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Amnesty slams Facebook, Google over 'pervasive surveillance' business model
2019-11-20 19h25

Rights warriors want governments to actually, y'know, do something – anything Amnesty International says the "pervasive surveillance" practiced by Facebook and Google represents a threat to human rights, a claim the two companies dispute.…

Abnormal Security raises $24M to protect orgs from targeted email attacks
2019-11-20 19h15

Abnormal Security announced the launch of the company with $24M in Series A funding led by Greylock Partners and the general availability of its cloud email security platform. Abnormal Security protects organizations from the most sophisticated, targeted email attacks, including unknown threats that existing solutions miss. Through unique composite analysis of identity, relationships and email content, the Abnormal Security platform stops attacks that lead to account takeover, financial damage and organizational mistrust. Abnormal Security was … More → The post Abnormal Security raises $24M to protect orgs from targeted email attacks appeared first on Help Net Security.

Claudia Thurner joins AxiomSL as EMEA general manager
2019-11-20 19h00

AxiomSL, the industry’s leading provider of regulatory reporting and risk management solutions, announced the appointment of Claudia Thurner as EMEA general manager. An experienced financial technology leader, Ms. Thurner has extensive expertise in client relationship management and solution and service delivery. She joins AxiomSL from SmartStream Technologies where she led European and Latin American Sales and Global Strategic Accounts. Previously, she was at Thomson Reuters based in Europe, Asia, and the US where she specialized … More → The post Claudia Thurner joins AxiomSL as EMEA general manager appeared first on Help Net Security.

Clumio raises $135 million to enhance data protection in the public cloud
2019-11-20 18h45

Clumio, innovators of authentic SaaS for enterprise backup, announced $135 million in series C funding on the heels of its August launch from stealth. In a very short time, the company has realized a strong market response and rapid enterprise customer adoption for its secure backup as a service highlighting the importance of the data protection problem that Clumio set out to solve. This momentum attracted the new round of funding that will enable Clumio … More → The post Clumio raises $135 million to enhance data protection in the public cloud appeared first on Help Net Security.

Qumulo appoints Michael Cornwell as CTO
2019-11-20 18h30

Qumulo, the leader in enterprise-proven hybrid cloud file storage, announced that Michael Cornwell has joined the company as its chief technology officer. Cornwell joins Qumulo from Microsoft, where he served as the general manager of storage technologies for Azure Infrastructure, and led innovation and adoption of new memory and storage across the Azure platform and services. “From the very beginning, Qumulo has assembled a team of passionate, customer-obsessed people who love data and solving storage … More → The post Qumulo appoints Michael Cornwell as CTO appeared first on Help Net Security.

Tories change Twitter name to ‘factcheckUK’ during live TV debate
2019-11-20 17h12

Tories change Twitter name to ‘factcheckUK’ during live TV debate Twitter wagged its finger at the UK's Conservative party for renaming its press account "factcheckUK" during a live TV debate.

Security Firms, Nonprofits Team to Fight Stalkerware
2019-11-20 17h00

The Coalition Against Stalkerware launched this week, with the aim of offering a centralized location for helping victims of stalkerware, as well as defining what stalkerware is in the first place.

Security Automation Firm ZecOps Raises $10 Million in Seed Funding
2019-11-20 16h38

ZecOps, a San Francisco-based threat detection and security automation company, announced this week that it has secured a total of $10.2 million through a seed funding round. read more

Mozilla Bug Bounty Program Doubles Payouts, Adds Firefox Monitor
2019-11-20 16h04

In scope RCE Mozilla bug bounty payouts have also tripled to reach $15,000.

New Legislation Would Block US Firms From Storing Personal Data in China, Russia
2019-11-20 15h52

New legislation introduced this week aims to put a stop to the flow of Americans’ sensitive personal data to countries that threaten national security.  read more

Apache Solr Bug Gets Bumped Up to High Severity
2019-11-20 14h41

Linux users running the enterprise-search platform Solr are potentially vulnerable to remote code execution attack.

U.S. Senators Seek Answers on Facebook’s Handling of User Information
2019-11-20 13h49

United States Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) have asked Facebook to provide an explanation on its collection and handling of user location information.  read more

Disney Plus Blames Past Hacks for User Accounts Sold Online
2019-11-20 13h11

Disney said Disney Plus account passwords being sold in underground hacking forums are coming from previous breaches at other companies, predating last week’s launch of its streaming service. read more

Meet Phoenix Keylogger, a New Malware-as-a-Service Product Gaining Traction
2019-11-20 12h30

Phoenix Keylogger Attempts to Disable More Than 80 security Products, Exfiltrates Data Direct from Memory The Phoenix Keylogger, operating at the cusp of keylogger and infostealer, was launched in July 2019. It is sold as malware-as-a-service (MaaS), and appears to be gaining traction in the criminal underworld. read more

High-Severity Windows UAC Flaw Enables Privilege Escalation
2019-11-20 12h20

Further details of the flaw, which has recently been patched by Microsoft, were disclosed Tuesday by researchers.