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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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The US government says Midnight Blizzard’s compromise of Microsoft corporate email accounts “presents a grave and unacceptable risk to federal agencies.”

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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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Anonymous Hits Australian Security Intelligence Organisation With DDoS Attacks in #OpAustraliaSYDNEY - (AFP) - Anonymous on Friday claimed to have shut down a computer server belonging to Australia's domestic spy agency ASIO, reportedly briefly closing down access to its public webpage.The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) acknowledged some disruption to its website.

Blizzard Entertainment’s BattleNet (battle.net) portal, which allows gamers access to games such as Diablo III, World of Warcraft, and StarCraft II, has suffered a data breach, the company says. As a result, users are being encouraged to change their passwords. A statement from Blizzard was thin on details, but the company stresses that at this point, “credit card and other customer payment data does NOT appear to have been accessed or affected.”

WASHINGTON - (AFP) - The FBI warned computer users on Thursday to ignore a fake message, purportedly from its officers, that freezes people's screens and demands that they pay a fine for visiting inappropriate websites."We're getting inundated with complaints," said Donna Gregory from the US Internet Crime Complaint Center, referring to the virus known as Reveton ransomware, which has hit users in the United States and globally.

WASHINGTON - (AFP) - The US Federal Trade Commission fined Google $22.5 million for violating the privacy of people who used rival Apple's Safari web browser even after pledging not to do so.The FTC said Google had agreed with the commission in October 2011 not to place tracking cookies on or deliver targeted ads to Safari users, but then went ahead and did so.

Responding to a CA Compromise - Is Your Organization Prepared?In last month’s Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Bulletin, the National Institute on Standards and Technology (NIST) focused on offering guidance for incident response teams dealing with the aftermath of a Certificate Authority (CA) breach, an issue that is worth examining if your organization uses PKI in any capacity.

Akamai Technologies has released its State of the Internet report for the first quarter of 2012, based on data collected from its massive global network. While Akamai observed attack traffic originating from 182 unique countries, the highest level of observed attacks originated in the Asia-Pacific region over the quarter, the report found.

Refusing to buckle to the pressure put on them by industry insiders and the competition, Microsoft said on Tuesday that Do Not Track (DNT) will be a default option for Internet Explorer 10. As was the case when SecurityWeek last reported on the issue, Microsoft maintains that the choice reflects their desire to protect the privacy of the end user.

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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.