Israeli cybersecurity startup Axonius raises $100M in latest funding round, valuing it at $1.2 billion

In a statement cybersecurity startup Axonius said, it has raised $100 million through a private funding round which was led by New York-based growth equity firm Stripes; the funding round valued the startup at $1.2 billion. The funding round, which came less than a year after Axonius’ last raise saw the startup’s total funding touch…

Israeli chip manufacturer Tower Semiconductor halts production following cyber attack

On Sunday, Israeli chip manufacturer Tower Semiconductor said, some of its systems have been hit by a cyber attack as a result of which it has placed on hold some of its manufacturing operations. “Tower has notified relevant authorities, and is working closely with law enforcement organizations and with a leading team of worldwide experts,…

Tesla’s interactive, millimeter wave radar sensor can help prevent children being left behind in car, boost theft prevention systems

California based Tesla Inc has applied for permission from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to market a short-range interactive motion-sensing device that could help prevent children from being left behind in hot cars. The system could also help improve theft-prevention systems. Tesla aims to get permission for its devices, which will use unlicensed millimeter-wave sensors,…

Thallium hacking group stole nuclear related info: Microsoft

In a statement, Microsoft Corp disclosed, a hacking group called “Thallium” has taken control of web domains to steal nuclear related data. In a blog post, Microsoft stated, Thallium, believed to be operating from North Korea, targeted government employees, university staff members, think tanks, and individuals working on nuclear proliferation issues, among others. Most of…

Hackers warm up to carmakers at the DEFCON cyber security conference at Las Vegas

With vehicles getting increasingly digital, carmakers are warming to White Hat cyber security professionals who scour for vulnerabilities in transportation systems before Black Hat hackers exploit them for commercial or other gains. In a significant development, carmakers are boost efforts to discover lurking vulnerabilities in their increasingly digital car offerings from helpful and friendly hackers.…

British Airways’ IT issues continue to plague the airline

Customers at London Gatwick and at Newcastle airports have reported that they are unable to check-in. Flight departures have also been disrupted. On Wednesday, issues in British Airways’ IT systems led to stranded passengers, flight delays and long queues at airports. International Airlines Group owned-British Airways apologized to customers for the disruption in service saying…

Cyber attack traced back to China: Bayer

In February, Germany’s cybersecurity agency had stated, the country had experienced a big increase in the number of security incidents hitting critical infrastructure, including power grids and water suppliers. German broadcasters BR and NDR had reported on these incidents. In a significant development, Germany’s largest drugmaker, Bayer stated it had mitigated a cyber attack on…