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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.

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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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Snoop Dogg and Norton Announce 'Hack is Wack' Video Contest To Raise Cybercrime Awareness Think you can bust out some silly fresh rhymes on the subjects of hacking, identity theft and computer viruses?

Wyse Technology today announced an expanded strategy involving thin and zero client computing, desktop virtualization, unified communications, and mobile access to virtual environments. Wyse will work with key partners including Citrix, IBM, Microsoft, VMware and others, along with its resellers, to deploy what the company characterizes as “a broader set of options for government, business and education.”

HP Launches CloudStart to Fast Track Customers to Private Clouds HP wants to take customers on a flight to the private cloud – and get them there quickly. HP says that with its HP CloudStart solution, it can deploy an open and flexible private cloud environment within 30 days.

.LNK Exploits - Shortcuts to InsecurityThe vulnerability in Windows Shell’s parsing of .LNK (shortcut) files presents some interesting and novel features in terms of its media lifecycle as well as its evolution from zero-day to patched vulnerability. For most of us, the vulnerability first came to light in the context of Win32/Stuxnet, malware that in itself presents some notable quirks.

Fake TweetDeck Updates Being Spread via Hacked Twitter AccountsCybercriminals are using hacked/compromised Twitter accounts to spread malicious links pointing to a fake update to TweetDeck, a popular client used to access Twitter.Some of the messages (tweets) that users may see include ones such as:• Hurry up for tweetdeck update!• Update TweetDeck! Bank Holiday• Critical tweetdeck update Bank Holiday• Sorry for offtopic, but it is a critical TweetDeck update. It won't work tomorrow!

Enterprise Data Loss Continues at Alarming RateA plethora of social media tools, increasing adoption of mobile devices being used for business, and the economic downturn are posing serious challenges for organizations looking to keep confidential company and customer data within company walls.Email leads the way as the number one method confidential company information is leaked in large enterprises, while social media tools and mobile devices are becoming a major threat, according to a recent study.

NETGEAR today announced the introduction of a new Unified Threat Management appliance that integrates with Microsoft Active Directory to provide single sign-on. While focused on businesses with fewer than 100 employees, the new appliance, dubbed the ProSecure® UTM50, has been optimized for larger businesses and built with scalability in mind.

CA Technologies Acquires Arcot Systems for $200 Million in CashThe security space is hot folks! The acquisitions of security related companies continues this morning with CA Technologies announcing that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arcot Systems, Inc., a provider of authentication and fraud prevention solutions. CA will pay $200 million in cash for the privately-held company.

Undersecretary of Defense William J. Lynn has published an essay in Foreign Affairs magazine redefining the United States’ stance towards cyberwarfare, and he’s already getting shot at – primarily by IT pundits who find it hard to believe that the incident which led to the Pentagon’s recognizing cyberspace as a new “domain of warfare” could have really happened as described.

The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that security and compliance solutions firm ArcSight Inc., is putting itself up for sale.Bidders reportedly include Oracle Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., EMC Co., IBM Corp., and CA Inc. ArcSight could fetch $1.5 billion, according to the WSJ.

Workers denied access to certain websites at work are not afraid to voice their frustrations, a new survey shows.According to a recent survey, forty percent of chief information officers (CIOs) interviewed said that it's at least somewhat common for employees to complain about security measures that limit which websites or networks they can visit at the office.

3PAR Accepts Dell’s Increased Price of $27 Per Share, with Total Value of $1.8 Billion Update: 9/2/2010 3Par Accepts HP's $2.4 Billion Bid, Dell Walks Away with $73 MillionUpdate: 10:27AM - HP raised its offer to $30 per share or $1.88 Billion

DNSSEC - The root is signed with DNSSEC. So what does this mean? Can we all relax? Is the Internet secure now?In July, ICANN, VeriSign and the NTIA generated and published the cryptographic keys used to sign the domain name system's root zone. This so-called "trust anchor" will eventually be relied upon by the entire DNS and used to protect billions of Internet users against several types of online attack, bringing a new foundation of security to the Internet's fundamental...

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