The government shutdown has severely weakened cybersecurity in the US — MIT Technology Review

In a stalemate over how best to secure America’s southern border, the Trump administration has endangered the integrity of one of the country’s even more important frontiers, according to a post by Karen Hao. Here...

How China’s elite hackers stole the world’s most valuable secrets — Wired

A new Justice Department indictment outlines how Chinese hackers allegedly compromised data from companies in a dozen countries in a single intrusion, writes Brian Barrett.

Ernst & Young, Symantec will go to market jointly with cyber risk management solutions

Ernst & Young (EY) has inked a strategic partnership with Symantec on data protection and cyber risk management for enterprises.

Marriott data breach is traced to Chinese hackers as U.S. readies crackdown on Beijing...

The cyberattack on the Marriott hotel chain that collected personal details of roughly 500 million guests was part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering effort that also hacked health insurers and the security...

Amazon exposed customer names and emails in a ‘technical error’ — CNBC

Some Amazon customers received an email from the company telling them their names and emails had been exposed due to a “technical error”, writes Lauren Feiner. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/21/amazon-exposed-customer-names-and-emails-in-a-technical-error.html

Facebook was hacked. 50 million accounts affected.

Facebook says it was hacked, and 50 million user accounts have been affected.

United Nations accidentally exposed passwords and sensitive information to the whole internet — The...

The United Nations accidentally published passwords, internal documents, and technical details about websites when it misconfigured popular project management service Trello, issue tracking app Jira, and office suite Google Docs, writes...

NSA employee who brought hacking tools home sentenced to 66 months in prison —...

Nghia Hoang Pho, a 68-year-old former National Security Agency employee who worked in the NSA's Tailored Access Operations (TAO) division, was sentenced to 66 months in prison, writes Sean Gallagher. Here is...

Raytheon expands cybersecurity customer base in the Middle East

Raytheon has been awarded a multi-year contract with a new government customer in the Middle East North Africa region, the company said in a statement. 

Yahoo’s holding company will pay $47M to settle biggest data breach in history —...

The holding company that was once known as Yahoo will pay $47 million to settle three separate lawsuits over its mishandling of the biggest data breach in human history, writes Luke...

Scythe raises $3 million

Scythe, a company that provides an attack simulation platform, has raised $3 million.

Linus Torvalds talks frankly about Intel security bugs — ZDNet

Linus Torvalds thinks Intel has gotten better about keeping the Linux open-source community in the loop with CPU security problems, but it started out really badly; writes Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols. Here is the...

New York renamed ‘Jewtropolis’ in map hack — BBC

New York City was briefly renamed "Jewtropolis" in mapping software used by social media site Snapchat and others, writes BBC News. Here is the link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45354311

New Knowledge raises $11M

Austin, Texas-based a cybersecurity company New Knowledge has raised $11 million in a Series A round.

Very Good Security raises $8.5M

San Francisco-based data security firm Very Good Security has raised $8.5 million via a Series A funding round.