a target for digital troublemakers, like individual hackers trying to impress […]

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YouTube Is a Big Business. Just How Big Is Anyone’s Guess.

YouTube probably generates $16 billion to $25 billion in annual revenue, making the video service big enough to crack the top half of the Fortune 500. But that’s just a guess. Even though financial analysts on Wall Street think YouTube makes about as much money as the Gap, General Mills or Netflix, the video service’s […]

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Trump Says He May Intervene in Huge Pentagon Contract Sought by Amazon

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Thursday that he was looking “very seriously” at intervening in the hard-fought commercial battle for a $10 billion Pentagon cloud computing contract for which Amazon, a company he has frequently attacked, is seen as the leading contender. For the president to weigh in on the award of a major […]

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Judge Clears Way for Amazon and Microsoft to Compete for Giant Pentagon Contract

SEATTLE — A federal judge ruled on Friday that Amazon did not unduly influence the shape of one of the largest technology contracts in the Pentagon’s history, setting the stage for the Department of Defense to choose between Amazon and Microsoft for the $10 billion project. Oracle had alleged that Amazon and the Defense Department […]

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Google Disruptions Affect Gmail, YouTube and Other Sites

Google said on Sunday that “high levels of network congestion” were impairing many sites, such as Gmail, YouTube and others that rely in part on its technology. It wasn’t clear what specifically was behind the problems. They appeared to affect more than a dozen Google services, including its cloud computing technology, which is used by […]

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