Iranian hackers targeted a US presidential campaign, Microsoft says — The Guardian

Group called ‘Phosphorus’ made more than 2,700 attempts to identify consumer email accounts and attacked 241 of those, according to the report. Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/oct/04/iranian-hackers-targeted-a-us-presidential-campaign-microsoft-says

Shape Security raises $51M

Santa Clara, CA-based Shape Security, providers of a platform for bot and online fraud mitigation, has raised $51 million.

Palo Alto Networks to acquire Zingbox

Palo Alto Networks has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire IoT security company Zingbox for $75 million.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account has been hacked — The Verge

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account was seemingly hacked on Friday afternoon by a group that calls itself the Chuckle Gang, writes Julie Alexander. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/30/20841288/jack-dorsey-ceo-twitter-account-hacked-chuckle-gang-shane-dawson-james-charles

Trinity Cyber raises $23M

Trinity Cyber has closed a $23 million funding round. The investment was led by Intel Capital.

1 in 5 corporations say China has stolen their IP within the last year:...

Theft of intellectual property by Chinese companies is a major point of contention between the Trump administration and Chinese government, writes Eric Rosenbaum. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/28/1-in-5-companies-say-china-stole-their-ip-within-the-last-year-cnbc.html

It’s 2019, and one third of businesses still have active Windows XP deployments —...

As end of support for the still-popular Windows 7 draws near, risks of unpatched operating systems are likely to be a significant security concern in the near future, writes James Sanders. Here...

Siemens contractor pleads guilty to planting logic bomb in company spreadsheets — ZDNet

Logic bomb would crash spreadsheets after a certain date, resulting in Siemens hiring the contractor to fix the latest bugs, writes Catalin Cimpanu. Here is the link: https://www.zdnet.com/article/siemens-contractor-pleads-guilty-to-planting-logic-bomb-in-company-spreadsheets/

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.