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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 23 July 2018

Each morning MSSP Alert broadcasts a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across the global managed security services provider, SOC (security operations center) and IT outsourcing ecosystem.

Here’s the update for Monday, July 23, 2018.

6. U.S. Election Hack Attempts: Microsoft recently stopped an effort to hack three U.S. candidates up for election this year, according to multiple reports. The attack relied on a spoofed Microsoft domain to target the candidates' campaign, PC Mag notes.

5. Cyber Merger Abandoned: Talks for U.S. software company Verint Systems to merge its security division with Israeli cyber surveillance firm NSO Group for about $1 billion have ended without a deal being reached, Reuters says.

4. Compliance Costs: Russian telecoms operators will have to ramp up charges by up to 10 percent to cover costs they will incur implementing new laws designed to give state security greater oversight over telecoms, a report says..

3. Russia Bank Breach: Group-IB is investigating the MoneyTaker's hack and theft of US$1 million from Russia's IR Bank...

2. FBI Cyber Resignations: Three of the FBI's top cybersecurity officials are retiring from government service, according to people familiar with the matter—departures that come as cyberattacks are a major concern for the country’s security agencies, The Wall Street Journal notes.

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Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.