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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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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.

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.

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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.