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
Santa Clara, CA-based Shape Security, providers of a platform for bot and online fraud mitigation, has raised $51 million.
Palo Alto Networks has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire IoT security company Zingbox for $75 million.
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 has closed a $23 million funding round. The investment was led by Intel Capital.
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
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...
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/
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 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 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 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/
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/
Cloud security company Menlo Security has raised $75 million in Series D funding.
Email security platform company has closed a $13 million funding round.