Security

F12 isn’t hacking: Missouri governor threatens to prosecute local journalist for finding exposed state data

Missouri governor Mike Parson is facing a monumental backlash after threatening to prosecute a journalist for responsibly reporting a serious security lapse in the state’s website. Earlier this wee

Twitch takedown: Is extortion the new ransomware?

The nature of the Twitch attack and the shift toward extortion rather than demanding ransoms is serious and significant.

WhatsApp now lets users encrypt their chat backups in the cloud

WhatsApp is beginning to roll out a new feature that will provide its two billion users the option to encrypt their chat history backup in iCloud or Google Drive, patching a major loophole that has be

Verizon-owned cell network Visible confirms hackers accessed user accounts

Visible, a budget cellular carrier owned by Verizon, has confirmed that hackers accessed and charged user accounts. The incident, first reported by The Verge, came to light earlier this week after Vi

Evolution Equity Partners closes on $400M for new cybersecurity fund

The current environment of accelerated digitalization and remote work “has created an unprecedented attack surface,” according to co-founder Richard Seewald.

Olympus confirms US cyberattack, weeks after BlackMatter ransomware hit EMEA systems

Japanese technology giant Olympus has confirmed it was hit by a cyberattack over the weekend that forced it to shut down its IT systems in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. In a statement on its web

Cytrio launches with $3.5M to help SMEs meet data privacy regulation demands

Cytrio, a Boston-based data privacy and compliance startup, has launched its software-as-a-service privacy rights management platform after landing $3.5 million in seed funding. The funding was secure

Google pulls ‘stalkerware’ ads that promoted phone spying apps

Google has pulled several “stalkerware” ads that violated its policies by promoting apps that encouraged prospective users to spy on their spouses’ phone. These consumer-grade spywar

Apple releases iOS 15.0.2 with a security fix for a bug ‘under active exploitation’

Apple today released its second minor update to iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, which includes an “important security update” for a zero-day bug under active exploitation. Both iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS

Security takes center stage at TC Sessions: SaaS this month

Microsoft, Cisco and Amplitude talk security at TC Sessions: SaaS this month. Enterprises face a constant stream of threats, from nation-state hackers and cybercriminals to corporate insiders. But the

Private equity is ready to take MSP consolidation to the next level

Recent sales processes have attracted as many as 30-40 private equity bidders, and these firms are looking over their shoulder, as interest in MSP acquisitions rises among other buyers.

Google to give security keys to ‘high risk’ users targeted by government hackers

Google has said it will provide 10,000 “high-risk” users with free hardware security keys, days after the company warned thousands of Gmail users that they were targeted by state-sponsored

DOJ will sue federal contractors that hide cyberattacks and breaches

The U.S. Department of Justice has said it will launch civil legal action against federal contractors if they fail to report cyberattacks or data breaches. The Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative, introduced

A new US bill would force companies to disclose ransomware payments

A new proposed law would compel businesses in the U.S. to disclose any ransomware payments within 48 hours of the transaction. The bicameral Ransom Disclosure Act, drafted by Sen. Elizabeth Warren and

Twitch confirms hack after source code and creator payout data leaks online

A huge cache of source code repositories, creator payouts and other internal data from Twitch has been published online after a data breach, the company has confirmed. In a post on Tuesday (but which

As Logicworks approaches $100M in revenue, it announces new cloud migration platform

Logicworks might not be a household name, but since 2012 it has been working with customers to help them move to the cloud and manage their workloads once they get there. By following that approach, t

Yubico’s new hardware key features a fingerprint reader for passwordless logins

Yubico, the maker of hardware security keys, has unveiled the YubiKey Bio, its first key to support biometric authentication for passwordless logins and multifactor authentication (2FA) The launch of

Adaptive Shield lands $30M Series A to build out its SaaS security platform

Adaptive Shield, a Tel Aviv-based startup that automates the security of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, has secured $30 million in Series A funding led by Insight Partners. The funding ro

Temasek leads $550M Series C extension into Orca Security, which aims for further international foothold

This is the third in a quick succession of funding that Orca Security received in the past 12 months.

Duality nabs $30M for its privacy-focused data collaboration tools, built using homomorphic encryption

Duality, a startup founded by groundbreaking cryptographers and data scientists that is building tools to make it easier for companies to share data and collaborate with each other without compromisin
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