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  • Google reveals North Korean-backed campaign targeting security researchers
    Technology
    Engadget

    Google reveals North Korean-backed campaign targeting security researchers

    Google’s Threat Analysis Group has identified an ongoing campaign that’s been targeting security researchers working on vulnerabilities over the past few months. The team says “a government-backed entity based in North Korea” is behind the attacks, which typically use social engineering to engage the victims. In a post detailing the campaign, TAG’s Adam Weidemann explained that the bad actors would go to great lengths to gain the victims’ trust, mostly by posing as researchers themselves.

  • A look at the soaring valuations of Rivian and Cruise with transportation VC Reilly Brennan
    Business
    TechCrunch

    A look at the soaring valuations of Rivian and Cruise with transportation VC Reilly Brennan

    The native Michigander happily did grunt work for an automotive magazine as an undergrad at the University of Michigan before landing a gig as a trackside communications manager at General Motors, spending a few years as an editor and a general manager with an automotive publisher called NextScreen, then becoming a programming director for AOL's automotive properties. Late last week, we talked with Brennan about two of the fastest-soaring valuations we've seen recently in automotive sector: that of the electric vehicle company Rivian, which raised a giant new round last week at a nearly $30 billion post-money valuation, and Cruise Automation, which also raised a giant new round last week, and also at $30 billion valuation.

  • Wacom's pen tablet for students now works with Chromebooks
    Technology
    Engadget

    Wacom's pen tablet for students now works with Chromebooks

    The One by Wacom tablet now works with Chrome OS devices thanks to the fact it recently earned Google’s Works with Chromebook certification.