UK Email Threat Firm Tessian Secures $13 Million Series A Funding

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:15:51 +0000

London, UK-based start-up Tessian has raised $13 million in a Series A funding round led by Balderton Capital. Existing investors Accel, Amadeus Capital Partners, Crane, LocalGlobe, Winton Ventures and Walking Ventures also participated. It brings Tessian's total funding, including initial Angel investments and seed funding, to $16.8 million. read more

F-Secure Acquires MWR InfoSecurity for $106 Million

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:37:48 +0000

Finland-based F-Secure announced on Monday that it has entered an agreement to acquire cybersecurity consultancy MWR InfoSecurity for over €91.6 million ($106 million) in cash and the promise of a significant earn-out if business objectives are achieved until the end of 2019. read more

China-Linked APT15 Develops New 'MirageFox' Malware

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 04:38:31 +0000

A cyber-espionage group believed to be operating out of China has developed a new piece of malware that appears to be based on one of the first tools used by the threat actor. read more

Trump-Kim Summit Attracts Wave of Cyber-Attacks on Singapore

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 18:30:18 +0000

The number of cyber-attacks targeting Singapore skyrocketed from June 11 to June 12, during the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong-un in a Singapore hotel, and most of these attacks originated from Russia, F5 Labs reports. read more

India-based Network Intelligence Raises for $4.8 Million for Expansion

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:45:15 +0000

Bengaluru, India-based security services and products firm Network Intelligence Inc (NII) has raised Rs 33-crore funding (approximately $4.8 million) from private equity firm Helix Investments. The money will be used for product development and to expand operations in the U.S. and Europe. The investment values the firm at $22.7 million. read more

New Campaign Possibly Linked to MuddyWater

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:09:57 +0000

A newly discovered attack relying on malicious Word documents and PowerShell scripts appears related to the MuddyWater cyber-espionage campaign, Trend Micro reports. read more

French Nationals Arrested for 'Rex Mundi' Hacks

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:59:49 +0000

Europol announced this week that several French nationals were arrested in the past year on suspicion of being involved with Rex Mundi, a group that hacked into the systems of several organizations and attempted to blackmail them. read more

Microsoft Patches Code Execution Vulnerability in wimgapi Library

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:49:00 +0000

Microsoft this week patched a remote code execution vulnerability affecting the wimgapi library, which is used to perform operations on Windows Imaging Format (WIM) files. read more

Facebook Claims 99% of Extremist Content Removed Without Users' Help

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:08:16 +0000

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Critical Flaws Patched in Schneider Building Automation Software

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 05:44:51 +0000

Schneider Electric recently patched four vulnerabilities in its U.motion Builder software, including two critical command execution flaws. Advisories have been published by both the vendor and ICS-CERT. read more

Siemens Patches Vulnerabilities in SCALANCE, Other Devices

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:41:01 +0000

Siemens this week published five new security advisories describing several vulnerabilities discovered in its switches, routers, building automation products, and medical devices. read more

GnuPG Vulnerability Allows Spoofing of Message Signatures

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:30:14 +0000

GnuPG recently addressed an input sanitization vulnerability where a remote attacker could spoof arbitrary signatures. read more

Cortana Flaw Allows for Code Execution from Lock Screen

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:43:25 +0000

One of the vulnerabilities Microsoft addressed with the June 2018 security patches was a flaw in Cortana that could allow an attacker to elevate privileges and execute code from the lock screen. read more

Meltdown-Like 'LazyFP' Vulnerability Impacts Intel CPUs

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:48:14 +0000

Intel and software vendors have started informing users about a new vulnerability involving side channel speculative execution that could be exploited by malicious actors to obtain sensitive information from the targeted system. read more

New LokiBot-Linked Android Trojan Emerges

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:53:06 +0000

A newly discovered banking Trojan targeting Android 7 and 8 versions is using the same command and control (C&C) server as LokiBot, Threat Fabric (formerly known as SfyLabs) reports. read more

European Parliament Votes to Ban Kaspersky Products

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 05:12:53 +0000

Kaspersky Suspends Collaboration With Europol and NoMoreRansom  Kaspersky Lab has suspended its collaboration with Europol and the NoMoreRansom initiative after the European Parliament passed a resolution that describes the company’s software as being “malicious.” read more

World Cup: US Spy Warns Russians Will Hack Phones, Computers

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:43:28 +0000

A top US intelligence official warned football fans traveling to Russia for the World Cup that their phones and computers could be hacked by Moscow's cyber spies. William Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said that in Russia, even people who believe they are too unimportant to be hacked can be targeted. read more

Apple Steps Up Encryption to Thwart Police Cracking of iPhones

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:34:55 +0000

Apple said Wednesday it was strengthening encryption on its iPhones to thwart police efforts to unlock handsets without legitimate authorization. The move by Apple, the latest in an ongoing clash with law enforcement, comes amid reports of growing use of a tool known as GrayKey which can enable police to bypass iPhone security features. read more

5.9 Million Card Details Accessed in Dixons Carphone Hack

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:01:13 +0000

Dixons Carphone, a household name in the UK, announced (PDF) today that it is investigating "unauthorised access to certain data held by the company." It describes this access as "an attempt to compromise 5.9 million cards in one of the processing systems of Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores," and "1.2m records containing non-financi read more