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Sygnia discovered what it believes to be a variant of the GhostEmperor infection chain leading to the Demodex rootkit – which was first seen and described in 2021.

CISA warns of the in-the-wild exploitation of CVE-2024-39891, a Twilio Authy bug leading to the disclosure of phone number data.

Michigan Medicine is notifying roughly 57,000 individuals of a data breach impacting their personal and health information.

Siemens has released out-of-band updates to patch two potentially serious vulnerabilities in products used in energy supply. 

Verizon subsidiary TracFone Wireless settles for $16 million with the FCC over three old data breaches.

Vanta has raised $150 million in a Series C funding round and it plans on using the money to fuel expansion and AI innovation.

Chrome 127 was promoted to the stable channel with patches for 24 vulnerabilities, including 16 reported externally.

CrowdStrike has shared a preliminary incident review, explaining why the update that caused global chaos was not caught by testing. 

Delta has canceled more than 5,500 flights since the outage started early Friday morning.

KnowBe4 chief executive Stu Sjouwerman: “We sent them their Mac workstation, and the moment it was received, it immediately started to load malware.”

Canadian cybersecurity startup Protexxa closes a $10 million Series A funding round that brings the total raised to $15 million.

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BlackFog has named Brenda Robb as President, John Sarantakes as CRO, and Mark Griffith as VP of Strategic Sales.

Former NSA cybersecurity chief Rob Joyce has joined Sandfly Security’s Advisory Board.

Commvault has appointed Pranay Ahlawat as Chief Technology and AI Officer (CTAIO).

Teresa Anania has joined Sophos as the company’s new Chief Customer Officer.

SaaS security company AppOmni has hired Joel Wallenstrom as its General Manager.

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CrowdStrike has shared a preliminary incident review, explaining why the update that caused global chaos was not caught by testing. 

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The FrostyGoop ICS malware was used recently in an attack against a Ukrainian energy firm that resulted in loss of heating for many buildings.

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Microsoft says roughly 8.5 million Windows devices were impacted by the faulty software update from CrowdStrike, and published a tool to help admins through the recovery process.

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CrowdStrike on Saturday provided technical information and remediation guidance to help organizations impacted by the faulty software update that trigged massive IT outages across the globe on Friday.  

CrowdStrike says a routine sensor configuration update pushed to Windows OS triggered a logic error that blue-screened computers worldwide.

Organizations worldwide are reporting major outages due to Windows system crashes caused by a bad CrowdStrike update.

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Live video feed from outside the Ecuadorian embassy by Citizen journalists after the UK threatens to storm the embassy and arrest Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

This morning on IRC, SecurityWeek received a message pointing to a Pastebin post, where someone claiming connections to Anonymous alleges that Sony’s PlayStation Network (PSN) has been compromised yet again.

It was a commercial printing error, not hackers, that caused two companies listed on the Hong Kong Exchange to be suspended earlier this week. Confusion, and previous security concerns, led to the initial reports that hacking was involved. However, the exchange and one of the companies involved deny the reports of a security incident.

Wave Systems, a Massachusetts-based provider of security, data protection and encryption solutions, today launched a subscription-based cloud service to help enterprises simplify management of self-encrypting drives (SEDs).

NEW YORK - (AFP) - The Reuters News website has been hacked for the second time this month, with a fake report that Saudi Arabia's foreign minister prince Saud al-Faisal has died, the news agency said Wednesday."The blogging platform of the Reuters News website was hacked on Wednesday," Reuters said on its website.

Adobe rolled out a set of patches on Tuesday, addressing more than 20 security issues. The patch that is being hailed as the most important, however, is one for Flash Player that has been actively exploited in order to compromise Windows-based systems.

Cloud and managed hosting provider giant Rackspace Hosting today released Rackspace Private Cloud Software, a new offering powered by OpenStack that makes it easy for organizations to deploy their own multi-node private cloud environment anywhere they choose.The company said the newly released software uses the same OpenStack compute platform that is used to run Rackspace’s own datacenters. 

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