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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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CyberPatriot - Cyber Defense Competition Draws Over 450 Teams From Across The Nation The Air Force Association announced today that CyberPatriot, a cyber defense competition for high schools, has more than 450 teams registered to participate.

Do you remember those ’80s and ’90s movies that portrayed the same hacker over and over, just in a different setting? It was always a kid wizard sitting in his parent’s basement hammering away on the keyboard. Or a student loner who hacked into the university’s administration system to change his grades. That’s the image engrained in our brains when we hear the word “hacker.” In reality, when we talk about hackers, we are talking about a fully organized, well-oiled...

Russian software firm ElcomSoft Co. Ltd., makers of several password and encryption cracking products, today released Wireless Security Auditor, a wireless key “recovery” solution for Wi-Fi networks.Designed to be an all-in-one wireless cracking solution, the company claims that the software can automatically locate wireless networks, intercept data packets, and crack WPA/WPA2 PSK passwords.

Sponsored Spam Fighting! CAPTCHAs Emerge as The Latest Tool for Online Advertisers Each day 142 “man years” are spent solving CAPTCHAs, a test many Web sites use to help ensure responses are coming from people and not generated by a computer. That calculation is based on the fact that, on average, a user spends 14 seconds to review and enter a response, multiplied by 280 million, the number of times CAPTCHAS are used per day across the Web.

BAE Systems announced that it has received a $40 Million order to provide cybersecurity services to the FBI, the first order awarded under the Information Assurance Program Support contract vehicle, a five-year effort valued at $134 million.

HP and Oracle today reaffirmed their long-term strategic partnership and the resolution of litigation regarding Mark V. Hurd’s employment at Oracle. While the terms of the settlement are confidential, Mr. Hurd will adhere to his obligations to protect HP’s confidential information while fulfilling his responsibilities at Oracle. CNBC reported that no money changed hands as part of the settlement but that Hurd may have forfeited some of the stock he was entitled to as part of his departure from HP.

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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.