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Law Enforcement's Role in Remediating Ransomware Attacks

Data Breach Today

Different Countries Have Different Levels of Law Enforcement Involvement This year's Sophos State of Ransomware report reveals how reporting levels and official responses vary across 14 countries. The survey finds that reporting ransomware attacks is common, and victims almost always receive support as a result.

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NEWS ANALYSIS Q&A: Striving for contextual understanding as digital transformation plays out

The Last Watchdog

The tectonic shift of network security is gaining momentum, yet this transformation continues to lag far behind the accelerating pace of change in the operating environment. Related: The advance of LLMs For at least the past decade, the cybersecurity industry has been bending away from rules-based defenses designed to defend on-premises data centers and leaning more into tightly integrated and highly adaptable cyber defenses directed at the cloud edge.

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Popular Chatbots Spout Russian Misinformation, Finds Study

Data Breach Today

OpenAI, Meta and 8 Other Chatbots Use Disinformation Network as Source Popular artificial intelligence chatbots are rife with Russian disinformation, warns NewsGuard, the rating system for news and information websites. The chatbots failed to recognize that sites such as "The Boston Times" or "The Houston Post" are Russian propaganda fronts.

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Google Chrome 126 update addresses multiple high-severity flaws

Security Affairs

Google released Chrome 126 update that addresses a high-severity vulnerability demonstrated at the TyphoonPWN 2024 hacking competition. Google has issued a Chrome 126 security update, addressing six vulnerabilities, including a flaw, tracked as CVE-2024-6100 which was demonstrated during the SSD Secure Disclosure’s TyphoonPWN 2024. TyphoonPWN is a live hacking competition held annually at TyphoonCon, an Offensive Security Conference in Seoul, South Korea.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Making the Move From Tech Expert to Cybersecurity Leader

Data Breach Today

10 Practical Steps to Make Yourself Stand Out as 'Leadership Material' To obtain a leadership role, consistently show your commitment to the field, your willingness to help others and your ability to effectively communicate and solve problems. By doing so, you can build a reputation as a knowledgeable, proactive and reliable leader in cybersecurity.

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Chinese Hackers Used Open-Source Rootkits for Espionage

Data Breach Today

UNC3886 Targeted Edge Devices for Persistence, Mandiant Says A suspected Chinese hacking group used open-source rootkits to ensure persistence on compromised edge devices such as VMware ESXi servers for espionage campaigns, Google Mandiant said. The hacking group, which Mandiant tracks as UNC3886, is likely a Chinese threat group hacking for Beijing.

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Happy 1st Birthday to Our KnowBe4 Community!

KnowBe4

Happy 1st birthday to our KnowBe4 Community! We’re so excited to celebrate our community's first anniversary. It’s been filled with so many wholesome moments and learning opportunities.

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Ever Tried to Report a Scam on Facebook? Good Luck!

Data Breach Today

It's Time for Big Tech to Be Held Accountable for Rampant Online Fraud From account takeover threats to fake investment schemes, it doesn't take much time on social media to stumble upon a scam. But if you try to report these bad actors to social platforms such as Facebook, you may have a hard time doing so. On Facebook, "scam" or "fraud" aren't reporting options.

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This Is What Would Happen if China Invaded Taiwan

WIRED Threat Level

The new book World on the Brink: How America Can Beat China in the Race for the 21st Century lays out what might actually happen if China were to invade Taiwan in 2028.

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Entity Resolution: Your Guide to Deciding Whether to Build It or Buy It

Adding high-quality entity resolution capabilities to enterprise applications, services, data fabrics or data pipelines can be daunting and expensive. Organizations often invest millions of dollars and years of effort to achieve subpar results. This guide will walk you through the requirements and challenges of implementing entity resolution. By the end, you'll understand what to look for, the most common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid, and your options.

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Pentagon Cybersecurity, Workforce Woes Threaten Tech Rollout

Data Breach Today

New Report Says DOD Is Lagging in Procuring New Tech Amid Cybersecurity Failures The U.S. Department of Defense is struggling to rapidly test and deploy emerging technologies due to a series of cybersecurity and workforce challenges that hinder the Pentagon's process of acquiring weapon systems, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

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Chip maker giant AMD investigates a data breach

Security Affairs

AMD announced an investigation after a threat actor attempted to sell data allegedly stolen from its systems. AMD has launched an investigation after the threat actor IntelBroker announced they were selling sensitive data allegedly belonging to the company. “We are aware of a cybercriminal organization claiming to be in possession of stolen AMD data,” the chip maker told media outlets. “We are working closely with law enforcement officials and a third-party hosting partner to i

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Radiology Practice Hack Affects Sensitive Data of 512,000

Data Breach Today

Breach Is Latest Major Cyber Incident Reported by a Medical Imaging Provider A Minnesota-based radiology practice is notifying more than 500,000 individuals that their information was accessed and potentially acquired by hackers. The incident is one of several major health data breaches reported by radiologists in recent months as affecting hundreds of thousands of patients.

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New Blog Moderation Policy

Schneier on Security

There has been a lot of toxicity in the comments section of this blog. Recently, we’re having to delete more and more comments. Not just spam and off-topic comments, but also sniping and personal attacks. It’s gotten so bad that I need to do something. My options are limited because I’m just one person, and this website is free, ad-free, and anonymous.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Alleged researchers stole $3 million from Kraken exchange

Security Affairs

Alleged researchers have exploited a zero-day in Kraken crypto exchange to steal $3 million worth of cryptocurrency. Kraken Chief Security Officer Nick Percoco revealed that alleged security researchers exploited a zero-day flaw to steal $3 million worth of cryptocurrency. The researchers are refusing to return the stolen funds. Kraken Security Update: On June 9 2024, we received a Bug Bounty program alert from a security researcher.

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The Rise of Privacy-by-Design: APRA's Impact on Business Practices

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

The Rise of Privacy-by-Design: APRA's Impact on Business Practices josh.pearson@t… Thu, 06/20/2024 - 07:01 When it comes to privacy, the regulatory landscape in the US is a patchwork of laws, where individual states like California lead the way with regulations like its California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and then followed it up with the expanded California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA).

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Cryptojacking campaign targets exposed Docker APIs

Security Affairs

A malware campaign targets publicly exposed Docker API endpoints to deliver cryptocurrency miners and other payloads. Researchers at Datadog uncovered a new cryptojacking campaign linked to the attackers behind Spinning YARN campaign. The threat actors target publicly exposed and unsecured Docker API endpoints for initial access. The attack begins with the threat actor scanning the internet to find hosts with Docker’s default port 2375 open.

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Guarding the grid: How utilities harness data to boost safety and productivity

OpenText Information Management

Throughout my career in the utilities industry, I’ve helped organizations to embrace change. I specialize in geographic information systems (GIS) , which is software that helps utilities manage location data and other asset information on a digital map. In the field, we rely on a team of people to answer the call and fix what's broken. Technology can help those teams respond even faster, especially during critical situations.

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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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UK Pathology Lab Ransomware Attackers Demanded $50 Million

Data Breach Today

Russian-Speaking Gang Follows Typical Playbook; Critical Services Still Disrupted The ransomware attack that disrupted U.K. pathology services provider Synnovis, continuing to cause thousands of canceled and delayed operations and appointments across London, reportedly featured a $50 million ransom demand from attackers, backed by the typical threat to leak stolen data.

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How I organize my Slack workspaces with custom themes (and you can too)

Collaboration 2.0

Are your multiple Slack workspaces getting confusing? Here's how to differentiate them with custom themes.

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