Mon.Jan 23, 2023

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Ransomware Profits Dip as Fewer Victims Pay Extortion

Data Breach Today

As Funding From Ransoms Goes Down, Gangs Embrace Re-Extortion, Researchers Warn Bad news for ransomware groups: Experts find it's getting tougher to earn a crypto-locking payday at the expense of others.

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Hunting Insider Threats on the Dark Web

Dark Reading

Use threat intelligence to reduce chance of success for malicious insider and Dark Web threats

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What Makes Sumo Logic an Appealing Target for Private Equity

Data Breach Today

Sumo Logic Is a Well-Regarded SIEM Provider, But Profitability Remains Elusive Thoma Bravo, Vista Equity Partners and rival Francisco Partners have set their sights on a new target: Sumo Logic.

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TSA No-Fly List Snafu Highlights Risk of Keeping Sensitive Data in Dev Environments

Dark Reading

A Swiss hacker poking around in an unprotected Jenkins development server belonging to CommuteAir accessed the names and birthdates of some 1.5 million people on a TSA no-fly list from 2019

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Subsurface: The Ultimate Data Lakehouse Conference

Speaker: Panel Speakers

We’ve just opened registration for Subsurface LIVE 2023! Learn how to innovate with open source technologies such as Apache Arrow, Delta Lake, and more. Register now to secure your spot at Subsurface LIVE being held March 1-2, 2023.

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Australia Initiates Global Ransomware Task Force Operations

Data Breach Today

Aim Is International Cooperation in Fight Against Digital Extortion Australia started operating an international ransomware task force to facilitate information sharing and best practices worldwide.

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David Derigiotis on the Complex World of Cyber Insurance

Data Breach Today

In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," David Derigiotis of insurtech Embroker discusses the complex world of cyber liability insurance, including the collapse of crypto exchange FTX, recent breaches, and improvements in the cyber insurance industry

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FanDuel Sportsbook Bettors Exposed in Mailchimp Breach

Dark Reading

Amid all the NFL playoff action, FanDuel has sent an email warning to gamblers that their data was exposed in its third-party breach, putting them at risk for phishing attacks

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2 Vendors Among BlackCat's Alleged Recent Ransomware Victims

Data Breach Today

Group Lists EHR Provider, Pharmaceutical Services Firm on Leak Site An electronic health records vendor and a pharmacy management services firm are purportedly among the latest healthcare sector victims of ransomware-as-a-service group BlackCat, also known as Alphv.

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ChatGPT Doesn’t Get Writer’s Block. Discuss.

John Battelle's Searchblog

Photo by Florian Klauer on Unsplash How long have I been staring at a blank screen, this accusing white box, struggling to compose the first sentence of a post I know will be difficult to write?

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Data Value Scorecard Report

This report examines the quantitative research of data leaders on data value and return on investment.

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Malware Blurs Line Between Banking Trojan and Surveillance

Data Breach Today

Hook Banking Trojan Can Simulate Clicks and Send WhatsApp Messages Android malware highlighted by Dutch cybersecurity firm ThreatFabric shows the line between a banking Trojan and advanced spyware. The Trojan, dubbed Hook, can take a screenshot, simulate clicks and input swipe gesture commands.

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Organizations Likely to Experience Ransomware Threat in the Next 24 Months, According to Info-Tech Research Group

Dark Reading

Security leaders must build resiliency against these complex attacks immediately

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The Persisting Risks Posed by Legacy Medical Devices

Data Breach Today

Legislation requiring vendors to design cybersecurity into their medical devices is a great first step to help healthcare entities, but organizations will still face major risks involving legacy medical gear for many years to come, says Daniel dos Santos, research leader at security firm Forescout

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Wallarm Aims to Reduce the Harm From Compromised APIs

Dark Reading

API Leak Management software discovers exposed API keys and other secrets, blocks their use, and monitors for abuse, the company says

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TCO Considerations of Using a Cloud Data Warehouse for BI and Analytics

Enterprises poured $73 billion into data management software in 2020 – but are seeing very little return on their data investments. 22% of data leaders surveyed have fully realized ROI in the past two years, with 56% having no consistent way of measuring it.

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Chinese Group Targeting Vulnerable Cloud Providers, Apps

Data Breach Today

Cryptomining Campaign Targets Public Cloud Environments, Increases Security Risks Cybersecurity researchers say a Chinese for-profit threat group tracked as 8220 Gang is targeting cloud providers and poorly secured applications with a custom-built crypto miner and IRC bot.

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No One Wants to Be Governed, Everyone Wants to Be Helped

Dark Reading

Here's how a security team can present itself to citizen developers as a valuable resource rather than a bureaucratic roadblock

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Profiles in Leadership: Matanda Doss

Data Breach Today

JPMorgan Chase Cybersecurity Head on How to Fight Russia's Shifting Cyberattacks Nation-state attackers are not just looking for major vulnerabilities to gain control of the enterprise.

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No-Fly List Exposed

Schneier on Security

I can’t remember the last time I thought about the US no-fly list: the list of people so dangerous they should never be allowed to fly on an airplane, yet so innocent that we can’t arrest them.

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12 Considerations When Evaluating Data Lake Engine Vendors for Analytics and BI

Businesses today compete on their ability to turn big data into essential business insights. Modern enterprises leverage cloud data lakes as the platform used to store data. 57% of the enterprises currently using a data lake cite improved business agility as a benefit.

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Spanish Authorities Arrest 3 in Bitzlato Crackdown

Data Breach Today

Nearly Half of Assets Exchanged Through Defunct Crypto Platform Linked to Crimes Spanish authorities arrested three senior executives of now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange platform Bitzlato, Europol announced.

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Preservica customers use the past to inform the present, preserving democracy for future generations

Preservica

See how Preservica is helping leading institutions preserve democracy by safeguarding important voting records, some over a century old. Our nation's history of democracy and its road to voting rights is rich with content. The history of voting participation in the U.S.

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Apple backported patches for CVE-2022-42856 zero-day on older iPhones, iPads

Security Affairs

Apple has backported the security updates for the zero-day vulnerability CVE-2022-42856 to older iPhones and iPads. On December 2022, Apple released security updates to address a new zero-day vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-42856 , that is actively exploited in attacks against iPhones.

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India’s Public Education App Exposed Millions of Students’ Data

WIRED Threat Level

A mandatory app exposed the personal information of students and teachers across the country for over a year. Security Security / Cyberattacks and Hacks Security / Privacy Security / Security News

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Checklist Report: Preparing for the Next-Generation Cloud Data Architecture

Data architectures have evolved dramatically. It is time to reconsider the fundamental ways that information is accumulated, managed, and then provisioned to the different downstream data consumers.

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Two flaws in Samsung Galaxy Store can allow to install Apps and execute JS code

Security Affairs

Researchers found two flaws in Samsung Galaxy Store that could be exploited to install applications or achieve code execution on the devices.

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Understanding Data Governance

IBM Journey to AI blog

If you’re in charge of managing data at your organization, you know how important it is to have a system in place for ensuring that your data is accurate, up-to-date, and secure. That’s where data governance comes in. What exactly is data governance and why is it so important?

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Companies impacted by Mailchimp data breach warn their customers

Security Affairs

The recent Mailchimp data breach has impacted multiple organizations, some of them are already notifying their customers. The popular email marketing and newsletter platform Mailchimp recently disclosed a news data breach , the incident exposed the data of 133 customers.

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Cybersecurity Worries Around Hybrid Working Drop, but Many IT Leaders Still Concerned Over Cyber-Skills Gap

Dark Reading

S-RM reports show that cybersecurity concerns surrounding hybrid work prevail for 37% of organizations

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7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations.

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Massive Ad fraud scheme VASTFLUX targeted over 11 million devices

Security Affairs

Researchers dismantled a sophisticated ad fraud scheme, dubbed VASTFLUX, that targeted more than 11 million devices. HUMAN’s Satori Threat Intelligence and Research Team dismantled a sophisticated ad fraud operation dubbed VASTFLUX.

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Supply Chain Security Global Market Report 2022: Sector to Reach $3.5 Billion by 2027 at an 11% CAGR

Dark Reading

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Digital Health Transformation: A Practical Guide for Life Sciences Companies

Data Matters

In 2022, many if not most pharmaceutical, medical device, and other life sciences companies established strategies to innovate digital health technology complementary to their existing strategic focus.