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  • November 22, 2021
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SmarterSelect, a U.S.-based company that provides software for managing the application process for scholarships, exposed the personal data of thousands of applicants because of a misconfigured Google Cloud Storage bucket. The data spill, discovered by cybersecurity company UpGuard, contained 1.5 terabytes of data collected by a number of programs that offer financial support to students. […]
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  • November 19, 2021
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U.S. financial regulators have approved a new rule that requires banking organizations to report any “significant” cybersecurity incident within 36 hours of discovery.  Under the rule, banks must inform their primary federal regulator about incidents that have — or are reasonably likely to materially affect — the viability of their operations, their ability to deliver […]
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  • November 18, 2021
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California Pizza Kitchen has revealed a data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers of over a hundred thousand current and former employees. The U.S. pizza chain, which has more than 250 locations across 32 states, confirmed the incident in a data breach notification posted this week. The company said it learned of a “disruption” […]
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  • November 18, 2021
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Stytch, an API-first passwordless authentication startup, has secured $90 million in Series B funding, pushing the company over the $1 billion valuation line. The investment, led by Coatue Management LLC with participation from existing investors Benchmark Capital, Thrive Capital and Index Ventures, comes just four months after Stytch raised $30M Series A at a valuation […]
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  • November 18, 2021
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The UK government has named five projects that have scored public funding under a ‘tech safety’ challenged announced in September — when the Home Office said it wanted to encourage the tech industry and academia to develop novel AI/scanning technologies that could be implemented on end-to-end encrypted (e2ee) services to detect child sexual abuse material […]
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  • November 17, 2021
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The U.S. government, along with counterparts in Australia and the U.K., have warned that Iranian state-backed hackers are targeting U.S. organizations in critical infrastructure sectors — in some cases with ransomware. The rare warning linking Iran with ransomware landed in a joint advisory Wednesday, issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal […]
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  • November 16, 2021
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SnapAttack, a threat hunting startup that was this week spun out from IT consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, has secured $8M in Series A funding. The startup, which claims to hold the “largest library of labeled threat data in the world,” was created within Booz Allen DarkLabs, a team of researchers, threat hunters, analysts, and […]
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  • November 15, 2021
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Cyber security startup Immersive Labs — which recently closed a $75 million Series C funding round giving it a significant war chest — is acquiring US-based cyber startup Snap Labs in an undisclosed deal, although Immersive says it’s a “multi-million dollar figure” and will be a mix of stock and cash. Snap Labs is understood […]
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  • November 10, 2021
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The Toronto Transit Commission has confirmed that the personal information of tens of thousands of employees may have been compromised as a result of a ransomware attack on its systems last month.  The TTC, which operates Toronto’s bus, subway, streetcar and paratransit systems, said in a statement that the compromised data includes the names, addresses […]