6º CyberSecurity & Defense & Identity - 1st April


  • Sources: Fortra told GoAnywhere customers that their data was safe after a ransomware attack by the Clop gang, but two said they later received ransom demands (TechCrunch)
  • CISA releases Untitled Goose Tool, an open-source Python-based utility to detect signs of malicious activity in Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 environments (Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer)
  • Citizen Lab: Russia's PROTEI is selling internet censorship software to Iranian telco Ariantel, for monitoring and intercepting all Iranians' communications (Wall Street Journal)
  • Documents and sources: Belgian intelligence is investigating Huawei to determine if the company's Brussels lobbying office has direct ties to China's government (Politico)
  • Filing: Twitter wins an order from a California court to subpoena GitHub for information on FreeSpeechEnthusiast, the alleged leaker of some Twitter source code (Malathi Nayak / Bloomberg)
  • Court records and messages from alleged hackers reveal a massive hacking campaign targeting thousands of environmental activists, dating back to at least 2017 (Christopher M. Matthews / Wall Street Journal)
  • Pennsylvania-based NCB Management Services, which purchases debt, says hackers leaked the sensitive financial info of 494,969 people after a company cyberattack (Jonathan Greig / The Record)

Startups raising funds

  • Right-Hand Cybersecurity, a Phoenix-based provider of cybersecurity-focused human risk management solutions, raised $5m in Series A funding led by AZ-VC. Link

M&A and Private equity deals

  • Advent International is seeking a buyer for IDEMIA, a French biometrics and fingerprint ID firm, per Les Echos. Link
  • Airbus (Paris: AIR) ended talks to buy a 29.9% stake in Evidian, the cybersecurity and cloud computing unit of Atos (Paris: ATO). Link

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