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Cisco Duo warns that breach exposed phone numbers, phone carriers, metadata and other logs that could lead to downstream social engineering attacks.

NightVision, an early stage startup in the application security testing space, has raised $5.4 million in seed funding.

The Dark Angels (Dunghill) ransomware group claims to have stolen 1 Tb of data from Nexperia, which is investigating the incident.

Juniper Networks patches dozens of vulnerabilities in Junos OS, Junos OS Evolved, and other products.

ICS malware Fuxnet allegedly used by Ukrainian Blackjack group to disrupt industrial sensors and other systems belonging to a Moscow infrastructure firm.

Authorities in Australia and the US have arrested and charged two individuals for developing and selling the Hive RAT.

Former security engineer Shakeeb Ahmed was sentenced to prison for hacking and defrauding cryptocurrency exchanges.

Palo Alto Networks has started releasing hotfixes for the firewall zero-day CVE-2024-3400, which some have linked to North Korea’s Lazarus. 

The bill was approved on a bipartisan basis, 273-147, though it will still have to clear the Senate to become law.

A state-sponsored threat actor has been exploiting a zero-day in Palo Alto Networks firewalls for the past two weeks.

Financial terms of the translation were not disclosed but reports out of Tel Aviv valued the deal in the range of $350 million.

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Professional services company Slalom has appointed Christopher Burger as its first CISO.

Allied Universal announced that Deanna Steele has joined the company as CIO for North America.

Former DoD CISO Jack Wilmer has been named CEO of defensive and offensive cyber solutions provider SIXGEN.

Certificate lifecycle management firm Sectigo has hired Jason Scott as its CISO.

The State of Vermont has appointed John Toney as the state’s new CISO.

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Palo Alto Networks has started releasing hotfixes for the firewall zero-day CVE-2024-3400, which some have linked to North Korea’s Lazarus. 

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Cisco Duo warns that breach exposed phone numbers, phone carriers, metadata and other logs that could lead to downstream social engineering attacks.

NightVision, an early stage startup in the application security testing space, has raised $5.4 million in seed funding.

The Dark Angels (Dunghill) ransomware group claims to have stolen 1 Tb of data from Nexperia, which is investigating the incident.

Juniper Networks patches dozens of vulnerabilities in Junos OS, Junos OS Evolved, and other products.

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On Monday, Google announced that IMAP/SMTP and XMPP would be getting a security boost in the form of OAuth 2.0. The transition comes as the company depreciates older standards (OAuth 1.0a) on the GMail and Google Talk services. Ryan Troll, a member of Google’s Application Security Team, said in a blog post that the changes are part of a long term plan to support additional mechanisms to protect user information.

HONG KONG - Chinese telecom giant Huawei is perplexed at its treatment in the West, with the United States fearful it is a Trojan horse for cyber warfare even as Europe eagerly courts its business. The contrast was stark last week when the private company's elusive founder and chief executive officer, Ren Zhengfei, appeared alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron at the signing of a $2 billion investment deal in London.

FireHost, a Dallas based cloud hosting provider that has made security the focus of its offerings, today announced that it has raised $10 Million in a Series C round of funding. The announcement comes just about a year to the day when the company announced that it raised $10 Million in a Series B funding round last September. 

In response to reports of a Zero-Day vulnerability targeting all versions of Internet Explorer, with the single exception of Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft has confirmed the issue and offered guidance to customers.

New Features Niagara Framework 3.7 include Enhanced Security and Built-in Mobile Support Today, Tridium, the Honeywell subsidiary that makes the Niagara Framework, pushed a significant update to its flagship software product.

TDL4, also known as TDSS in some circles, is a Root Kit that targets the MBR (Master Boot Record) and is nearly impossible to remove. At one point, it was responsible for a botnet with more than 4 million hosts, earning the title of indestructible. Now, researchers at Damballa have discovered a new iteration of TDSS, which uses a new command and control (C&C) communication method that is helping it push a new click-fraud initiative.

Journalists in Beijing are being sent malicious email attachments, which would enable a backdoor into their systems. This latest round of attacks on reporters marks the third such incident, and as usual, the government denies all speculation that it may be behind the attacks.

In an effort to get the attention of the university and the media, a group going by the name of NullCrew has published a list of some 4,000 names and a hand full of passwords, said to have been taken from the University of Cambridge’s Press portal. In response, the university has insisted that there has been no breach.

The Internet is a virtual environment within the physical properties of the infrastructure that enables its existence. It is tied to geography and there are physical linkages to entities such as IP addresses or domain names. However, the logical topology of the networks that own the information space can be quite different.

Damballa, an Atlanta, Georgia-based company that helps detect cyber threats, said today that it has closed $15 million in new funding to help propel growth.The company says the fresh capital will serve as growth funding to help accelerate sales and distribution through channels to meet the demand for its solutions.

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Financial terms of the translation were not disclosed but reports out of Tel Aviv valued the deal in the range of $350 million.