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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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Check Point Software has appointed Nadav Zafrir as Chief Executive Officer

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.

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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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Microsoft released nine security bulletins today addressing 26 vulnerabilities in its products. Five of the bulletins are rated 'critical', and cover issues in Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, Server Software and Developer Tools. From a priority standpoint, Microsoft recommended organizations deploy three critical updates first – MS12-060, MS12-052 and MS12-054.

Imation Corp., an Oakdale, Minnesota-based storage and data security company, today expanded its "Defender" line of secure USB hard drives, adding drives with capacities of up to 1 terabyte (TB), with an option for biometric fingerprint authentication, and new USB drive management tools.

Trusteer is reporting that they have discovered a new attack utilizing the Citadel Trojan. According to a blog post from the security firm, Citadel is targeting an enterprise VPN belonging to a major international airport, but they have withheld the name.

Oracle has released a patch for a vulnerability (CVE-2012-3132) disclosed by David Litchfield from Accuvant Labs during the Black Hat security conference last month. The vulnerability, which is SQL Injection at its core, allows an attacker to gain high-level privileges, and take complete control over the server.

The malware responsible for attacks on at least 30 local governments, universities, and businesses in the Netherlands, Dorifel (XDocCrypt), is still actively spreading and causing new infections, despite a wide net of detection within the anti-Virus market.

IT security and data protection company, Sophos, on Monday launched Sophos Mobile Control 2.5, the latest version of its offering in the increasingly competitive mobile device management (MDM) space. The latest update brings an updated web-based admin console and new features designed to provide IT administrators with a simple way to offer BYOD in the enterprise.

Last week, an Anon looking for lulz blasted a message into several rooms at once, most of those who seen the message laughed and moved on with their day. However, someone didn’t, and instead a news story appeared that – if anything – proves that the name Anonymous can be used to give even the most outlandish claims a spotlight.

New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, alongside Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, announced a partnership between the city and Microsoft last week, which led to the development of crime prevention technologies that can also help where counterterrorism efforts are concerned. The system, which is said to cost between $30 and $40 million to develop, will be available to any law enforcement agency, and the City of New York will take a 30% cut of any future sale.

NEW YORK - (AFP) - Internet giant Google on Monday said it plans to lay off about 4,000 employees at cellphone maker Motorola Mobility, as it seeks to focus on sales of its Android devices.About two-thirds of the layoffs will come from outside the United States, and some 30 of Motorola Mobility's 90 global facilities will be shut, Google said.The aim of the cuts is to simplify the Motorola line of mobile phones "from feature phones to more innovative and...

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Towards the end of July, anti-Malware vendor Intego broke the story of Crisis, the name given to a Trojan that targets Mac OS X. On Friday, ThreatMetrix, a provider of technologies that help organizations combat fraud and malware, published a report that breaks the code down, and examines the internals of the latest so-called threat targeting Mac users.

PARIS - (AFP) - The battle for Syria is raging on the ground but also on social media, where people on both sides of the conflict are hacking, posting and spamming in a frenzied propaganda war.The Twitter feeds of news organizations have been hacked by pro-regime elements, videos purporting to show atrocities in Syria are regularly posted to YouTube and pro- or anti-government messages often flood Facebook pages.

SAN FRANCISCO - (AFP) - Facebook will submit to external audits of how well it guards users' data under the terms of a settlement finalized Friday with US authorities concerned about privacy abuses.

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