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Crunchbase News recently profiled a selection of U.S. companies’ largest VC raised in 2018, and no surprise here: the 10 largest rounds all topped out well north of $100 million. A major driver of global venture dollar growth is the relatively recent phenomenon of companies raising $100 million or more in a single venture round. We’ve called these nine and
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Cryptocurrency mining has become a fairly easy way to manufacture currency, and according to Trend Micro, a new cryptocurrency-mining malware uses evasion techniques, including Windows Installer, as part of its routine. In the cryptocurrency miner identified as Coinminer.Win32.MALXMR.TIAOODAM, researchers noted the use of multiple obfuscation and packing routines. The malware leverages the Windows platform, and though it
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The recent spike in Emotet activity shows that it remains an active threat A week after adding a new email content harvesting module, and following a period of low activity, the malicious actors behind Emotet have launched a new, large-scale spam campaign. What is Emotet? Emotet is a banking Trojan family notorious for its modular
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A 23-year-old hacker from Utah pleaded guilty this week to launching a series of denial-of-service (DoS) attacks against multiple online services, websites, and online gaming companies between 2013 and 2014. According to a Justice Department (DoJ) press release, Austin Thompson, a.k.a. “DerpTroll,” took down servers of several major gaming platforms including Electronic Arts’ Origin service,
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A Utah man has pleaded guilty to computer hacking charges, after admitting to knocking several gaming services offline five years ago. Austin Thompson, 23, launched several denial-of-service attacks against EA’s Origin, Sony Playstation and Valve’s Steam gaming services during the December holiday season in 2013. At the time, those denial-of-service attacks made it near-impossible for
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Unclassified malware samples from U.S. Cyber Command will be shared with VirusTotal by the Cyber National Mission Force. VirusTotal aggregates malware and malicious URL data from antivirus products and allows anyone to submit samples for inclusion in the database. The CNMF — the action arm of Cyber Command responsible for planning and directing cyberoperations —
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In addition to its 2014 attack on Sony Pictures, the Lazarus Group, also known as Hidden Cobra, has been attacking the ATMs of Asian and African banks since 2016, and today Symantec revealed that the group has been successful in its “FASTCash” operations by first targeting the banks’ networks. “The operation known as ‘FASTCash’ has enabled Lazarus,
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by Paul Ducklin This week: hyperthreading considered harmful, how to avoid lock screen hacks, and what happens when cryptocurrency exchanges implode. With Anna Brading, Paul Ducklin, Mark Stockley and Matthew Boddy. LISTEN NOW (Audio player above not working? Download MP3, listen on Soundcloud or access via iTunes.) If you enjoy the podcast, please share it
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Prevention is the best option but people continue to search for the easiest way out When you work in IT and you’re at a dinner party and somebody asks, ‘What do you do?’ you can usually see the blood run from their face as they’re like, “Oh my God, why me? My one night out this
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A WordPress design flaw could grant an attacker remote code execution, leading to a privilege escalation in WooCommerce and other WordPress plugins, according to RIPS Technologies. In a 6 November blog post, researchers said that if the vulnerability is exploited, it would give shop managers – employees of the store that can manage orders, products and
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DevOps platform CircleCI today announced a new partner program that will open up its platform and allow third-party tools to integrate with it. In addition, the company is also launching Orbs, which it describes as “the world’s first package manager designed specifically for configuration of software delivery automation.” Fresh off its $31 million funding round
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With no explanation, the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of the net neutrality case, according to The Hill.  Justice Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts recused themselves from the vote.  In opting not to hear the case, SCOTUS leaves in place the existing high court ruling that the FCC has the authority to regulate
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From gaming to helping people conquer their fear of spiders and getting quarterbacks ready for Sunday, virtual reality is a much-hyped emerging technology. But is it hackable?   In Ep. 18 of of Hackable?, “Virtually Vulnerable”, Geoff straps on a headset and tests his mettle against white-hat hackers manipulating his virtual experience. Can he withstand ransomware, a human