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Microsoft patches a new zero-day affecting all versions of Windows

Microsoft has released security fixes for a zero-day vulnerability affecting all supported versions of Windows that has been exploited in real-world attacks. The zero-day bug, tracked as CVE-2022-3796

Google closes $5.4B Mandiant acquisition

Google has announced that its proposed $5.4 billion bid to buy cybersecurity firm Mandiant is now complete. The internet giant revealed plans to acquire publicly traded Mandiant back in March, less th

Key issues you should consider before signing an international merger deal

By understanding the key issues in cross-border tech M&A, an international acquirer can close a successful transaction and achieve its commercial objectives in the United States.

Russian hackers behind SolarWinds are now hiding malware in Google Drive

The Russia-linked hacking group behind the infamous SolarWinds espionage campaign is now using Google Drive to stealthily deliver malware to its latest victims. That’s according to researchers a

US government says North Korean hackers are targeting American healthcare organizations with ransomware

The FBI, CISA and the U.S. Treasury Department are warning that North Korean state-sponsored hackers are using ransomware to target healthcare and public health sector organizations across the United

Cybersecurity startups, once the VC darling, hammered by layoffs

On the face of it, the cybersecurity sector is doing just fine. Demand for cybersecurity products remains high as cyberattacks continue to blight both public and private-sector businesses, and investo

Foxconn confirms ransomware attack disrupted operations at Mexico factory

Smartphone manufacturing giant Foxconn has confirmed that a ransomware attack in late May disrupted operations at one of its Mexico-based production plants. “It is confirmed that one of our fact

A stealthy new espionage group is targeting corporate mergers and acquisitions

A new espionage actor is breaching corporate networks to steal emails from employees involved in big financial transactions like mergers and acquisitions. Mandiant, which first discovered the advanced

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

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.

Lapsus$ found a spreadsheet of accounts as they breached Okta, documents show

The Lapsus$ hackers used compromised credentials to break into the network of customer service giant Sitel in January, days before subsequently accessing the internal systems of authentication giant O

US charges four Russian spies for hacking Saudi oil facility and US nuclear power plant

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced charges against four Russian government employees for a years-long hacking campaign targeting critical infrastructure, including a U.S. nuclear power oper

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Google is acquiring security intelligence firm Mandiant for $5.4B

At a time when cybersecurity is top of mind for many firms, Google announced it was paying $5.4 billion to acquire security intelligence company Mandiant, giving it access to security data gathering c

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

Ukraine says Belarusian hackers are targeting its defense forces

Ukrainian cybersecurity officials have warned that Belarusian state-sponsored hackers are targeting the private email addresses of Ukrainian military personnel. Announcing the activity in a Facebook p

UK cyber startup Immersive Labs acquires US-based Snap Labs — and there’s a climate angle

Cybersecurity startup Immersive Labs — which recently closed a $75 million Series C funding round giving it a significant war chest — is acquiring U.S.-based cyber startup Snap Labs in an undisclo

Robinhood says millions of customer names and email addresses taken in data breach

Online stock trading platform Robinhood has confirmed it was hacked last week with more than five million customer email addresses and two million customer names taken, as well as a much smaller set o

Ukrainian police arrest multiple Clop ransomware gang suspects

Multiple suspects believed to be linked to the Clop ransomware gang have been detained in Ukraine after a joint operation from law enforcement agencies in Ukraine, South Korea and the United States. T

FireEye to sell products unit to Symphony-led group for $1.2B

Cybersecurity giant FireEye has agreed to sell its products business to a consortium led by private equity firm Symphony Technology Group for $1.2 billion. The all-cash deal will split FireEye, the ma
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