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Meet DoppelPaymer, BitPaymer's Ransomware Lookalike

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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. Digitization Photographs Reference Uncategorized World War II Agriculture Bureau of Agricultural Economics Dorothea Lange Internment Camp Library of Congress Photography War Relocation Authority

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.

Two more cyber attacks hit Israel’s water facilities in June

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. According to local media, the targets of the attacks were small drainage installations in the agriculture sector.

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. The victim firm’s auction page says a successful bidder will get three databases and more than 22,000 files stolen from the agricultural company.

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.

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”).

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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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.

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. The film concludes by telling viewers that they can obtain the plans for these kitchens from their state agricultural college or regional plan exchange service.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. REvil /Sodinokibi ransomware operators launch an auction site to sell data stolen from victims that have chosen to not pay the ransom.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. The Hawaiian Islands ( FC-FC-484 ) is a silent, black and white film from 1924, part of the Ford Motor Company Collection. At the time this film was made, Hawaii was a territory to the United States and would remain that way until it achieved statehood on August 21, 1959.

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.

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.

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.

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. That figure was boosted significantly by KeepNet Labs finally bowing to pressure and admitting that a third party did in fact briefly expose five billion records online.

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!

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. Depending on who you speak to, between 70 and 80 percent of all business transactions are still running through a mainframe. Even greater than that are ATM and credit card transactions, where 90 percent still rely on these legacy systems.

EU data governance regulation – a wave of digital, regulatory and antitrust reform begins – Part 1

Data Protection Report

The Data Strategy proposed the establishment of nine common European data spaces for data sharing and pooling, including health, mobility, manufacturing, financial services, energy, and agriculture. On 25 November 2020, the European Commission ( EC ) published its proposed Data Governance Regulation (the DGR ), which will create a new legal framework to encourage the development of a European single market for data. This is part one of a series of three blog posts.

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.

DoppelPaymer, a fork of BitPaymer Ransomware, appeared in the threat landscape

Security Affairs

This new variant was behind a series of ransomware campaigns beginning in June 2019, including attacks against the City of Edcouch, Texas and the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture.” Some of the crooks behind the Dridex Trojan have split from the gang and released a forked version of the BitPaymer ransomware dubbed DoppelPaymer. Cybercrime gang tracked as TA505 has been active since 2014 and focusing on Retail and Banking industries.

Now Showing: George Washington Carver on Kodachrome

Unwritten Record

During his time at Tuskegee, Dr. Carver published forty-four bulletins for farmers covering many agricultural topics, with the most popular being How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it for Human Consumption. One of our Motion Picture Preservation Lab staff identified a remarkable film in a recent accession of audiovisual material from the National Park Service (NPS).

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. All are welcome and invited to join the next open call with the Internet Archive’s Director of Web Archiving, Jefferson Bailey, and Archive-It’s Senior Program Manager, Lori Donovan, at 10AM Pacific (1PM Eastern, 6PM GMT) on Wednesday, January 22.

SAA Austin Recap #2! Acquisitions & Appraisal & Electronic Records Section Joint Section Meeting!

The Schedule

Pat Galloway, archival educator at the School of Information, University of Texas at Austin and students Amy Padilla, Natasha Kovalyova, and Haley Latta were part of a team that worked to make sense of Texas Department of Agriculture files for the first Texas State Library and Archives Commission born-digital integration. Author: Scott Kirycki. Acquisitions & Appraisal + Electronic Records Section Joint Section Meeting at ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2019 .

CILIP?s first Thai accreditation at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok


CU is composed of nineteen faculties, a School of Agriculture, three colleges, ten institutes and two other schools all in Bangkok. CILIP?s s first Thai accreditation at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.

Telstra warns public trust will crumble unless access to data is limited

The Guardian Data Protection

Telco says diverse agencies accessing data through legal loophole need to follow the same process as law enforcement bodies Telstra has warned that public trust in the security of their data will be eroded if government agencies continue to be allowed access to it without appropriate authorisation.