Serious flaw found and patched in WordPress, but it might lurk in plugins
The bug appears in WordPress instances prior to version 4.9.9 and was exploitable for as long as six years, the RIPS Technologies researchers said.
With eyes squarely on the cloud, Symantec acquires Israeli network security firm Luminate
The Silicon Valley cybersecurity giant said it is acquiring Luminate Security because of its strength in zero-trust security and "software defined perimeter" technology.
Data-backup service Carbonite acquires long-running cybersecurity firm Webroot
One of the earliest players in the cloud data-backup business, Carbonite, is acquiring Webroot, whose reputation stretches back to the 1990s. Carbonite is putting up about $618.5 million in cash.
Hacked Pakistani bank cards for sale on the dark web again
Hackers dumped tens of thousands of cards just a couple of weeks after Pakistan's banking system and government were roiled by a similar dumped and an apparent hack on at least one bank.
Pakistan's banks and law enforcement clash over severity of hack
An official from the country's top criminal investigation agency said that most of the country's major banks had been affected by breaches that began in October, but the State Bank of Pakistan said it "categorically rejects such reports."