Security

Security news coverage encompasses investigative cybersecurity reporting and analysis on the latest security breaches, hacks and cyberattacks around the globe.

CISA said the latest theft of government email — blamed on Russian government hackers — presents “a grave and unacceptable risk” to U.S. federal agencies.

US says Russian hackers stole federal government emails during Microsoft cyberattack

Meta said on Thursday that it is testing new features on Instagram intended to help safeguard young people from unwanted nudity or sextortion scams. This includes a feature called “Nudity…

Meta will auto-blur nudity in Instagram DMs in latest teen safety step

The U.S. cybersecurity agency said it was responding to a “recent compromise” at the data analytics giant, which provides business intelligence to critical infrastructure companies.

US government urges Sisense customers to reset credentials after hack

Simbian is a cybersecurity platform that effectively controls other cybersecurity platforms as well as security apps and tooling.

Simbian brings AI to existing security tools

Apple sent threat notifications to iPhone users in 92 countries on Wednesday, warning them that they may have been targeted by mercenary spyware attacks. The company said it sent the…

Apple alerts users in 92 nations to mercenary spyware attacks

The legally required disclosure came a week after AT&T confirmed a cache containing millions of customers’ data that leaked online was genuine.

AT&T notifies regulators after customer data breach

By adding Standard Notes to its portfolio of apps, Proton will deepen its reach with an engaged community of pro-privacy users.

Proton picks up Standard Notes to deepen its pro-privacy portfolio

The tech giant secured a cloud storage server that was inadvertently spilling Microsoft internal data and credentials to the open internet.

Microsoft employees exposed internal passwords in security lapse

X, formerly Twitter, is rolling out support for passkeys, a new and more secure login method compared with traditional passwords, to all iOS users globally. The option debuted in January,…

X adds support for passkeys globally on iOS

Ransomware gangs are increasingly calling up victim organizations to extort and intimidate rank-and-file employees.

Ransomware gang’s new extortion trick? Calling the front desk

With Chrome Enterprise, IT departments get the ability to manage employees’ browser settings, the extensions they install and web apps they use.

Chrome Enterprise goes Premium with new security and management features

At Cloud Next, many of the announcements had to do with Gemini, Google’s flagship family of generative AI models.

Google injects generative AI into its cloud security tools

Artificial intelligence continues to be a big threat, but it’s also a huge promise in the world of cybersecurity. Today, one of the startups tackling both the opportunity and the…

AI data security startup Cyera confirms $300M raise at a $1.4B valuation

Sprinto, a startup offering a security compliance and risk platform, has raised $20 million in new investment led by Accel.

Sprinto raises $20M to bring automation to security compliance management

Targus’ parent company, B. Riley Financial, said it discovered “a threat actor gained unauthorized access to certain of Targus’ file systems.”

Targus says cyberattack is causing operational outage

U.S. consulting firm Greylock McKinnon Associates (GMA) disclosed a data breach in which hackers stole as many as 341,650 Social Security numbers. The data breach was disclosed on Friday on…

Hackers stole 340,000 Social Security numbers from government consulting firm

India’s largest audio and wearables brand confirmed an investigation after alleged customers data was posted online.

Indian audio giant boAt says it’s investigating suspected customer data breach

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Price of zero-day exploits rises as companies harden products against hackers

Tools that allow government hackers to break into iPhones and Android phones, popular software like the Chrome and Safari browsers, and chat apps like WhatsApp and iMessage, are now worth millions of dollars — and their price has multiplied in the last few years as these products get harder to hack. On Monday, startup Crowdfense…

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Price of zero-day exploits rises as companies harden products against hackers

The Indian government has finally resolved a years-long cybersecurity issue that exposed reams of sensitive data about its citizens. A security researcher exclusively told TechCrunch he found at least hundreds…

Indian government’s cloud spilled citizens’ personal data online for years

Rubrik initially presents as a moderately growing software business with net losses that stretched to $354 million in its most recent fiscal year.

Rubrik’s IPO filing hints at thawing public markets for tech companies

Seven open source foundations are coming together to create common specifications and standards for Europe’s Cyber Resilience Act (CRA), regulation adopted by the European Parliament last month. The Apache Software…

Open source foundations unite on common standards for EU’s Cyber Resilience Act

Death, taxes, and regular, terrifying cybersecurity leaks. Those are the facts of life, as the latest AT&T data breach is teaching us yet again. A TechCrunch investigation into leaked customer…

TechCrunch Minute: AT&T data breach prompts millions of passcodes to be reset

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‘Reverse’ searches: The sneaky ways that police tap tech companies for your private data

Reverse searches cast a digital dragnet over a tech company’s store of user data to catch the information that police are looking for.

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‘Reverse’ searches: The sneaky ways that police tap tech companies for your private data

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AT&T resets account passcodes after millions of customer records leak online

A security researcher told TechCrunch that leaked AT&T customer data contained encrypted account passcodes that can be easily unscrambled.

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AT&T resets account passcodes after millions of customer records leak online

Video game giant Activision is investigating a hacking campaign that’s targeting players with the goal of stealing their credentials, TechCrunch has learned. At this point, the hackers’ specific goals —…

Activision investigating password-stealing malware targeting game players

The government’s reward for information now extends to ALPHV’s affiliates, which claimed responsibility for a massive weekslong healthcare cyberattack.

US offers $10M to help catch Change Healthcare hackers

Enterprises and other large organizations have long been a lucrative and obvious target for cybercriminals, but in recent years — thanks to more sophisticated breach techniques and the rise of…

Coro, building cybersecurity for SMBs, locks down $100M at a $750M valuation

StealthMole, an AI-powered dark web intelligence startup that specializes in monitoring cyber threats and detecting cybercrime, announced Thursday that it has raised a $7 million Series A funding round. The…

StealthMole raises $7M Series A for its AI-powered dark web intelligence platform 

In 2016, Facebook launched a secret project designed to intercept and decrypt the network traffic between people using Snapchat’s app and its servers. The goal was to understand users’ behavior…

Facebook snooped on users’ Snapchat traffic in secret project, documents reveal

A cybersecurity startup called Cyera is betting that the next big challenge in enterprise data protection will be AI, and it’s raising a big round of funding as demand picks…

AI is a data problem — Cyera is raising up to $300M on a $1.5B valuation to secure it