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  1. Business process services provider Conduent has been the victim of a ransomware attack that appears to be the work of Maze operators.

    Formed in 2017 as a divestiture from Xerox and headquartered in New Jersey, the company offers digital platforms for both business and government organizations and has over 68,000 employees in more than 40 countries.

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  2. IBM this week announced the availability of open source toolkits that allow for data to be processed while it’s still encrypted.

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  3. San Francisco, CA-based attack surface management firm RiskIQ has raised $15 million in a Series D funding round led by National Grid Partners (NGP). NGP is the venture and innovation arm of the British multinational utility company National Grid plc.

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  4. The Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday angrily rejected Germany’s allegations over Russian intelligence involvement in a cyberattack against the German parliament.

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  5. Privacy-focused communications application Signal this week announced a new feature meant to enhance user privacy amid social turmoil in the United States: a blur tool.

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  6. A critical vulnerability affecting traffic light controllers made by SWARCO could have been exploited by hackers to disrupt a city’s traffic lights.

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  7. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) this week publicly condemned the malicious cyber-activities directed against COVID-19 responders.

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  8. VMware on Thursday announced that it’s acquiring network security company Lastline for its research team and threat detection technology.

    Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in VMware’s second quarter (Q2 FY2021 ends on July 31), were not disclosed.

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  9. Google this week announced expansions to the Advanced Protection Program, with the addition of Google Nest and support for more types of security keys for iOS users.

    With the Advanced Protection Program, the Internet search giant aims to provide the strongest possible Google Account security for individuals at high risk of targeted attacks.

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  10. Campaign staffs for both President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden have been targeted recently by foreign hackers, Google researchers said Thursday, highlighting persistent data security concerns ahead of the November US election.

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  11. A recently discovered multi-platform Java ransomware uses a Java image file (JIMAGE) to evade detection, BlackBerry security researchers report.

    Dubbed Tycoon, the ransomware appears to be used only in highly targeted attacks, given the low number of victims and the delivery mechanism employed.

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  12. Over a period of just a few days in late May, malicious actors attempted to steal database credentials from millions of WordPress websites by exploiting known vulnerabilities in themes and plugins.

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  13. For years, a China-linked threat actor named Cycldek has been exfiltrating data from air-gapped systems using a previously unreported, custom USB malware family, Kaspersky reports.

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  14. Secure SD-WAN is Far More Than Just a Branch Solution

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  15. Planning for Rapid Response Will Help Ensure You Have a Foundation in Place During Times of Crisis

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  16. Additional Funding Brings Total Amount Raised by Phishing Protection Firm to $31.6 Million

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  17. The San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System (SFERS) this week disclosed a data breach that impacted over 70,000 of its members.

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  18. Cisco this week announced that it has patched tens of vulnerabilities in its IOS software, including a dozen security flaws that impact the company’s industrial routers and switches.

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  19. Members of Cisco’s Talos threat intelligence and research group have identified two vulnerabilities in the Zoom client application that can allow a remote attacker to write files to the targeted user’s system and possibly achieve arbitrary code execution.

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  20. For more than five months, Lastline security researchers have tracked the evolution of malicious Excel 4.0 (XL4) macros, observing the fast pace at which malware authors change them to stay ahead of security tools.

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