Sat.Nov 18, 2023

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Industry Reels from Sam Altman Firing, OpenAI Return Rumored

Data Breach Today

Tech Investors, Execs Stunned By Altman's OpenAI Exodus, Which May Be Short-Lived Technology investors and executives are reeling from OpenAI's shocking firing of co-founder and CEO Sam Altman, though there's a chance the split may be short-lived. 'Whatever offense Altman committed, it would have to be tremendous for the board to make this move,' said Rain Capital's Chenxi Wang.

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Russian APT Gamaredon uses USB worm LitterDrifter against Ukraine

Security Affairs

Russia-linked cyberespionage group Gamaredon has been spotted propagating a worm called LitterDrifter via USB. Check Point researchers observed Russia-linked Gamaredon spreading the worm called LitterDrifter via USB in attacks against Ukraine. Gamaredon (aka Shuckworm, Actinium, Armageddon, Primitive Bear, UAC-0010, and Trident Ursa) has been active since 2014 and its activity focuses on Ukraine, the group was observed using the multistage backdoor Pteranodon / Pterodo.

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Inside the Race to Secure the F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix

WIRED Threat Level

Beyond the blinding speeds and sharp turns on new terrain, the teams at this weekend’s big F1 race are preparing for another kind of danger.

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Israeli man sentenced to 80 months in prison for providing hacker-for-hire services

Security Affairs

An Israeli hacker has been sentenced to 80 months in prison in the US for his role in a massive spear-phishing campaign. Aviram Azari (52) was sentenced to 80 months in prison for computer intrusion, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft in connection with his involvement in a massive spear-phishing campaign targeting companies and individuals in the U.S. and around worldwide.

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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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The Startup That Transformed the Hack-for-Hire Industry

WIRED Threat Level

Plus: The FBI's baffling inaction on a ransomware group, a massive breach of Danish electric utilities, and more.