Fri.Oct 15, 2021

Ransomware Attack on Israeli Medical Center Raises Alarm

Data Breach Today

Government Authorities Issue Advisories Following Hospital Attack Government authorities in Israel are warning healthcare sector entities in the country of potential cyberattacks after a ransomware attack this week on Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in the city of Hadera.

'Clumsy' BlackByte Malware Reuses Crypto Keys, Worms Into Networks

Dark Reading

Discovered during a recent incident response engagement, the malware avoids Russian computers and uses a single symmetric key for encrypting every compromised system

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US Agencies to Water Facilities: You May Be Next Target

Data Breach Today

FBI, CISA, EPA & NSA Advisory Says Threats to Critical Infrastructure Rising U.S. federal agencies issued a joint advisory around potential cyber threats to the nation's water facilities.

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How Attackers Hack Humans

Dark Reading

Inside their motivations, how they go about it -- and what businesses can do about it, according to Counterintelligence Institute founder Peter Warmka

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Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

BlackByte: Free Decryptor Released for Ransomware Strain

Data Breach Today

But Name-and-Shame Attackers Likely Retooling After Spotting Encryption Problems A free decryptor for BlackByte ransomware has been released by security researchers at Trustwave who cracked the crypto-locking malware's encryption.

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Missouri Refers Coordinated Bug Disclosure to Prosecutors

Data Breach Today

Michael L. Parson Alleges Newspaper Reporter Improperly Accessed Data A newspaper reporter in Missouri who responsibly reported the exposure of Social Security numbers on a state government website has been accused of malicious hacking by the state's governor.

Missouri Threatens to Sue a Reporter Over a Security Flaw

WIRED Threat Level

The governor warned that he would take legal action against a journalist who identified a vulnerability that exposed teachers' Social Security numbers. Security Security / Security News

ISMG Editors' Panel: Are Our Systems Too Complex to Secure?

Data Breach Today

China's Hackers Crack Devices at Tianfu Cup for $1.5M in Prizes

Dark Reading

China's premier hackers will target web browsers, operating systems, mobile devices, and even a car at Tianfu Cup

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The Modern Software Checklist: The Secret to Understanding Your Data Security Needs

Understanding your data security needs is tough enough, but what can be even more difficult is choosing the right software to fit your company. This checklist will help you evaluate the scope of services offered by various encryption solutions on the market.

Teenage Cybercrime: Giving Young Hackers A Second Chance

Data Breach Today

The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of attempts made by European law enforcement to encourage young cybercriminals to channel their skills in more ethical ways. Also featured: Fraud detection and response; Inspiring behavioural change

How AI Can Stop Zero-Day Ransomware

Dark Reading

Ransomware attacks are unpredictable. AI is better at figuring out what looks malicious and abnormal than humans will ever be

Accenture discloses data breach after LockBit ransomware attack

Security Affairs

IT and consulting giant Accenture confirmed a data breach after the ransomware attack conducted by LockBit operators in August 2021. Global IT consultancy giant Accenture discloses a data breach after the LockBit ransomware attack that hit the company in August 2021.

From Help Desk to Head of SOC: Building a Cybersecurity Career on Empathy and Candor

Dark Reading

Why a passion for helping people is key to delivering effective cybersecurity solutions

The Importance of PCI Compliance and Data Ownership When Issuing Payment Cards

This eBook provides a practical explanation of the different PCI compliance approaches that payment card issuers can adopt, as well as the importance of both protecting user PII and gaining ownership and portability of their sensitive data.

Juniper Networks released +40 security advisories to fix +70 vulnerabilities

Security Affairs

Cybersecurity provider Juniper Networks released more than 40 security advisories to address over 70 vulnerabilities that affect its solutions. Cybersecurity provider Juniper Networks released more than 40 security advisories to address more than 70 vulnerabilities that affect its solutions.

Cisco Duo Trusted Access Report: More Than 50% of Companies Plan Passwordless Move

Dark Reading

Multifactor authentications soar as enterprises move away from passwords to secure hybrid workers

Three more ransomware attacks hit Water and Wastewater systems in 2021

Security Affairs

A joint cybersecurity advisory published by US agencies revealed that three ransomware attacks on wastewater systems this year.

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Troy Hunt

I had a bunch of false starts with this one. I don't know if it was just OBS or something else, but we got there after several failed attempts and me resorting to reading Gov Parson's nutty tweets until it all started working. "Nutty"

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

Boffins devise a new side-channel attack affecting all AMD CPUs

Security Affairs

A group of researchers from the Graz University of Technology and CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security devised a new side-channel attack that affects AMD CPUs.

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TrickBot Gang Enters Cybercrime Elite with Fresh Affiliates

Threatpost

The group – which also created BazarLoader and the Conti ransomware – has juiced its distribution tactics to threaten enterprises more than ever. Malware Vulnerabilities Web Security

How to Mitigate Corporate Risk and Respond to Crises

Data Matters

Recent events have given the term “corporate crisis” a whole new meaning. From cyberattacks and pandemic disruptions to political divisions and tweets that go viral, companies are being challenged in ways they never have before. How should they respond in a fast-moving crisis?

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Back to school with Jamf and Google Chrome

Jamf

Chrome’s mobile browser empowers the student experience on iPad that’s more manageable than ever

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Make Payment Optimization a Part of Your Core Payment Strategy

Everything you need to know about payment optimization – an easy-to-integrate, PCI-compliant solution that enables companies to take control of their PSPs, minimize processing costs, maximize approval rates, and keep control over their payments data.

Evolution Equity Partners Close $400M for Cybersecurity Investments

Dark Reading

The firm expands capital base, team, and platform addressing a rapidly growing cybersecurity investment opportunity

New Jersey Acting Attorney General Announces Data Breach Settlement with Fertility Clinic

Hunton Privacy

On October 12, 2021, New Jersey Acting Attorney General Andrew J.

Missouri Vows to Prosecute ‘Hacker’ Who Informed State About Data Leak

Threatpost

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson launched a criminal investigation of a reporter who flagged a state website that exposed 100K+ Social-Security numbers for teachers and other state employees. Government Privacy Vulnerabilities Web Security

WhatsApp to bring in encryption for backup chats after privacy fears

The Guardian Data Protection

Users can set encryption key for chats on Google Drive or iCloud to prevent authorities demanding access from provider WhatsApp is allowing users to encrypt their backed-up chats, making them unreadable without access to a password or 64-digit encryption key.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

iOS vulnerability with public exploit: upgrade now

Jamf

Find out more about Apple's recently released iOS 15.0.2 to fix a vulnerability, which allows an application to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.

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The future of digital transformation is now

CILIP

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Why Is It Particularly Interesting to Talk About Open Banking in Peru?

HID Global

Why Is It Particularly Interesting to Talk About Open Banking in Peru? jarenas. Fri, 10/15/2021 - 10:03

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