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. 

AttackIQ raises $17.6M

AttackIQ has raised $17.6 million in a Series B funding round.

Laptop with some of the world’s most destructive malware sold for $1.3 million —...

Artist Guo O Dong collaborated with the cybersecurity firm Deep Instinct to produce “The Persistence of Chaos,” meant to convey the kind of real-world damage malware can bring, writes Taylor Telford. Here...

The trade secret — ProPublica

Firms that promised high-tech ransomware solutions almost always just pay the hackers, writes Renee Dudley and Jeff Kao. Here is the link:

Exabeam raises $75M

San Mateo, Calif.-based cybersecurity company Exabeam has closed a $75 million Series E funding round.

Red Canary raises $34M

Red Canary, a provider of security operations solutions, has raised $34 million.

Slack warns investors it’s a target for nation-state hacking — Motherboard

As Slack prepares to go public, the company is warning potential investors that it's a target for malicious attacks, writes Caroline Haskins. Here is the link:

Microsoft admits hackers were able to access emails — The Verge

Microsoft has admitted that its security breach was worse than the company initially revealed, writes Tom Warren. Here is the link:

U.S. Bank appoints Derek White as chief digital officer

U.S. Bank has hired Derek White as chief digital officer, responsible for leading the company's newly combined digital team.

Deepwatch raises $23M

Deepwatch, a provider of intelligence-driven managed security services, has raised $23 million in a Series A funding round.

Hackers hijacked Asus software updates to install backdoors on thousands of computers — Motherboard

Asus is believed to have pushed the malware to hundreds of thousands of customers through its trusted automatic software update tool, writes Kim Zetter. Here is the link:

CyberX raises $18M

Industrial cybersecurity platform company CyberX, has raised $18 million in a funding round.