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.

Shared Drive Cleanup Success Story

The Texas Record

The standards were influenced by recommendations from the committee that is leading our division’s shared drive cleanup as well as other best practices for naming electronic records. This is a guest post by Reference Librarian Mackenzie Ryan from TSLAC’s ARIS division.

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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.

4 Ways to Determine ROI around Data Cleanup


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.

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

Content Cleanup and Migration Planning


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.".

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.

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

Data Breach Today

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

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

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.

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.

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.

SHARED INTEL: FireMon survey shows security lags behind fast pace of hybrid cloud deployments

The Last Watchdog

Upon manually discovering the breach, Equifax spent 60 days of investigating it, followed by a several months long cleanup period. Corporate America’s love affair with cloud computing has hit a feverish pitch. Yet ignorance persists when it comes to a momentous challenge at hand: how to go about tapping the benefits of digital transformation while also keeping cyber exposures to a minimum level.

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


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.

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.

TrickBot gangs developed the PowerTrick backdoor for high-value targets

Security Affairs

” Once the attackers have profiled the target system and network, they perform and cleanup to remove all. Researchers at SentinelLabs reported that TrickBot operators used a new PowerShell backdoor in recent attacks aimed at high-value targets.

Dangerous Domain 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,,,, and

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National Cybersecurity Alliance advocates ‘shared responsibility’ for securing the Internet

The Last Watchdog

LW: Regular big cleanups, just like grandma used to do. The targeting of Sen. Claire McCaskill by Russian intelligency agency hackers, as she runs for re-election, underscores the need for each individual and organization to take online privacy and security as a core part of our everyday lives. Related: Using ‘gamification’ for security training.

Texas Archives Month and Electronic Records Day

The Texas Record

TSLAC’s state records management assistance has archived over 20 webinars (45 minutes each) including a 30-minute online introductory video and webinars on electronic records management, digital imaging, shared drive cleanup, emergency planning and more. Mark your calendars! The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) are offering a bountiful harvest of free and low-cost learning opportunities in October.

Dark Tequila Banking malware targets Latin America since 2013

Security Affairs

Module 2 – CleanUp. Kaspersky Labs detected a sophisticated piece of banking malware dubbed Dark Tequila that was used to target customers of several Mexican banks.

1010: Electronic Records Day 2018

The Texas Record

TSLAC’s state records management assistance has archived over 20 webinars (45 minutes each) including a 30-minute online introductory video and webinars on electronic records management, digital imaging, shared drive cleanup, emergency planning and more. Happy 1010! Today we celebrate Electronic Records Day, which raises awareness about the crucial need to manage and preserve government electronic records.

When Pressing Delete Is OK: Learn How to Eliminate ROT in Your Organization


We put together this tip sheet in the context of file share cleanups and how you can determine whether information is still of value. This means that before starting any comprehensive cleanup initiative, at least for information that did have business value at one point, it’s important to get records management, legal, risk, compliance, whoever it is that owns those functions involved.

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Android Spyware Monokle, developed by Russian defense contractor, used in targeted attacks

Security Affairs

Record audio and calls Suicide functionality and cleanup of staging files. Researchers at Lookout discovered a new mobile spyware dubbed Monokle that was developed by a Russian defense contractor.

Episode 153: Hacking Anesthesia Machines and Mayors say No to Ransoms

The Security Ledger

That has certainly been the case in Atlanta and Baltimore where decisions to forego ransom demands of tens of thousands of dollars have led to weeks long disruptions in services and necessitated cleanup and recovery operations measured in millions of dollars.

Dissecting the 10k Lines of the new TrickBot Dropper

Security Affairs

Which, after a little cleanup, becomes: CallByName CreateObject (“wScript.Shell”), “Run”, VbMethod, “powershell wscript /e:jscript “c:usersadminappdataroamingmicrosoftwordstartupstati_stic.inf:com1””, 0.

Dynamsoft Camera SDK for iOS Debuts to Easily Enable Document Capture from iPhones

Document Imaging Report

Image enhancements include the cleanup of most noise, shadows, distortions and other photo artifacts. VANCOUVER – Jan. 22, 2018 – Dynamsoft has introduced a software development kit for iOS app developers to add enterprise-grade document scanning capabilities by easily embedding a mobile capture component in hours or days rather than spending months to build it. The SDK boasts several built-in capabilities such as, automatic document border detection and artifact reductions.

ECM 2.0: The Role of Federated Information Governance in the ECM / DM Evolution


Provide Tools to Ensure Privacy, Trust, and Compliance: A one-time cleanup does not address the volume, diversity, and complexity of information being created. The history of Document Management (DM) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) has been one of almost continuous change.

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Reltio Cloud – Your Key to a Successful SAP S/4HANA Migration


It seems that people are busy doing one-off cleanups all over the place.”. “We This one is all about the data because a significant amount of data remediation and cleanup is going to be needed.”. Guy Vorster, Principal Solutions Consultant, Reltio.

AIIM's Information Management Training - Cost, Options, and FAQs


File Share Cleanup. In several recent posts, I’ve talked about professional development options for information management professionals and provided guidance on how to determine whether a particular course or certification is a good fit.

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I've Just Added 2,844 New Data Breaches With 80M Records To Have I Been Pwned

Troy Hunt

Of course, of the ones I had seen before there'd still be many addresses in data breaches that weren't in HIBP and the addresses had simply been pwned more than once, but the checks against the system also gave me an opportunity to do a bit more source cleanup. For example, the largest remaining file after my initial cleanup was "" but the domain is presently parked and doesn't show anything of substance on it in the past either.

Ransomware: An Enterprise Perspective

Thales eSecurity

billion records were breached in 2017 , resulting in untold billion dollar loses based on per instance value of those records, forensics, cleanup, fines and brand recognition damage. In 2016, I provided predictions in an article entitled The (Immediate) Future of Ransomware.

How to Perform a Content Migration - Your Checklist for Success


For a file share cleanup , it may make more sense to go in phases or target particular departments or processes. You’ve made a New Year’s resolution to clean up one of your digital landfills. Congratulations! But where do you start? In this blog post, we present an approach and checklist for migrating your information from one system to another.

We Need a New FUD


There ARE impacts – fines, breach cleanup costs, short-term reputation impacts, and so on. One of the most common questions I hear debated in infosec (usually rhetorical) is – “what will it take for management to realize how important security is?”

Unveiling JsOutProx: A New Enterprise Grade Implant

Security Affairs

This initial code cleanup revealed interesting information such as some of the static configuration initialized during the initial malware execution stages.

The Top 11 Mistakes to Avoid During Engineering Document Management Implementations and Upgrades, Part 1

Synergis Software

Manual file migration provides an opportunity to clean files during the migration process; however, it requires users to be locked out of files for manual cleanup. Rolling out an enterprise-level document management solution across your organization can be a daunting task. While there’s no be-all, end-all method to implementation, setting up enterprise software does require several layers of planning and cross-communication.

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Announces imageFORMULA DR-G2110 and DR-G2140 Production Document Scanners for High-Volume Scanning

Document Imaging Report

Kofax Virtual ReScan (VRS) Professional software is also included for image cleanup and enhancement, providing an incredible value to those customers who require VRS in their environments, but who do not want to purchase an additional user license. MELVILLE, N.Y.,

Looking Back At Information Governance in 2018


4 Ways to Determine ROI around Data Cleanup. 2018 was the year enterprises started seriously investing in their information governance programs. It’s not that they didn’t do governance before, but the increase in compliance and regulations, including the new privacy regulations has pushed for improvements to how enterprise think about and apply information governance processes. It has been a key focus for us at Everteam.

A new trojan Lampion targets Portugal

Security Affairs

After a few rounds of code cleanup (deobfuscation), the final code comes up. New trojan called ‘Lampion’ has spread using template emails from the Portuguese Government Finance & Tax during the last days of 2019.

Refining Craftsmanship through the Fire of Production Support

Role Model Software

Even when you’ve determined it’s a good idea to bring in a new library, you will also need to consider what refactoring or other cleanup needs to happen first.