Tue.Apr 16, 2024

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Who Stole 3.6M Tax Records from South Carolina?

Krebs on Security

For nearly a dozen years, residents of South Carolina have been kept in the dark by state and federal investigators over who was responsible for hacking into the state’s revenue department in 2012 and stealing tax and bank account information for 3.6 million people. The answer may no longer be a mystery: KrebsOnSecurity found compelling clues suggesting the intrusion was carried out by the same Russian hacking crew that stole of millions of payment card records from big box retailers like

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Steganography Campaign Targets Global Enterprises

Data Breach Today

Financially Motivated Threat Group Embeds Malicious Code in Images Financially motivated hackers are using the oldie-but-goodie technique of hiding malicious code in digital images to target businesses in Latin America, say security researchers. One image containing a PowerShell script results in Agent Tesla being loaded on the victim computer.

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The Growing Need for Information Literacy

AIIM

Think about your organization for a moment. Is there any employee who doesn't collect, store, transform, analyze, and delete information? We all need information to be successful and help our organizations achieve better business outcomes.

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After XZ Utils, More Open-Source Maintainers Under Attack

Data Breach Today

Fresh Social Engineering Attacks Resemble Tactics Used Against XZ Utils Maintainer Major open-source software projects are warning that more pieces of code than XZ Utils may have been backdoored by attackers, based on ongoing supply-chain attack attempts that have targeted "popular JavaScript projects," apparently seeking to trick them into sharing code maintainer rights.

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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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PuTTY SSH Client flaw allows of private keys recovery

Security Affairs

The PuTTY Secure Shell (SSH) and Telnet client are impacted by a critical vulnerability that could be exploited to recover private keys. PuTTY tools from 0.68 to 0.80 inclusive are affected by a critical vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2024-31497 , that resides in the code that generates signatures from ECDSA private keys which use the NIST P521 curve.

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Cisco warns of large-scale brute-force attacks against VPN and SSH services

Security Affairs

Cisco Talos warns of large-scale brute-force attacks against a variety of targets, including VPN services, web application authentication interfaces and SSH services. Cisco Talos researchers warn of large-scale credential brute-force attacks targeting multiple targets, including Virtual Private Network (VPN) services, web application authentication interfaces and SSH services since at least March 18, 2024.

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Congress Asks What Went Wrong in Change Healthcare Attack

Data Breach Today

Parent Company UHG Is a No-Show at Hearing & Faces Data Leak, Attack Costs of $1.6B The aftershocks of the Change Healthcare cyberattack are still reverberating through the healthcare sector nearly 60 days into the recovery process. But on Tuesday, members of Congress and industry experts grappled with how to avoid a future replay - minus a key witness: UnitedHealth Group.

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US Senate to Vote on a Wiretap Bill That Critics Call ‘Stasi-Like’

WIRED Threat Level

A controversial bill reauthorizing the Section 702 spy program may force whole new categories of businesses to eavesdrop on the US government’s behalf, including on fellow Americans.

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Windows 11 Adoption Is Slow Despite Windows 10 Security Risk

Data Breach Today

Only 8.35% of Windows Users Had Migrated to Windows 11 by May 2023 Microsoft announced in December that support for Windows 10 will end when the OS reaches end of life in October 2025, yet enterprise adoption of Windows 11 is moving slowly. Enterprise leaders believe migrating to the new OS will lead to compatibility issues and increase costs to upgrade devices.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Ransomware group Dark Angels claims the theft of 1TB of data from chipmaker Nexperia 

Security Affairs

The Dark Angels (Dunghill) ransomware group claims the hack of the chipmaker Nexperia and the theft of 1 TB of data from the company. The Dark Angels (Dunghill) ransomware group claims responsibility for hacking chipmaker Nexperia and stealing 1 TB of the company’s data. Nexperia is a semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

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College Students Help Boost Cybersecurity With Free Clinics

Data Breach Today

New Program Pairs Universities and Students With Small, Resource-Poor Organizations A new initiative in the U.S. is pairing college students with university researchers to strengthen cybersecurity defenses for resource-poor organizations and small businesses. The program serves as both an educational platform and a way for students to gain practical field experience.

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Change Healthcare’s New Ransomware Nightmare Goes From Bad to Worse

WIRED Threat Level

A cybercriminal gang called RansomHub claims to be selling highly sensitive patient information stolen from Change Healthcare following a ransomware attack by another group in February.

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X.com Automatically Changing Link Text but Not URLs

Schneier on Security

Brian Krebs reported that X (formerly known as Twitter) started automatically changing twitter.com links to x.com links. The problem is: (1) it changed any domain name that ended with “twitter.com,” and (2) it only changed the link’s appearance (anchortext), not the underlying URL. So if you were a clever phisher and registered fedetwitter.com, people would see the link as fedex.com, but it would send people to fedetwitter.com.

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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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Phishing Frenzy: Microsoft and Google Most Mimicked Brands in Cyber Scams

KnowBe4

Microsoft and Google were the most frequently impersonated brands in phishing attacks during the first quarter of 2024, according to a report from Check Point.

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A renewed espionage campaign targets South Asia with iOS spyware LightSpy

Security Affairs

Researchers warn of a renewed cyber espionage campaign targeting users in South Asia with the Apple iOS spyware LightSpy Blackberry researchers discovered a renewed cyber espionage campaign targeting South Asia with an Apple iOS spyware called LightSpy. The sophisticated mobile spyware has resurfaced after several months of inactivity, the new version of LightSpy, dubbed “F_Warehouse”, supports a modular framework with extensive spying capabilities.

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EU Formally Adopts Cyber Law for Connected Products

Data Matters

On 12 March 2024, the European Parliament approved the EU Cyber Resilience Act (“ CRA ”) with a large majority of 517-12 votes in favor of the legislation (with 78 abstentions). The CRA aims to ensure that “products with digital elements” (“ PDE ”) i.e., connected products such as smart devices, and remote data processing solutions, are resilient against cyber threats and provide key information in relation to their security properties.

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Misinformation and hacktivist campaigns targeting the Philippines skyrocket

Security Affairs

Amidst rising tensions with China in the SCS, Resecurity observed a spike in malicious cyber activity targeting the Philippines in Q1 2024. Amidst rising tensions with China in the South China Sea, Resecurity has observed a significant spike in malicious cyber activity targeting the Philippines in Q1 2024 , increasing nearly 325% compared to the same period last year.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Cisco Calls Out Organizations As Being “Overconfident and Unprepared” for Cyber Attacks

KnowBe4

In a new report, the tech giant highlights the cyber readiness maturity levels of organizations lacks despite experiencing cyberattacks and expecting.

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IBM and TechD partner to securely share data and power insights with gen AI

IBM Big Data Hub

As technology expands, at TechD , we know that the quality of generative AI (gen AI) depends on accurate data sourcing. A reliable and trustworthy data source is essential for sharing information across departments. Through the implementation of generative AI we are able to expand our knowledge to many individuals easily, quickly and efficiently becoming a resource.

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KnowBe4 Named a Leader in the Spring 2024 G2 Grid Report for Security Awareness Training

KnowBe4

We are thrilled to announce that KnowBe4 has been named a leader in the latest G2 Grid Report that compares security awareness training (SAT) vendors based on user reviews, customer satisfaction, popularity and market presence.

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Human + artificial intelligence: Driving fortitude and a human-centric future

CGI

This CGI blog post shares insights on creating a symbiotic relationship between AI and human intelligence to drive business outcomes.

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Get Better Network Graphs & Save Analysts Time

Many organizations today are unlocking the power of their data by using graph databases to feed downstream analytics, enahance visualizations, and more. Yet, when different graph nodes represent the same entity, graphs get messy. Watch this essential video with Senzing CEO Jeff Jonas on how adding entity resolution to a graph database condenses network graphs to improve analytics and save your analysts time.

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Libraries Change Lives 2024 – Putting libraries in the spotlight

CILIP

Libraries Change Lives 2024 – Putting libraries in the spotlight CILIP is launching ‘Libraries Change Lives Week’ to raise the profile of public libraries to government – and we need your help As libraries continue to face budget and service cuts across the country, it is more important than ever for the sector to show politicians the huge difference libraries make in our communities.

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Stop Ransomware in its Tracks With CipherTrust Transparent Encryption Ransomware Protection

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Stop Ransomware in its Tracks With CipherTrust Transparent Encryption Ransomware Protection madhav Wed, 04/17/2024 - 05:22 Our last blog Ransomware Attacks: The Constant and Evolving Cybersecurity Threat described the ever dangerous and evolving cybersecurity threat of ransomware. It’s no longer a matter of IF you get attacked, it’s a matter of WHEN you get attacked.

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Using dig +trace to understand DNS resolution from start to finish

IBM Big Data Hub

The dig command is a powerful tool for troubleshooting queries and responses received from the  Domain Name Service (DNS). It is installed by default on many operating systems, including Linux® and Mac OS X. It can be installed on Microsoft Windows as part of Cygwin. One of the many things dig can do is to perform recursive DNS resolution and display all of the steps that it took in your terminal.

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Celebrating our amazing partners at Data Citizens ’24

Collibra

At Collibra we are proud to be our customers’ champion. This is one of our core values and what drives us every day. While we are proud of all Collibra has accomplished this past year, we would be remiss to not mention our amazing partners whose collaboration has helped us deliver best-in-class solutions to our customers. Together with our partners, we offer fully integrated solutions that allow all data citizens across an organization to derive value from their data.

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.

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Understanding glue records and Dedicated DNS

IBM Big Data Hub

Domain name system (DNS) resolution is an iterative process where a recursive resolver attempts to look up a domain name using a hierarchical resolution chain. First, the recursive resolver queries the root (.), which provides the nameservers for the top-level domain(TLD), e.g.com. Next, it queries the TLD nameservers, which provide the domain’s authoritative nameservers.

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Apple introduces “Privacy Manifests” for new and updated apps

Data Protection Report

Apple recently announced that beginning in spring 2024, developers of certain SDKs and apps that use those SDKs will be required to include a “Privacy Manifest,” which lists all tracking domains used in the relevant SDK or app. To determine whether this is relevant to your company, a list of SDKs that require a Privacy Manifest can be found here. Privacy Manifests are required in order to either: Submit a new app to the App Store that includes a listed SDK or Submit an app update to the App Stor

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CyberheistNews Vol 14 #16 Critical Improvements to the 7 Most Common Pieces of Cybersecurity Advice

KnowBe4

Critical Improvements to the 7 Most Common Pieces of Cybersecurity Advice