Hackers have used a modular toolkit called "AlienFox'" to compromise email and web hosting services at 18 companies. Distributed mainly by Telegram, the toolkit scripts are readily available in open sources such as GitHub, leading to constant adaptation and variation in the wild.
Airbus has halted efforts to buy a 29.9% stake in Atos' $5.76 billion Evidian cybersecurity, big data and digital business. The aircraft manufacturer walked away from the transaction after determining it "does not meet the company's objectives in the current context and under the current structure."
Recent high-profile breaches resulting from API attacks are "just the tip of the iceberg," said Gartner analyst Dionisio Zumerle. "What we have is a new way of exchanging information which is increasingly popular, and almost no organization has the recipe to secure that new way of communicating."
Orca Security has promoted Chief Product Officer Gil Geron to CEO to help the agentless cloud security vendor maintain its market leadership and rapid growth. The leadership swap at Portland, Oregon-based Orca will result in Avi Shua moving to the newly created position of chief innovation officer.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is asking for public comment on cloud computing provider business and security practices. The top three providers - AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud - account for approximately two-thirds of worldwide cloud spending, which reached nearly $250 billion in 2022.
Nearly 50,000 documents containing personal information of special education students who live in New York City and attend public school there were recently found exposed on the internet in an unsecured database. Some of those records date back to 2018.
Threat actors who mine digital assets using other people's infrastructure have found a lucrative new cryptocurrency to motivate their hacking: the privacy-focused currency named Dero. CrowdStrike says it discovered a first - a Dero cryptojacking operation operating on a Kubernetes cluster.
SentinelOne has partnered with Wiz and revamped its pipeline generation efforts to capitalize on growing demand for cloud protection, said CEO Tomer Weingarten. By using a simple deployment process and eschewing kernels and agents, the company has prompted customers to switch to Singularity Cloud.
Wiz has become the most valuable venture-backed cybersecurity vendor in the world, raising $300 million on a $10 billion valuation just three years after its founding. The New York-based startup will use the Series D proceeds to guard more complex cloud environments and fulfill robust global demand.
Cisco plans to buy cloud security startup Valtix to simplify network security and protect workloads no matter which cloud they're created or consumed in. The networking giant says Valtix will give clients common policy and enforcements of networking across all major public cloud environments.
The adoption of new technologies, multi-cloud architectures and multiple data storage sites has resulted in data residing in more places than ever before. That's why enterprises need a single pane of glass to know who's touching their data and why, says Imperva CEO Pam Murphy.
Airbus has made a formal offer to purchase a 29.9% stake in Atos' $4.8 billion Evidian cybersecurity, big data and digital business. Atos says it will initiate negotiations focused on both Airbus' offer and a long-term strategic and technological partnership between the two organizations.
Researchers at Sansec warn that 12% of e-commerce sites they studied publicly expose private backups and that hackers are actively scanning for them. Such backups can give attackers customer data, passwords and other details required to gain remote, administrator-level access to an environment.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Craig Box, vice president of open source and community at ARMO, discusses the complexity of using Kubernetes in a hybrid cloud environment, the need to understand "how these moving parts work together" and potential use of Kubernetes with 5G.
Organizations today struggle with both new attack surface challenges such as cloud configuration and exposed buckets and long-standing ones around vulnerable ports and infrastructure. CEO George Kurtz says CrowdStrike's recent purchase of Reposify will help customers defend their priority assets.