Face scans mandatory for new mobile phone users in China

  A regulation announced in September 2019, was due to come into effect on Sunday when all people in China are required to have their faces scanned when registering new mobile phone services, as the authorities seek to verify the identities of hundreds of millions of internet users. China has for years been trying to…

Cyphort sold to Juniper for £22.5 million

  Santa Clara-based Cyphort, an innovator in the software security space, had raised  £ 22.5million ($30 million) in venture funding from investors including Sapphire Ventures, Trinity Ventures, and Matrix Partners. Sunnyvale-based Juniper Networks Inc. has agreed to buy Cyphort Inc., a security software startup run by Manoj Leelaniwas, one of Juniper’s former executives, who previously…

Cyphort’s APT

Cyphort, the next generation Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) defense company announced it has hired  Gord Boyce as Chief customer officer and Franklyn Jones as Vice President of Marketing. “Gord formerly CEO of file security company FinalCode and Franklyn former CMO of Spikes Security, are charged with continuing to drive Cyphort’s rapid growth and success in…

272 million email accounts hacked

272.3 million Gmail, Yahoo, Microsoft, Mail.ru email accounts have been hacked and data up for sale according to Alex Holden founder and chief information security officer of Hold Security. Hundreds of millions of hacked usernames and password for email accounts and other websites are being traded in Russia’s criminal underworld, in one of the biggest…