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FBI, CISA Warn of Election Results Disinformation Campaigns

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Nation-States, Others Could Try to Undermine Confidence in Election Process With less than 45 days to go before the November election, the FBI and CISA have issued a warning that nation-state hackers and cybercriminals may attempt to spread disinformation regarding the final vote tallies as a way to undermine confidence in the voting process.

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Cybercrime Review: Hackers Cash in on COVID-19

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Phishing, Spam, Malware, Social Engineering and Other Recent Attack Trends Reviewing online attack trends for the first half of the year, numerous cybersecurity firms agree: COVID-19 was king.

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Why Darknet Markets Persist

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Ease of Use and Few Alternatives Keep Bringing Users Back Empire is the latest darknet market to "exit scam," meaning administrators ran away with users' cryptocurrency, leaving the market to fail.

Cyber Incidents Disrupt More Schools

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Districts in Connecticut, Florida Among the Latest Targets The start of classroom instruction at Hartford Public Schools in Connecticut was canceled Tuesday as a result of a ransomware attack - the latest in a series of cyber incidents to disrupt schools this fall.

Product Analytics Playbook: Mastering Retention

Why do your users churn? In this guide you'll learn common product pitfalls and how to fix them.

'Dark Overlord' Hacker Sentenced to 5-Year Prison Term

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British Man Switches to Guilty Plea in Case Tied to Several Healthcare Hacks A U.K. resident who was a member of The Dark Overlord hacking group pleaded guilty to federal charges Monday and was sentenced to five years in prison, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

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Morgan Stanley Hit With $5 Million Data Breach Suit

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Poor Procedures for Discarding Old Equipment Led to Breach, Lawsuit Alleges A $5 million lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed against Morgan Stanley, claiming the financial organization failed to properly safeguard personally identifiable information when the company discarded old computer equipment.

Blackbaud Ransomware Victim Count Climbing

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Health Data Breach Tally Shows Impact of Vendor Breach The May ransomware attack on cloud-based fundraising database management vendor Blackbaud continues to rack up victims in the healthcare sector. Here's the latest tally

Microsoft Shutters Azure Apps Used by China-Linked Hackers

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Researchers: Hacking Group Used Cloud Infrastructure for Phishing Attacks Microsoft removed 18 apps from its Azure cloud platform that were being used by hackers as part of their command-and-control infrastructure, according to company researchers.

Police Crack SMS Phishing Operation

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Two Men Accused of Sending Messages to Obtain Personal, Bank Information Australian police say they've broken up a sophisticated SMS phishing scheme designed to collect personal details and bank login credentials. It's a rare success in the fight against unsolicited text messages

Rethinking Information Governance In The Age of Unstructured Enterprise Data

Onna is breaking down how the concept of information governance has evolved and ways today’s businesses can develop a holistic framework to keep up with a rapidly accelerating datasphere.

Leaked FinCEN Reports Reveal Sensitive Security Details

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Suspicious Activity Reports Reveal Tools and Techniques to Adversaries, Experts Warn What will be the impact of the leak of investigatory documents from FinCEN - the U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network?

CISA: Chinese Hackers Targeting US Agencies

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Groups Exploiting Unpatched Vulnerabilities The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warns that hacking groups backed by the Chinese Ministry of State Security are exploiting several unpatched vulnerabilities to target federal agencies

Medical Records Exposed via GitHub Leaks

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Report: 9 Leaks Account for Exposure of PHI for at Least 150,000 Patients Never store hardcoded credentials in code uploaded to public-facing GitHub repositories, and make sure none of your business associates are doing that.

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Ransomware Danger: Russian-Speaking Gang Targets Russians

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Cybercrime Reminder: Russians Who Target Other Russians Play With Fire Russian criminals operating online who want to stay out of jail need only to follow a few simple rules, the primary one being: Never target Russians.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Iranian Hackers Using LinkedIn, WhatsApp to Target Victims

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Charming Kitten' Threat Group Continues Impersonating Journalists "Charming Kitten," a hacking group with ties to Iran, is now using LinkedIn and WhatsApp messages to contact potential victims and persuade them to visit a phishing page, according to ClearSky.

Senators Demand More Details on VA Breach

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Lawmakers Say 17,000 Healthcare Providers Affected; VA Disputes Claim Several Senate Democrats are demanding answers from the Department of Veterans Affairs about cybersecurity practices after a breach that the VA says exposed data on 46,000 veterans, but which the senators claim also apparently affected 17,000 healthcare providers.

Bye-Bye Bitcoins: Empire Darknet Market 'Exit Scams'

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Darknet Market Is the Latest to See Administrators Steal Users' Cryptocurrency Message to anyone who placed or fulfilled an order via the world's largest darknet market, Empire, in recent weeks: Say bye-bye to your cryptocurrency.

Hackers Use Cloud Monitoring Tool to Install Cryptominers

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Reports: TeamTNT Using Weave Scope Tool to Target Cloud Platforms TeamTNT, a recently uncovered hacking group, is weaponizing Weave Scope, a legitimate cloud monitoring tool, to help install cryptominers in cloud environments, according to reports from Intezer and Microsoft

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

3 Iranian Hackers Charged With Targeting US Satellite Firms

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DOJ: Hackers Used Social Engineering Techniques, Spear Phishing Three Iranian hackers have been charged in connection with using social engineering and phishing techniques to steal data and intellectual property from U.S. satellite and aerospace companies, according to the Justice Department.

Does This Exposed Chinese Database Pose a Security Threat?

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ISMG View: Unless There's More To It, Database Appears to be Scraped Public Data A leaked database compiled by a Chinese company has suddenly become the focus of multiple media reports, warning that it could be used as an espionage instrument by Beijing.

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Iranian APT Group

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FBI Releases Advisory on Previously Undisclosed Iranian Malware The U.S.

COVID-19 Update: 'Live Like You're Contagious'

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Pandemic Expert Regina Phelps on What We've Learned From 6 Months of Quarantine With colder weather, the flu season and the holidays ahead, the northern hemisphere is at risk of another major COVID-19 outbreak.

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Future-Proofing Your Information Governance Strategy

Speaker: Crystal Cao, Lindsey Simon & Lisa Ripley

Join Onna and experts from Quip, Airbnb, and Oracle for this live webinar as they dive into proactive data deletion policies, retention strategies, and legal hold practices that are essential to a modern enterprise information governance strategy.

Analysis: Cyberthreats in the Educational Sector Worldwide

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Check Point Researchers Identify Increases in DDoS Attacks, Other Threats Check Point Research analysts have observed a significant rise in cyberthreats on the educational sector worldwide since July. DDoS attacks have surged in the U.S., while European institutions have been hit by ransomware

AlphaBay Moderator Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

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Bryan Herrell Settled Disputes for the Darknet Marketplace The former moderator of the now-defunct AlphaBay darknet marketplace has been sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal racketeering charge, according to the U.S. Department of Justice

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Ransomware Attack at Hospital Leads to Patient's Death

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Attack Reportedly Was Intended to Hit University A ransomware attack that reportedly was directed at a German university but shut down emergency services at an affiliated hospital likely contributed to the death of a patient who needed urgent treatment but instead had to be transported to another hospital, delaying care, according to a news report.

NIST Unveils Updated Guide to Privacy, Security Controls

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Guidelines Describe How to Use 'Next Generation' of Controls The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology this week released a long-awaited guidance update, Special Publication 800-53 Revision 5, describing "next-generation security and privacy controls" and how to use them

The North Star Playbook

Every product needs a North Star. In this guide, we will show you the metrics product managers need to tie product improvements to revenue impact. If you are looking for a more-focused, less-reactive way to work, this guide is for you.

Another Twitter Hack: This Time, India's Modi Targeted

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Account Associated With Prime Minister Hacked for Apparent Fraud Scam Twitter is investigating the hacking of an account associated with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an apparent cryptocurrency scam, according to news reports.

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Iranian Hackers Exploiting Unpatched Vulnerabilities

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CISA Alert Says 'Pioneer Kitten' Group Targeting U.S. Businesses, Agencies The hacking group "Pioneer Kitten," which has suspected ties to the Iranian government, is taking advantage of several unpatched vulnerabilities and using open source tools to target U.S.

US Banning TikTok, WeChat Downloads

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Commerce Department Says Social Media Apps Pose National Security Threat The U.S. Commerce Department is banning the downloading and hosting of China-based social media apps TikTok and WeChat effective on Sunday, citing national security concerns.

Breach of COVID-19 Test Data Undermines Pandemic Response

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Human Error' Results in 18,000 Individuals' Test Results Being Exposed in Wales What's one of the worst things that can happen during a pandemic? The answer is anything that gives people less reason to trust in their public health system to handle the crisis.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

More Ransomware Gangs Threaten Victims With Data Leaking

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22% of Ransomware Incidents Now Involve Data Exfiltration, Investigators Find Ransomware gangs are increasingly not just claiming that they'll leak data if victims don't pay, but following through.

HHS Issues Yet Another Big HIPAA Breach-Related Fine

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Million Settlement Is Second Announced This Week For the second time this week, federal regulators have doled out a hefty financial fine in a HIPAA settlement after an investigation of a breach tied to a hacking incident

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Malware-Wielding Extortionists Target Tesla: 8 Takeaways

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How Many Organizations' Threat Models Feature Russian Criminals Bribing Insiders?

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99 Ransomware Problems - and a Decryptor Ain't One

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Criminals Keep Finding New Ways to Make Ransomware Victims Pay With apologies to Jay-Z, getting hit with ransomware might make victims feel like they have 99 problems, even if a decryptor ain't one.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.