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Spanish Police Bust Alleged Leader of Scattered Spider

Data Breach Today

US International Arrest Warrant Accuses Suspect of Cryptocurrency-Theft Campaigns Spanish National Police have arrested a 22-year-old British national based on an International Arrest Warrant from the U.S. that accuses him of stealing bitcoins worth $27 million. Reports suggest the suspect is a key member of the Scattered Spider cybercrime group that hacked MGM and Clorox.

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Hackers Detail How They Allegedly Stole Ticketmaster Data From Snowflake

WIRED Threat Level

A ShinyHunters hacker tells WIRED that they gained access to Ticketmaster’s Snowflake cloud account—and others—by first breaching a third-party contractor.

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CISA Conducts First-Ever AI Security Incident Response Drill

Data Breach Today

US Cyber Defense Agency Developing AI Security Incident Collaboration Playbook The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is hosting a series of tabletop exercises through its flagship public-private collaborative while developing a new playbook for both sectors to better respond to emerging cybersecurity risks associated with artificial intelligence.

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Phishing Campaign Abuses Windows Search to Distribute Malware

KnowBe4

Researchers at Trustwave warn that a phishing campaign is distributing malware via HTML attachments disguised as invoices. Notably, the HTML files abuse the Windows Search protocol to launch Windows Explorer and trick users into installing the malware.

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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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HHS on Guard: Prioritizing Patient Data Security

Data Breach Today

CISO and Acting Deputy CIO La Monte Yarborough on Building a Culture of Security The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is actively enhancing its cybersecurity measures to protect sensitive health data. CISO and Acting Deputy CIO La Monte Yarborough outlined the measures HHS is taking to protect sensitive data and critical infrastructure amid rising threats.

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NHS Ransomware Hack: 1,500 Medical Appointments Rescheduled

Data Breach Today

Hospitals Says Restoring the Affected IT Systems Will Take Weeks The ransomware attack on a key U.K. National Health Service IT vendor has forced two London hospitals to reschedule around 1,500 medical appointments including critical cancer treatments and organ transplant surgeries. The disruption is now in its third week.

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Using LLMs to Exploit Vulnerabilities

Schneier on Security

Interesting research: “ Teams of LLM Agents can Exploit Zero-Day Vulnerabilities.” Abstract: LLM agents have become increasingly sophisticated, especially in the realm of cybersecurity. Researchers have shown that LLM agents can exploit real-world vulnerabilities when given a description of the vulnerability and toy capture-the-flag problems.

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Getting a Firmer Grip on AI Privacy Concerns in Healthcare

Data Breach Today

Artificial intelligence technologies offer tremendous promise in healthcare, but it's crucial for organizations to carefully assess the complex data privacy concerns involved with different types of AI products and deployments, said Karen Habercoss, chief privacy officer at UChicago Medicine.

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China-linked Velvet Ant uses F5 BIG-IP malware in cyber espionage campaign

Security Affairs

Chinese cyberespionage group Velvet Ant was spotted using custom malware to target F5 BIG-IP appliances to breach target networks. In late 2023, Sygnia researchers responded to an incident suffered by a large organization that they attributed to a China-linked threat actor tracked as ‘Velvet Ant.’ The cyberspies deployed custom malware on F5 BIG-IP appliances to gain persistent access to the internal network of the target organization and steal sensitive data.

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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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Police Dismantle Asian Crime Ring Behind $25M Android Fraud

Data Breach Today

Hackers Used Dozens of Servers to Distribute Malicious Android Apps Law enforcement authorities in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan took down a cybercrime ring that used dozens of servers and hundreds of phishing pages across multiple jurisdictions to run a malware-enabled scam operation and steal tens of millions from victims' bank accounts.

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Amazon-Powered AI Cameras Used to Detect Emotions of Unwitting UK Train Passengers

WIRED Threat Level

CCTV cameras and AI are being combined to monitor crowds, detect bike thefts, and spot trespassers.

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Australian Regulators Detail Medibank Hack: VPN Lacked MFA

Data Breach Today

Court Filing: Threat Actor Stole Admin Credentials From IT Service Desk Contractor Medibank's lack of MFA on its global VPN allowed a hacker to use credentials stolen from an IT services desk contractor to access the private health insurer's IT systems in 2022, leading to a dark web data leak affecting 9.7 million individuals, Australian regulators said in court documents.

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Microsoft and KnowBe4 Collaborate on Ribbon Phish Alert Button for Outlook

KnowBe4

Increasing phishing attacks are a constant threat to organizations, making it crucial for users to report suspicious emails.

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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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Hackers Plead Guilty After Breaching Law Enforcement Portal

Data Breach Today

Justice Says Sagar Steven Singh and Nicholas Ceraolo Doxed and Threatened Victims Hackers Sagar Steven Singh and Nicholas Ceraolo pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to conspiring to commit computer intrusion and aggravated identity theft after illegally accessing a nonpublic law enforcement database, according to the Justice Department.

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How Much Does it Cost to Use Cloud Storage? 

Record Nations

Today’s businesses rely on technology to simplify their operations and increase efficiency. Cloud storage is an essential component of the technological advances businesses use daily. In fact, recent statistics show that 60% of all corporate data is now stored in the cloud with numbers projected to increase. Businesses choose cloud storage because of its.

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Sleepy Pickle: Researchers Find a New Way to Poison ML

Data Breach Today

Hackers Can Use the Attack Method to Manipulate ML Model Output and Steal Data Researchers have found a new way of poisoning machine learning models that could allow hackers to steal data and manipulate the artificial intelligence unit's output. Using the Sleepy Pickle attack method, hackers can inject malicious code into the serialization process, said Trail of Bits.

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Online job offers, the reshipping and money mule scams

Security Affairs

Offers that promise easy earnings can also bring with them a host of scams that deceive those who are genuinely seeking income opportunities. Often, behind these enticing offers are pyramid schemes in which profits are generated through the recruitment of new participants, rather than through actual service, sometimes even causing significant financial losses.

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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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Libraries and the fight against truth decay

CILIP

Libraries and the fight against truth decay Truth decay is the diminishing role of facts and analysis in public life, it is a phenomenon that erodes civil discourse, causes political paralysis, and leads to general uncertainty around what is and is not. Stijn Hoorens, Director, RAND Europe will join CILIP Conference 2024 as keynote speaker with a talk on truth decay that will shed light on how libraries can help to counter it.

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Empire Market owners charged with operating $430M dark web marketplace

Security Affairs

Federal authorities charged two individuals with operating the dark web marketplace Empire Market that facilitated over $430 million in illegal transactions. Two men, Thomas Pavey (aka “Dopenugget”) and Raheim Hamilton (aka “Sydney” and “Zero Angel”), have been charged in federal court in Chicago for operating the dark web marketplace “ Empire Market ” from 2018 to 2020.

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Guide to Achieving ISO27001:2022 Compliance

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Guide to Achieving ISO27001:2022 Compliance glenn.hamilton… Tue, 06/18/2024 - 06:01 ISO/IEC 27001:2022 , the latest edition of the internationally recognized standard for information security management systems (ISMS), introduces several significant updates and revisions to address the evolving security challenges that worldwide organizations face. One of the most significant changes in the standard is the overhaul of Annex A, which now aligns closely with the updates introduced in ISO/IEC 2700

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Spanish police arrested an alleged member of the Scattered Spider group

Security Affairs

A joint law enforcement operation led to the arrest of a key member of the cybercrime group known as Scattered Spider. Spanish police arrested a 22-year-old British national who is suspected of being a key member of the cybercrime group known as Scattered Spider (also known as UNC3944 , 0ktapus ). The man was arrested in Palma de Mallorca while attempting to fly to Italy, during the arrest, police confiscated a laptop and a mobile phone.

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Using Data & Analytics for Improving Healthcare Innovation and Outcomes

In the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, delivering data insights to end users or customers can be a significant challenge for product managers, product owners, and application team developers. The complexity of healthcare data, the need for real-time analytics, and the demand for user-friendly interfaces can often seem overwhelming. But with Logi Symphony, these challenges become opportunities.

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Cloud for government: A look at 4 agency transformations

OpenText Information Management

Government agencies are making strides on their cloud migration journey, but there is still progress to be made. At OpenText, we are well-situated to help public sector agencies move to the cloud. Our Cloud for Government solution has been listed on the FedRAMP marketplace as fully authorized, providing a low-risk, highly secure content management cloud option for the public sector.

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LA County’s Department of Public Health (DPH) data breach impacted over 200,000 individuals

Security Affairs

The County of Los Angeles’ Department of Public Health (DPH) disclosed a data breach that impacted more than 200,000 individuals. The LA County’s Department of Public Health announced that the personal information of more than 200,000 was compromised after a data breach that occurred between February 19 and February 20, 2024. Threat actors obtained the log-in credentials of 53 Public Health employees through a phishing campaign. “Between February 19, 2024, and February 20, 2024, the Los An

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How to send large file attachments in Gmail - up to 10GB

Collaboration 2.0

Ever run up against Gmail's 25MB file size limitation? Here's an easy way to get around it. (This tip works with other email clients, too!

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Disaster Preparedness during the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season

National Archives Records Express

The 2024 Atlantic hurricane season began June 1st and runs through November 30th. NOAA has forecast a range of 17 to 25 total named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher). Of those, 8 to 13 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 4 to 7 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher). NOAA has a 70% confidence in these ranges.

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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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Reltio 2024.2: Empowering enterprises to unify their data

Reltio

The need for real-time, trusted, unified data has never been greater. The biggest challenge facing enterprises is effectively harnessing the vast amounts of information at their disposal. Those who can swiftly overcome the hurdles of data management can gain a significant competitive edge, enabling them to make informed decisions, innovate faster, and deliver superior customer experiences in an increasingly crowded marketplace.

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Essentials of enterprise identity management

Jamf

Explore the essentials of enterprise identity management in our in-depth post. Discover how to enhance security and streamline operations in your business.