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The attack began with a successful phishing email.
Sequoia Capital last week warned investors that some of their personal and sensitive information may have been exposed in a recent data breach of the firm.
According to reports, Sequoia said the data may have been accessed by a third party in the breach, which occurred as a result of a successful phishing attack on an employee via email.
Sequoia confirmed the breach to multiple media outlets.
The 49-year old venture capital firm has companies like Airbnb and DoorDash in its portfolio, and has invested in cybersecurity companies FireEye and Carbon Black. Sequoia's investors, known as limited partners, include university endowments, tech executives, and charitable foundations.
As part of the notification, Sequoia also told investors it is looking for indications that stolen information is currently for sale or traded on the Dark Web. So far, no activity has been uncovered.
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From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
Keybase Desktop Client before 5.6.0 on Windows and macOS, and before 5.6.1 on Linux, allows an attacker to obtain potentially sensitive media (such as private pictures) in the Cache and uploadtemps directories. It fails to effectively clear cached pictures, even after deletion via normal methodology...
The CIRA Canadian Shield app before 4.0.13 for iOS lacks SSL Certificate Validation.
Stack buffer overflow in Data Transfer in Google Chrome on Linux prior to 88.0.4324.182 allowed a remote attacker to perform out of bounds memory access via a crafted HTML page.
Use after free in Downloads in Google Chrome on Windows prior to 88.0.4324.182 allowed a remote attacker who had compromised the renderer process to potentially perform a sandbox escape via a crafted HTML page.
Use after free in Payments in Google Chrome prior to 88.0.4324.182 allowed a remote attacker to potentially perform a sandbox escape via a crafted HTML page.
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