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French startup PayFit is raising a new $79 million funding round (€70 million) from Eurazeo and Bpifrance. The company first started with a payroll service for small and medium companies in France. It has evolved into a full-fledged HR solution for multiple European countries. PayFit uses a software-as-a-service approach so that small companies can easily
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Yet another city has fallen victim to a “a complex phishing email.” The scam cost Burlington, Ontario, Canada, C$503,000 – the equivalent of nearly US$375,000. “On Thursday, May 23, the City of Burlington discovered it was a victim of fraud. A single transaction was made to a falsified bank account as a result of a complex
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Days after a video of a transformed Arnold Swartzenegger went viral on YouTube, members of the US House Intelligence Committee heard testimony on Thursday, June 13, on raising concerns about the threat of  “deepfakes,” according to The Hill. In his opening remarks, committee chairman Adam Schiff said, “Advances in AI and machine learning have led
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Solving the cybersecurity puzzle requires more than technical solutions as attackers increasingly target the people who use systems and data legitimately. Management must understand that improving security awareness among all employees is critical to defending their cyber assets, which is why the SANS Institute’s new SANS Security Awareness Professional certification was developed. While there is
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by Lisa Vaas In January, Apple’s App Store gave the heave-ho to Facebook’s snoopy Research VPN (virtual private network) app. Now we know how many users Facebook Research got personal and sensitive device data from: 187,000, according to a letter sent by Facebook to Senator Richard Blumenthal and obtained by TechCrunch. That’s 31,000 US users
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S’mores.Sparklers.Snow cones.Sunburns.Fireflies. Remember when summer was simple? Before smartphones and social networks, there was less uploading and more unwinding; less commenting and more savoring.  There’s a new summer now. It’s the social summer, and tweens and teens know it well. It’s those few months away from school where the pressure (and compulsion) to show up
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Telegram, one of the most popular encrypted messaging app, briefly went offline yesterday for hundreds of thousands of users worldwide after a powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack hit its servers. Telegram founder Pavel Durov later revealed that the attack was mainly coming from the IP addresses located in China, suggesting the Chinese government could be
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Some of the best real-time insights into Tesla and its global fleet of electric vehicles — outside the confines of its Silicon Valley headquarters — might be through the lens of TezLab, a tiny upstart in Brooklyn. Now, a little more than two years after its founding, TezLab is on the verge of hitting what
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During Q1 2019, Cryptolocker malware spiked to account for 24% of all malware used, up from only 9% in Q4 2018, according to a new report from Positive Technologies. “This malware is often used in combination with phishing, with hackers constantly inventing new ways of deceiving users and making them pay a ransom. Healthcare has
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Perhaps more than in any other part of your network, a software-defined WAN strategy needs to be equal measures networking and security. By definition, software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) interfaces with and runs across external, often public, networks, which could attract many threats. Additionally, the site networks are likely multifaceted — and that traffic flows across the
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Nearly 1,000 employees in ASCO’s Zaventem, Belgium, office have been left incapable of doing their jobs after a ransomware attack crippled the aircraft-parts manufacturer, according to a June 11 report from vrt NWS. “From the ISF’s standpoint, everyone who has access to an organization’s information and systems should be made aware of the risks from
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by Lisa Vaas After a fake video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi depicting her drunkenly slurring her words went viral last month, Facebook said nope, we’re not taking it down. We’ve flagged it as fake, Facebook said, we’ve de-prioritized it so doesn’t show up (all that much) in users’ feeds, and we slapped third-party fact-checker
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A recent talk by ESET’s Global Security Evangelist Tony Anscombe looks at the key security challenges facing intelligent buildings As part of the Segurinfo Argentina 2019 conference in Buenos Aires, ESET’s Global Security Evangelist Tony Anscombe gave a talk on smart buildings, in which he explained the security risks associated with intelligent buildings. Let’s cut
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India plans to have its own space station in the future and conduct separate missions to study Sun and Venus, it said on Thursday, as the nation moves to bolster its status as a leader in space technologies and inspire the young minds to take an interest in scientific fields. India’s space agency said today
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A private equity giant has invested an additional $300 million in cybersecurity awareness firm KnowBe4 only three months after announcing its initial investment of $50 million, according to Fortune. At the helm of the company, which provides integrated security awareness training and a simulated phishing platform, are Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, and Kevin Mitnick, chief hacking