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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. 

Top Cybersecurity Headlines

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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Boston based Vulnerability management and penetration testing solution provider Rapid7, announced this week that its signature products, Metasploit Pro™ and Metasploit Express™, have achieved Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) compliance. CVE associates unique identifiers to security vulnerabilities and exposures to provide common names for publicly known problems.

After 2,686 days at Google, software engineer Brian Kennish has left the search giant to focus on “Disconnect,” an open source browser extension designed to stop third parties and search engines from tracking Web pages you visit and searches you do.

AccessData has announced the release of SilentRunner Mobile, a network forensics solution designed to deliver network surveillance and analysis with plug-and-play deployment capability. SilentRunner Mobile is targeted for use in law enforcement, government and corporate investigations, while allowing for distributed installation to facilitate ongoing cyber security monitoring and analysis.

RSA announced today that its SecurID Software Token will be available for Android smartphones, enabling users of the popular mobile operating system with secure, two-factor authentication to enterprise applications and resources using their Android powered device as an RSA SecurID authenticator.

After failing in its efforts to acquire storage provider 3PAR despite a $1.8 bid this past summer, Dell has made another move and has agreed to acquire Compellent Technologies, a provider of highly-virtualized storage solutions that help organizations manage and move data.

Genesco Inc, a specialty retailer of branded footwear and other products, today announced that the computer network that processes its payment card transactions in the United States has been hacked, in what the company is calling a “criminal intrusion.” Genesco operates more than 2,225 footwear and headwear retail stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, principally under the names Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Shi by Journeys, Underground Station, Johnston & Murphy, Hatworld, Lids, Lids Kids, Hat Shack, Hat Zone,...

This week, the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), Europe’s Cyber security agency, released a report identifying what it sees as the top security risks and opportunities of smartphone use and gives security advice for businesses, consumers and governments.The Agency considers spyware, poor data cleansing when recycling phones, accidental data leakage, and unauthorized premium-rate phonecalls and SMSs as the top risks.

Symantec today announced its predictions for what to expect in 2011 in the security and storage space. Hardly a surprise, the security giant says cloud, virtualization, mobile security and social media will be the hot topics and trends for the year. Here’s what Symantec Predicts for 2011:New Technologies, New Challenges

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Application Security

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A critical vulnerability tracked as CVE-2024-34359 and dubbed Llama Drama can allow hackers to target AI product developers.

Cloud Security

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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.