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Sygnia discovered what it believes to be a variant of the GhostEmperor infection chain leading to the Demodex rootkit – which was first seen and described in 2021.

CISA warns of the in-the-wild exploitation of CVE-2024-39891, a Twilio Authy bug leading to the disclosure of phone number data.

Michigan Medicine is notifying roughly 57,000 individuals of a data breach impacting their personal and health information.

Siemens has released out-of-band updates to patch two potentially serious vulnerabilities in products used in energy supply. 

Verizon subsidiary TracFone Wireless settles for $16 million with the FCC over three old data breaches.

Vanta has raised $150 million in a Series C funding round and it plans on using the money to fuel expansion and AI innovation.

Chrome 127 was promoted to the stable channel with patches for 24 vulnerabilities, including 16 reported externally.

CrowdStrike has shared a preliminary incident review, explaining why the update that caused global chaos was not caught by testing. 

Delta has canceled more than 5,500 flights since the outage started early Friday morning.

KnowBe4 chief executive Stu Sjouwerman: “We sent them their Mac workstation, and the moment it was received, it immediately started to load malware.”

Canadian cybersecurity startup Protexxa closes a $10 million Series A funding round that brings the total raised to $15 million.

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Check Point Software has appointed Nadav Zafrir as Chief Executive Officer

BlackFog has named Brenda Robb as President, John Sarantakes as CRO, and Mark Griffith as VP of Strategic Sales

Former NSA cybersecurity chief Rob Joyce has joined Sandfly Security’s Advisory Board.

Commvault has appointed Pranay Ahlawat as Chief Technology and AI Officer (CTAIO).

Teresa Anania has joined Sophos as the company’s new Chief Customer Officer.

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CrowdStrike Remediation Information CrowdStrike Remediation Information

CrowdStrike has shared a preliminary incident review, explaining why the update that caused global chaos was not caught by testing. 

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The FrostyGoop ICS malware was used recently in an attack against a Ukrainian energy firm that resulted in loss of heating for many buildings.

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Microsoft says roughly 8.5 million Windows devices were impacted by the faulty software update from CrowdStrike, and published a tool to help admins through the recovery process.

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CrowdStrike on Saturday provided technical information and remediation guidance to help organizations impacted by the faulty software update that trigged massive IT outages across the globe on Friday.  

CrowdStrike says a routine sensor configuration update pushed to Windows OS triggered a logic error that blue-screened computers worldwide.

Organizations worldwide are reporting major outages due to Windows system crashes caused by a bad CrowdStrike update.

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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.

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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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