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:

Microsoft admits hackers were able to access emails — The Verge

Microsoft has admitted that its security breach was worse than the company initially revealed, writes Tom Warren. Here is the link:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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.