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Bitcoin extortionist group DD4BC ratchets up DDoS attacks

Bitcoin extortionist group DD4BC has recently stepped up its distributed denial of service attacks and developed new tactics, according to a new report by Akamai's Prolexic security engineering and research team.

Infographic: What do most workers do during mobile conference calls? It's not work

Mobile conferencing is on the rise, but not everyone is doing work when they listen in on a conference call using their mobile phone.

Rise of anti-social, secretly social apps presents hurdle for marketers

Mobile geolocation data has proven transformative for mobile marketers who view check-ins and in-store promotions as a boon to business. But a new mobile app could signal a sea change for mobile data collection.

Mobility, social media forcing enterprises to rethink CRM strategy

Increasing adoption of mobility and social media are forcing enterprises to rethink their approaches to customer relationship management and develop new customer strategies, judges Jim Davies, research director at Gartner.

News Scan: Riskiest mobile apps; Ambient intelligence coming; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for March 18, including what apps are the riskiest to use, the future of ambient intelligence, the incoming boom for the mobile wallet market, how CMOs plan to use mobile to reach their audience and what the entertainment industry plans to use location-based marketing for.

GRC, security risks pose obstacles to enterprise adoption of social networking

Governance, risk management and compliance issues, as well as security concerns, will be key challenges to adoption of enterprise social networking, warns market research firm Frost & Sullivan.

Infographic: Security risks lurk in social media

The use of social media has exploded over the last few years. Facebook alone has more than 1.2 billion users. Social media is increasingly being used as an enterprise communication and marketing...

Mobility is transforming enterprise content management, says Ovum

Mobility is transforming the enterprise content management market, judges Sue Clarke, senior analyst of information management at research firm Ovum.

Top computer/consumer electronics advertisers focus big-budget ad campaigns on mobile

The top advertisers in the U.S. computer and consumer electronics industry are focusing their spending on big-budget ad campaigns for tablets, smartphones and other "smart" devices, according to the latest stats from eMarketer.

Attackers increasingly targeting social media, mobile devices, warns IBM X-Force report

Social media has become a top target for attackers and mobile devices are expanding the number of entry points for those attacks, according to IBM X-Force's 2013 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report.