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.

Facebook stored millions of passwords in plaintext, change yours now — Wired

Following a report by Krebs on Security, Facebook acknowledged a bug in its password management systems that caused hundreds of millions of user passwords to be stored as plaintext in an...

Obsidian Security raises $20M

Newport Beach, California-based identity protection company Obsidian Security has raised $20 million in a Series B financing round.

Socure raises $30M

Socure, a provider of identity verification and fraud prevention services, has raised $30 million in Series C funding.

Contrast Security raises $65 million

Contrast Security has raised a $65 million Series D funding round.

Once hailed as unhackable, blockchains are now getting hacked — MIT Technology Review

More and more security holes are appearing in cryptocurrency and smart contract platforms, writes Mike Orcutt. Here is the link: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612974/once-hailed-as-unhackable-blockchains-are-now-getting-hacked/

How Apple’s enterprise app program became the new wild west of mobile apps —...

Apple dug a tunnel beneath the App Store, and the rats are getting through, writes Nick Statt. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/20/18232583/apple-ios-developer-enterprise-program-store-mobile-apps

Google claims built-in Nest mic was ‘never intended to be a secret’ — The...

Google has admitted it made an error when it didn’t disclose that its Nest Secure home security system included an on-device microphone, writes Jon Porter. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/2/20/18232960/google-nest-secure-microphone-google-assistant-built-in-security-privacy

GBG acquires identity verification services provider IDology for $300 million

UK-headquartered identity data intelligence company GBG, has conditionally agreed to acquire Atlanta-based IDology.

Carbonite to acquire Webroot for $618.5M

Cloud-based data protection provider Carbonite is acquiring cybersecurity company Webroot for $618.5 million in cash.

Illumio raises $65 million

Cybersecurity company Illumio has closed $65 million in a Series E funding round.