Bleeping Computer – Office Depot and Support.com, Inc, a tech support software provided from California, agreed to pay $25 million and $10 million respectively for allegedly tricking their customers into paying for millions of US dollars worth of computer repair services using fake malware scans.
The CyberWire – Facebook has closed some 2600 accounts for “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” that is, for illegitimate political influence operations. The accounts were based in Russia, Kosovo, Iran, and Macedonia. Norsk Hydro has largely returned to normal operations after last week’s LockerGoga ransomware attack. Production in its Extruded Solutions division, most affected by the attack, had yesterday reached 70% to 80% of normal capacity.
Seattle Business Magazine – Today, IOActive, the research-fueled global security consulting firm headquartered in Seattle, announced that Matt Rahman is joining its executive team as COO. As COO, Rahman will focus on IOActive’s continuous growth and global expansion into different vertical markets with expanded service offerings. IOActive already has a strong footprint throughout the U.S. and European markets.
Politico, Morning Transportation – Debate over the Passenger Facility Charge returns to Congress today as airports make their case to a House committee for an increased fee to fund infrastructure improvements. – The Department of Transportation is creating a new committee to review the FAA’s aircraft certification process as questions continue about the agency’s approval of Boeing’s 737 MAX jets.
Security Industry Veteran Joins IOActive to Create Global Partnerships and Expand Global Footprint in Industry Verticals Seattle, Wash., March 26, 2019 –IOActive, Inc., the worldwide leader in research-fueled security services, today announced that Matt Rahman has joined the organization as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, Rahman will be responsible for guiding IOActive through its next stage of growth, supporting the sales, delivery and marketing teams from an operational perspective and creating efficiencies wherever possible. “Over the past two decades, IOActive has built an expert team of…