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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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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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KUALA LUMPUR - (AFP) - Google has begun barring access in Malaysia to an anti-Islamic film that has sparked fury across the Muslim world after the country's Internet regulator lodged an official complaint. The low-budget movie, entitled "Innocence of Muslims", has angered followers of Islam for its mocking of the Prophet Mohammed, and for portraying Muslims as immoral and gratuitously violent.

MANILA - Philippine President Benigno Aquino has signed into law a bill to combat cybercrime, his spokeswoman said Saturday, in a bid to stamp down on everything from forgery to child pornography. The bill will be a boost to law-enforcers who have previously complained of difficulty charging people who use the Internet to commit crimes as there were no legal codes that penalize their acts.

STOCKHOLM - The co-founder of The Pirate Bay filesharing website was on Friday detained in Sweden, days after his deportation from Cambodia, officials said. Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, 27, faces a one-year prison sentence for promoting copyright infringement in his home country.

SAN FRANCISCO - Internet rights champions on Friday were fearful that free speech online may be among the victims of violence spurred by an anti-Islam video posted to YouTube. A decision by YouTube parent Google to deny access to the video in Libya and Egypt even though the film's hateful message isn't aimed at a particular person was seen by some as a compassionate step onto a slippery slope.

WASHINGTON - The White House said Friday it had contacted video sharing website YouTube to ask for a review of an anti-Muslim movie that sparked riots and attacks on US diplomatic posts in the Arab World. National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said that officials "reached out to YouTube to call the video to their attention and ask them to review whether it violates their terms of use."

By Taking The Approach of Assuming You Have Been Hacked, It Can Go a Long Way In Being Proactive About Possible Attacks...Information security practitioners have always considered "keeping the bad guys out" a core element of their profession, but the flood of highly-publicized security breaches (together with an unknown but likely higher number of unpublicized breaches) clearly demonstrates that we are not excelling at this task, to put things lightly.

Anonymous on Thursday posted credit card numbers in retaliation for what it claimed was an FBI raid arresting one of its members. The group said Barrett Brown was arrested in an FBI raid while participating in an online chat Wednesday. Contacted by AFP, the FBI declined to comment. But a video posted by the group, a loosely knit collective with no clearly defined leadership structure, showed the chat interrupted by what appeared to be a raid.

Cybersecurity services firm KEYW Corporation (NASDAQ: KEYW) announced after the bell on Thursday that it would acquire Sensage, Inc., a Redwood City, California-based provider of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and event data warehousing solutions, in a cash and stock deal valued at up to $34.5 million.

Government budgets are not infinite, but with some work, they can be made a bit more elastic. Stretching a budget however means finding efficiencies that will allow agencies to cut costs, and that, means understanding what your organization needs to protect and prioritizing, according to attendees at the (ISC)2 Security Congress in Philadelphia.

WASHINGTON - The leaders of a congressional probe into two Chinese telecom giants expressed fresh concerns Thursday about the firm's links to the Beijing government, as the companies defended their integrity.

Threat prevention provider FireEye, and Splunk, the recently gone public provider of software that helps organizations gather and make use of machine data from multiple sources, today announced the availability of Splunk for FireEye, an application that makes information on inbound and outbound events from

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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.