Database giant Oracle announced Thursday it plans to acquire U.K.-based Secerno, maker of database firewall solutions. The deal, expected to close in June, will enhance Oracle's portfolio of security solutions, which includes Advanced Security, Database Vault and Audit Vault, to further protect against threats and ensure compliance. "Secerno's database firewall product acts as a first line of defense against external threats and unauthorized internal access with a protective perimeter around Oracle and non-Oracle databases," said Andrew Mendelsohn, senior VP of Oracle Database Server Technologies. Terms of the buy were not disclosed. In November, IBM acquired database security vendor Guardium. — DK
BBC reports that nearly 90 organizations have notified the UK's Information Commissioners Office regarding data breaches concerning major business outsourcing firm Capita, which was impacted by a cyberattack in March and was later found to have a long-exposed data server.
Eyecare giant Luxottica, which owns Ray-Ban and Oakley, as well as operates U.S. vision insurance firm EyeMed Vision Care, has disclosed being impacted by a third-party data breach in 2021 impacting 70 million customers following the leak of a stolen database on various hacking forums from April 30 to May 12, BleepingComputer reports.