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September 10, 2019
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch  
Developer-Oriented Cybersecurity Start-Up Snyk Raises $70 Million in New Funding Round, Valuation Now $500 Million

London and Boston-based company cybersecurity start-up Snyk, which is developing security tools aimed at developers and the work they do, has closed a $70 million funding round led by Accel with participation from existing investors GV and Boldstart Venture. The three investors along with a fourth investor Heavybit also put $22 million into the company as recently as September 2018 which, at the time, gave the company a $100 million valuation. This latest round pegs the value of the company at $500 million.

April 1, 2019
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch  
Around 30 Million Downloads, or .04% of All Downloads, From Google Play Were Potentially Harmful Applications in 2018, Android Security Report

In its annual report on Android security and privacy, Google said that 0.04 percent of all downloads from Google Play were classified as potentially harmful applications (PHAs) in 2018, an estimated 30.3 million apps, versus 0.02 percent in 2017, an increase that Google attributes to better tracking on its part. Google said it is making progress on the PHAs that sneak past its barriers noting that “Google Play Protect prevented 1.6 billion PHA installation attempts from outside of Google Play.” For the PHAs that do get downloaded, click fraud apps are the most frequent in terms of distribution and install rates.

April 14, 2019
Ingrid Lunden, Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch

Ingrid Lunden, Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch  
Microsoft Web Mail Services Breached Via Compromise of Customer Support Agent Credentials

Microsoft experienced a breach between January 1 and March 28 affecting its web-based email services, with the attackers compromising accounts for a certain “limited” number of people who use web email services managed by Microsoft, which cover services like @msn.com and @hotmail.com, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. Microsoft sent an email to the affected users on Friday night and has disabled the compromised credentials and blocked the perpetrators’ access. The hackers got into the system by compromising a customer support agent’s credentials. Microsoft told users that it didn’t know what data was viewed by the hackers or why, but warned them they might see more phishing or spam emails as a result.

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April 24, 2019
Ingrid Lunden / Globes

Ingrid Lunden / Globes  
IoT Cybersecurity Start-Up VDOO Raises $32 Million in New Funding Round

Israeli IoT cybersecurity startup VDOO has raised $32 million in a funding round led by WRVI Capital and GGV Capital with strategic investments from NTT DOCOMO, MS&AD Ventures, and Avigdor Willenz. 83North, Dell Technology Capital and David Strohm also participated in the round. VDOO has developed a platform that identifies and fixes security vulnerabilities in IoT devices and then tests to make sure that the fixes work.

June 5, 2019
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch  
Endpoint Security Company SentinelOne Raises $120 Million in Series D Round

Endpoint security company SentinelOne has raised $120 million in a Series D venture round led by Insight Partners, with Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, NextEquity participating, alongside all of the company’s existing investors, which include Third Point Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Data Collective, Sound Ventures and Ashton Kutcher, Tiger Global, Granite Hill and more. Based on its previous estimated valuation of $230 million, this latest infusion implies that SentinelOne is worth more than $330 million, and more likely closer to $500 million.

October 2, 2018
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch  
Tanium Raises $200 Million in Investment Round, Total Valuation Rises to $6.5 Billion

Tanium, which provides computer system security and management for government and enterprises, has raised an additional $200 million in an investment round led Wellington Management, with Baillie Gifford & Company and Adage Capital Management LP also participating, giving the company a $6.5 billion valuation. Tanium raised $175 million in an earlier funding round, less than five months ago, when the company had a valuation of $5 billion.