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MITRE has shared information on how China-linked hackers abused VMware for persistence and detection evasion in the recent hack.

Bolster has raised $14 million in Series B funding for technology integrations for its AI-powered phishing protection platform.

The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) is informing nearly 55,000 individuals that they have been impacted by a ransomware attack.

Under the new U.S. Cyber Trust Mark Initiative, manufacturers can affix the label on their products if they meet federal cybersecurity standards.

Attackers are getting more sophisticated, better armed, and faster. Nothing in Rapid7’s 2024 Attack Intelligence Report suggests that this will change.

It will be interesting to see how AI continues to evolve and how it is used by defenders as they attempt to leapfrog attackers and protect the organization against new forms of AI attacks.

Unfading Sea Haze has been targeting military and government entities in South China Sea countries since 2018.

The personal information of 400,000 individuals was compromised in a data breach at El Centro Del Barrio (CentroMed).

Intercontinental Exchange, the company that operates NYSE and other exchanges, has agreed to pay a $10 million fine related to a 2021 hack.

Mastercard is integrating AI into its fraud-prediction technology that it expects will be able to see patterns in stolen cards faster and allow banks to replace them before they are used by criminals.

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Wendy Zheng named as CFO and Joe Diamond as CMO at cyber asset management firm Axonius.

Intelligent document processing company ABBYY has hired Clayton C. Peddy as CISO.

Digital executive protection services provider BlackCloak has appointed Ryan Black as CISO.

Joe Levy has been appointed Sophos’ permanent CEO, and Jim Dildine has been named the company’s CFO.

CISA executive assistant director for cybersecurity Eric Goldstein is leaving the agency after more than three years.

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Attackers are getting more sophisticated, better armed, and faster. Nothing in Rapid7’s 2024 Attack Intelligence Report suggests that this will change.

As chatbots become more adventurous, the dangers will increase.

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CISA has added CVE-2023-43208, an unauthenticated remote code execution vulnerability, to its KEV catalog. 

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MITRE has shared information on how China-linked hackers abused VMware for persistence and detection evasion in the recent hack.

Bolster has raised $14 million in Series B funding for technology integrations for its AI-powered phishing protection platform.

The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) is informing nearly 55,000 individuals that they have been impacted by a ransomware attack.

Under the new U.S. Cyber Trust Mark Initiative, manufacturers can affix the label on their products if they meet federal cybersecurity standards.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Ohio man will plead guilty to sending anonymous YouTube threats in which he claimed to have hacked into the University of Pittsburgh's computer system on the heels of a series of unrelated disruptive bomb threats, his attorney told The Associated Press. Brett Hudson will admit he's guilty "and he's going to get on with his life," defense attorney Warner Mariani said.

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.

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A critical vulnerability tracked as CVE-2024-34359 and dubbed Llama Drama can allow hackers to target AI product developers.

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Google is invoking the 'monoculture' word in response to a scathing U.S. government report on Microsoft's inadequate cybersecurity practices.