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Ransomware Cleanup Costs Scottish Agency $1.1 Million

Data Breach Today

For the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, which was hit by the Conti ransomware-wielding gang on Christmas Eve, reported cleanup costs have reached $1.1

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Name That Toon: Fall Cleanup

Dark Reading

Feeling creative? Submit your caption and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card

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FBI Shares Email Addresses to Speed Emotet Cleanup

Data Breach Today

Bureau Shares Emails of Those Affected With Have I Been Pwned Breach Notification Service The FBI has shared 4.3 million email addresses stolen by the Emotet malware with the Have I Been Pwned breach notification site.

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Atlanta's Ransomware Cleanup Costs Hit $2.6 Million

Data Breach Today

Money Would Have Been Better Spent on Prevention, Experts Say The city of Atlanta's ransomware outbreak cleanup and response tab has hit $2.6 million, after a March attack froze corporate servers, employees' PCs and resident-facing portals. Experts say the breach response funds would have been put to better use preventing the outbreak in the first place

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Use It, Save It, Or Lose It: Spring Cleaning for Information Governance

Speaker: Speakers Michelle Kirk of Georgia Pacific, Darla White of Sanofi, & Scott McVeigh of Onna

As an organization’s most valuable asset, data should be cared for and integrated, managed, archived, and deleted as appropriate. Join Onna, Georgia Pacific, and Sanofi for this on-demand webinar as they discuss proactive, practical steps for kicking off your organization's own digital cleanup.

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New Year’s Cleanup

The Texas Record

But we are here to help with tips and guidance on how to do a cleanup of your office’s records if there is any time in the new year to get started. Let us know in the comments if you’ve got any personal tips for doing major cleanups of records that are eligible for disposition. You don’t have to – and probably shouldn’t! – use the trendy KonMari method of cleaning and organizing when it comes to managing government records.

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Content Cleanup and Migration Planning

JKevinParker

Create cleanup and migration plan. Stage 2: Test Create staging site for test and cleanup. Test content cleanup in staging site. Validate test cleanup and migration. Customize cleanup and migration procedures. Migrate content to staging site again, for final cleanup prior to migration to final destination. Perform content cleanup. Cleanup" is a noun, as in "This is the plan for content cleanup.".

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4 Ways to Determine ROI around Data Cleanup

Everteam

You need to show them not only why you need to perform a data cleanup, but prove the ROI behind it. Weigh those costs against the cost of a data cleanup tool and the work required to implement and manage it. It shouldn’t be difficult to show ROI for data cleanup compared to the potential costs of fines. We’ve outlined four ways you can prove to management that data cleanup is not just essential, but an effective way to save money and avoid costs.

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Twitter Continues Cleanup and Cracks Down on Malicious Apps

WIRED Threat Level

The move is part a wider push to make Twitter “healthier,” which includes ridding the platform of spam and abuse. Security

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Putting the cleanup lessons of cybersecurity attacks to good use

Information Management Resources

Many organizations are weighing the cost of full data security and threat prevention versus that of cleaning up from a breach. Data security Cyber security Data science Data Scientist

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SolarWinds Orion: Fixes Aim to Block Sunburst and Supernova

Data Breach Today

But incident response experts have warned that full cleanup may take years

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Wegmans Exposes Customer Data in Misconfigured Databases

Threatpost

Cleanup in aisle "Oops": The supermarket chain said that it misconfigured two cloud databases, exposing customer data to public scrutiny. Cloud Security Web Security

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10 Highlights: Infosecurity Europe 2019 Keynotes

Data Breach Today

Maersk on NotPetya Cleanup, Troy Hunt on Kid-Perpetrated Data Breaches, and More Data breaches, incident response and complying with the burgeoning number of regulations that have an information security impact were among the top themes at this year's Infosecurity Europe conference in London.

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Atlanta's Reported Ransomware Bill: Up to $17 Million

Data Breach Today

City Didn't Pay Ransom, But Spends for Cleanup, New Devices, Better Security The cost of the city of Atlanta's mitigation and subsequent IT overhaul following a massive SamSam ransomware infection in March could reach $17 million, of which $6 million has already been budgeted for new devices, security enhancements as well as upgrades, according to news reports

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Computer Repair Technicians Are Stealing Your Data

Schneier on Security

In one, the researcher explained they had installed antivirus software and performed a disk cleanup to “remove multiple viruses on the device.”

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SEC warns of investment scams related to Hurricane Ida

Security Affairs

In the aftermath of a natural disaster like a hurricane, organizations attempt to earn by investing in companies that provide cleanup and repair services. The US Securities and Exchange Commission warns investors of potential investment scams that leverages Hurricane Ida as a bait.

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T95 Android TV Box sold on Amazon hides sophisticated malware

Security Affairs

Below are the cleanup instructions provided by the researcher on GitHub: Reboot into recovery to reset the device or use the Reset option in the ‘about’ menu to Factory Reset the T95.

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Bye Bye Emotet, law enforcement pushed the uninstall code via the botnet

Security Affairs

“That updated bot contained a cleanup routine responsible for uninstalling Emotet after the April 25 2021 deadline. The 32 bit DLL (EmotetLoader.dll) has 3 exports, which all lead to the same function that is used to cleanup the infected processes.

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At Least 30,000 U.S. Organizations Newly Hacked Via Holes in Microsoft’s Email Software

Krebs on Security

” Another government cybersecurity expert who participated in a recent call with multiple stakeholders impacted by this hacking spree worries the cleanup effort required is going to be Herculean.

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Experts found Symlink race issues in 28 antivirus products

Security Affairs

An attacker could perform a race condition via a directory junction (Windows) or a symlink (Linux & macOS) in the time between the initial file scan and the cleanup operation.

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Life Under GDPR: Sizing Up the Long-Term Costs

Data Breach Today

GDPR has been in effect since May 2018, but organizations are still waiting to see what impact it will have on the costs organizations might face from breach cleanup, investigations, sanctions and class action lawsuits, says Ian Thornton-Trump of the financial services firm AMTrust International

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Magecart attacks are still around but are more difficult to detect

Security Affairs

Only a handful of researchers who do website cleanups have the visibility into PHP-based skimmers.” Researchers from Malwarebytes warns that the Magecart skimming campaign is active, but the attacks are more covert.

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8220 Gang Cloud Botnet infected 30,000 host globally

Security Affairs

” The infection script is the core component of bot, below is the list of actions it carries out: Victim host preparation and cleanup, including the removal of common cloud security tools.

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A flaw in Alpine Linux could allow executing arbitrary code

Security Affairs

Justicz discovered that it is possible to hide a malware within the package’s commit_hooks directory that would escape the cleanup and could then be executed as normal. and have it stay there after the cleanup process, it will be executed before apk exits. The attacker has to control the downloaded tar file avoiding that the package manager will unlink the payload and its directory during the cleanup process.

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Life Under GDPR: Data Breach Cost Unknown

Data Breach Today

GDPR has been in effect since May 2018, but organizations are still waiting to see what impact it will have on the costs organizations might face from breach cleanup, investigations, sanctions and class action lawsuits, says Ian Thornton-Trump of the financial services firm AMTrust International

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Operation Reacharound – Emotet malware is back

Security Affairs

The FBI collected millions of email addresses used by Emotet operators in their malware campaigns as part of the cleanup operation. The Emotet botnet is still active, ten months after an international operation coordinated by Europol shut down its infrastructure.

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Zero-Day flaw in FatPipe products actively exploited, FBI warns

Security Affairs

Upon exploiting the flaw, the attackers used cleanup scripts to remove traces of their activity. The FBI is warning of a zero-day vulnerability in FatPipe products that has been under active exploitation since at least May 2021.

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MSSPs Fare Well in First MITRE Evaluations

eSecurity Planet

The evaluation examined the MSSPs’ ability to report ATT&CK Techniques across 74 techniques and 10 steps, from initial compromise through lateral movement, exfiltration and cleanup.

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CVE-2019-11815 Remote Code Execution affects Linux Kernel prior to 5.0.8

Security Affairs

There is a race condition leading to a use-after-free, related to net namespace cleanup.” Security experts have found a race condition vulnerability (CVE-2019-11815) in Linux Kernel Prior to 5.0.8 that expose systems to remote code execution. Linux systems based on kernel versions prior to 5.0.8 are affected by a race condition vulnerability leading to a use after free that could be exploited by hackers to get remote code execution.

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Avast, NordVPN Breaches Tied to Phantom User Accounts

Krebs on Security

In a blog post today, Avast said it detected and addressed a breach lasting between May and October 2019 that appeared to target users of its CCleaner application, a popular Microsoft Windows cleanup and repair utility. This is not the first so-called “supply chain” attack on Avast: In September 2018, researchers at Cisco Talos and Morphisec disclosed that hackers had compromised the computer cleanup tool for more than a month, leading to some 2.27

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Red TIM Research found two rare flaws in Ericsson OSS-RC component

Security Affairs

Vulnerability Description : Incomplete Cleanup. The Red Team Research (RTR), the bug’s research division from Italian Telecommunication firm TIM, found 2 new vulnerabilities affecting the Ericsson OSS-RC. What is the OSS (Operations Support System)?

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What’s Next in Information Governance? Continuous Audit and Analytics

ARMA International

As the white paper addresses, “…a good go-forward strategy must be married to the cleanup approach. Whichever approach you start with, cleanup or go-forward, you will almost certainly be able to repurpose the information you learned to the other side of this two-pronged approach.”.

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The FBI issued a flash alert for Hive ransomware operations

Security Affairs

The ransomware then drops a hive.bat script into the directory, which enforces an execution timeout delay of one second before performing cleanup one the encryption process is completed.

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Researchers uncovered a new Malware Builder dubbed APOMacroSploit

Security Affairs

In order to avoid detection, the BAT scripts add the malware location in the exclusion path of Windows Defender and disabling Windows cleanup before executing the malware.

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Linux kernel privilege escalation flaw CVE-2019-11815 affects RDS

Security Affairs

There is a race condition leading to a use-after-free , related to net namespace cleanup.” Experts discovered a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Linux Kernel, tracked as CVE-2019-11815, that affects the implementation of RDS over TCP. Experts discovered a memory corruption vulnerability in Linux Kernel that resides in the implementation of the Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) over TCP.

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5 Good Reasons to Hire a Ransomware Recovery Expert

eSecurity Planet

A quick cleanup could wind up saving you money.

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Iran-linked APT35 group exploits Log4Shell flaw to deploy a new PowerShell backdoor

Security Affairs

The additional modules sent by the C2 are the following: Applications Screenshot Process System information Command Execution Cleanup. Iran-linked APT35 group has been observed leveraging the Log4Shell flaw to drop a new PowerShell backdoor.

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Emotet directly drops Cobalt Strike beacons without intermediate Trojans

Security Affairs

The FBI collected millions of email addresses used by Emotet operators in their malware campaigns as part of the cleanup operation. The Emotet malware continues to evolve, in the latest attacks, it directly installs Cobalt Strike beacons to give the attackers access to the target network.

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Dangerous Domain Corp.com Goes Up for Sale

Krebs on Security

” TOXIC WASTE CLEANUP IS HARD. As an early domain name investor, Mike O’Connor had by 1994 snatched up several choice online destinations, including bar.com, cafes.com, grill.com, place.com, pub.com and television.com.

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How to Dominate the Domains of the NEW CIP - D2: Extracting Intelligence from Information

AIIM

They also offer significant support for automating common information management tasks like classification and file share cleanup. Hopefully, you've heard by now that we're updating the Certified Information Professional (CIP) exam. To help answer questions and clear up any confusion, I’ve been covering each of the CIP domains in a blog series to explain the updated exam: what's new, what's changed, and how to be successful.

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