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: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-49015511

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: https://www.technologyreview.com/f/613975/google-has-terminated-dragonfly-project-to-build-a-search-engine-for-china/

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: https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/17/faceapp-responds-to-privacy-concerns/

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. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/07/microsoft-warns-10000-customers-theyre-targeted-by-nation-sponsored-hackers/

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: https://www.cnet.com/news/us-mayors-adopt-resolution-to-not-pay-hackers-over-ransomware-attacks/

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: https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/20/florida-hacker-ransom-riviera-beach/

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: https://venturebeat.com/2019/06/12/adjust-raises-227-million-for-mobile-measurement-and-fraud-prevention/

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: https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/12/investing/crowdstrike-ipo/index.html

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: https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/06/microsoft-discreetly-wiped-its-massive-facial-recognition-databa/

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.