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Government of Bermuda blames Russian threat actors for the cyber attack

Security Affairs

The Government of Bermuda believes that the recent cyberattack against its IT infrastructure was launched by Russian threat actors. This week a cyber attack hit the Government of Bermuda causing the interruption of internet/email and phone services. The attack impacted all the government departments. “The Department of Information and Digital Technology (IDT) is working quickly to restore service.” reads the message published on the official account of the government on X.

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[YIKES] AI Now Enables Subliminal Image "Inception"


Seen Christopher Nolan's movie Inception ? If you haven't, it's about a thief who is given the task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. The technology of implanting ideas is nothing new. Communist regimes were the very early countries developing mind control technologies. American psychologists have also experimented with subliminal messaging including in advertising.

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City of Dallas has set a budget of $8.5 million to mitigate the May Royal ransomware attack

Security Affairs

The City of Dallas revealed that the Royal ransomware gang that hit the city system in May used a stolen account. In May 2023, a ransomware attack hit the IT systems at the City of Dallas , Texas. To prevent the threat from spreading within the network, the City shut down the impacted IT systems. The City confirmed the security incident and is working to recover from the ransomware attack that impacted its services, including the police department.

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The Shocking Data on Kia and Hyundai Thefts in the US

WIRED Threat Level

Plus: MGM hackers hit more than just casinos, Microsoft researchers accidentally leak terabytes of data, and China goes on the PR offensive over cyberespionage.

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LLMs in Production: Tooling, Process, and Team Structure

Speaker: Dr. Greg Loughnane and Chris Alexiuk

Technology professionals developing generative AI applications are finding that there are big leaps from POCs and MVPs to production-ready applications. They're often developing using prompting, Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG), and fine-tuning (up to and including Reinforcement Learning with Human Feedback (RLHF)), typically in that order. However, during development – and even more so once deployed to production – best practices for operating and improving generative AI applications are le