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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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Qualys today announced the release of the second annual “Top Cyber Security Risks Report.” featuring new data from HP TippingPoint DVLabs, SANS Institute and Qualys Research Labs, plus a “deep dive” analysis of PDF attacks, one of the fastest-growing classes of exploits now in play.Qualys's data on patching status for vulnerabilities alone is derived from more than 13 million scans each week.

IT Security Professionals Optimistic Future Funding. Concerned that Business Partners and Suppliers have been Weakened by Economic Conditions. The U.S. and Europe are behind the times when it comes to achieving maturity in IT security, and they lag in willingness to spend on security as well, according to the newly-released 2011 Global State of Information Security Study by CIO, CSO and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

One third of small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) experienced a malware or virus infection via social networks through July of this year, and 23 percent actually lost sensitive data via these networks, according to Panda Security’s first annual Social Media Risk Index.

McAfee today announced the discoveries in its 2010 “Digital Music & Movies Report: The True Cost of Free Entertainment” revealing a growing number of cyber threats associated with the popularity of online music and videos. McAfee researchers found that adding the word “free” to searches increases the risk of landing on a malicious site.

HP Acquires ArcSight for $1.5 Billion - $43.50 Per Share in CashHP (NYSE:HPQ) and ArcSight Inc. (Nasdaq:ARST) made an official announcement Monday morning that HP would acquire ArcSight for $43.50 per share in cash, valuing the company at $1.5 billion. ArcSight shares closed Friday at $35.10 giving ArcSight a market cap of $1.21 Billion.

In a recent investigation, it was discovered that cybercriminals are creating 57,000 new “fake” websites each week looking to imitate and exploit approximately 375 high-profile brands. eBay and Western Union were the most targeted brands, making up 44 percent of exploited brands discovered. Visa, Amazon, Bank of America and PayPal also heavily targeted by cybercriminals.Banks comprise the majority of fake websites by far with 65 percent of the total. Online stores and auction sites came in at 27 percent, with...

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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.