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.
Riviera Beach, a city in Florida, is set to pay hackers $600,000 in bitcoin with the hope of having its systems restored, writes Kris Holt. Here is the link: https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/20/florida-hacker-ransom-riviera-beach/
Predictive email defense company Vade Secure raised €70 million from General Catalyst.
Adjust, a leader in mobile measurement and fraud prevention, announced it has raised $227 million in a new round of funding, writes Dean Takahashi. Here is the link: https://venturebeat.com/2019/06/12/adjust-raises-227-million-for-mobile-measurement-and-fraud-prevention/
CrowdStrike rallied more than 70% on its first day as a publicly traded company, writes Anneken Tappe. Here is the link: https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/12/investing/crowdstrike-ipo/index.html
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...
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 has acquired a controlling interest in threat intelligence company Recorded Future for $780 million.
FireEye has acquired Verodin for approximately $250 million.