Tue.Sep 22, 2020

Cybercrime Review: Hackers Cash in on COVID-19

Data Breach Today

Phishing, Spam, Malware, Social Engineering and Other Recent Attack Trends Reviewing online attack trends for the first half of the year, numerous cybersecurity firms agree: COVID-19 was king.

179 Arrested in Massive Global Dark Web Takedown

WIRED Threat Level

Operation Disruptor is an unprecedented international law enforcement effort, stemming from last year’s seizure of a popular underground bazaar called Wall Street Market. Security Security / Security News

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Leaked FinCEN Reports Reveal Sensitive Security Details

Data Breach Today

Suspicious Activity Reports Reveal Tools and Techniques to Adversaries, Experts Warn What will be the impact of the leak of investigatory documents from FinCEN - the U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network?

Can Schools Pass Their Biggest Cybersecurity Test Yet?

Dark Reading

Understaffed, underfunded, and underequipped, IT teams in the K-12 sector face a slew of challenges amid remote and hybrid learning models. Here's where they can begin to protect their schools against cyberattacks

Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

'Dark Overlord' Hacker Sentenced to 5-Year Prison Term

Data Breach Today

British Man Switches to Guilty Plea in Case Tied to Several Healthcare Hacks A U.K. resident who was a member of The Dark Overlord hacking group pleaded guilty to federal charges Monday and was sentenced to five years in prison, according to the U.S. Justice Department.


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CISA Pushes Government Agencies to Patch 'Zerologon' Flaw

Data Breach Today

Federal Agencies Need to Report Compliance by Wednesday U.S. government agencies are supposed to have now patched the "Zerologon" vulnerability by now, about six weeks after Microsoft issued a patch. CISA warns that too many systems remain unpatched

Hackers hit Luxottica, production stopped at two Italian plants

Security Affairs

The Italian eyewear and eyecare giant Luxottica has reportedly suffered a cyber attack that disrupted its operations in Italy and China. Luxottica Group S.p.A. is an Italian eyewear conglomerate and the world’s largest company in the eyewear industry.

179 Arrested in Darknet Market Crackdown

Data Breach Today

Authorities Seize Virtual Currency, Drugs, Firearms An international coalition of police agencies made 179 arrests and seized virtual currency, cash and drugs based on intelligence gathered from earlier takedowns of the Wall Street and Alphabay darknet marketplaces

Operation DisrupTor: police arrested 179 vendors engaged in the sale of illicit good

Security Affairs

A global police sting dubbed Operation DisrupTor targeted vendors and buyers of illicit goods on the dark web, Europol announced. A coordinated operation conducted by law enforcement agencies across the world, dubbed Operation DisrupTor, targeted vendors and buyers of illicit goods on the dark web.

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Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Will US Indictments of Iranian Hackers Be a Deterrent?

Data Breach Today

Security Experts Offer an Analysis of the Impact Will recent U.S. indictments of several alleged Iranian hackers - as well as government sanctions against an APT group - have a deterrent effect? Security experts share their opinions on the impact of these actions

Amazon Delivery Drivers Hacking Scheduling System

Schneier on Security

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Cybersecurity Leadership: Risk Exposure Awareness

Data Breach Today

CEOs and CISOs on Assessing and Mitigating the New Risk Landscape It might be new, but are we ready to call this "normal?"

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Data of 540,000 Sports Referees, League Officials Compromised

Adam Levin

The personal information of 540,000 sports referees, league officials, and school representatives has been compromised following a ransomware attack targeting a software vendor for the athletics industry.

Rethinking Information Governance In The Age of Unstructured Enterprise Data

Today’s organizations are faced with the overwhelming challenge of managing, finding, and leveraging their information. This eBook discusses a newly discovered information discipline and is filled to the brim with helpful information.

Hefty HIPAA Fine After Breach Involving 'The Dark Overlord'

Data Breach Today

Regulator: Georgia Clinic Showed 'Systemic Noncompliance' Federal regulators have announced a $1.5 million HIPAA settlement with a Georgia orthopedic clinic stemming from a 2016 breach involving The Dark Overlord hacking group.

Vulnerability Disclosure Programs See Signups & Payouts Surge

Dark Reading

More than $44.75 million in rewards were paid to hackers over the past year, driving total payouts beyond $100 million


Unlocking the Five Steps to Proper Security Validation

Data Breach Today

Continuously Validate Security to Maximize the Value of Your Investments The 2020 Security Effectiveness Report shares our findings from an evaluation of 100+ enterprise production environments globally across every major vertical

Facebook says it may quit Europe over ban on sharing data with US

The Guardian Data Protection

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Continuously Validate Security to Maximize the Value of Your Investments

Data Breach Today

The 2020 Security Effectiveness Report shares our findings from an evaluation of 100+ enterprise production environments globally across every major vertical

A member The Dark Overlord group sentenced to 5 years in prison

Security Affairs

A United Kingdom national, member of ‘The Dark Overlord’ hacking group was sentenced to five years in federal prison, announced the US DoJ. The United Kingdom national Nathan Wyatt (39), a member of ‘The Dark Overlord’ hacking group, was extradited to the United States in December 2019.

Nearly 70% of IT & Security Pros Hone Their Cyber Skills Outside of Work

Dark Reading

New research shows how security skills are lacking across multiple IT disciplines as well - including network engineers, sys admins, and cloud developers

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German investigators blame Russian DoppelPaymer gang for deadly hospital attack

Security Affairs

The investigation of German authorities on the recent attack on the Dusseldorf hospital reveals the possible involvement of Russian hackers.

Product Analytics Playbook: Mastering Retention

Why do your users churn? In this guide you'll learn common product pitfalls and how to fix them.

Microsoft Extends Data Loss Prevention to Cloud App Security

Dark Reading

The update, one of several announced today, is intended to help employees remain compliant when handling data across cloud applications

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Google Chrome Bugs Open Browsers to Attack


Google's new release of Chrome 85.0.4183.121 for Windows, Mac, and Linux fixes 10 security flaws.

Interview with the Author of the 2000 Love Bug Virus

Schneier on Security

No real surprises, but we finally have the story. The story he went on to tell is strikingly straightforward. De Guzman was poor, and internet access was expensive. He felt that getting online was almost akin to a human right (a view that was ahead of its time).

COVID-19 Health Screening Records

The Texas Record

Note: This article only applies to local governments and state agencies that are not healthcare providers. Any public health agencies, public hospitals, or health departments should follow the retention periods in Schedule HR (for local governments) or in their specific agency retention schedule.

Future-Proofing Your Information Governance Strategy

Speaker: Crystal Cao, Lindsey Simon & Lisa Ripley

Join Onna and experts from Quip, Airbnb, and Oracle for this live webinar as they dive into proactive data deletion policies, retention strategies, and legal hold practices that are essential to a modern enterprise information governance strategy.

Regulatory Compliance on the Web: What Your Website Needs

Hanzo Learning Center

Your website is an important part of your business. Chances are, you’re investing both time and money to ensure that it attracts customers and satisfies their needs so that they decide to do business with you.

Firefox 81 Release Kills High-Severity Code-Execution Bugs


Mozilla has fixed three high-severity flaws with the release of Firefox 81 and Firefox ESR 78.3. Vulnerabilities Web Security buffer error CVE-2020-15673 CVE-2020-15674 CVE-2020-15675 Firefox Firefox 80 Firefox 81 Firefox ESR 78.3

The latest from DXC’s Applied AI Studio: A chatbot to help remote workers de-stress


Lee, an online personal counselor, helps employees who struggle with feelings of mild anxiety or loneliness while working from home. Rather than cope alone, they talk with Lee to destress. You’re lonely?” Lee might say. “I’m I’m sorry about that. Can you tell me more about how you’re feeling?”