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Guardz Emerges From Stealth Mode With $10 Million in Funding

Guardz today emerged from stealth mode with $10 million raised in a seed funding round led by Hanaco Ventures, with additional investment from iAngels, Cyverse Capital, and GKFF Ventures.

Saviynt Raises $205M; Founder Rejoins as CEO

The latest funding brings the total raised by the California company to $375 million and provides a growth-mode runway for Saviynt to establish a foothold in a very competitive marketplace.

Meta Awards $27,000 Bounty for 2FA Bypass Vulnerability

Security researcher Gtm Manoz from Nepal discovered in September 2022 that a system designed by Meta for confirming a phone number and email address did not have any rate-limiting protection.

US Reiterates $10 Million Reward Offer After Disruption of Hive Ransomware

Following the shutdown of the Hive ransomware operation by law enforcement, the US government has reminded the public that a reward of up to $10 million is offered for information on cybercriminals.

DDoS Attacks Target Websites of German Airports, Public Administration Bodies

The websites of German airports, public administration bodies, and financial sector organizations have been hit by cyberattacks instigated by a Russian “hacker group”, authorities said Thursday.

Malicious Prompt Engineering With ChatGPT

Prompt engineering is the manipulation of prompts given to a chatbot like OpenAI's ChatGPT, designed to force the system to respond in a specific manner desired by the user.

Why CISOs Make Great Board Members

Businesses that invest in cybersecurity as a competitive advantage are transforming their business models. Every company is or will become a technology company, and those doing it faster are winning.

Arm Vulnerability Leads to Code Execution, Root on Pixel 6 Phones

Tracked as CVE-2022-38181 (CVSS score of 8.8), the issue is described as a use-after-free bug that impacts Arm Mali GPU driver versions prior to r40p0 (released on October 7, 2022).

Zendesk Hacked After Employees Fall for Phishing Attack

According to the email received by cryptocurrency trading platform Coinigy, Zendesk learned on October 25, 2022, that several employees were targeted in a “sophisticated SMS phishing campaign”.

Update: FBI Confirms North Korean Hackers Behind $100 Million Horizon Bridge Heist

The law enforcement agency attributed the hack to the Lazarus Group and APT38, the latter of which is a North Korean state-sponsored threat group that specializes in financial cyber operations.

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