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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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Adobe today announced its new Acrobat X Family of products, which includes Adobe Reader X as well as Acrobat X Suite, Acrobat X Pro, and Acrobat X Standard. In the new release, Adobe is adding an entirely new security strategy by introducing a new “Protected Mode” in Acrobat Reader. Announced this past summer, Protected Mode utilizes "sandboxing" technology based on Microsoft’s “Practical Windows Sandboxing technique ” – a method of isolating the application from the rest of the operating system...

Vulnerability Could Allow Attacker to Execute Arbitrary Code or Cause a denial-of-service ConditionRIM has released a security advisory to address a security issue in the BlackBerry Attachment Service component of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. According to RIM, the vulnerability could allow a malicious individual to cause buffer overflow errors, leading to a Denial of Service (DoS) condition or execution of arbitrary code on the computer that the BlackBerry Attachment Service runs on.

GE today announced the acquisition of Australia-based data migration and SCADA simulation specialists, Opal Software. Opal Software supplies professional engineering services and SCADA and DMS software products to electricity, water and gas utilities. The company’s data migration capabilities help clients to switch quickly between multiple platforms.

Organized crime enterprise known as the Mirzoyan-Terdjanian, fleeced the health care system through a wide-range of money making criminal fraud schemesThe FBI reported this week that seventy-three people, including a number of alleged members and associates of an Armenian-American organized crime enterprise, were charged in indictments with various health care fraud-related crimes involving more than $163 million in fraudulent billing.

As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, students from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University’s (NYU-Poly) Information Systems and Internet Security (ISIS) Lab are offering tips on how to keep information safe on you mobile device.

Afilias, a provider of Internet infrastructure services, today announced that it has enabled Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) for five country code Top-Level-Domains (ccTLDs) in Latin America and the Caribbean region.The latest top level domains that have been enabled with DNSSEC support include: .AG (Antigua and Barbuda), .BZ (Belize), .HN (Honduras) .LC (St. Lucia), and .VC (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines). 

McAfee today announced the availability of its Enterprise Mobility Management platform, an enterprise mobility solution that helps enterprises support devices such as iPhone and other iOS devices as well as Android devices, offering data protection, security provisioning, compliance enforcement and monitoring, and enter

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Application Security

Application Security

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

Cloud Security

Cloud Security

Google is invoking the 'monoculture' word in response to a scathing U.S. government report on Microsoft's inadequate cybersecurity practices.