Data of ‘nearly all adults’ in Bulgaria stolen — BBC

Personal data belonging to millions of Bulgarians has been stolen in a cyber-attack on the country's tax agency, says the report. Here is the link:

Google has “terminated” its project to build a search engine for China — MIT...

Google executive Karan Bhatia testified at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that it has ended the program, writes Charlotte Jee. Here is the link:

FaceApp responds to privacy concerns — TC

FaceApp confirms that most of the processing needed to power its app’s beautifying/gender-bending/age-accerating/-defying effects are done in the cloud, writes Natasha Lomas. Here is the link:

Microsoft warns 10,000 customers they’re targeted by nation-sponsored hackers — Ars Technica

Microsoft said on Wednesday that it has notified almost 10,000 customers in the past year that they’re being targeted by nation-sponsored hackers, writes Dan Goodin.

US mayors resolve not to pay hackers over ransomware attacks — CNET

More than 225 US mayors have signed on to a resolution not to pay ransoms to hackers, writes Oscar Gonzalez. Here is the link:

Menlo Security raises $75M

Cloud security company Menlo Security has raised $75 million in Series D funding.

GreatHorn raises $13M

Email security platform company has closed a $13 million funding round.

Florida city gives in to $600,000 bitcoin ransomware demand — Engadget

Riviera Beach, a city in Florida, is set to pay hackers $600,000 in bitcoin with the hope of having its systems restored, writes Kris Holt. Here is the link:

Vade Secure raises $79M

Predictive email defense company Vade Secure raised €70 million from General Catalyst.

Adjust raises $227 million for mobile measurement and fraud prevention — VB

Adjust, a leader in mobile measurement and fraud prevention, announced it has raised $227 million in a new round of funding, writes Dean Takahashi. Here is the link:

CrowdStrike soars in public debut — CNN

CrowdStrike rallied more than 70% on its first day as a publicly traded company, writes Anneken Tappe. Here is the link:

US Customs and Border Protection’s database of traveler photos was hacked and stolen —...

A subcontractor with the US Customs and Border Protection agency has suffered a data breach that has exposed the photos of travelers traveling in and out of the United States, writes...

Microsoft discreetly wiped its massive facial recognition database — Engadget

MS Celeb contained more than 10 million images, writes Rachel England. Here is the link:

Insight Partners acquires Recorded Future for $780 million

Insight Partners has acquired a controlling interest in threat intelligence company Recorded Future for $780 million.

FireEye acquires Verodin for $250 million

FireEye has acquired Verodin for approximately $250 million.