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Cybersecurity Startup 'Deep Instinct' Raises $43M

Deep Instinct, a startup with a cybersecurity system that uses artificial intelligence-based deep learning, has garnered $43 million in venture-capital funding. So reports TechCrunch.


Coronavirus Outbreak Prompts Cybersecurity Warnings

Cybersecurity researchers have warned that hackers are exploiting worries about the spread of the coronavirus to attack industries reliant on global shipping. So reports The Hill.


Ashley Madison Data Breach Fuels 'Sextortion' Scams 5 Years Later

Ashley Madison subscribers are becoming the targets of a new type of heist five years after the affair-dating website’s 2015 data breach. So reports CNBC.


Bank of Japan Warns of Tokyo Olympics Cyber-attack Risks

Japan’s central bank has warned the nation’s financial institutions to take steps against hacking before this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games. So reports Reuters.


Iowa’s troubled Caucus App was Vulnerable to Hacking, Too

The smartphone app that officials blamed for delaying the results of the Iowa Democratic caucuses also suffered from basic cybersecurity flaws. So reports ProPublica.


House Cybersecurity Bill Advances from Committee

Proposed legislation that would hand subpoena power to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s cyber agency is heading to the full House of Representatives for a vote. So reports The Hill.


LabCorp Suffers Another Patient Data Leak

A security flaw exposing patient data has been identified in LabCorp’s website only months after the company said that 7.7 million patients had been hit by a third-party vendor’s credit card data breach. That breach also affected Quest Diagnostics and other laboratory testing companies. So reports TechCrunch.


Software Group Snuffs Out Reports of Marijuana User Database Breach

The software company singled out for a data leak that might have affected more than 30,000 medical marijuana users nationwide has said that patients probably don’t need to feel paranoid. So reports WHIO TV7.


'Sextortion' Scam Tells Nest Owners They’re Being Recorded

An increasingly common form of scam involves telling people they’ve been recorded on their home security camera and then demanding a ransom. So reports CNBC.


McAfee Names Peter Leav as New CEO

Cybersecurity company McAfee has appointed Peter Leav, who formerly led BMC Software, as its new CEO. So reports Reuters.


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