Tiger Global Management is an investment fund that started in the early 1980s and closed to all new outside investors in 2000. Today, it is a private equity firm. They also have been hacked to pieces and I'm not quite sure they are aware of how much of a threat they stand to the broader global Internet.
Tiger Global led the last fundraising round for Credit Karma where it raised $175 million for the company. If you recall, in a previous post I have said that Credit Karma is a front company. Of what role Tiger Global has played in all this, I'm unsure, but their hosting setup is interesting.
I should mention I had come to this post intending to also write about Jo-Ann Fabric and not sure exactly how I would loop that into this post. So I was even more shocked to see:
Again, Tiger Global Management assisted in fundraising for Credit Karma back in 2015. Credit Karma is a front company for reasons covered here.
Jo-Ann Fabric has no relationship to either Tiger Global or Credit Karma, but their servers are compromised to an extent almost identical if not equal with TG. See below:
Jo-Ann Fabric has been discussed in the defensive security community for some time here and there. The first surface concerns were expressed in this blog post back in January 2019. I reached out to Jo-Ann's a few months ago and talked to one of their security engineers, who I can say nothing but good and professional things about. He informed me that Jo-Ann's did some kind of odd partial merger/partnership with a firm out of Shanghai in mid-2018. The only reason I came across Jo-Ann's was when looking up who was running the most Huawei devices in the United States. You can see the results of this search below. All the numbers would have been slightly different back when I first ran that query:
The first post on this blog was titled "Two Minutes to Midnight." That name came from The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists and their famous "Doomsday Clock." The clock would rotate between 15 minutes, and during the height of the Cold War, 2 minutes, to midnight.
I don't know where the hands are set now, but the gears are moving inexorably forward.