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In the wake of post-NSA mistrust, Illumio raises $100M to take its software-based security platform global

Illumio has raised a $100 million Series C funding round to continue working on its software-based security platform, hire more engineers for research and development, and expand sales offices in Singapore and the United Kingdom. The round brings Illumio’s total fundraising to $142 million. New investors include BlackRock Funds and Accel Partners; old investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Formation 8, and General [...]

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China has a Great Firewall, a Great Cannon, and a newly-revealed group of sophisticated hackers

A new report claims the Chinese government spied on India, Singapore, and other countries in Southeast Asia with a decade-long cyber espionage effort. The cybersecurity company FireEye reports that a group it calls APT 30 has targeted these countries with more than 200 different kinds of malware since at least 2005. The group is also said [...]

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China took down GitHub with the ‘Great Cannon,’ a tool similar to one made by the NSA

GitHub experienced a prolonged outage in March, and reports indicated that the site was targeted by the Chinese government because the GreatFire advocacy group uses it to host anti-censorship tools that undermine the Great Firewall. But the service wasn’t brought down by a simple distributed denial of service attack — it was the first target of what researchers [...]

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