Month: May 2022

Anonymous-affiliated collective Spid3r claims to have attacked Belarus’ government websites in retaliation for the country’s alleged support of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The group made the announcement on Twitter, publishing screenshots of various websites connected with the Belarus state being down, including the Ministry of Communications, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Economy. In
It’s no secret that 3rd party apps can boost productivity, enable remote and hybrid work and are overall, essential in building and scaling a company’s work processes. An innocuous process much like clicking on an attachment was in the earlier days of email, people don’t think twice when connecting an app they need with their
HitPay has almost everything SMEs need to run their businesses. In addition to being an online payment gateway, it also offers tools like point-of-sale software with card readers, plugins, payment links and no-code online stores. The Y Combinator alum announced today that it has raised $15.75 million in Series A funding led by Tiger Global,
Twitter is in the hot seat again for violating users’ privacy by misusing personal data that was submitted for security purposes. Three years ago, Twitter admitted that personal information provided by users for two-factor authentication (2FA) purposes was “inadvertently” used in targeted advertisements. Now, it might be paying the penalty. The Department of Justice (DOJ)
Indonesia’s sprawling archipelago has long been a headache for logistics companies, but there’s no lack of brave challengers. Jarkata-based Astro, which provides 15-minute grocery delivery, has recently closed a $60 million Series B financing round, lifting its total funding to $90 million since the business launched just nine months ago. The Series B round was
New and exacerbated cyber-risks following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are fueling a new urgency towards enhancing resilience Governments around the world are concerned about growing risks of cyberattacks against their critical infrastructure. Recently, the cybersecurity agencies of the countries comprising the ‘Five Eyes’ alliance warned of a possible rise in such attacks “as a response
Sequoia takes things seriously. The storied venture firm is known to react to macroeconomic events with grand memos aimed at portfolio companies and sometimes the entrepreneurship scene at large. Most recently, Sequoia created a 52-slide deck, first reported by The Information, titled “Adapting to Endure.” The document reads like a follow-up course to its infamously ill-timed
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published a new five-step 5G Security Evaluation Process to help companies improve their security posture before deploying new 5G applications. More specifically, the new guidelines include information about relevant threat frameworks, 5G system security standards, industry security specifications, federal security guidance documents and methodologies to conduct cybersecurity
Details have emerged about a recently patched critical remote code execution vulnerability in the V8 JavaScript and WebAssembly engine used in Google Chrome and Chromium-based browsers. The issue relates to a case of use-after-free in the instruction optimization component, successful exploitation of which could “allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of
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Pro-consumer website Comparitech has released a new report exploring legislation about child data collection in the world’s top 50 countries by gross domestic product (GDP). The document assessed 23 different aspects of these policies to assess whether specific legislation was in place for children’s online data or not. Aspects examined included requirements for privacy policies,
Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) servers have been identified as vulnerable to the severe “Pantsdown” Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) flaw, according to new research published today. “An attacker running code on a vulnerable QCT server would be able to ‘hop’ from the server host to the BMC and move their attacks to the server management network,
Substack, the five-year-old newsletter platform that has aggressively positioned itself as a disruptive force in media, has abandoned efforts to raise a Series C round, the New York Times is reporting today.  According to its sources, Substack held discussions with potential investors in recent months about raising $75 million to $100 million at a valuation