Orbitz has confirmed that its systems were breached and that hackers accessed customer information, including names, email addresses and payment card information, from the past two years. Orbitz said hackers accessed information for about 880,000 payment cards.
Roku is launching its free, ad-supported Roku Channel across several platforms, beginning with Samsung smart TVs. The app will be added to other brands of connected TVs, plus iOS and Android devices, in the coming months.
While Nintendo's Switch continues to break sales records, the console couldn't compete with Sony's PlayStation 4, which outsold all consoles in February, per an NPD Group report. Despite this, NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said that over its first 12 months on the market, the Switch has "achieved the highest installed base for a console platform in history."
Microsoft has kicked off work on Project Denali, which will provide better flash storage to cloud and enterprise providers. The company previously created a prototype of the technology and hopes to release a completed version by the end of the year.
Microsoft revealed that the upcoming Windows 10 upgrade will include improvements to user downtime when implementing future upgrades. The company will move some of the updating features online, which can run in the background while users perform other tasks.
Google is expanding its YouTube Director service from six to 170 cities to assist brands creating video advertisements. The service provides businesses with experts who will write a script, then film and edit a 30-second video ad for free in exchange for a minimum $350 spend through Google AdWords.
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. warns that if financial institutions were cyberattacked, a crisis of confidence could hurt the stock market. To avoid such a crisis, the DTCC is calling on the financial services industry to keep the lines of communication open with the public and investors if an attack occurs.
Data breaches cause a number of problems for companies hit by hackers, despite the fact that the average cost of a breach has declined from a high of $3.6 million in 2012 to $650,000 in 2016. The most commonly targeted groups are health care organizations and professional services firms.
The House on Monday voted in favor of authorizing the Department of Homeland Security's "cyber hunt and incident response teams." The teams would assist in responding to attacks on critical infrastructure, while also helping to implement strategies to mitigate security risks.
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