cyber

Flaw in D-Link routers opens the door to hackers but company won’t do anything

Routers from Taiwanese firm D-Link Corp. have a serious vulnerability that can allow hackers to steal data, but in unexpected twist, the company is doing nothing to address it. The vulnerability was detailed by security researchers at Fortinet Inc. Oct. 3, after D-Link was informed of the issue in September. The vulnerability, known as CVE-2019-16920, starts with a …

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New alliance including IBM, McAfee launches to bring interoperability to cybersecurity products

A new cybersecurity alliance of 14 leading companies launched today with a pledge to bring interoperability and data-sharing across cybersecurity products The Open Cybersecurity Alliance consortium, founded under the OASIS open standards and open source group, includes a raft of companies: IBM Corp., McAfee LLC, Advanced Cyber Security Corp., Corsa Techology Inc., CyberArk Software Ltd., …

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Google reveals hackers are using a new flaw to attack Android devices

A month after revealing a set of previously unknown “zero-day” vulnerabilities in iOS, Google LLC has exposed a zero-day flaw affecting its own Android operating system. The search giant published a technical description of the bug late Thursday. Project Zero, the Google security team behind the report, usually waits 90 days before publicizing a software vulnerability …

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Alabama hospitals forced to close after ransomware attack

Three hospitals in Alabama were closed to all but critical patients Wednesday after a ransomware attack crippled their computer systems. The form of ransomware used in the attack on the hospitals, all run by a nonprofit firm called DCH Health System, is not currently known. “A criminal is limiting our ability to use our computer systems …

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German police shut down dark web data center in former NATO bunker

German police have arrested seven people following a raid on an illegal data center in a former NATO military bunker that was hosting dark web sites promoting illegal content. The raid, which took place in the town of Traben-Trarbachsaw saw the arrest of the owner of the bunker, an unnamed 59-year-old Dutchman and six others with …

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Cloud security firm Lacework raises $42M

Cyberecurity startup Lacework Inc. is looking to grow its business faster after securing $42 million in funding from Sutter Hill Ventures and Liberty Ventures and hiring cloud security veteran Andy Byron as its new president and chief revenue officer. The Series C round brings Lacework’s total amount raised to date to $74.7 million. Lacework focuses …

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