San Francisco-based security startup StopTheHacker has received $1.1 million in initial funding.

"StopTheHacker uses machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques in remotely searching customers' Web sites for malware and links to malicious Web sites that have been secretly embedded by cyber-criminals," writes CRN's Antone Gonsalves. "The company's technology analyzes all the components on a site, such as the HTML, JavaScript and text, to see if they contain malware-like traits."

"Public and private investors making the investment included Runa Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm, and Brian NeSmith, former chief executive of Blue Coast, a maker of Web gateways, StopTheHacker said," Gonsalves writes.

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