The Labour Party has said it experienced a “sophisticated and large-scale cyber attack” on its digital platforms, which was later revealed to be a DDoS attack.
A Labour source confirmed that the attack was DDoS in nature, meaning that the perpetrator attempted to cause its digital platforms to crash by flooding them with so much traffic from various sources that services struggle to load properly.
Almost half a year after acquiring AI networking outfit Mist Systems for a cool $405 million, Juniper Networks has announced the next set of Mist AI integrations into the company's network and hybrid cloud monitoring platform.
Mist's cloud-based AI wireless service, WiFI Assurance, will be added to Juniper's platform as a subscription offering. The service uses network data to make wireless networks more reliable, and centres around an AI-powered virtual network assistant called Marvis that uses dynamic packet capture and machine learning technology to automatically identify, adapt and fix network issues.
AT&T has urged organisations to do more to address the cyber security threats posed by 5G and place more focus on security automation and virtualisation.
The American telecommunications giant made the warnings in its latest cyber security report, based on a survey conducted by 451 research that surveyed 704 cyber security professionals working in firms with more than 500 employees.