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How a security analyst sent his mother to a state correctional facility with fake credentials to plant malicious USB drives, resulting in the director using one (Lily Hay Newman/Wired)

Lily Hay Newman / Wired: How a security analyst sent his mother to a state correctional facility with fake credentials to plant malicious USB drives, resulting in the director using one — Security analyst John Strand had a contract to test a correctional facility’s defenses. He sent the best person for the job: his mother. […]

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Waymo raises $2.25B from Silver Lake, Andreessen Horowitz, parent-company Alphabet, and others to scale up its autonomous vehicles operations (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Waymo raises $2.25B from Silver Lake, Andreessen Horowitz, parent-company Alphabet, and others to scale up its autonomous vehicles operations — Waymo, the autonomous vehicles division of Google parent company Alphabet, just got a massive capital infusion from a coterie of investors. Source link

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Europe-focused Lakestar raises $735M with one third of the commitments allocated to early stage startups and two thirds to its growth stage fund (Douglas Busvine/Reuters)

Douglas Busvine / Reuters: Europe-focused Lakestar raises $735M with one third of the commitments allocated to early stage startups and two thirds to its growth stage fund — BERLIN (Reuters) – Venture capital investor Lakestar said on Tuesday it had raised a total of $735 million (568 million pounds) … Source link

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