Top AI trends to expect in manufacturing, agriculture and government

Information Management Resources

While it’s impossible to predict the future with certainty, technologies that incorporate AI and automation are maturing at an incredibly rapid rate across some industries. Artificial intelligence Data strategy Machine learning

Meet DoppelPaymer, BitPaymer's Ransomware Lookalike

Dark Reading

New ransomware variant DoppelPaymer was leveraged in campaigns against the City of Edcouch, Texas, and the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture


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Summer Road Trip 2019: Maryland and the Traveler’s Toll

Unwritten Record

The first stops on our cross-country tour are close to home in the towns of Meadows and Croom in Prince George’s County, Maryland, which each served as filming locations for a Department of Agriculture production titled Traveler’s Toll. Digitization Photographs Summer Road Trip 2019 Behind-the-Scenes Bureau of Public Roads College Park Department of Agriculture educational films Maryland silent film transportation travelTime to hit the road!

Spotlight: Dorothea Lange

Unwritten Record

However, among the holdings of the NARA Still Picture Branch, there are two main series where her photographs can be found: 83-G: Photographic Prints Documenting Programs and Activities of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics and Predecessor Agencies (ca.

Alleged China-linked hackers used SolarWinds bug to breach National Finance Center

Security Affairs

Department of Agriculture, that provides human resources and payroll services to hundreds of federal agencies. Department of Agriculture, was among the affected organizations, raising fears that data on thousands of government employees may have been compromised.”

REvil Ransomware Gang Starts Auctioning Victim Data

Krebs on Security

“ Sodin ” and “ Sodinokibi “) used their Dark Web “Happy Blog” to announce its first ever stolen data auction, allegedly selling files taken from a Canadian agricultural production company that REvil says has so far declined its extortion demands.

Thanks to Trump, more U.S. milk will be coming from robots

Information Management Resources

Robotics Agriculture industry Data managementAlong with immigrant worker worries, cheap credit and improvements in technology are coming together to tip the scales in favor of robotics on dairy farms.

Facebook links cyberespionage group APT32 to Vietnamese IT firm

Security Affairs

Facebook has suspended some accounts linked to APT32 that were involved in cyber espionage campaigns to spread malware. Facebook has suspended several accounts linked to the APT32 cyberespionage that abused the platform to spread malware.

Another SolarWinds Orion Hack

Schneier on Security

Department of Agriculture, was among the affected organizations, raising fears that data on thousands of government employees may have been compromised. […].

Security Blueprints of Many Companies Leaked in Hack of Swedish Firm Gunnebo

Krebs on Security

In the video, the REvil representative stated that the most desirable targets for the group were agriculture companies, manufacturers, insurance firms, and law firms.

Spotlight: Saving Time with “A Step Saving Kitchen”

Unwritten Record

It comes from the Records of the Department of Agriculture, in the series “Public Information and Training Motion Picture and Television Productions, 1990 – 1995”, which consists of films produced or acquired to document agriculture, forestry, and home economics.

Legendary Help: Providing Services to Farmers

Rocket Software

From agriculture and food supply chains to real estate and restaurants, they are counted on to provide reliable, consistent results. Farming is an essential industry. Farmers feed citizens, create jobs, and help stimulate the economy.

European Commission Releases Factsheet on Artificial Intelligence

Hunton Privacy

The factsheet also includes some examples of projects conducted by the Commission in AI (including in agriculture, data and eHealth, public administration and services, and transport and manufacturing). On July 4, 2019, the European Commission published a factsheet on artificial intelligence (“AI”) for Europe (the “Factsheet”).

Over 100 irrigation systems left exposed online without protection

Security Affairs

One of the attacks hit agricultural water pumps in upper Galilee, while the other one hit water pumps in the central province of Mateh Yehuda. Researchers found more than 100 smart irrigation systems running ICC PRO that were left exposed online without a password last month.

Iranian hackers access unsecured HMI at Israeli Water Facility

Security Affairs

One of the attacks hit agricultural water pumps in upper Galilee, while the other one hit water pumps in the central province of Mateh Yehuda. A group of Iranian hackers gained access to a un unprotected ICS at an Israeli Water Facility and posted a video as proof of the hack.

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Chinese hackers stole info from Spanish centers working on Covid19 vaccine

Security Affairs

“Similar responses were provided by the National Institute of Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA) and by the University of Santiago de Compostela, where a team led by José Manuel Martínez Costas is working on an original angle based on a strategy involving bird virus.”

Israel announced to have foiled an attempted cyber-attack on defence firms

Security Affairs

One of the attacks hit agricultural water pumps in upper Galilee, while the other one hit water pumps in the central province of Mateh Yehuda.

Sodinokibi ransomware gang launches auction site to sell stolen data

Security Affairs

Now the group implemented the new “auction” feature, a first auction is for documents stolen from a Canadian agricultural company that was hacked in May and that refused to pay the ransom.

Incorporate archived materials from the Wayback Machine into your collections with the Waybackfill Service


Montana Department of Agriculture website in 1999 (left) and 2019 (right). by the Archive-It team. Archive-It empowers institutions to collect websites and digital materials from the current web and build collections that grow and evolve over time.

Spotlight: Propaganda

Unwritten Record

Because of poor infrastructure, their agriculture production is very low. This bridge will improve our compatriots’ life at Sung Nhon and Nghi Duc villages because of increased agriculture production. Due to recent physical changes in the Still Pictures Research Room, space became available for staff to showcase reproductions of some of our holdings. This inaugural display was created by Aaron Arthur and Michael Bloomfield to present examples of Propaganda held by the Branch.

A Trip to the Hawaiian Islands

Unwritten Record

Agriculture was a major part of the economy of Hawaii, due in part to the year round warm climate. Agriculture is still an important industry in Hawaii, but tourism has eclipsed it as the main industry.

HawkEye Keylogger is involved in attacks against business users

Security Affairs

“ In April 2019, threat actors launched numerous campaigns aimed at targeting industries such as transportation and logistics, healthcare, import and export, marketing, agriculture, and others. . Experts at IBM X-Force observed a new campaign involving the HawkEye keylogger in April and May 2019 aimed at business users. . Malware attacks leveraging a new variant of the HawkEye keylogger have been observed by experts at Talos.

High Severity DoS bug affects Several Yokogawa products

Security Affairs

Affected products are used in a broad range of industries worldwide, mainly in the energy, critical manufacturing, and food and agriculture sectors. A serious DoS flaw affects several industrial automation products manufactured by the Yokogawa Electric. The DoS vulnerability in several Yokogawa Electric products affects the Open Communication Driver for Vnet/IP, a real-time plant network system for process automation.

Special-Purpose Vehicle Maker Aebi Schmidt Hit by Malware

Security Affairs

Aebi Schmidt focuses on manufacturing agricultural, municipal and other special-purpose vehicles, including snow blowers, street cleaners, and other machinery used in airports. The special-purpose vehicle maker Aebi Schmidt was hit by a malware attack that disrupted some of its operations. The Aebi Schmidt Group is a manufacturer of product systems and services for the management, cleaning and clearance of traffic areas as well as for the maintenance of green areas in demanding terrain.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2020 – 586 million records breached

IT Governance

We recorded 103 cyber security incidents in November, which accounted for 586,771,602 leaked records. The majority of those came from a credential-stuffing attack targeting Spotify and a data leak at the messaging app GO SMS Pro, which you can learn more about below.

Eggplant Activism: Philadelphia Community Gardens and COVID-19


Community gardens are an important part of our Commonwealth’s food and agricultural system,” Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said. by Penny Baker, Archivist, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

RG 263 CIA Published Maps: A Digitization Project In Progress

Unwritten Record

Many maps also show information regarding political, economic, and transportation features such as roads, railroads, communication lines, industries, agricultural crops, natural resources, boundaries, and military installations.

Special Media Catalog Updates

Unwritten Record

General Radio Programs Recordings Relating to Secretaries of Agriculture, 3/8/1941 – 1/19/1993 (NAID 100989, Local Identifier 16-GENERALa) (1483 new item descriptions, no audio files).

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in June 2020 ­– 7 billion records breached

IT Governance

Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation is notifying clients of a privacy breach (134). The first half of 2020 ended on a familiarly bad note, with 92 security incidents accounting for at least 7,021,195,399 breached records.

Caretakers of the Sky: The Wright Brothers and Recording the Aerial Age

Unwritten Record

Today marks the 117 th anniversary of the Wright Brothers first flights at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, ushering in the age of powered flight. To celebrate this incredible milestone, we would like to present records related to the Wright Brothers and their achievement.

A cyberattack took offline websites of the Georgia agency

Security Affairs

This incident follows other similar attacks on government systems, such as the one that hit the city of Atlanta and the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Some court websites of a Georgia state were brought offline after their systems were infected by ransomware in a cyber attack. A Georgia state agency confirmed that a cyberattack has brought offline some court websites.

CCC Days at RoleModel Software: Part 2

Role Model Software

Then, the team tagged RoleModel’s software case studies with the titles they came up with; things like “Manufacturing”, “Healthcare”, and “Agriculture”, among others. “A little learning is a dangerous thing.” - Alexander Pope If you stop learning, you stop growing; you stop getting better.

Uncovering Local Sharecropping through a General Store: The Van Brunt Business Records

Archives Blogs

Sharecropping was an agricultural labor system that replaced slavery following the end of the Civil War. At the beginning of the agricultural year, sharecroppers bought their seeds and supplies on credit. While they could pay cash if they had it, sharecroppers paid their store balance down with agricultural goods as well. Around thirteen miles North from downtown Tallahassee is Lake Iamonia.

Calculating the Benefits of the Advanced Encryption Standard

Schneier on Security

The economic sectors represented by ten or more survey respondents include the following: agriculture; construction; manufacturing; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; information; real estate rental and leasing; professional, scientific, and technical services; management services; waste management; educational services; and arts and entertainment.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs – Photographs Finding Aid: A Closer Look

Unwritten Record

We can search for a variety of topics, listed in alphabetical order, from Agriculture to Transportation. Two weeks ago NARA and the Unwritten Record introduced you to the new BIA – Photographs Finding Aid.

The Importance of “Legacy” in Colleges and Universities

Rocket Software

North Carolina Central University, NC Agricultural and Technical State University, Alcorn State University, Tennessee State University and East Carolina University. By Cameron Seay , guest blogger. The global economy runs on mainframes.

Archive-It Partner News, January 2021


Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. by the Archive-It team. Community News. New opportunity for public libraries. Deadline approaching! We’re inviting 150+ more public libraries to join the Community Webs cohort of web archiving partners.

Hunting the ICEFOG APT group after years of silence

Security Affairs

A security researcher found new evidence of activities conducted by the ICEFOG APT group, also tracked by the experts as Fucobha. Chi-en (Ashley) Shen, a senior security researcher at FireEye, collected evidence that demonstrates that China-linked APT group ICEFOG (aka Fucobha ) is still active. Slides from my talk presented today at @CONFidenceConf – Into the Fog – The Return of ICEFOG APT. Feedbacks and questions are welcome!

Unwrapping the Archives

The Texas Record

Photographic slides can be found in a variety of records including the Department of Agriculture photograph collection , Current Event Photographic Documentation Program collection , Commission on Environmental Quality photographs , Tourist Development Agency photographs and audiovisual materials.

Archive-It Partner News, December 2019


National Agricultural Library. by the Archive-It team. Community News. Winter , Milner Library, Illinois State University. Next open call and year-in-review with Archive-It.