security

US unmasks alleged Conti ransomware operative, offers $10M for intel

The U.S. government said it will offer up to $10 million for information related to five people believed to be high-ranking members of the notorious Russia-backed Conti ransomware gang. The reward is

Amazon-owned MGM makes a viral video show with surveillance footage from Amazon-owned Ring

MGM (which is owned by Amazon) is making a viral video show based on footage from Ring security cameras (also owned by Amazon). The syndicated television show, “Ring Nation,” is poised to

A Tornado (Cash) flew around my room

It seems like there are always people butting heads in the crypto world, and this week was no different. Cryptocurrency mixer Tornado Cash was hit with sanctions by the U.S. and Binance and WazirX dis

Luta Security and Emsisoft discuss how to fight ransomware at Disrupt

Ransomware is an exponentially growing global threat. Here are just a few examples from 2022: Costa Rica declared a national emergency after a $20 million ransomware attack; ransomware caused one of t

Spin Technology raises $16M to protect SaaS apps against attacks

Spin Technology, a data protection software vendor catering to enterprise clientele, today announced that it raised $16 million in a Series A round led by Blueprint Equity with participation from Sant

Meta’s threat report highlights clumsy attempt to manipulate Ukraine discourse

Meta’s quarterly “Adversarial Threat Report” paints a somewhat depressing picture of the once feared global troll ecosystem: A number of outfits “relatively low in sophisticati

Axio lands $23M to help companies quantify cyber risk

Axio, a platform for cybersecurity risk evaluation, today announced the closure of a $23 million Series B round led by Temasek’s ISTARI, with participation from investors Distributed Ventures, I

Upstream’s new vault could help NFT holders sleep at night

Imagine paying millions of dollars for a JPEG of a monkey just to have it stolen from your digital wallet. That’s exactly what happened to actor Seth Green, who ended up pleading with the hacker

Thousands of Solana wallets drained in multimillion-dollar exploit

Solana, an increasingly popular blockchain known for its speedy transactions, has become the target of the crypto sphere’s latest hack after users reported that funds have been drained from int

Microsoft puts its RiskIQ acquisition to work

Microsoft today added two new features to its Microsoft Defender security platform: Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence and Microsoft Defender External Attack Surface Management. These features are

Cybrary secures $25M to grow its platform for cybersecurity training

The cybersecurity industry has taken a hit recently, with economic headwinds prompting layoffs and a broad investor pullback. But some firms have escaped unscathed, like cybersecurity training platfor

Microsoft links Windows zero-day hacks to Austrian spyware maker

Microsoft has linked the exploitation of several Windows and Adobe zero-days targeting organizations in Europe and Central America to a little-known Austrian spyware maker. The technology giant’

Cybersecurity vendor Entrust tells customers data was stolen during June cyberattack

Minneapolis-based cybersecurity giant Entrust has confirmed it was hit by a cyberattack last month. Entrust, which describes itself as a global leader in identities, payments and data protection, told

If it walks like a dog and barks like a dog, perhaps it’s actually a digital asset security

Crypto exchange Coinbase is facing an SEC probe into whether it illegally sold securities. So did it?

Pogo lands millions to become the ‘Honey for the real world’

If Pogo had its way, you’d get paid every time you stroll down Market Street in San Francisco. Or check your e-mail. Or open its app. The only catch is that you give your personal data to the consum

Online insurer Policybazaar says customer data was exposed by ‘unauthorized access’

Indian online insurer Policybazaar said on Sunday that it was subject to an unspecified security incident but found that “no significant” customer data was exposed — or in other words, s

Crypto startup Blockdaemon continues acquisition spree, buying Sepior

Crypto infrastructure provider Blockdaemon has acquired Danish startup Sepior, a digital asset security company providing key management services for institutional clients, for an undisclosed price. T

HiddenLayer emerges from stealth to protect AI models from attacks

As AI-powered services like OpenAI’s GPT-3 grow in popularity, they become an increasingly attractive attack vector. Even shielded behind an API, hackers can attempt to reverse-engineer the mode

TikTok’s chief security officer steps down amid increased scrutiny from US officials

TikTok announced today that its head of global security, Roland Cloutier, is stepping down effective September 2. Cloutier will be replaced by Kim Albarella, who has been appointed the interim head of

A ransomware attack on a debt collection firm is one of 2022’s biggest health data breaches

A ransomware attack on a little-known debt collection firm that serves hundreds of hospitals and medical facilities across the U.S. could be one of the biggest data breaches of personal and health inf
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