Marriott data breach is traced to Chinese hackers as U.S. readies crackdown on Beijing — NYT

The cyberattack on the Marriott hotel chain that collected personal details of roughly 500 million guests was part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering effort that...

Amazon exposed customer names and emails in a ‘technical error’ — CNBC

Some Amazon customers received an email from the company telling them their names and emails had been exposed due to a “technical error”, writes...

Facebook was hacked. 50 million accounts affected.

Facebook says it was hacked, and 50 million user accounts have been affected.

United Nations accidentally exposed passwords and sensitive information to the whole internet — The Intercept

The United Nations accidentally published passwords, internal documents, and technical details about websites when it misconfigured popular project management service Trello, issue tracking app...

NSA employee who brought hacking tools home sentenced to 66 months in prison — Ars Technica

Nghia Hoang Pho, a 68-year-old former National Security Agency employee who worked in the NSA's Tailored Access Operations (TAO) division, was sentenced to 66...

Raytheon expands cybersecurity customer base in the Middle East

Raytheon has been awarded a multi-year contract with a new government customer in the Middle East North Africa region, the company said...

Yahoo’s holding company will pay $47M to settle biggest data breach in history — Pacific Business News

The holding company that was once known as Yahoo will pay $47 million to settle three separate lawsuits over its mishandling of the biggest...

Scythe raises $3 million

Scythe, a company that provides an attack simulation platform, has raised $3 million.

Linus Torvalds talks frankly about Intel security bugs — ZDNet

Linus Torvalds thinks Intel has gotten better about keeping the Linux open-source community in the loop with CPU security problems, but it started out...

New York renamed ‘Jewtropolis’ in map hack — BBC

New York City was briefly renamed "Jewtropolis" in mapping software used by social media site Snapchat and others, writes BBC News. Here is the link:

New Knowledge raises $11M

Austin, Texas-based a cybersecurity company New Knowledge has raised $11 million in a Series A round.

Very Good Security raises $8.5M

San Francisco-based data security firm Very Good Security has raised $8.5 million via a Series A funding round.

Lacework raises $24 million

Automated cloud security company for AWS, Lacework has closed a $24 million Series B funding round.

Allstate to acquire InfoArmor for $525M

Allstate has agreed to acquire InfoArmor, a provider of employee identity protection, for $525 million in an all-cash transaction expected to close later this year.

DHS awards Booz Allen Hamilton $1.03B cybersecurity task order

The Department of Homeland Security have selected Booz Allen Hamilton as prime contractor under the government-wide CDM DEFEND program for Group D, with a $1.03 billion task order.