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Google Suspends Chinese App Following Malware Discovery

Data Breach Today

Google Discovered Malware In Pinduoduo’s Non-Play Store Versions Google suspended popular budget e-commerce application Pinduoduo from the Play Store after detecting malware on versions of the Chinese app downloadable from other online stores. Chinese security researchers say they found code inside Pinduoduo versions designed to monitor users.

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GUEST ESSAY: Here’s why a big cybersecurity budget won’t necessarily keep your company safe

The Last Watchdog

The cybersecurity landscape is constantly changing. While it might seem like throwing more money into the IT fund or paying to hire cybersecurity professionals are good ideas, they might not pay off in the long run. Related : Security no longer just a ‘cost center’ Do large cybersecurity budgets always guarantee a company is safe from ongoing cybersecurity threats?

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US Charges Bulgarian Woman in $4B OneCoin Fraud Case

Data Breach Today

Irina Dilkinska Allegedly Laundered $400M as Firm's Legal, Compliance Head A Bulgarian woman extradited to the United States for her role in a $4 billion crypto pyramid scheme adds to a growing list of law enforcement actions against perpetrators of the OneCoin Ponzi scheme. OneCoin generated $4 billion in fraudulent revenue and earned profits of close to $3 billion.

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Custom 'Naplistener' Malware a Nightmare for Network-Based Detection

Dark Reading

Threat actors are using legitimate network assets and open source code to fly under the radar in data-stealing attacks using a set of custom malware bent on evasion.

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Beware of Pixels & Trackers: A Client-Side Security Report

At the beginning of 2023, concern grew over pixels and trackers, which load into the browser as a part of the software supply chain, being used by data harvesting platforms to collect user data. The data is then transferred to the servers of the companies owning the pixels/trackers as a part of their advertising and marketing business. Aggressive data harvesting practices increase the likelihood and/or actual transfer of sensitive data, which may cause unintended consequences, including expensiv

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Ransomware Will Target Transport Sector OT, Says ENISA

Data Breach Today

European Cybersecurity Agency Warns That Digital Extortion Is Coming for OT Europe's cybersecurity agency predicts hackers will take advantage of the growing overlap between information and operational technologies in the transport sector and disrupt OT processes in a targeted attack. Ransomware will become a tool wielded for political and financial motivations, says ENISA.

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BreachForums Closes Amid Worries Over Law Enforcement Access

Data Breach Today

New Admin Shuts It Down After Spotting a Suspicious Server Logon Sunday Days after federal agents arrested the alleged administrator of criminal underground forum BreachForums, the new admin who took over announced that he is shutting down the site. User "Baphomet" said he spotted a suspicious server logon early Sunday afternoon.

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CyberheistNews Vol 13 #12 [Heads Up] This Week's New SVB Meltdown Social Engineering Attacks

KnowBe4

CyberheistNews Vol 13 #12 | March 21st, 2023 [Heads Up] This Week's New SVB Meltdown Social Engineering Attacks On Saturday March 11, I warned about the coming wave of phishing attacks that would undoubtedly follow the SVB collapse. We were not disappointed. There is a raft of new registered domains that are SVB-related, for example login.svb[.]com and many others that will probably all be used for business email compromise (BEC) attacks.

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NYC Special Needs Student's Records Found Exposed on Web

Data Breach Today

Researcher Says Database Containing Nearly 50,000 Documents Appears Secure Now Nearly 50,000 documents containing personal information of special education students who live in New York City and attend public school there were recently found exposed on the internet in an unsecured database. Some of those records date back to 2018.

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New ShellBot bot targets poorly managed Linux SSH Servers

Security Affairs

New ShellBot DDoS bot malware, aka PerlBot, is targeting poorly managed Linux SSH servers, ASEC researchers warn. AhnLab Security Emergency response Center (ASEC) discovered a new variant of the ShellBot malware that was employed in a campaign that targets poorly managed Linux SSH servers. The ShellBot , also known as PerlBot, is a Perl-based DDoS bot that uses IRC protocol for C2 communications.

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Why You Need to Use Case Studies in Sales and Marketing (and How to Start Now)

Case studies are proof of successful client relations and a verifiable product or service. They persuade buyers by highlighting your customers' experiences with your company and its solution. In sales, case studies are crucial pieces of content that can be tailored to prospects' pain points and used throughout the buyer's journey. In marketing, case studies are versatile assets for generating business, providing reusable elements for ad and social media content, website material, and marketing c

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Improving Data Breach Detection

Record Nations

A data breach occurs when an unauthorized party gains access to private information. Targeted data includes personally identifiable information (PII) including names, birthdates, financial data, and identification numbers. The impact of a breach can vary, but often carries serious consequences for both the individual and the organization responsible for handling the data.

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Cybersecurity Skills Shortage, Recession Fears Drive 'Upskilling' Training Trend

Dark Reading

For companies, training an existing worker is cheaper than hiring, while for employees, training brings job security and more interesting work.

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Ferrari confirms data breach after receiving a ransom demand from an unnamed extortion group

Security Affairs

Ferrari disclosed a data breach after receiving a ransom demand from an unnamed extortion group that gained access to some of its IT systems. Ferrari disclosed a data breach after it received a ransom demand from an unnamed extortion group that breached its IT systems. The threat actor claims to have stolen certain client details. The company immediately launched an investigation into the incident with the support of a third-party cybersecurity firm and informed relevant authorities. “Ferr

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Renowned Researcher Kelly Lum Passes Away

Dark Reading

The application security expert, who went by "@aloria," is being remembered for her brilliance and generosity, as tributes start to pour in honoring her life.

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Apache Cassandra® NoSQL for the Relational DBA

Unleash the power of NoSQL with "Apache Cassandra® NoSQL for the Relational DBA." Learn from Lewis DiFelice, an experienced Professional Services Consultant at Instaclustr, as he shares his journey transitioning from SQL to managing a 40-node Cassandra cluster. Gain insights into Cassandra's architecture, configuration strategies, and best practices.

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US Citizen Hacked by Spyware

Schneier on Security

The New York Times is reporting that a US citizen’s phone was hacked by the Predator spyware. A U.S. and Greek national who worked on Meta’s security and trust team while based in Greece was placed under a yearlong wiretap by the Greek national intelligence service and hacked with a powerful cyberespionage tool, according to documents obtained by The New York Times and officials with knowledge of the case.

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An Overview of Silicon Valley Bank Themed Social Engineering

KnowBe4

Researchers at ReliaQuest warn that organizations should continue to be on the lookout for social engineering attacks related to Silicon Valley Bank (SVB).

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New Bad Magic APT used CommonMagic framework in the area of Russo-Ukrainian conflict

Security Affairs

Threat actors are targeting organizations located in Donetsk, Lugansk, and Crimea with a previously undetected framework dubbed CommonMagic. In October 2022, Kaspersky researchers uncovered a malware campaign aimed at infecting government, agriculture and transportation organizations located in the Donetsk, Lugansk, and Crimea regions with a previously undetected framework dubbed CommonMagic.

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Cyberpion Rebrands As IONIX

Dark Reading

IONIX illuminates exploitable risks across the real attack surface and its digital supply chain providing security teams with critical focus to accelerate risk reduction.

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Finding The Application Modernization Strategy That Is Right For Your Business

As a business leader, you know it's important to update your apps, but it can be tough to figure out the best approach. This whitepaper helps you in upgrading your current applications using modernization strategies without any business disruptions.

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2022 Zero-Day exploitation continues at a worrisome pace

Security Affairs

Experts warn that 55 zero-day vulnerabilities were exploited in attacks carried out by ransomware and cyberespionage groups in 2022. Cybersecurity firm Mandiant reported that ransomware and cyberespionage groups exploited 55 zero-day flaws in attacks in the wild. Most of the zero-day vulnerabilities were in software from Microsoft, Google, and Apple.

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ACEDS: Join us for an upcoming Webinar

IG Guru

Collecting Custodian Data to Prepare for Review Thursday, March 30 | 1 PM EDT REGISTER Building Your Brand and Raising Your Visibility in the E-Discovery Market Friday, March 31 | 2 PM EDT REGISTER Eye on ESI Wednesday, April 12 | 12:30 PM EDT REGISTER Eye on ESI Thursday, May 11 | 12:30 PM EDT […]

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Crooks stole more than $1.5M worth of Bitcoin from General Bytes ATMs

Security Affairs

Cryptocurrency ATM maker General Bytes suffered a security breach over the weekend, the hackers stole $1.5M worth of cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency ATM manufacturers General Bytes suffered a security incident that resulted in the theft of $1.5M worth of cryptocurrency. GENERAL BYTES is the world’s largest Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency ATM manufacturer.

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How You Can Tell the AI Images of Trump’s Arrest Are Deepfakes

WIRED Threat Level

Doctored images of the former US president went viral on Twitter. These are the telltale signs that they aren’t what they seem.

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From Hadoop to Data Lakehouse

Getting off of Hadoop is a critical objective for organizations, with data executives well aware of the significant benefits of doing so. The problem is, there are few options available that minimize the risk to the business during the migration process and that’s one of the reasons why many organizations are still using Hadoop today. By migrating to the data lakehouse, you can get immediate benefits from day one using Dremio’s phased migration approach.

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Zero-Day Bug Allows Crypto Hackers to Drain $1.6M From Bitcoin ATMs

Dark Reading

After its second cyberattack in under a year, General Bytes urges customers to up the security on their personal accounts to prevent losses from hackers.

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5 Innovations Jaguar TCS Racing is Driving to Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

Micro Focus

, Achmad Chadran, a Content Strategist at Micro Focus, now OpenText, and Managing Editor of the online journal TechBeacon, looks at the sustainability practices that Formula E observes both on and off the track. Micro Focus is the technical partner of Jaguar TCS Racing. The post 5 Innovations Jaguar TCS Racing is Driving to Reduce Its Carbon Footprint first appeared on Micro Focus Blog.

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Name That Toon: It's E-Live!

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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OpenText Named a Leader in the Infosource Global Capture & IDP Vendor Matrix

OpenText Information Management

Organizations improve operational efficiency and employee experiences by accelerating business processes at scale with intelligent document processing (IDP). To execute a truly effective operational efficiency strategy, innovating with information capture and IDP is key. Inefficiencies come in many forms, especially when employees and customers can’t find the information where and when they need it, which … The post OpenText Named a Leader in the Infosource Global Capture & IDP Vendor

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Finding The Application Modernization Strategy That Is Right For Your Business

As a business leader, you know it's important to update your apps, but it can be tough to figure out the best approach. This whitepaper helps you in upgrading your current applications using modernization strategies without any business disruptions.

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Controlling Third-Party Data Risk Should Be a Top Cybersecurity Priority

Dark Reading

Third-party breaches have a wide effect that legacy security practices can no longer detect.

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Google Releases Bard, Kind Of

John Battelle's Searchblog

Google continues to be extremely cautious in its approach to generative AI, but it seems to have realized it has to at least mention the subject once in a while – and today’s release of Bard , albeit in limited fashion – is one of those moments. The company is obsessively calling Bard “an experiment” – but it’s managed to orchestrate a slew of press outlets to simultaneously cover Bard’s launch today.

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NET Devs Targeted With Malicious NuGet Packages

Dark Reading

In a possible first for the NuGet repository, more than a dozen components in the.NET code repository run a malicious script upon installation, with no warning or alert.

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