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Cisco Duo warns that breach exposed phone numbers, phone carriers, metadata and other logs that could lead to downstream social engineering attacks.

NightVision, an early stage startup in the application security testing space, has raised $5.4 million in seed funding.

The Dark Angels (Dunghill) ransomware group claims to have stolen 1 Tb of data from Nexperia, which is investigating the incident.

Juniper Networks patches dozens of vulnerabilities in Junos OS, Junos OS Evolved, and other products.

ICS malware Fuxnet allegedly used by Ukrainian Blackjack group to disrupt industrial sensors and other systems belonging to a Moscow infrastructure firm.

Authorities in Australia and the US have arrested and charged two individuals for developing and selling the Hive RAT.

Former security engineer Shakeeb Ahmed was sentenced to prison for hacking and defrauding cryptocurrency exchanges.

Palo Alto Networks has started releasing hotfixes for the firewall zero-day CVE-2024-3400, which some have linked to North Korea’s Lazarus. 

The bill was approved on a bipartisan basis, 273-147, though it will still have to clear the Senate to become law.

A state-sponsored threat actor has been exploiting a zero-day in Palo Alto Networks firewalls for the past two weeks.

Financial terms of the translation were not disclosed but reports out of Tel Aviv valued the deal in the range of $350 million.

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Professional services company Slalom has appointed Christopher Burger as its first CISO.

Allied Universal announced that Deanna Steele has joined the company as CIO for North America.

Former DoD CISO Jack Wilmer has been named CEO of defensive and offensive cyber solutions provider SIXGEN.

Certificate lifecycle management firm Sectigo has hired Jason Scott as its CISO.

The State of Vermont has appointed John Toney as the state’s new CISO.

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Palo Alto Networks has started releasing hotfixes for the firewall zero-day CVE-2024-3400, which some have linked to North Korea’s Lazarus. 

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The US government says Midnight Blizzard’s compromise of Microsoft corporate email accounts “presents a grave and unacceptable risk to federal agencies.”

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Cisco Duo warns that breach exposed phone numbers, phone carriers, metadata and other logs that could lead to downstream social engineering attacks.

NightVision, an early stage startup in the application security testing space, has raised $5.4 million in seed funding.

The Dark Angels (Dunghill) ransomware group claims to have stolen 1 Tb of data from Nexperia, which is investigating the incident.

Juniper Networks patches dozens of vulnerabilities in Junos OS, Junos OS Evolved, and other products.

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McAfee and Citrix Systems have delivered the first product of a joint collaboration announced earlier this year to make virtual desktop security simpler and more scalable for large enterprise deployments. Released today at the Citrix Synergy conference in Berlin, McAfee Management for Optimized Virtualized Environments AntiVirus (MOVE AV) has been specifically designed for Citrix XenDesktop, helping customers secure corporate data and applications delivered to virtual desktops running on servers in the datacenter.

Cisco ASA 5585-X Adaptive Security Appliance and AnyConnect 3.0 Bring Enhanced Security and Performance Features to the EnterpriseCisco announced new products and services this week across several elements of its “Borderless Network Architecture,” Cisco’s vision of connecting anyone, anywhere, on any device -- securely, reliably, and seamlessly.

A new report issued by Verizon this week on compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) reveals that only 22 percent of the organizations assessed were PCI compliant at the time of their initial examination. But compliance is worth the trouble. According to the report, organizations that suffer credit card data breaches are 50 percent less likely to be PCI compliant.

The results a study that examined Federal chief information officers’ (CIO) and chief information security officers’ (CISO) perceptions and usage experiences for CyberScope was released today.CyberScope is the new Federal Information Security Management Act’s (FISMA) online reporting created by the Obama administration to streamline the reporting process, enhance analysis, and reduce the $2.3 billion the federal government spends on compliance each year.

FBI's Most Wanted Cyber CriminalsLast week the FBI’s New York office made several arrests related to a large international cybercrime ring, and are seeking 17 others. Those arrested are charged with using hundreds of false-name bank accounts to receive more than $3 million from victimized accounts.

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Financial terms of the translation were not disclosed but reports out of Tel Aviv valued the deal in the range of $350 million.