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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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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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Secure electronic payment solutions provider VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY), announced Wednesday that had acquired Semtek, an endpoint encryption solution company. The transaction is an all stock transaction in which Semtek shareholders will receive VeriFone common shares valuing the company at $18 million.

Cybercrime - Staring into the Eye of the BeastI have a problem. Actually, we all have a problem. You see, our life is gooood. Digitally, at least. We’re on the technology speed train, addicted, going full throttle without any desire to slow down. On the contrary, we strive to shift gears to quicken technology’s advancement. We can’t see our lives differently now and we’re expecting things to just get better. But here’s the problem – the bad-guys know this too.

The Norton Cybercrime Report: The Human Impact - Report Gauges Emotional Impact of Cybercrime, Shows 65% of Internet Users a Victim of CybercrimeCybercrime is real, it’s big, and it’s affecting a huge portion of the global Internet population.

Pareto Networks announced Daniel "Dan" Ryan, former executive vice president and general manager of McAfee's (MFE) network security business unit, will serve as CEO of the Cloud-based networking company.

Integration with QualysGuard Allows Sourcefire to Adapt Protection to Known Vulnerabilities on a Customer’s Network Sourcefire and Qualys today announced a product collaboration in which Sourcefire’s IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) will integrate with Qualys’ QualysGuard Vulnerability Management solution.

Snoop Dogg’s partnership with Symantec isn’t off to a great start. Just two days after announcing the “Hack is Wack” rap competition, the HackIsWack.com Web site was attacked. At the time of publishing, the site seems to be offline, likely to protect users from a reported cross site scripting attack discovered on Friday.

HP has won the heated bidding war for storage company 3Par, but Dell will take home $72 million from a break-up fee upon the termination of its merger agreement.Dell announced today that it will not increase its most recent proposal to acquire 3PAR, and that Dell has ended its discussions regarding a potential acquisition.

Heartland Payment Systems quietly issued a press release late Wednesday afternoon, announcing a settlement agreement with Discover Financial Services related to a 2008 data breach.Heartland will pay Discover $5 million as part of the settlement and the case is officially closed.On January 20, 2009 Heartland announced that a security breach had occurred in 2008, involving malicious software that compromised data within Heartland's network.

Verizon and VMware to Launch Enterprise-Class Hybrid Cloud Solution Verizon Business and VMware have announced a new enterprise-class hybrid cloud solution which the two claim will enable enterprises with vCloud-based infrastructure to move their applications to the cloud using existing IT configurations and applications, with no compromise in security or performance.

Fortinet released its August 2010 Threat Landscape report showing some interesting changes and shifts from previous months, with an interesting trend in “Do-It-Yourself” Botnet Kits gaining momentum and becoming a serious threat.

QualysGuard PCI 5.0 - New Dashboard and Interactive Workflows to Support New Approved Scanning Vendor Requirements Qualys upgraded its PCI compliance suite today with the release of QualysGuard PCI 5.0. The upgraded solution provides customers a simplified way to meet the latest Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance requirements.

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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.