Tue.Jul 09, 2024

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US Busts Russian AI-Driven Disinformation Operation

Data Breach Today

Meliorator Software Generates Social Media Bots U.S. federal authorities seized two web domains they said supported an artificial intelligence-driven disinformation network run by the Russian domestic intelligence agency and affiliates of a state-run propaganda broadcaster. Authorities searched nearly 1,000 accounts on social media platform X.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday, July 2024 Edition

Krebs on Security

Microsoft Corp. today issued software updates to plug at least 139 security holes in various flavors of Windows and other Microsoft products. Redmond says attackers are already exploiting at least two of the vulnerabilities in active attacks against Windows users. The first Microsoft zero-day this month is CVE-2024-38080 , a bug in the Windows Hyper-V component that affects Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022 systems.

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4 Million People Affected by Debt Collector Data Theft Hack

Data Breach Today

Stolen Data Includes Patient Medical Information, According to Breach Notification A Pennsylvania-based debt collector originally told regulators in April that a hacker compromised the personal identifiable information of 1.9 million people. Now the company says the data breach affected more than 4 million people and included patient medical information.

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AI and Information Management: Navigating the Intersection of Human Input and Technology

AIIM

As a former Jeopardy Champion, I've experienced firsthand the importance of memorizing and recalling vast amounts of information. This skill set has not only served me well on the game show but has also informed my perspective on the relationship between human input and artificial intelligence (AI) in the realm of information management.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Cryptocurrency Theft Haul Surges Alongside Crypto Value

Data Breach Today

Private Key and Seed Phrase Compromise Remains Top Attack Vector, TRM Labs Reports Heists perpetrated by cryptocurrency-targeting hackers netted twice as much in stolen proceeds in the first half of 2024 as they did in the first half of 2023, as the overall rise in crypto's value appears to be drawing increased hacker focus, said blockchain intelligence platform TRM Labs.

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Evolve Discloses That Hackers Stole Data of 7.6M Individuals

Data Breach Today

Stolen Data Includes Names, Social Security and Bank Account Numbers, Contact Info Evolve Bank & Trust disclosed that hackers stole the data of more than 7.6 million individuals in an incident detected in May. The Arkansas firm has been in incident disclosure mode for weeks now, following Evolve's listing on the LockBit leak site in late June.

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Travelers Beware: Booking.com Warns of Increases in AI-Enabled Travel Scams

KnowBe4

In an interview at the Collision technology conference in Toronto, Booking.com’s CISO sounds the alarm on what she calls “supercharged artificial intelligence (AI) scams.

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What Kind of People Do Cybersecurity for a Living?

Data Breach Today

What kind of people do cybersecurity for a living? In the past, there was a formula potential practitioners followed, but today there are many ways to get into the field and having people from diverse backgrounds is valued. The Curry brothers discuss the cybersecurity profession.

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GDPR Article 28 Contracts: What You Need to Know

IT Governance

An overlooked GDPR requirement AND a business enabler Andy Snow has trained thousands of people on the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). So, he’s a good person to ask about what areas people find challenging. His response? “The data-sharing aspects of contracts.” As a trainer , Andy regularly receives praise for his engaging delivery style, bringing the subject matter to life with real-world examples.

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Entity Resolution: Your Guide to Deciding Whether to Build It or Buy It

Adding high-quality entity resolution capabilities to enterprise applications, services, data fabrics or data pipelines can be daunting and expensive. Organizations often invest millions of dollars and years of effort to achieve subpar results. This guide will walk you through the requirements and challenges of implementing entity resolution. By the end, you'll understand what to look for, the most common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid, and your options.

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Senate NDAA 2025 Boosts Military Cyber and AI Initiatives

Data Breach Today

Military Omnibus Bill Includes Focus on Cybersecurity, Countering Drone Technology The Senate Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2025 National Defense Authorization Act includes a significant focus on military cyber preparedness, with plans to develop capabilities to prevent threats from drones, as well as investments in quantum and artificial intelligence research.

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Avast released a decryptor for DoNex Ransomware and its predecessors

Security Affairs

Avast developed and released a decryptor for the DoNex ransomware family that allows victims to recover their files for free. Avast researchers identified a cryptographic flaw in the DoNex ransomware and its predecessors that allowed them to develop a decryptor. The experts revealed the weakness during the Recon 2024 conference. Avast also released a decryptor that allows victims to recover their files for free since March 2024. “All brands of the DoNex ransomware are supported by the decr

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What Will Drive the Use of Faster Payments in the US?

Data Breach Today

Faster Payments Council's Reed Luhtanen on the Importance of Well-Defined Practices Awareness of instant payments has grown significantly in the U.S. payments ecosystem since the launch of FedNow last July. Many banks have signed up for FedNow, but transaction volumes remain low because only the receive mode was activated, said Reed Luhtanen of the U.S.

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The Importance of Security Culture: When Telecom Giants Resort to Malware

KnowBe4

I recently read a story about a South Korean telecom company that pushed out malware to over 600,000 of its customers who were using torrents to share files, in a bid to limit their file-sharing capabilities.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Reverse-Engineering Ticketmaster’s Barcode System

Schneier on Security

Interesting : By reverse-engineering how Ticketmaster and AXS actually make their electronic tickets, scalpers have essentially figured out how to regenerate specific, genuine tickets that they have legally purchased from scratch onto infrastructure that they control. In doing so, they are removing the anti-scalping restrictions put on the tickets by Ticketmaster and AXS.

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Phishing Attacks Target High Profile YouTube Accounts

KnowBe4

Researchers at ESET warn of phishing attacks that are attempting to hack high-profile YouTube channels in order to spread scams or malware.

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Evolve Bank data breach impacted over 7.6 million individuals

Security Affairs

The Lockbit ransomware attack on Evolve Bank has compromised the personal information of over 7.6 million individuals. At the end of June, the LockBit gang announced that it had breached the systems of the Federal Reserve of the United States and exfiltrated 33 TB of sensitive data, including “Americans’ banking secrets.” Despite the announcement, data leaked data from the group belongs to the Arkansas-based financial organization Evolve Bank & Trust.

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[Live Demo] Ridiculously Easy Security Awareness Training and Phishing

KnowBe4

Old-school awareness training does not hack it anymore. Your email filters have an average 7-10% failure rate; you need a strong human firewall as your last line of defense.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Cassandra

It’s no surprise that Apache Cassandra has emerged as a popular choice for organizations of all sizes seeking a powerful solution to manage their data at a scale—but with great power comes great responsibility. Due to the inherent complexity of distributed databases, this white paper will uncover the 10 rules you’ll want to know when managing Apache Cassandra.

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Samsung Galaxy Ring: Features, price, launch date, and everything else we know

Collaboration 2.0

As we expect Samsung to launch its Galaxy Ring during its summer Unpacked event, new details about the device emerge. Here's everything we know so far.

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New Phishing Platform Targets Microsoft 365 Accounts at Financial Firms

KnowBe4

Analysis of the latest phishing-as-a-service (PhaaS) platform - called ONNX Store – highlights just how intricate - and successful.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra: The best specs, features, and everything else we know

Collaboration 2.0

The Galaxy Watch Ultra is expected to follow in Apple's footsteps as a premium wearable with a rugged build, tailored for extreme sports.

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CILIP writes to Secretary of State, Lisa Nandy

CILIP

CILIP writes to new Secretary of State, Lisa Nandy Image of Lisa Nandy, Secretary of State. CILIP Chief Executive Louis Coiffait-Gunn has written to Secretary of State Lisa Nandy MP to highlight the vital role libraries play in our democracy. Louis is writing on behalf of CILIP to relevant appointees in the new government, as well as to all incoming MPs as they settle into their roles.

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Using Data & Analytics for Improving Healthcare Innovation and Outcomes

In the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, delivering data insights to end users or customers can be a significant challenge for product managers, product owners, and application team developers. The complexity of healthcare data, the need for real-time analytics, and the demand for user-friendly interfaces can often seem overwhelming. But with Logi Symphony, these challenges become opportunities.

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Text Mining Frees Customer Insights Trapped in Unstructured Content

OpenText Information Management

In a perfect world, every customer would fill out a monthly survey so businesses could easily quantify their experiences. In the real world, things are decidedly messier. Text conveys nuance that numbers simply can’t Customers are constantly dropping clues as to how they are feeling about the brands they do business with, sharing sentiment, emotion, opinions, and intent in emails, chatbots, social media posts, online review sites, and other hard-to-analyze places.

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Buy a 5-year subscription to AdGuard VPN for $35

Collaboration 2.0

With this AdGuard VPN deal, you can enjoy the benefits of a privacy-enhancing VPN on your mobile devices for the next five years for the equivalent of less than a dollar a month.

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No more chasing paper trails – capture all your financial fax with digital precision

OpenText Information Management

The financial services sector, long rooted in traditional methods and complex operations, is experiencing a dramatic transformation. As paper-based processes give way to digital solutions, one area seeing remarkable change is digital fax and capture. Forget the outdated image of clunky fax machines—today’s digital fax and capture offer a sleek, efficient, and secure way to manage information in the modern financial world.

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The best smart rings of 2024: Expert tested and reviewed

Collaboration 2.0

Samsung is releasing its Galaxy Ring this week, but before the new ring gets all the buzz, we've tested the best smart rings you can buy right now.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Kafka

Without proper guidance, it’s easy to miss out on Kafka’s full capabilities. While not the easiest technology to optimize, Kafka rewards those willing to explore its depths. Under the hood, it is an elegant system for stream processing, event sourcing, and data integration. Download this white paper to learn the 10 critical rules that will help you optimize your Kafka system and unlock its full potential.

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Series intro – The rise of the threat hunter

OpenText Information Management

In the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats, where automated systems and AI stand as the first line of defense, there exists a critical yet often underappreciated layer of security: the human threat hunter. These vigilant guardians delve deep into device logs and theoretical attacks to uncover hidden dangers and fortify our defenses against relentless threats.

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How to watch Samsung Unpacked Paris 2024 and what we're expecting to be unveiled

Collaboration 2.0

Samsung's summer launch event will take tomorrow, and the Galaxy Z Fold 6, Smart Ring, Buds 3 Pro, Watch Ultra, and more are on this year's docket.

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What Items Need Climate-Controlled Storage? A Comprehensive Guide

Armstrong Archives

Although the world is growing increasingly digital, hard copies still have their place. A scanned version of a historic map just isn’t the same as the real thing, and you never know when you’ll need original copies of financial or legal documents. When it comes to preserving documents, you need to know what items need climate-controlled storage and why.