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Kaseya Is Making Its Customers Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements to Obtain Ransomware Decryption Key

Kaseya is requiring customers affected by the massive REvil ransomware attack to sign non-disclosure agreements in order to obtain the decryption key, a move that could shroud the incident in further mystery. Although the decryption key will no doubt bring relief to some victims, others are stating that it will have…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Ransomware, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Computer Security, Kaseya, REvil, Hacker Groups, Huntress Labs, Kaseya Vsa Ransomware Attack, Andrew Kaiser


Kaseya Ransomware Saga Mysteriously Comes to an End, but Nothing to See Here, Folks, Just Keep It Moving

Kaseya, the cloud provider at the center of a gargantuan ransomware attack on hundreds of businesses, announced this week that it had some good news: Somehow, it had come into possession of a “universal decryptor” to unlock all of the data affected by the recent hack.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Crimes, Computer Security, Darkside, Kaseya, REvil, Hacker Groups, Kaseya Vsa Ransomware Attack


Moving fast and breaking things cost us our privacy and security

Denis Mars Contributor Share on Twitter Denis Mars is the CEO and co-founder of Proxy, which designs and builds privacy-first, human-led, identity technologies. Over the years, I’ve had a front-row seat to the future of technology. In my role at Y Combinator as director of admissions, I saw hundreds of startup pitches. Many shared a particular attribute: They followed the path of quickly growing users and monetizing the data ...
Tags: Security, TC, Facebook, Column, Privacy, Opinion, Tech, Social Security, Data Protection, Silicon Valley, Signal, Data Security, Computer Security, Digital Identity, Denis Mars


Sophos acquires Braintrace to supercharge its threat detection capabilities

Thoma Bravo-owned Sophos has announced it’s acquiring Braintrace, a cybersecurity startup that provides organizations visibility into suspicious network traffic patterns. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Braintrace, which was founded in 2016 and has raised $10 million in funding, has developed a network detection and response (NDR) solution that helps organizations to easily inspect network traffic to identify and filter out suspicious activity. It does this using remote network packet capt...
Tags: Security, Technology, Microsoft, Tech, Ceo, Cybercrime, Computing, Aws, Security Software, Sophos, Computer Security, Illumio, MDR, NDR, Joe Levy, Thoma Bravo


Microsoft’s cyber startup spending spree continues with CloudKnox acquisition

Microsoft has acquired identity and access management (IAM) startup CloudKnox Security, the tech giant’s fourth cybersecurity acquisition this year. The deal, the terms of which were not disclosed, is the latest cybersecurity acquisition by Microsoft, which just last week announced that it’s buying threat intelligence startup RiskIQ. The firm also recently acquired IoT security startups CyberX and Refirm Labs as it moved to beef up its security portfolio. Security is big business for Microsoft, ...
Tags: Security, Technology, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Tech, Ceo, Computing, Foundation Capital, Palo Alto Networks, Computer Security, Cloud Infrastructure, Iam, Chik, Security Startups, Dell Technologies Capital, RiskIQ


Magic lands $27M Series A for its ‘plug and play’ passwordless tech

Magic, a San Francisco-based startup that builds “plug and play” passwordless authentication technology, has raised $27 million in Series A funding. The round, led by Northzone and with participation from Tiger Global, Volt Capital, Digital Currency Group and CoinFund, comes just over a year after Magic launched from stealth, rebranding from its previous name Formatic.   The company, like many others, is on a mission to end traditional password-based authentication. Magic’s flagship SDK, which ...
Tags: Security, Startups, Developer, Finance, Funding, San Francisco, Cryptography, Password, Magic, Tiger Global, Mobile Devices, Northzone, Sdk, Computer Security, Digital Currency Group, Sean


Hackers Stole a Terabyte of Data from Oil Giant Saudi Aramco

Cybercriminals have stolen approximately a terabyte of data from one of the world’s largest energy companies, Saudi Aramco. Read more...
Tags: Science, Oil and gas companies, Cybercrime, Computer Security, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Business Finance, Technology Internet, Economy Of Saudi Arabia, Economic History Of Saudi Arabia, Companies Of Saudi Arabia, Oil Giant Saudi Aramco, Saudi Aramco Read


US blames China for Exchange server hacks and ransomware attacks

The Biden administration and its allies has formally accused China of the mass-hacking of Microsoft Exchange servers earlier this year, which prompted the FBI to intervene as concerns rose that the hacks could lead to widespread destruction. The mass-hacking campaign targeted Microsoft Exchange email servers with four previously undiscovered vulnerabilities that allowed the hackers — which Microsoft already attributed to a China-backed group of hackers called Hafnium — to steal email mailboxes a...
Tags: Security, Technology, Microsoft, Attorney General, Government, China, Russia, US, Tech, Fbi, Cybercrime, Beijing, United States, Hacking, Internet Security, Nato


U.S. and Allies Blame China for Wave of Recent Cyber Attacks in Coordinated Statements

Hackers associated with China are allegedly responsible for a massive wave of recent cyber attacks targeting thousands of businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations in the western world, according to countries that make up the Five Eyes spying alliance of the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Read more...
Tags: Security, Politics, Science, Crime, Microsoft, China, Articles, Ransomware, Advanced Persistent Threat, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Hacking, New Zealand, Espionage, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security


Ex-Plaid employees raise $30M for Stytch, an API-first passwordless authentication platform

There are far fewer annoying things than managing one’s passwords. There are a bunch of companies out there to help you attempt to do that. And there’s also a number of companies that want to go a step further and eliminate the password completely. One such company, Stytch , just raised $30 million in a Series A round of funding as it launches out of beta with its API-first passwordless authentication platform. The round caught our attention for a couple of reasons. For one, this i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Microsoft, Boston, Funding, Sms, Cryptography, Password, Venture Capital, Bank, Api, Lamb


Notorious Ransomware Gang REvil Mysteriously Disappears After Causing Global Havoc

After causing international mayhem, a notorious cybercrime group appears to have disappeared. Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Dark Web, Computer Security, The Fbi, JBS, US Agency, Lawrence Abrams, Darkside, Kaseya


Breach simulation startup AttackIQ raises $44M to fuel expansion

AttackIQ, a cybersecurity startup that provides organizations with breach and attack simulation solutions, has raised $44 million in Series C funding as it looks to ramp up its international expansion. The funding round was led by Atlantic Bridge, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV), and Gaingels, with existing vendors — including Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Telstra Ventures — also participating.  The round brings the company’s total funding raised to date to $79 mi...
Tags: Security, Europe, California, Funding, Tech, Ceo, Information Technology, Middle East, Computing, San Diego, Linux, Fireeye, Simulation, Microsoft Windows, Khosla Ventures, Salesforce Ventures


Ring’s latest security updates are good, but still opt-in

Ring, the video doorbell maker dubbed the “largest civilian surveillance network the U.S. has ever seen,” is rolling out new but long overdue security and privacy features. The Amazon-owned company’s reputation was bruised after a spate of account breaches in late 2019, in which hackers broke into Ring user accounts and harassed children in their own homes. Then, taking advantage of Ring’s weak security practices, hackers had developed bespoke software to brute-force the passwords on Ring accoun...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Startups, Apps, Privacy, Encryption, Cryptography, United States, Password, Dark Web, Cto, Computer Security, Ring, Josh Roth, Multi-factor Authentication, Access Control


Microsoft confirms it’s buying cybersecurity startup RiskIQ

Microsoft has confirmed it’s buying RiskIQ, a San Francisco-based cybersecurity company that provides threat intelligence and cloud-based software as a service for organizations. Terms of the deal, which will see RiskIQ’s threat intelligence services integrated into Microsoft’s flagship security offerings, were not disclosed, although Bloomberg previously reported that Microsoft will pay more than $500 million in cash for the company. Microsoft declined to confirm the reported figure. The announ...
Tags: Security, Technology, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, San Francisco, Whois, Supply Chain, Tech, Bloomberg, Vulnerability, Ransomware, Software, Computing, Aws, Computer Security, Solarwinds


Kaseya's Staff Sounded the Alarm About Security Flaws for Years Before Ransomware Attack

Employees warned Kaseya’s higher-ups for years about critical security flaws in its software but their concerns were brushed off, former workers told Bloomberg. Several staffers quit in frustration or were fired after repeatedly sounding the alarm about failings in the IT firm’s cybersecurity practices. Now, Kaseya is…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, National Security, Prevention, Identity Theft, Computer Security, Solarwinds, U S Federal, Kaseya, Bloomberg Several, Security Hacker, Technology Internet


C'mon, Man! Biden Asks Putin to Crack Down on Ransomware Hackers (Again)

In light of ongoing ransomware attacks originating from Russia, President Joe Biden made a phone call to Vladimir Putin on Friday, stressing that Russia should crack down on cybercriminals operating within its borders, while adding that the U.S. will take “any necessary action” to defend itself against future attacks.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Vladimir Putin, Government, Russia, Joe Biden, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Politicians, Computer Security, Kaseya, Contemporary history, Hacker Groups, Presidency Of Joe Biden, Presidents Of Russia, Biden Asks Putin


Hackers Derail Iran's Train System, Post Supreme Leader's Phone Number as Help Line

Cyberattacks reportedly disrupted Iran’s railway system on Friday, causing “unprecedented chaos” at stations throughout the country, according to state media.Read more...
Tags: Security, Politics, Science, Technology, Iran, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Security Breaches, Computing, Hacker, Computer Security, Ali Khamenei, Security Hacker, Hackers Heroes Of The Computer Revolution


ZeroFox acquires dark web threat intelligence company Vigilante

ZeroFox, a cybersecurity startup that helps companies detect risks found on social media and digital channels, has announced it has acquired dark web threat intelligence company Vigilante.   Vigilante — not to be confused with the controversial crime reporting app — scours the dark web to source intelligence that helps to protect organizations from cyberattacks. The deal, terms of which were not announced, will see ZeroFox take on Vigilante’s global team of operatives and analysts to create “th...
Tags: Security, Comics, Crime, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, Cyberattack, Dark Web, Central Intelligence Agency, Vigilante, Intel Capital, Computer Security, James, Foster, Silver Lake Waterman


Gettr, the latest pro-Trump social network, is already a mess

Well, that was fast. Just days after a Twitter clone from former Trump spokesperson Jason Miller launched, the new social network is already beset by problems. For one, hackers quickly leveraged Gettr’s API to scrape the email addresses of more than 85,000 of its users. User names, names and birthdays were also part of the scraped data set, which was surfaced by Alon Gal, co-founder of cybersecurity firm Hudson Rock. “When threat actors are able to extract sensitive information due to neglectful...
Tags: Google, Security, Social, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Washington Post, Tech, Bloomberg, App-store, Api, Donald Trump, Social Network, Data Security, Computer Security, Miller


A Large Ransomware Attack Has Ensnared Hundreds of Companies

A ransomware attack on international IT firm Kaseya appears to have infected hundreds of smaller sized businesses that rely on the company’s product, including many based in the U.S.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Articles, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Acer, Huntress, Computer Security, John Hammond, JBS, Managed Services, Kaseya, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, REvil, Technology Internet


A Large Ransomware Attack Has Ensnared Hundreds of Companies [Update: Make That 1,000+ Companies]

A ransomware attack on international IT firm Kaseya appears to have infected hundreds of smaller sized businesses that rely on the company’s product, including many based in the U.S.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Vladimir Putin, Articles, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Acer, Huntress, Computer Security, Patch, Coop, John Hammond, JBS, Managed Services


Russian Military Hackers Have Been On a Worldwide Password Guessing Spree

An elite team of hackers connected to Russian military intelligence have been using brute force attacks to target hundreds of organizations throughout the world, according to officials with U.S. and U.K. security agencies. Read more...
Tags: Security, Politics, Science, Crime, Vladimir Putin, Articles, Cybercrime, Hillary Clinton, Cyberattack, Brute Force Attack, Biden, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Fancy Bear, War Conflict, Hacker Groups


To guard against data loss and misuse, the cybersecurity conversation must evolve

Sid Trivedi Contributor Share on Twitter Sid Trivedi is a partner at Foundation Capital where he leads cybersecurity and IT investments. He serves on the advisory boards for entrepreneurship at Cornell University and the California Israel Chamber of Commerce. Mark Settle Contributor Mark Settle is a seven-time CIO, three-time CIO 100 award winner and two-time book author. His most rec...
Tags: Security, Startups, Column, Enterprise, Cloud Computing, Tech, Cryptography, Security tools, Cornell University, Foundation Capital, Data Management, Computer Security, U S Department of Health and Human Services, DLP, Collaboration Tools, Sid Trivedi


Dueling Hackers May Have Wiped the Data on My Book Live Devices, Researchers Say

About a week ago, many owners of the external hard drive product My Book Live woke up to discover that all of their data had been wiped from the device. It was quickly assumed that the products were the victim of a malicious hacking campaign.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Malware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Password, Security Breaches, Computing, Botnet, Western Digital, Computer Security, Moore, Computer Network Security, Censys, Technology Internet


Zero trust unicorn Illumio closes $225M Series F led by Thoma Bravo

Illumio, a self-styled zero trust unicorn, has closed a $225 million Series F funding round at a $2.75 billion valuation.   The round was led by Thoma Bravo, which recently bought cybersecurity vendor Proofpoint by $12.3 billion, and supported by Franklin Templeton, Hamilton Lane, and Blue Owl Capital.   The round lands more than two years after Illumio’s Series E funding round in which it raised $65 million, and fueled speculation of an impending IPO. The company’s founder, Andrew Rubin, stil...
Tags: Security, California, White House, Funding, America, Tech, Joe Biden, Information Technology, President, Computing, Formation 8, Andreessen Horowitz, Salesforce, Morgan Stanley, General Catalyst, Cyberwarfare


Mitiga raises $25M Series A to help organizations respond to cyberattacks

Israeli cloud security startup Mitiga has raised $25 million in a Series A round of funding as it moves to “completely change” the traditional incident response market. Mitiga, unlike other companies in the cybersecurity space, isn’t looking to prevent cyberattacks, which the startup claims are inevitable no matter how much protection is in place. Rather, it’s looking to help organizations manage their incident response, particularly as they transition to hybrid and multi-cloud environments.   ...
Tags: Security, New York, London, Funding, Tel Aviv, Tech, E-commerce, Malware, Cybercrime, Law Enforcement, Artificial Intelligence, Cyberattack, Cloud Services, Cyberwarfare, TechCrunch, Data Security


Biden’s executive order on cybersecurity should include behavior transparency

Ben Higgins Contributor Share on Twitter Ben Higgins is a distinguished software engineer at cybersecurity company ExtraHop and has extensive experience in protocols, parsing, encryption, security, systems and performance engineering. The Biden administration this spring announced an executive order designed to strengthen government cybersecurity defenses in the wake of several major recent hacks, including the SolarWinds, Mi...
Tags: Apple, Security, TC, Column, Microsoft, Opinion, Government, Russia, Tech, Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, Palo Alto, Orion, Biden, Computer Security, Solarwinds


Paul van Oorschot’s Computer Security and the Internet

Paul van Oorschot’s webpage contains a complete copy of his book: Computer Security and the Internet: Tools and Jewels. It’s worth reading. [Author: Bruce Schneier]
Tags: Books, Uncategorized, Computer Security, Bruce Schneier, Paul van Oorschot


Industrial cybersecurity startup Claroty raises $140M in pre-IPO funding round

Claroty, an industrial cybersecurity company that helps customers protect and manage their Internet of Things (IoT) and operational technology (OT) assets, has raised $140 million in its latest, and potentially last round of funding.   With the new round of Series D funding, co-led by Bessemer Venture and 40 North, the company has now amassed a total of $235 million. Additional strategic investors include LG and I Squared Capital’s ISQ Global InfraTech Fund, with all previous investors — Team8,...
Tags: Food, Startups, Internet Of Things, New York, Technology, Coca-cola, Funding, US, Articles, Tech, Ceo, United States, Computing, Pfizer, Lg, Siemens


Your boss might tell you the office is more secure, but it isn’t

For the past 18 months, employees have enjoyed increased flexibility, and ultimately a better work-life balance, as a result of the mass shift to remote working necessitated by the pandemic. Most don’t want this arrangement, which brought an end to extensive commutes and superfluous meetings, to end: Buffer’s 2021 State of Remote Work report shows over 97% of employees would like to continue working remotely at least some of the time. Companies, including some of the biggest names in tech, appea...
Tags: Security, Gchq, Articles, Tech, CIO, Malware, Cybercrime, United States, Cyberattack, Cyberwarfare, Bae Systems, TechCrunch, Cto, Data Security, Computer Security, Soc