Cybersecurity CEO resigns after threatening to shoot president-elect Trump

USATODAY

The tech industry leader said those who believe the hype show a "profound lack of empathy." SAN FRANCISCO -- PacketSled's website boasts complete network cybersecurity with "3x threat detection." But the threat board members detected most recently came from the San Diego-based company's founder, Matt Harrigan, who resigned Tuesday after election night boasts he planned to assassinate president-elect Donald Trump. Harrigan took to his Facebook page Nov. 8 as results confirmed Trump's victory to say "I'm going to kill the president. A friend answered, "You just need to get high."


Marriott Starwood hack: Booking database data compromised in cyber attack that could affect half a billion people

The Independent

A booking database run by the Marriott hotel chain has been hit by a vast hack that could affect half a billion people. The vast collection of people's personal information, used to book rooms at its Starwood properties, has been accessed by unauthorised people since 2014, it said. The cyberattack included information about those people's credit cards that could be used to steal money, Marriott warned. Uber has halted testing of driverless vehicles after a woman was killed by one of their cars in Tempe, Arizona. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


Malwarebytes Introduces Enterprise Cloud Platform for Next-Gen Endpoint Protection, Announces Validation as Replacement for Antivirus - Malwarebytes Press Center

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Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection, now delivered as a service by the platform, features a signature-less Anomaly Detection Engine powered by machine learning. Combining seven protection layers, this new Malwarebytes solution is a more effective and efficient replacement for antivirus. "Malware infections mean lost revenue and potentially devastating consequences, particularly for smaller and mid-sized businesses who have limited internal IT staff," said Tony Massimini, Senior Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan. "For true protection, businesses require a solution that provides a layered defense approach to security beyond the limitations of traditional antivirus products. Malwarebytes' Anomaly Detection Engine is an innovative technique for identifying malware.


L.A. County hacking investigation results in charges against a man in Nigeria. Now what?

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles authorities tracked down a suspected computer hacker who allegedly had access to private information stored by the county about 750,000 people. But getting the chance to prosecute him presents a new challenge. The alleged hacker, Austin Kelvin Onaghinor, 37, is in Nigeria. Prosecutors say they're exploring all possibilities, including extradition, to have him face justice. Getting hacking suspects into courtrooms has often been impossible in high-profile cases, especially when a government such as China, Russia or Iran could have been involved in directing the attacks.


ServiceNow buys cybersecurity startup BrightPoint Security

ZDNet

ServiceNow has acquired cybersecurity startup BrightPoint Security as it looks to expand its own portfolio of cloud security offerings. Exact terms of the all-cash deal were not disclosed, however ServiceNow said it will reveal more details of the transaction in its next quarterly financial report. Founded in 2011 by a former CSO of Merrill Lynch, BrightPoint offers businesses a distributed analytics approach to cybersecurity prevention and detection. Its sales pitch is that it can help customers understand the level of an attack and how to act against it. The San Mateo, California-based startup used to be known as Vorstack until it changed its name about a year ago.