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 has hired Derek White as chief digital officer, responsible for leading the company's newly combined digital team.
Deepwatch, a provider of intelligence-driven managed security services, has raised $23 million in a Series A funding round.
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
Industrial cybersecurity platform company CyberX, has raised $18 million in a funding round.
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...
Newport Beach, California-based identity protection company Obsidian Security has raised $20 million in a Series B financing round.
Socure, a provider of identity verification and fraud prevention services, has raised $30 million in Series C funding.
Contrast Security has raised a $65 million Series D funding round.
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/
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 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
UK-headquartered identity data intelligence company GBG, has conditionally agreed to acquire Atlanta-based IDology.
Cloud-based data protection provider Carbonite is acquiring cybersecurity company Webroot for $618.5 million in cash.
Cybersecurity company Illumio has closed $65 million in a Series E funding round.