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Atos Secures 1.675 Billion Euros in Financing to Stay Afloat

Data Breach Today

Banks, Bondholders Help French Firm Restructure Debt Ahead of Government Takeover French IT consultancy Atos has raised 1.675 billion euros to restructure its debt as the company prepares to finalize a takeover bid by the French government. About 800 million euros will go toward keeping the business running, according to an announcement by the Paris-based firm on Monday.

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Researchers: Weak Security Defaults Enabled Squarespace Domains Hijacks

Krebs on Security

At least a dozen organizations with domain names at domain registrar Squarespace saw their websites hijacked last week. Squarespace bought all assets of Google Domains a year ago, but many customers still haven’t set up their new accounts. Experts say malicious hackers learned they could commandeer any migrated Squarespace accounts that hadn’t yet been registered, merely by supplying an email address tied to an existing domain.

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Millions of Exim Servers Still Exposed to Critical Flaw

Data Breach Today

Nearly 5 Million Servers May be Affected, Only 82 Have Been Patched A critical vulnerability in Exim Mail Transfer Agent enables threat actors to bypass email security filters and deliver malicious attachments directly to user inboxes. Nearly 5 million servers could be vulnerable, but only 82 public-facing servers have updated to the patched release, Exim 4.98.

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Hackers Steal Phone, SMS Records for Nearly All AT&T Customers

Krebs on Security

AT&T Corp. disclosed today that a new data breach has exposed phone call and text message records for roughly 110 million people — nearly all of its customers. AT&T said it delayed disclosing the incident in response to “national security and public safety concerns,” noting that some of the records included data that could be used to determine where a call was made or text message sent.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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MY TAKE: Study shows most folks haven’t considered bequeathing their ‘digital’ inheritances

The Last Watchdog

In our digital age, managing passwords effectively is crucial not just for our security while we’re alive, but also for ensuring our digital legacies are secure after we’re gone. Related : Understanding digital footprints A recent study by All About Cookies sheds light on the alarming lack of preparation most internet users have for their digital assets.

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Ransomware groups target Veeam Backup & Replication bug

Security Affairs

Multiple ransomware groups were spotted exploiting a vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2023-27532, in Veeam Backup & Replication. The vulnerability CVE-2023-275327 (CVSS score of 7.5) impacts the Veeam Backup & Replication component. An attacker can exploit the issue to obtain encrypted credentials stored in the configuration database, potentially leading to gaining access to the backup infrastructure hosts.

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Australia Flags Persistent Chinese Cyberespionage Hacking

Data Breach Today

Nation-State Group APT40 Routinely Exploits Publicly Known Software Flaws The Australian cybersecurity agency is blaming a Chinese state-backed cyberespionage group, tracked as APT40, for persistent cyberattacks on Australian organizations to steal sensitive information. The group exploits known software vulnerabilities to compromise networks.

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Shopify Blames a Compromised Third-Party App for Data Leak

eSecurity Planet

Millions of online shoppers may be at risk after a data leak allegedly compromised customer information on Shopify, a leading e-commerce platform trusted by many businesses worldwide. Reports suggest nearly 180,000 users — 179,873 rows of users’ information — were impacted, with details like names, emails, and even purchase history potentially exposed.

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The NSA Has a Long-Lost Lecture by Adm. Grace Hopper

Schneier on Security

The NSA has a video recording of a 1982 lecture by Adm. Grace Hopper titled “Future Possibilities: Data, Hardware, Software, and People.” The agency is (so far) refusing to release it. Basically, the recording is in an obscure video format. People at the NSA can’t easily watch it, so they can’t redact it. So they won’t do anything.

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Entity Resolution: Your Guide to Deciding Whether to Build It or Buy It

Adding high-quality entity resolution capabilities to enterprise applications, services, data fabrics or data pipelines can be daunting and expensive. Organizations often invest millions of dollars and years of effort to achieve subpar results. This guide will walk you through the requirements and challenges of implementing entity resolution. By the end, you'll understand what to look for, the most common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid, and your options.

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Dark Gate malware campaign uses Samba file shares

Security Affairs

A Dark Gate malware campaign from March-April 2024 demonstrates how attackers exploit legitimate tools and services to distribute malware. Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 researchers shared details about a DarkGate malware campaign from March-April 2024. Threat actors used Microsoft Excel files to download a malicious software package from public-facing SMB file shares.

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The Stark Truth Behind the Resurgence of Russia’s Fin7

Krebs on Security

The Russia-based cybercrime group dubbed “ Fin7 ,” known for phishing and malware attacks that have cost victim organizations an estimated $3 billion in losses since 2013, was declared dead last year by U.S. authorities. But experts say Fin7 has roared back to life in 2024 — setting up thousands of websites mimicking a range of media and technology companies — with the help of Stark Industries Solutions , a sprawling hosting provider that is a persistent source of cyberat

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How to clear the cache on your TV (and why you should)

Collaboration 2.0

Clearing the cache on your TV can be a great way to improve its performance, fix bugs, and ensure you get the best viewing experience. Here's how to do it.

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AT&T Paid a Hacker $370,000 to Delete Stolen Phone Records

WIRED Threat Level

A security researcher who assisted with the deal says he believes the only copy of the complete dataset of call and text records of “nearly all” AT&T customers has been wiped—but some risks may remain.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Cassandra

It’s no surprise that Apache Cassandra has emerged as a popular choice for organizations of all sizes seeking a powerful solution to manage their data at a scale—but with great power comes great responsibility. Due to the inherent complexity of distributed databases, this white paper will uncover the 10 rules you’ll want to know when managing Apache Cassandra.

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AT&T paid a $370,000 ransom to prevent stolen data from being leaked

Security Affairs

Wired attributes the recently disclosed AT&T data breach to a hacker living in Turkey and reported the company paid a $370,000 ransom. An American hacker who lives in Turkey claimed responsibility for the recently disclosed AT&T data breach. The man also said the company paid a ransom to ensure that stolen data would be deleted, reported Wired.

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Experts: Federal Privacy Law Needed to Curb AI Data Misuse

Data Breach Today

New Bill Would Create Data Minimization Measures, Express Permission Requirements Experts warned in congressional testimony to the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday that the absence of a comprehensive privacy bill in the United States is hindering economic competition for technology companies and jeopardizing the privacy of the American public.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday, July 2024 Edition

Krebs on Security

Microsoft Corp. today issued software updates to plug at least 139 security holes in various flavors of Windows and other Microsoft products. Redmond says attackers are already exploiting at least two of the vulnerabilities in active attacks against Windows users. The first Microsoft zero-day this month is CVE-2024-38080 , a bug in the Windows Hyper-V component that affects Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022 systems.

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GDPR Article 28 Contracts: What You Need to Know

IT Governance

An overlooked GDPR requirement AND a business enabler Andy Snow has trained thousands of people on the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). So, he’s a good person to ask about what areas people find challenging. His response? “The data-sharing aspects of contracts.” As a trainer , Andy regularly receives praise for his engaging delivery style, bringing the subject matter to life with real-world examples.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Hackers Claim to Have Leaked 1.1 TB of Disney Slack Messages

WIRED Threat Level

A hacker group called “NullBulge” says it stole more than a terabyte of Disney’s internal Slack messages and files from nearly 10,000 channels in an apparent protest over AI-generated art.

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Rite Aid disclosed data breach following RansomHub ransomware attack

Security Affairs

The American drugstore chain Rite Aid Corporation disclosed a data breach following the cyber attack that hit the company in June. The American drugstore chain giant Rite Aid suffered a data breach following a cyberattack in June conducted by the RansomHub ransomware group. The group is the third-largest drugstore chain in the United States, with over 2,000 stores, and ranked No. 148 in the Fortune 500 in 2022.

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US Busts Russian AI-Driven Disinformation Operation

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Meliorator Software Generates Social Media Bots U.S. federal authorities seized two web domains they said supported an artificial intelligence-driven disinformation network run by the Russian domestic intelligence agency and affiliates of a state-run propaganda broadcaster. Authorities searched nearly 1,000 accounts on social media platform X.

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Apple Is Alerting iPhone Users of Spyware Attacks

Schneier on Security

Not a lot of details : Apple has issued a new round of threat notifications to iPhone users across 98 countries, warning them of potential mercenary spyware attacks. It’s the second such alert campaign from the company this year, following a similar notification sent to users in 92 nations in April.

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How and Why Should You Be Tracking Geopolitical Risk?

Geopolitical risk is now at the top of the agenda for CEOs. But tracking it can be difficult. The world is more interconnected than ever, whether in terms of economics and supply chains or technology and communication. Geopolitically, however, it is becoming increasingly fragmented – threatening the operations, financial well-being, and security of globally connected companies.

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How to clear the cache on your TV (and why you should do it)

Collaboration 2.0

Clearing the cache on your TV can be a great way to improve its performance, fix bugs, and ensure you get the best viewing experience. But what exactly is a cache, and why is it important to clear it?

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The Sweeping Danger of the AT&T Phone Records Breach

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Telecom giant AT&T says a major data breach has exposed the call and text records of “nearly all” of its customers, epitomizing the dire state of data security.

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Critical flaw in Exim MTA could allow to deliver malware to users’ inboxes

Security Affairs

A critical vulnerability in Exim mail server allows attackers to deliver malicious executable attachments to mailboxes. Attackers can exploit a critical security flaw, tracked as CVE-2024-39929 (CVSS score of 9.1), in the Exim mail transfer agent to deliver malicious attachments to target users’ inboxes. Exim is a widely used Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) designed to route, deliver, and receive email messages.

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After Customers Get Breached, Snowflake Refines Security

Data Breach Today

Mandatory Multifactor Authentication Among New Features Given to Administrators In the wake of multiple customers of Snowflake collectively losing terabytes of data to attackers, the cloud-based data warehousing platform has rolled out a swath of cybersecurity improvements, including allowing administrators to make multifactor authentication mandatory for all users.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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RADIUS Vulnerability

Schneier on Security

New attack against the RADIUS authentication protocol: The Blast-RADIUS attack allows a man-in-the-middle attacker between the RADIUS client and server to forge a valid protocol accept message in response to a failed authentication request. This forgery could give the attacker access to network devices and services without the attacker guessing or brute forcing passwords or shared secrets.

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4 ways to use AI to shop on Amazon Prime Day

Collaboration 2.0

AI tools can help you generate text, images, and code, but they can also work as a great shopping assistant this Prime Day. Here's how.

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Spyware Users Exposed in Major Data Breach

WIRED Threat Level

Plus: The Heritage Foundation gets hacked over Project 2025, a car dealership software provider seems to have paid $25 million to a ransomware gang, and authorities disrupt a Russian bot farm.