2. M&A – Anti-Phishing:Mimecast has acquired Segasec, a cybersecurity software provider that protects against fake websites, phishing scams, credential harvesting and impersonation attempts on the Web.
4. Funding – Secure Coding:Secure Code Warrior has received Series B funding led by Goldman Sachs, with additional capital from ForgePoint Capital and Cisco Investments. Secure Code Warrior is an Application Security vendor that uses gamification techniques to train developers to write secure code.
5. Multiple Ransomware Attacks: The latest hits and recovery efforts include:
The city of Seal Beach, California, suffered a ransomware attack on December 24, the municipality disclosed on December 31, 2019, the Sun News reports.
Maastricht University (UM) announced that almost all of its Windows systems were encrypted by ransomware following a cyberattack that took place December 23, BleepingComputer reports.
Three weeks after the City of New Orleans suffered a ransomware attack, the city expects to restore police and court networks t0day (Monday, January 6).
6. Email Scam Costs Town $1 Million: The Colorado Town of Erie lost more than $1 million to a business email compromise scam (BEC) that ended with the town’s employees sending the funds to a bank account controlled by scammers, BleepingComputer reports.
7. Data Breach – Accounting Firm:Moss Adams, one of the largest public accounting firms in the United States, has disclosed a data breach that exposed highly sensitive customer personally identifiable information (PII), TechNadu says.
8. Data Breach – Landry Restaurants: Landry’s says more than 60 of its restaurants may have been affected by payment processing system malware, Threatpost reports.
9. Microsoft vs. North Korea: Microsoft has taken legal action against a North Korean-based cybercrime group that was using websites and other domains to attack individuals and companies in the U.S., South Korea and Japan, The Hill reports.
11. U.S. Cyberattack Strategy: In his three years in office, President Trump has overseen an escalation in the U.S. military’s deployment of cyber weapons as a way to engage forcefully with adversaries around the globe without provoking all-out war, The Wall Street Journal reports. But the White House hasn’t made the same effort to inform Congress and the public about its rules for using these new cyber capabilities, lawmakers and experts say, prompting a bipartisan push to demand more transparency from the administration, The Journal reports.
12. Legislation – Cyber Tool Exports: Newly passed legislation will push the U.S. State Department to disclose how it polices the sale of cyber tools and services abroad, Reuters reports.