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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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Many organizations are putting their virtual infrastructures at risk as a result of hypervisor privileges and ‘data sprawl’ in virtual environments not being adequately addressed by current adoption of security technologies and policies, according to a study released today by CA Technologies.The study, "Security-An Essential Prerequisite for Success in Virtualization," surveyed 335 decision makers in 15 countries across Europe and the US.

Facebook is able to see a customer’s User ID, IP address and operating system if the customer is logged into Facebook at the time they visit a site that uses certain features of Facebook Social Plug-Ins. Does this sharing pose a serious privacy risk? “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” - George Santayana

CellTrust, a provider of secure messaging and secure applications for mobile phones, announced that it is partnering with NewNet, a telecom infrastructure solutions company with deployments in more than 60 countries, in creating an integrated Short Message Service Center (SMSC) and Secure SMS solution for mobile operators worldwide.

Bredolab and Koobface Botnet Takedowns Lead to Lower Spam Levels in November Fortinet’s November 2010 Threat Landscape Report shows a 12 percent reduction in global spam in November after Dutch authorities took down the Bredolab network by taking more than 140 servers offline.

Palo Alto Networks' CEO Agrees to Resign Due to Differences in Leadership Philosophy Palo Alto Networks, the company best known for its next generation firewalls, is in search of a new CEO. The company announced that “due to differences in leadership philosophy,” the Board of Directors and CEO and President Lane Bess have agreed that he will resign from his position. Bess has served as CEO of Palo Alto Networks since July 2008.

Internet Routing - The Internet's leading architects have considered the rapid growth and fragmentation of core routing tables one of the most significant threats to the long-term stability and scalability of the Internet

Acquisition Helps Red Hat Move Ahead with Technology to Deploy, Manage and auto-scale Applications in The Cloud Red Hat today announced that it has acquired Makara, a Redwood City, California based developer of deployment and management solutions for applications in the cloud.

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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.