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European investor NordicEye wins big with Proofpoint’s $60 million offer for Weblife

Cybersecurity company Proofpoint is buying the Los Angeles-based security company Weblife.io in a $60 million all-cash deal. Backed by a slew of investors led by the new venture firm NordicEye, an investment firm that looks to build a bridge between Northern European technology hubs and U.S. markets (specifically Los Angeles), the acquisition …

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U.S. government issues alerts about malware and IP addresses linked to North Korean cyber attacks

US-CERT, the Department of Homeland Security team responsible for analyzing cybersecurity threats, has posted a warning about cyber attacks by the North Korean government, which it collectively refers to as “Hidden Cobra.” The technical alert from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security says a remote administration tool (RAT) called …

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Four years later, Yahoo still doesn’t know how Russia hacked 3 billion accounts

On Wednesday, in a security hearing that called both Equifax and Yahoo’s past and present executives to Washington D.C., we’re learning a bit more about what Yahoo didn’t know about the biggest hack in history. When pressed about how Yahoo failed to recognize that 3 billion accounts — and not …

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The Trump team has failed to address the nation’s mounting cybersecurity threats

Bob Ackerman Jr. Contributor Robert Ackerman Jr. is the founder and a managing director of Allegis Capital, an early-stage cybersecurity venture firm, and a founder of DataTribe, a startup “studio” for fledgling cyber startups staffed by former government technology innovators and cybersecurity professionals. More posts by this contributor: The Trump …

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