Dropbox reconoce el ‘hackeo’ de 60 millones de cuentas.

Ahora que más que nunca la seguridad en internet está puesta en entredicho por parte de los expertos, el gigante Dropbox acaba de reconocer el hackeo masivo de sus servicios en el año 2012, tras el robo de las credenciales a un empleado, aunque no ha sido hasta esta semana cuando ha urgido a los usuarios afectados a cambiar sus contraseñas.

Cybersecurity startup Darktrace intercepts $64M in fresh funding at a valuation of over $400M.

Darktrace, the U.K. cybersecurity startup whose backers include Autonomy founder Mike Lynch’s Invoke Capital, has closed $64 million in fresh funding.

The new round was led by global investment firm KKR, with participation from existing investor Summit Partners and new investors TenEleven Ventures and SoftBank.

I understand the new investment gives the 2013-founded company a valuation of more than $400 million, while in a call Lynch told me the new backing was a typical growth round and will be used for further international expansion and for R&D.

Was the US health industry under a concerted attack, and we missed it in the noise?

News first hit media outlets on Monday, June 27, 2016 that a U.S. healthcare database had been breached and half a million patient records had been stolen and posted for sale on the Dark Web. Later reports suggested even more records had been stolen when the hacker advertised another 9.3 million files of patient information – bringing the total to a staggering 10 million personal health records of American citizens for sale from multiple organizations in the health industry.

Intel said to be considering sale of McAfee.

Chipmaker Intel Corp is considering the sale of its cyber security business, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

According to the report, the company has been talking to its bankers about options for the IntelSecurity unit, which was previously known as McAfee.

Intel bought McAfee for $7.7 billion in 2011.

A spokesperson for Intel could not be immediately reached for comment. The company said in April that it planned to cut up to 12,000 jobs globally as it refocuses its business toward making microchips that power data centers and Internet-connected devices and away from the declining personal computer industry it helped found.

Source: venturebeat.com

How the ‘insecurity of things’ creates the next wave of security opportunities.

More than 5 billion IoT devices were installed in 2015. Gartner estimates this will grow to 20 billion by 2020. Unfortunately, experts agree that security is not only an afterthought, but often is actively resisted and circumvented.

IoT devices are attractive to hackers because they have very weak login credentials, are “on 24/7” and have little to no secure communication channels. Hackers have started using these compromised devices to launch DDoS attacks, and even sell Instagram and Twitter robo “likes” for the vain.

Russian government hackers penetrated DNC, stole opposition research on Trump.

Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to committee officials and security experts who responded to the breach.

The intruders so thoroughly compromised the DNC’s system that they also were able to read all email and chat traffic, said DNC officials and the security experts.

Cisco launches $10 million scholarship to tackle cybersecurity talent shortage.

Networking technology behemoth Cisco has announced a new multi-million dollar fund to tackle the growing shortage in the global cybersecurity talent pool.

The San Jose, Calif.-based tech giant said it will invest $10 million in a scholarship program to “increase the pool of available talent with critical cybersecurity proficiency,” according to a press release. As part of the two-year program, Cisco says it will provide training and mentoring to applicants who will leave the course with a certification that qualifies them for a security operations analyst role.

Cylance raises $100 million to bring more A.I. smarts to cybersecurity.

Cylance, an Irvine, California-based cybersecurity startup that taps machine-learning and artificial intelligence (A.I.) to thwart malware, has raised $100 million in a Series D round led by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities and Insight Venture Partners, with participation from the company’s existing investors.

Piratas informáticos roban millones de euros a varios bancos.

El mito de la seguridad de los bancos se resquebraja. Piratas informáticos han atacado entidades financieras en varias partes del mundo. Aunque robaron unos 80 millones de euros, por poco no se llevan otros 1.000 millones. Al menos hay tres casos confirmados que podrían estar conectados, pero se investigan varios más. Los delincuentes accedieron a una red de comunicaciones cerrada y exclusiva de las entidades bancarias. Los responsables de la plataforma atacada han anunciado un plan para reforzar la seguridad de las operaciones internacionales entre los bancos.

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