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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.

Judge dismissed SEC lawsuit charging SolarWinds and CISO Timothy Brown with hiding security problems before and after the SUNBURST supply chain compromise.

SonicWall warns that a simple GET request is enough to exploit a recent Splunk Enterprise vulnerability.

Over a dozen tech and cloud companies have created a new coalition for advancing security measures for AI.

Noteworthy stories that might have slipped under the radar: threats and risks to 2024 Summer Olympics, cybersecurity funding soars, Cellebrite hacked Trump shooter’s phone. 

The personal and health information of 12.9 million was stolen in a ransomware attack at Australian digital prescription services provider MediSecure.

SolarWinds has released patches for 13 vulnerabilities in Access Rights Manager, including eight critical bugs.

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

The Pwn2Own hacking competition is moving to Ireland and $300,000 is being offered for a zero-click exploit against WhatsApp. 

The risk of suffering a ransomware attack is high and organizations must take proactive steps to protect themselves and minimize the impact of a potential breach.

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

FTI Consulting has appointed Brett Callow as Managing Director in its Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Communications practice.

Mobile security firm Zimperium has welcomed David Natker as its VP of Global Partners and Alliances.

CISA has appointed Jeff Greene as Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity and Trent Frazier as Assistant Director for Stakeholder Engagement.

David Chétrit has been appointed the CEO of Kudelski Security.

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CrowdStrike Remediation Information CrowdStrike Remediation Information

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 Remediation Information CrowdStrike Remediation Information

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

CrowdStrike BSOD outage CrowdStrike BSOD outage

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

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Teixeira, who was part of the 102nd Intelligence Wing at Otis Air National Guard Base in Massachusetts, worked as a cyber transport systems specialist.

Researchers show how the Port Shadow technique against VPNs can allow MitM attacks, enabling threat actors to intercept and redirect traffic. 

Pharmacy chain Rite Aid says 2.2 million people are impacted by a recent data breach for which the RansomHub group has taken credit.

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As part of Google’s Safe Browsing initiative that launched five years ago, the search giant had the goal of protecting Internet users from malicious content of various types, including phishing sites, malware, and poisoned search results.While most of the major security vendors produce their own threat reports on an ongoing basis, Google hasn’t always shared the numbers behind what its platform sees and blocks on an ongoing basis.

FireEye, a Milpitas, California-based company focused on threat protection solutions, today announced that David DeWalt, former president and chief executive officer of McAfee, has joined the company as chairman of the board of directors.

According to the latest data from Google’s Transparency Report, there has been a surge in the number of removal requests coming from governments and government officials. Even worse, the United States is one of the nations that have made rather large strides in the amount of data removal requests.

According to a report from The Daily Yomiuri, six men have been arrested in Japan for allegedly scamming some 20 million Yen from victims during an Android-based malware scheme. According to the local news magazine, three of the men are IT executives.

CISM and CRISC Named Top Paying IT Certifications as 250 Others Slide Downward According to the IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index (ITSCPI) from Foote Partners, ISACA’s CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) and CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) certifications are the two highest paying credentials in the IT security.

A story published by online Mac OS-related news site Mac Rumors outlines a new requirement for applications running on iOS 6 – strict privacy enforcement. The requirements were explained in the release notes for iOS 6, and seem to address some of the privacy issues Apple has had to contend with lately.

Just days after several large Web-based organizations united to fight malicious online ads, MLB.com was spotted serving malicious ads and directing visitors to Rouge Anti-Virus. Rogue Anti-Virus applications actually generate decent income for some of the criminals who spread them, as they are paid for getting someone to install it, and will sometimes take a cut of the fee if someone registers it.

Sourcefire’s FireSIGHT and FireAMP Mobile Provide Visibility and Control to Help Discover and Block Mobile Threats on Enterprise NetworksCybersecurity solutions provider Sourcefire today announced new solutions designed to help enterprises protect against advanced threats stemming from mobile devices and the challenges associated with the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) trend.

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