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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 28 June 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 Thursday, June 28, 2018.

6. Data Breach - Hotels: FastBooking, a Paris-based company that sells hotel booking software to more than 4,000 hotels in 100 countries, suffered a June 14 data breach. A hacker installed malware on the company's network. The incident affected 380 hotels in Japan, and perhaps more than 1,000 hotels worldwide, BleepingComputer reports.

5. Data Leak - Marketing Database: Exactis, a data broker based in Palm Coast, Florida, exposed a database that contained close to 340 million individual records on a publicly accessible server. The haul comprises close to 2 terabytes of data that appears to include personal information on hundreds of millions of American adults, as well as millions of businesses, according to Wired.

4. Data Breach - Ticket Brokerage: Ticketmaster UK has identified malicious software on a customer support product hosted by an external supplier, and some of its customers’ personal or payment data may have been accessed by an unknown third-party, Reuters reports. Less than 5 percent of Ticketmaster’s global customer base has been affected by the incident, while North American customers have not been affected, the report added.

3. Financial Breach - Government: Connecticut State Treasurer Denise Nappier says 44 unauthorized withdrawals totaling $1.4 million were made. Authorities say 21 account holders had online access to their accounts established by unauthorized users. Officials say of this amount, more than $440,000 was recovered or stopped. Source: WTNH.

2. Funding: Autonomous Security Operations Center provider JASK has raised $25 million in Series B funding led by Kleiner Perkins. Additional investors include Battery Ventures, Dell Technologies Capital, TenEleven Ventures and Vertical Venture Partners. JASK’s total funding is now $39 million. We'll share more details soon.

1. M&A - Security Training: SecureSet Academy has acquired HackEd, a provider of hands-on cybersecurity training for technical professionals in the Washington D.C. metro area. HackEd founder Jon Ferris will transition to Campus Director of the SecureSet DC Metro campus.

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.