[ZDNet] BlackMatter ransomware to shut down, affiliates transferring victims to LockBit

The group posted a message on its private ransomware-as-a-service website on November 1st saying some members of the gang are “no longer available” after “the latest news.”

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[TheRecord] Diversity in cybersecurity is a ‘national security’ issue, congresswoman says

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[ZDNet] Zscaler stock surges on deal to buy active defense startup Smokescreen, upbeat quarterly results

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