Oracle And Samsonite Europe Extend Their Alliance

Oracle and Samsonite Europe have extended their alliance and this will see the latter adopt Order Broker Cloud Service with a view to enabling more transactions. Additionally Samsonite will upgrade Oracle Retail Customer Engagement and Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service.

“As our direct-to-consumer channel sales continue to grow, we want to ensure we can meet the rising expectations of our customers … The Oracle Retail solutions provide us a path to seamlessly integrate online and instore channels,” Samsonite Europe’s IT director for Europe, Dirk de Smyter, said.

Travel bag firm

As a global leader in luggage bags, travel bags as well as accessories, Samsonite Europe has a presence in more than 100 countries in four continents – South America, Europe, North America and Asia. The travel bag firm operates through its own retail outlets as well as via authorized resellers besides its online stores. Some of its well-known brands include Lipault, Speck, Gregory, High Sierra, Hartman, American Tourister, and Tumi.

The new functionality that will be provided by Oracle will allow Samsonite to offer support to retail buying preferences and behavior and this includes making purchases online with a view to picking them up in stores.

This comes less than a week since a vulnerability in Oracle WebLogic was discovered and exploited by a hacker to mine crypto currencies that included Monero. PeopleSoft software of Oracle is one of the products that is affected by the vulnerability. The vulnerability was disclosed by Morphus Labs’ chief research officer, Renato Marinho.

Mining Monero coins

In one hacking incident a hacker was able to mine Monero coins numbering 611 which were worth approximately $226,000. The attacks were mostly launched from servers hosted by Athenix, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, Microsoft Azure, OVH, Amazon Web Services, GoDaddy and Digital Ocean.

Researchers have said that the attackers are first downloading a bash file which then selects a working directory. The attackers then kill the active mining of virtual currencies that is taking place on the system and then create a CRON job with a view to downloading new mining code which is either fs-manager or XMRig. Since the attack ends up killing the target machine’s WebLogic service, it is hard to miss. The affected IP addresses are spread across the world.

According to cyber security researchers it will not be enough to patch servers and get rid of the mining software especially if sophisticated attackers had gained a foothold. Oracle had issued a patch for the WebLogic vulnerability last year in October.

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