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Banks and Airlines Disrupted as Mass Outage Hits Windows PCs

Data Breach Today

CrowdStrike Confirms Faulty Software Update for Falcon Sensor, Is Deploying Fix Banks, airlines, media giants and others are being disrupted by a mass, global IT outage tied to Windows PCs. While CrowdStrike has issued a workaround tied to a Falcon software update that appears to be the culprit, many IT administrators say it so far remains difficult to implement at scale.

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Wanted! An IG Code of Human Ethics

Weissman's World

I recently gave a presentation to ARMA International about the human consequences of what we do, and though you probably can get a copy of it from ARMA itself – and for sure you can from me – I wanted to take a minute to reinforce the criticality of my point. Most of us spend… Read More » Wanted! An IG Code of Human Ethics The post Wanted!

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Change Healthcare's Breach Costs Could Reach $2.5 Billion

Data Breach Today

Costs Have Already Hit $2 Billion, Parent Company UnitedHealth Group Reports Fallout from the February ransomware hit on Change Healthcare, including the theft of data pertaining to up to one-third of Americans, has so far led to $2 billion in costs and may yet reach $2.5 billion, says parent company UnitedHealth Group.

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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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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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How One Bad CrowdStrike Update Crashed the World’s Computers

WIRED Threat Level

A defective CrowdStrike kernel driver sent computers around the globe into a reboot death spiral, taking down air travel, hospitals, banks, and more with it. Here’s how that’s possible.

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Cloudflare Reports that Almost 7% of All Internet Traffic Is Malicious

Schneier on Security

6.8% , to be precise. From ZDNet : However, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks continue to be cybercriminals’ weapon of choice, making up over 37% of all mitigated traffic. The scale of these attacks is staggering. In the first quarter of 2024 alone, Cloudflare blocked 4.5 million unique DDoS attacks. That total is nearly a third of all the DDoS attacks they mitigated the previous year.

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[NEW FREE TOOL]: Reveal Your Network's Hidden Weaknesses with KnowBe4's BreachSim Data Exfiltration Simulator

KnowBe4

As cyber threats evolve, the target has become crystal clear: your data. A staggering 90% of ransomware attacks now include a data exfiltration component. With this in mind, KnowBe4 has introduced a robust free tool, BreachSim, to identify your network's vulnerabilities and shore up your cyber defenses.

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Huge Microsoft Outage Linked to CrowdStrike Takes Down Computers Around the World

WIRED Threat Level

A software update from cybersecurity company CrowdStrike appears to have inadvertently disrupted IT systems globally.

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Russian nationals plead guilty to participating in the LockBit ransomware group

Security Affairs

Two Russian nationals pleaded guilty to participating in the LockBit ransomware group and carrying out attacks against victims worldwide. Two foreign nationals, Ruslan Magomedovich Astamirov and Mikhail Vasiliev, pleaded guilty in Newark federal court for their roles in the LockBit ransomware operation. The LockBit ransomware operation has been active since January 2020, the group hit over 2,500 victims across 120 countries, including 1,800 in the U.S.

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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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Hacktivists Dump Disney Slack Data Online Over AI Projects

Data Breach Today

Disney’s Data Targeted for Using Artists’ Work in AI Systems, Hacking Group Says An apparent hacktivist group known as NullBulge claimed to have released a major data trove of sensitive information from Disney’s third-party digital workplace collaboration platform, Slack, after reportedly targeting the tech giant for its use of artists' work in training advanced AI systems.

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The Ninja Creami Ice Cream Maker is still $30 off after Prime Day

Collaboration 2.0

Craving a summer treat? The Ninja Creami can make all your frozen desserts and smoothies, comes with two pint-sized containers, and is still $30 off even though Prime Day is over.

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Malvertising Campaign Impersonates Microsoft Teams

KnowBe4

Researchers at Malwarebytes warn that a malvertising campaign is targeting Mac users with phony Microsoft Teams ads. T he ads are meant to trick users into installing Atomic Stealer, a commodity strain of malware designed to steal information from macOS systems.

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Vulnerability Recap 7/15/24 – Industry Patches vs Flaw Exploits

eSecurity Planet

Last week’s vulnerability news highlighted major flaws across industries, urging quick patch response. The majority of incidents involved malicious threat actors exploiting vulnerabilities in several software and systems. Gogs’ security issues caused command execution and file deletion. Microsoft patched 143 vulnerabilities. OpenSSH and PHP exposed an RCE issue, and RADIUS protocols became susceptible to MitM attacks.

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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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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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Why Google Is Eyeing a $23B Buy of Cloud Security Phenom Wiz

Data Breach Today

Largest Deal in Cyber History Would Help Google Rival Microsoft, Limit Partnerships Despite all the platformization buzz, there are very few vendors with market-leading capabilities in at least three disparate security technology categories. That could change if Google forges ahead with buying cloud security firm Wiz for a reported $23 billion just two years after buying Mandiant.

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Samsung halts sales of Galaxy Buds 3 Pro because of quality problems

Collaboration 2.0

Just a week after the wearable's Unpacked launch, multiple customers reported issues with the earbud tips tearing - and Samsung has pulled the devices from shelves.

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IRS Warns of Phishing Attacks Targeting Car Dealerships

KnowBe4

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued an advisory warning of phishing campaigns targeting car dealerships. The IRS says car dealers should be on the lookout for targeted phishing attacks following a ransomware attack that hit a major auto sales software provider last month.

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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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The US Supreme Court Kneecapped US Cyber Strategy

WIRED Threat Level

After the Supreme Court limited the power of federal agencies to craft regulations, it’s likely up to Congress to keep US cybersecurity policy intact.

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A critical flaw in Cisco SSM On-Prem allows attackers to change any user’s password

Security Affairs

A vulnerability in Cisco Smart Software Manager On-Prem (Cisco SSM On-Prem) license servers allows threat actors to change any user’s password. Cisco has addressed a critical vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2024-20419 (CVSS score of 10.0), in Cisco Smart Software Manager On-Prem (Cisco SSM On-Prem) license servers that allows attackers to change any user’s password.

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DOD Failing to Fix Critical Cybersecurity Gaps, Report Says

Data Breach Today

GAO: Department Lacks Cybersecurity Strategies for Major Business IT Programs The U.S. Department of Defense still hasn't addressed a series of critical cybersecurity gaps in its information technology business programs, according to an annual assessment conducted by the Government Accountability Office, despite years of warnings from the government watchdog.

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The Jackery Explorer 1000 is one of the best portable power stations, and now get a whopping 52% off!

Collaboration 2.0

This Jackery portable power station is a fantastic model for camping and RV trips, or for emergencies and power outages -- and it's now got 52% off for in this Amazon Prime Day deal that's still live.

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Using Data & Analytics for Improving Healthcare Innovation and Outcomes

In the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, delivering data insights to end users or customers can be a significant challenge for product managers, product owners, and application team developers. The complexity of healthcare data, the need for real-time analytics, and the demand for user-friendly interfaces can often seem overwhelming. But with Logi Symphony, these challenges become opportunities.

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New Ransomware Threat Group Calls Attack Victims to Ensure Payments

KnowBe4

Analysis of new ransomware group Volcano Demon provides a detailed look into how and why calling victims ups the chances of ransomware payment.

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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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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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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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10 Rules for Managing Apache Kafka

Without proper guidance, it’s easy to miss out on Kafka’s full capabilities. While not the easiest technology to optimize, Kafka rewards those willing to explore its depths. Under the hood, it is an elegant system for stream processing, event sourcing, and data integration. Download this white paper to learn the 10 critical rules that will help you optimize your Kafka system and unlock its full potential.

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Addressing mobile security needs

Jamf

Explore how to secure your organization's mobile devices in remote work landscape. Learn about threats, the benefits of Apple devices and essential strategies.

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Espionage-Intent Threat Groups Are Now Using Ransomware as a Diversion Tactic in Cyberattacks

KnowBe4

A new report focused on cyber espionage actors targeting government and critical infrastructure sectors highlights the strategic use of ransomware for distraction or misattribution.

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This Anker power bank has a genius feature that makes it irreplaceable for me, and this Amazon Prime Day get it for 20% less!

Collaboration 2.0

The fast USB-C charging is great, but the cable's layout makes the Anker Nano power bank a mainstay in my everyday carry. And this Amazon Prime day you can get it for $32.

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