IRS Will Soon Require Selfies for Online Access

Krebs on Security

After granting the IRS access to the personal data I’d shared with, I was looking at my most recent tax data on the IRS website. If you created an online account to manage your tax records with the U.S.

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Cybersecurity Leadership: Identity, Access, Complexity

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CEOs and CISOs on Dealing With the ‘Work From Anywhere’ Challenge In this era of "work from anywhere," identity and access management solutions are challenged more than ever.

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Who Is the Network Access Broker ‘Babam’?

Krebs on Security

Rarely do cybercriminal gangs that deploy ransomware gain the initial access to the target themselves. By 2020, he’d shifted his focus almost entirely to selling access to companies. The access sold less than 24 hours later.

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Best Privileged Access Management (PAM) Software for 2022

eSecurity Planet

These accounts give admins control over data, applications, infrastructure and other critical assets that average system users don’t have permission to access or change. What is Privileged Access Management (PAM)? Enter Privileged Access Management (PAM).

How ZoomInfo Solves Recruiting Pain Points

For recruiters to build their pipeline and search for the next candidate, they need to ensure they have access to the most accurate data on the market. More specifically, having access to updated information lets you engage faster with ideal candidates searching the job market. To begin getting these candidates in the right positions, it includes utilizing updated contact data and enhancing your outreach strategy for improved effectiveness.

SolarWinds Attackers Accessed US Attorneys' Office Emails

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DOJ: Russian-Linked Group Breached Office 365 Accounts in 27 Offices The Russian-linked group that targeted SolarWinds using a supply chain attack compromised at least one email account at 27 U.S. Attorneys' Offices in 15 states and Washington D.C.

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Chinese Attack Tool Gains Gmail Access

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Campaign Targets Tibetan Organizations Proofpoint reports that Chinese state-sponsored hackers are using a new customized malicious Mozilla Firefox browser extension that facilitates access and control of victims’ Gmail accounts.

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Hackers Stealing and Selling VoIP Access

Data Breach Today

Attackers Exploit a Vulnerability in Asterisk VoIP PBX Servers Check Point Research has uncovered a large and likely profitable business model that involves hackers attacking and gaining control of certain VoIP services, which enables them to make phone calls through a company's compromised system

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Initial Access Brokers: Credential Glut Weakening Prices?

Data Breach Today

Criminal Services Facilitate Cybercrime Gangs' Rapid Access to Hacked Sites Initial access brokers continue to ply their trade, selling immediate access to hacked sites to make it easier for gangs to steal data and crypto-lock systems.

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10 Initial Access Broker Trends: Cybercrime Service Evolves

Data Breach Today

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How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

CISA to Access Agencies' Endpoints, Help Enhance Security

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government, the White House is ordering federal agencies to allow CISA to access existing deployments. OMB Memo: Agencies Have 90 Days to Allow CISA to Begin Reviewing EDR Status In an effort to bolster endpoint protection within the U.S.

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French Security Firm Says Hackers Accessed Its Source Code

Data Breach Today

Stormshield Is a Major Supplier of Security Products to the French Government French security vendor Stormshield has launched an investigation after an internal review found that hackers accessed the source code of the company's network security product.

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Codecov Hackers Accessed Source Code

Data Breach Today

Customers Apparently Not Affected, Says, which sells an online workflow management platform, reports that the Codecov supply chain attackers gained access to its source code

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Securing Remote Access With Risk-Based Authentication

Data Breach Today

Implementing an adaptive, risk-based authentication process for remote system access is proving effective as more staff members work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Ant Allan, a vice president and analyst at Gartner

Ultimate Guide to the Cloud Data Lake Engine

This guide describes how to evaluate cloud data lake engine offerings based on their ability to deliver on their promise of improving performance, data accessibility, and operational efficiency as compared with earlier methods of querying the data lake.

BlackMatter Ransomware Defense: Just-In-Time Admin Access

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Thoroughly Restrict Admin-Level Access to Systems, US Government Advisory Warns How many ways do U.S. businesses need to be told to lock down their systems to safeguard themselves from ransomware? That's the focus of a new, joint cybersecurity advisory from the U.S.

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Researchers Identify Backdoor Methods to Access Magento

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Securi Offers Advice on Risk Mitigation Researchers at Sucuri have discovered five backdoor methods to access Adobe's Magento e-commerce platform. They offer risk mitigation advice

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T-Mobile Says Systems Illegally Accessed As Probe Continues

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Attackers Claim They Stole 36 Million Unique Records T-Mobile USA says it has confirmed that its computer systems were illegally accessed, but that the company is still investigating whether personal customer data was involved.

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Conti Ransom Gang Starts Selling Access to Victims

Krebs on Security

But sometime over the past 48 hours, the cybercriminal syndicate updated its victim shaming blog to indicate that it is now selling access to many of the organizations it has hacked. The Conti ransomware affiliate program appears to have altered its business plan recently.

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The Next-Generation Cloud Data Lake: An Open, No-Copy Data Architecture

A next-gen cloud data lake architecture has emerged that brings together the best attributes of the data warehouse and the data lake. This new open data architecture is built to maximize data access with minimal data movement and no data copies.

Stolen Zoom Credentials: Hackers Sell Cheap Access

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Meanwhile, Zoom Continues Security Overhaul With Bug-Bounty Reboot, Geo-Fencing One measure of the popularity of the Zoom teleconferencing software: Cybercrime forums are listing an increasing number of stolen accounts for sale, which attackers could use to "Zoom bomb" calls and push malicious files to meeting participants.

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IG: DoD Did Not Properly Secure Access to VIP Records

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Experts: Private Healthcare Entities Struggle with Similar Woes The Department of Defense did not effectively control access to the health information of high-profile personnel, says a new watchdog agency report, which hints that the findings also may indicate ineffective access control over other DoD employees' health records.

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GUEST ESSAY: Going beyond watermarks to protect sensitive documents from illegal access

The Last Watchdog

They also enrich documents with metadata and place them in crypto-containers, access to which is only granted by permission. G-71 created the state-of-the-art information security solution LeaksID to protect private and corporate documents from illegal access, complementing DLP systems. Cyber threats continue to gain momentum and there are still not enough ways to counter it. Related: Why the ‘Golden Age’ of cyber espionage is upon us.

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Zero Trust and Access: Protecting the Keys to the Kingdom

Dark Reading

Zero trust moves the control pane closer to the defended asset and attempts to tightly direct access and privileges

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Document access control

OpenText Information Management

Access scenarios today are more complex than ever, thanks to the increased need for mobility, usability and flexibility. Services data access Content Server Document control Professional Services Consulting Services secure documents

GUEST ESSAY: Securely managing access controls is vital to preserving the privacy of healthcare data

The Last Watchdog

The vast majority of breaches are the result of poorly managed access controls. Healthcare organizations are taking advantage of the many benefits of cloud and SaaS, accessing apps and data over the Internet. Dealing with policy-based access.

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Robotic mainframe access?

Micro Focus

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Access Brokers: Just 10 Vendors List 46% of All Offers

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Researchers Say Small Number of Core Individuals Selling Access to Hacked Networks Initial access brokers continue to sell easy access to networks.

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AWS Flaw Allows Attackers to Find Users' Access Codes

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Researchers: Vulnerabilities Exist In 22 APIs Across 16 AWS Products A recently uncovered vulnerability in a class of Amazon Web Service APIs can be exploited to leak AWS Identity and Access Management user and arbitrary accounts, according to Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42

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Former Executive Accessed PHI of Nearly 38,000 Individuals

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Accountable Care Organization Says It's Investigating 2020 Incident A compromise of sensitive health information affecting nearly 38,000 individuals discovered nearly a year after a terminated company executive accessed the data spotlights some of the top security and privacy challenges covered entities and business associates face with insiders.

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Key Considerations for Privileged Access Management

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Recent hacking incidents, including one targeting Twitter, are raising awareness of the importance of privileged access management, says David Boda, group head of information security for Camelot Group, operator of the U.K.

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Federal Source Code Accessed Via Misconfigured SonarQube

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FBI: Hackers Exploiting Configuration Vulnerabilities To Gain Access The FBI has issued a flash alert warning that unidentified threat actors are actively targeting vulnerable SonarQube instances to access source code repositories of U.S.

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Blackbaud: Hackers May Have Accessed Banking Details

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Secure Access for Remote Workers: RDP, VPN & VDI

eSecurity Planet

All these technologies can present security challenges, which makes zero trust principles important in any remote access solution. The most common way to access work computers from outside the network used to be Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

Assessing the Human Element in Cloud Access

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Markku Rossi Discusses Shifting to Zero Standing Privileges Cloud security demands robust access management. Markku Rossi of SSH Communications Security discusses zero standing privileges and cloud access

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Tightening Mainframe Access and Security

Micro Focus

In the first of three blogs, Barbara Ballard assesses how the enterprise is extending enterprise-level security to the mainframe with access. Application Modernization and Connectivity Security Management Cloud IAM Identity Access Management IT Security Mainframe

Ransomware's Helper: Initial Access Brokers Flourish

Data Breach Today

High-Quality Access - via RDP, VPN, Citrix - Can Retail for $2,000, Kela Reports To take down bigger targets more easily and quickly, ransomware gangs are increasingly tapping initial access brokers, who sell ready access to high-value networks.

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GUEST ESSAY: 5 tips for ‘de-risking’ work scenarios that require accessing personal data

The Last Watchdog

Implementing a UID system can reduce risk when accessing personal data for use in analytical reports, statistical analysis, or for client support. It also enables the establishment of granular data access controls for employees and systems. And this will reduce the potential for unauthorized access, data theft, or corruption of data integrity. Reducing and limiting risks generally comes down to controlling who has access to unencrypted data.