More than 28,000 databases in open-source Internet platform hit by attackers demanding ransom

It’s not a good year for users of MongoDB, the document-oriented open-source database used in many big data implementations. Thousands of improperly secured instances exposed to the Internet have been attacked and their data is being held for ransom. Security researcher Victor Gevers of the GDI Foundation first discovered that nearly 200 databases had been…

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‘Game of inches:’ RBC predicts narrow field between Canada’s telecom stocks in 2017

Competition between telecommunications stocks has turned into a “game of inches” as it becomes harder to differentiate between the big players, RBC Capital Markets concluded in its annual telecommunications outlook report. Similar growth expectations, a tight valuation range and an expected lack of company-specific new business opportunities in the next year have RBC analyst Drew McReynolds…

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