Acronis Worth Over $1 Billion After Raising $147 Million

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:51:08 +0000

Acronis on Wednesday announced that it raised $147 million. With this funding round, led by Goldman Sachs, Acronis becomes a unicorn company with a valuation exceeding $1 billion. read more

GitHub Becomes CVE Numbering Authority, Acquires Semmle

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:14:34 +0000

Microsoft-owned GitHub announced on Wednesday that it has acquired code analysis platform provider Semmle and the company is now a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) Numbering Authority. read more

300 More Chinese Arrested in Philippines Crackdown

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:39:41 +0000

Philippines immigration agents, backed by troops, have arrested more than 300 Chinese for alleged cyber crimes, a week after a similar number were detained during a raid linked to investment fraud. The Bureau of Immigration late Tuesday said 324 Chinese nationals were arrested in Puerto Princesa City on Palawan island during Monday's operation. read more

Emotet Returns, Spreads via Hijacked Email Conversations

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:30:10 +0000

Following a 4-month vacation, Emotet’s operators are back at it, borrowing a recently introduced spear-phishing technique to deliver their malware: hijacking legitimate email conversations. read more

U.S. Could Launch Cyberattack on Iran in Response to Saudi Oil Attack

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:58:58 +0000

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Top 10 Tactical Recommendations for SMB Cybersecurity

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:44:51 +0000

In my previous column I introduced the concept of “Think 360, Demand 360” as it applies to data protection, privacy, and cyber security. read more

Facebook Takes Down Misleading Campaigns From Iraq, Ukraine

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:14:40 +0000

Facebook this week announced that it removed multiple pages, groups, and accounts engaged in misleading behavior on the social platform. read more

Code Execution Vulnerabilities Found in Aspose PDF Processing Product

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:44:09 +0000

Several critical remote code execution vulnerabilities have been found by Cisco Talos researchers in a PDF file processing product from Aspose. read more

Supply Chain Likely Target in Attacks by Tortoiseshell Group on Saudi IT Firms

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:44:02 +0000

A previously undocumented attack group, given the name the Tortoiseshell Group, is targeting middle eastern IT firms in an apparent supply chain move against their customers. Researchers at Symantec have discovered 11 IT firms, mostly in Saudi Arabia, that have been hit by the group. read more

'Panda' Group Makes Thousands of Dollars Using RATs, Crypto-Miners

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 06:54:39 +0000

A new threat actor has generated thousands of dollars in the Monero cryptocurrency using remote access tools (RATs) and illicit cryptocurrency mining malware, Cisco’s Talos threat intelligence and research group revealed on Tuesday. read more

US Justice Department Sues Snowden Over New Book

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:45:37 +0000

The US Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden seeking to prevent the former CIA employee and National Security Agency contractor from profiting from his new book. read more

Industry Reactions to Massive Ecuador Data Leak

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:33:28 +0000

Researchers at vpnMentor have discovered an unprotected database apparently storing information on nearly everyone in Ecuador, including children and deceased individuals. read more

Malware Sandboxing Firm VMRay Raises $10 Million

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 17:33:56 +0000

Bochum, Germany-based VMRay has closed a $10 million Series B funding round led by Digital+ Partners, bringing the total raised to date to just under $14 million. The money will be used in both marketing and R&D. R&D is based in Germany, while all customer-facing operations are run from Boston, Mass. read more

Linux Crypto-Miner Uses Kernel-Mode Rootkits for Evasion

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:13:17 +0000

A recently discovered cryptocurrency mining malware targeting Linux machines is employing kernel-mode rootkits in an attempt to make detection more difficult, Trend Micro reveals. read more

AMD Radeon Driver Flaw Leads to VM Escape

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:37:13 +0000

A vulnerability in the AMD ATI Radeon ATIDXX64.DLL driver could be triggered from within a VMware guest to execute code on the host, Cisco Talos warns. read more

Oracle Launches New Services to Secure the Cloud

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:27:29 +0000

Oracle this week expanded its portfolio with three new services designed to help automatically protect cloud workloads and data. read more

Australia Knows China Hacked Its Parliament: Report

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:53:57 +0000

Australia is confident that China was behind cyberattacks on its parliament and political parties, but decided not to make public accusations to avoid disrupting trade relations, according to Reuters. read more

SOHOpelessly Broken 2.0: 125 Vulnerabilities Found in Routers, NAS Devices

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 06:41:38 +0000

Researchers have discovered many vulnerabilities in over a dozen small office/home office (SOHO) routers and network-attached storage (NAS) devices as part of a project dubbed SOHOpelessly Broken 2.0. read more

Security Firm: Data Breach Exposes Millions of Ecuadorians

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 01:02:42 +0000

Millions of Ecuadorians are at risk of identity theft because a security breach exposed a trove of data including names, phone numbers and birth dates, a cyber security firm said Monday. read more