cyberattack

IBM acquires offensive security startup Randori to bolster its cybersecurity toolkit

IBM has announced that it’s acquiring Randori, a Boston-based offensive security startup that combines attack surface management (ASM) with continuous automated red teaming (CART) to help organ

Microsoft disrupts Iranian-linked hackers targeting organizations in Israel

Microsoft said on Thursday that it has successfully “identified and disabled” a previously unreported Lebanon-based hacking group that it believes is working with Iranian intelligence.  T

China-backed hackers are exploiting unpatched Microsoft zero-day 

China-backed hackers are exploiting an unpatched Microsoft Office zero-day vulnerability, known as “Follina”, to execute malicious code remotely on Windows systems. The high-severity vulnerabilit

US offers bounty for Sandworm, the Russian hackers blamed for destructive cyberattacks

The U.S. government has stepped up its hunt for six Russian intelligence officers, best known as the state-backed hacking group dubbed “Sandworm,” by offering a $10 million bounty for info

US warns of state-backed malware designed to hijack critical infrastructure systems

U.S. government agencies are warning that state-backed hackers have developed custom malware that enables them to compromise and hijack commonly used industrial control system (ICS) devices. The advis

Prelude raises $24M to help organizations harden their cybersecurity defenses

Prelude, a Washington, D.C-based startup that helps organizations harden their cyber defenses through the use of autonomous red-teaming, has secured $24 million in Series A funding. Prelude — which

Autonomous robots used in hundreds of hospitals at risk of remote hijacks

A decade ago security researcher Barnaby Jack famously wirelessly hacked a hospital insulin pump live on stage in front of hundreds of people to demonstrate how easily it could be compromised to deliv

Microsoft seizes domains used by Russian spies to target Ukraine

Microsoft has successfully seized domains used by APT28, a state-sponsored group operated by Russian military intelligence, to target institutions in Ukraine. The tech giant said in a blog post on Thu

The how and why of raising OT security capital

The advent of ransomware and targeted attacks on critical infrastructure have changed the game and are highlighting operational technology security. Today, OT security is a national security issue.

Cyberpion raises $27M Series A for its external attack surface management platform

It’s no secret that digital supply chains are increasingly under attack as hackers look to use this vector to get access to company networks and confidential information. But that also means bus

Microsoft confirms Lapsus$ breach after hackers publish Bing, Cortana source code

Microsoft has confirmed that it was breached by the Lapsus$ hacking group. In a blog post on Tuesday — published hours after Lapsus$ posted a torrent file containing partial source code from Bing, B

Study: 30% of Log4Shell instances remain unpatched

Considering recent APT41 attacks, organizations that continue to leave the Log4Shell flaw unaddressed are hitting the snooze button when it comes to the wake-up calls from attackers.

CISA, FBI warn of threats to US satellite networks after Viasat cyberattack

The U.S. government is warning of “possible threats” to satellite communication networks amid fears that recent attacks on satellite networks in Europe, sparked by the war in Ukraine, coul

China-backed APT41 compromised ‘at least’ six US state governments

The prolific China APT41 hacking group, known for carrying out espionage in parallel with financially motivated operations, has compromised multiple U.S. state government networks, according to cybers

As war escalates in Europe, it’s ‘shields up’ for the cybersecurity industry

It’s a juxtaposition of sorts to think the cybersecurity industry is vulnerable to cyberattack, but for many nation state groups, this is their first port of call.

Nvidia confirms it is investigating a cybersecurity incident

U.S. chipmaker Nvidia has confirmed that it’s investigating a cyber incident that has reportedly downed the company’s developer tools and email systems. Nvidia told TechCrunch in a statement t

BlueVoyant nabs $250M to help enterprises nab malicious hackers and stop security breaches

Cybersecurity continues to be a pernicious and complex problem, for enterprises, and today a company that’s building a multi-faceted toolkit to help them address it better is announcing a big ro

2021 was a record-breaking year for cybersecurity startups

2021 may have been a rough year for cybersecurity, but it was a record-breaking year for security startups. According to new data from Momentum Cyber, a financial advisory firm for the security indust

Shift5 raises $50M to defend transport networks from cyberattacks

You might not think much about the train or the airplane that gets you from one place to another, but behind any transportation link is a vast sprawling network of electronics, devices and data that k

Locations and contact data on 515,000 vulnerable people stolen in Red Cross data breach

A cyberattack targeting a contractor working for the International Committee of the Red Cross has spilled confidential data on more than 515,000 “highly vulnerable” people, many of whom ha
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