Routine malware checks conducted by Avast Security uncovered malware being propagated on Discord, the popular teen community chat app. The research team was surprised to learn that the activity was coming from teens, and identified the activity as part of a relatively recent trend called “malware-as-a-service,” in which people are given plug-and-play capabilities to be able to hack without the need for technical skills. In this case, it was being done by minors between the ages of 11-16.
A number of major companies announced plans to pull out of the market altogether if India’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) is given power to require turnover of private data preemptively for “preventive” security reasons.
CDP CleverTap has raised a $105 million Series D, bringing more than doubling total funding to $182 million. You may recall that CleverTap bought personalization vendor Leanplum in late May of this year. It’s another sign that martech funding hasn’t totally dried up.