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. 

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: https://features.propublica.org/ransomware/ransomware-attack-data-recovery-firms-paying-hackers/

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: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/pajbj8/slack-warns-investors-its-a-target-for-nation-state-hacking

Microsoft admits Outlook.com hackers were able to access emails — The Verge

Microsoft has admitted that its Outlook.com security breach was worse than the company initially revealed, writes Tom Warren. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/15/18311112/microsoft-outlook-web-email-hack-response-comment

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: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/pan9wn/hackers-hijacked-asus-software-updates-to-install-backdoors-on-thousands-of-computers

CyberX raises $18M

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