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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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People on the Move

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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Rogue antivirus (AV) attacks are showing no signs of slowing anytime soon. According to recent statistics coming from GFI Software, April saw a continued increase in the volume of detected malware, with 73,000 new variants of threats being released daily — a 26 percent increase over the same period last year.

During my high school years, in a time of dial-up modems and Windows 98, I was a huge computer geek (shocking, isn’t it?). One day, I received an e-mail from a friend, which had a small executable as an attachment. The e-mail contained a personal note from the sender, so I did not suspect it to be malicious. When I opened the executable, a small game of whack-a-mole opened up, with Bill Gates face in the role of the mole.

Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) on Wednesday reported the results of its fourth quarter and the fiscal year 2011, ended April 1, 2011. The company reported GAAP revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter of $1.67 billion, up 9 percent year-over-year and up 8 percent after adjusting for currency.

Tripwire, Inc., a provider of IT Security and compliance solutions, today announced it has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo. The firms have entered into a definitive agreement in which Thoma Bravo would purchase Tripwire, Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

The Unisys Security Index (USI) provides insight into consumers’ general security concerns. One of the index measurements is online security, and although this survey is conducted world-wide, the latest U.K. and U.S. results presented a similar finding: roughly half of the respondents are “seriously concerned” about malware, shopping or banking online. Furthermore, the stats show a 35% increase compared to last year’s U.S. stats.

Juniper Networks released the results of a global mobile threat study this week, showing a significant rise in threats to mobile devices. The report highlighted a record number of mobile security threats, including a 400 percent increase in malware targeting the Android operating system, as well as highly targeted Wi-Fi attacks.

WatchGuard Technologies today introduced the most powerful security appliance the company has made to date, the WatchGuard XTM 2050. The new appliance is a next-generation firewall (NGFW) that provides enterprise-class security for large enterprises and data centers that require high-performance firewall, application control and intrusion prevention system (IPS).

Merchant security solutions provider SecurityMetrics, today announced SecurityMetrics Vision™, a network “threat sensor” designed to help smaller businesses secure their networks and comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

While securing cloud systems is a top priority, if organizations can't satisfy auditors that regulated data is being managed in a way that is compliant – the move to the cloud may be a non-starter.

Microsoft will acquire Skype for $8.5 billion in cash, the companies announced this morning. Following much speculation, Microsoft officially announced it would acquire the Internet communications company from an investor group led by Silver Lake.

New Solution Helps Provide Visibility Into the Performance and Scalability of Virtualized Infrastructures Making the announcement surrounding the Interop conference taking place in Las Vegas this week, BreakingPoint today unveiled new capabilities, including the addition of a new "Data Center Resiliency Lab" to its offerings.

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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.