Security Bytes:

November, 2011

November 17, 2011  7:24 PM

Rapid7 massive VC funding opens door to acquisitions, expansion and maybe IPO?

Michael Mimoso Profile: maxsteel

Vulnerability management company Rapid7, commercial home of the Metasploit Project, announced today it has secured $50 million in venture funding from Technology Crossover Ventures of Palo Alto, Calif. The company said it will use the money for new hires, international...

November 16, 2011  5:42 PM

Cloud security among PCI Council 2012 special interest groups

Michael Mimoso Profile: maxsteel

The PCI Security Standards Council announced the latest slate of special interest groups that it will prioritize next year. Merchants, financial institutions, service providers and others voted on a variety of potential SIGs before settling on cloud, ecommerce security and risk assessment. This...

November 3, 2011  1:49 PM

Report: ‘R&D is under attack’ from China, Russia


According to a U.S. intelligence report made available to Congress, foreign nations and other actors are using cyberespionage to take sensitive technology and trade data, and those actions pose a threat to American interests. Reuters reported Thursday that...

November 2, 2011  1:38 PM

Secunia brings own spin to vulnerability rewards programs

Michael Mimoso Profile: maxsteel

Another day, another vulnerability reporting reward program. Kinda. Secunia, a vulnerability management vendor from Denmark, is the latest to join the bounty brigade, but it is bringing its spin to the market. Secunia's new Secunia Vulnerability Coordination Reward Program is another platform...

November 1, 2011  11:11 PM

Windows zero-day flaw used in Duqu attacks

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

Security researchers said Tuesday the Duqu Trojan used a Word document that exploits a Microsoft zero-day vulnerability in order to infect computers. Microsoft said it's working to address the flaw. Researchers at the Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security (CrySys) in Budapest, Hungary,...

November 1, 2011  1:37 PM

Duqu Trojan investigation: Indian authorities seize Web hosting provider servers

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Computer equipment from a data center in Mumbai have been seized as part of an investigation into the Duqu Trojan, which shares code with the notorious Stuxnet worm. Reuters has reported that computer investigators in India have seized the computer equipment that is believed to...

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