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  1. The surge in venture capital bets on startups in the nascent attack surface management business continued apace Wednesday with Israeli risk management firm CyCognito announcing a new $100 million funding round.

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  2. The past year has been quite challenging and tiring for many IT and security professionals, as threat actors capitalized on the rapidly changing environment created by accelerated digitalization and cloud transformation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  3. Aqua Security, a cloud security company specializing in containers, on Wednesday announced the acquisition of software development security firm Argon. Both companies are based in Israel.

    Aqua told SecurityWeek that the acquisition price is in the tens of millions of dollars.

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  4. Multiple Vulnerabilities Found in More Than 150 HP Printer Models; Critical Flaw Could Allow Attackers to Move Laterally

    Vulnerabilities in more than 150 multi-function printers from HP demonstrate that any type of device that connects to a network can expand the perceived threat surface.

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  5. Chronicle-owned VirusTotal this week announced VirusTotal Collections, a new resource aimed at making it easier for security researchers to share Indicators of Compromise (IoCs).

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  6. A Missouri man has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for his role in a SIM swapping scheme that resulted in the theft of millions of dollars.

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  7. Honeywell Quantum Solutions and Cambridge Quantum on Tuesday announced that they have merged to create Quantinuum, which they have described as the “world’s largest integrated quantum computing company.”

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  8. Security researchers with Symantec believe that the Yanluowang ransomware is operated by a threat actor that was previously affiliated to the FiveHands group.

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  9. Over the past couple of years, a threat actor tracked as WIRTE has continued its assaults on entities in the Middle East using “living off the land” techniques, Kaspersky reports.

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  10. Privacy-focused technology startup Soveren on Tuesday announced it has closed a $6.5 million seed round led by firstminute capital. Northzone also invested in the startup, along with multiple private investors.

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  11. Cryptocurrency trading powerhouse Coinbase on Tuesday announced plans to acquire Unbound Security, an Israeli startup that provides protection for cryptographic keys and credentials.

    Financial terms of the planned acquisition were not released but reports out of Israel peg the price tag in the range of $150 million. 

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  12. Ohio-based DNA testing company DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) this week disclosed a data breach affecting 2.1 million people.

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  13. Since June 2021, a relatively new ransomware group called Sabbath has been targeting critical infrastructure in the United States and Canada, including education, health and natural resources.

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  14. Axiado Corp, a hardware security firm based in San Jose, Calif., has banked $25 million in what is being described as an “oversubscribed” Series B funding round.

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  15. Cycode, a startup that specializes in source code security, on Tuesday announced raising $56 million in a Series B funding round.

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  16. Danish wind turbine giant Vestas Wind Systems on Monday confirmed that the recently disclosed cyberattack involved ransomware.

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  17. Kaspersky has analyzed a new espionage campaign conducted by the threat actor named ScarCruft, and the security firm’s researchers have uncovered a previously unknown malware that has been used to target Windows and Android devices.

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  18. UK spies seek help from tech firms against cyber threats

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