December, 2022

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LastPass Data Breach: It's Time to Ditch This Password Manager

WIRED Threat Level

The password manager's most recent data breach is so concerning, users need to take immediate steps to protect themselves. Security Security / Cyberattacks and Hacks Security / Security Advice Security / Security News

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Extracting Encrypted Credentials From Common Tools

Dark Reading

Attackers are harvesting credentials from compromised systems. Here's how some commonly used tools can enable this

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Hacked Ring Cams Used to Record Swatting Victims

Krebs on Security

Photo: BrandonKleinPhoto / Shutterstock.com. Two U.S.

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FBI’s Vetted Info Sharing Network ‘InfraGard’ Hacked

Krebs on Security

InfraGard , a program run by the U.S.

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Subsurface: The Ultimate Data Lakehouse Conference

Speaker: Panel Speakers

We’ve just opened registration for Subsurface LIVE 2023! Learn how to innovate with open source technologies such as Apache Arrow, Delta Lake, and more. Register now to secure your spot at Subsurface LIVE being held March 1-2, 2023.

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Healthcare: Essential Defenses for Combating Ransomware

Data Breach Today

Move Infrastructure to the Cloud and Hone Incident Response Plans, Experts Say To avoid having to even consider paying a ransom, experts have long urged all organizations to put in place appropriate defenses.

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Experts detailed a previously undetected VMware ESXi backdoor

Security Affairs

A new Python backdoor is targeting VMware ESXi servers, allowing attackers to take over compromised systems. Juniper Networks researchers spotted a previously undocumented Python backdoor targeting VMware ESXi servers.

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War and Geopolitical Conflict: The New Battleground for DDoS Attacks

Dark Reading

The effectiveness of attacks largely depends on organizations' distributed denial-of-service defenses

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Recovering Smartphone Voice from the Accelerometer

Schneier on Security

Yet another smartphone side-channel attack: “ EarSpy: Spying Caller Speech and Identity through Tiny Vibrations of Smartphone Ear Speakers “: Abstract: Eavesdropping from the user’s smartphone is a well-known threat to the user’s safety and privacy.

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Six Charged in Mass Takedown of DDoS-for-Hire Sites

Krebs on Security

The U.S.

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Data Value Scorecard Report

This report examines the quantitative research of data leaders on data value and return on investment.

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Irish Healthcare Ransomware Hack Cost Over 80 Million Euros

Data Breach Today

Victims Still Learning Their Personal Data Was Illegally Accessed, Copied in 2021 A ransomware attack on the Irish healthcare system in 2021 has cost the government 80 million euros in damages and counting.

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GUEST ESSAY: ‘Continuous authentication’ is driving passwordless sessions into the mainstream

The Last Watchdog

Much more effective authentication is needed to help protect our digital environment – and make user sessions smoother and much more secure. Related: Why FIDO champions passwordless systems. Consider that some 80 percent of hacking-related breaches occur because of weak or reused passwords, and that over 90 percent of consumers continue to re-use their intrinsically weak passwords. Underscoring this trend, Uber was recently hacked — through its authentication system.

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The importance of governance: What we’re learning from AI advances in 2022

IBM Big Data Hub

Over the last week, millions of people around the world have interacted with OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which represents a significant advance for generative artificial intelligence (AI) and the foundation models that underpin many of these use cases.

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Healthcare Providers and Hospitals Under Ransomware's Siege

Dark Reading

According to the FBI and Internet Crime Complaint Center, 25% of ransomware complaints involve healthcare providers

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TCO Considerations of Using a Cloud Data Warehouse for BI and Analytics

Enterprises poured $73 billion into data management software in 2020 – but are seeing very little return on their data investments. 22% of data leaders surveyed have fully realized ROI in the past two years, with 56% having no consistent way of measuring it.

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Experts devised a technique to bypass web application firewalls (WAF) of several vendors

Security Affairs

Claroty researchers devised a technique for bypassing the web application firewalls (WAF) of several vendors. Researchers at industrial and IoT cybersecurity firm Claroty devised an attack technique for bypassing the web application firewalls (WAF) of several industry-leading vendors.

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New Ransom Payment Schemes Target Executives, Telemedicine

Krebs on Security

Ransomware groups are constantly devising new methods for infecting victims and convincing them to pay up, but a couple of strategies tested recently seem especially devious.

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Hack on a Services Firm's Vendor Affects 271,000 Patients

Data Breach Today

Breach Is Latest in Long List of Complex Vendor Incidents An Oklahoma-based provider of administrative and technology services to healthcare organizations is notifying more than 271,000 individuals that their personal information may have been compromised in a hacking incident involving a third-party data storage vendor.

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GUEST ESSAY: Here’s how and why ‘trust’ presents an existential threat to cybersecurity

The Last Watchdog

Over the years, bad actors have started getting more creative with their methods of attack – from pretending to be a family member or co-worker to offering fortunes and free cruises. Related: Deploying employees as human sensors. Recent research from our team revealed that while consumers are being exposed to these kinds of attacks (31 percent of respondents reported they received these types of messages multiple times a day), they continue to disregard cyber safety guidelines.

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12 Considerations When Evaluating Data Lake Engine Vendors for Analytics and BI

Businesses today compete on their ability to turn big data into essential business insights. Modern enterprises leverage cloud data lakes as the platform used to store data. 57% of the enterprises currently using a data lake cite improved business agility as a benefit.

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Why Are People in the US Becoming Radicalized?

WIRED Threat Level

A confluence of factors is leading people in the nation to gravitate toward extremist views. Security Security / National Security Business / National Affairs

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3 Industries, 3 Security Programs

Dark Reading

Security leaders from a media corporation, a commercial real estate company, and an automotive technology company share how they address cyber-risk

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A new Linux flaw can be chained with other two bugs to gain full root privileges

Security Affairs

Qualys researchers demonstrated how to chain a new Linux flaw with two other two issues to gain full root privileges on an impacted system.

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The Equifax Breach Settlement Offer is Real, For Now

Krebs on Security

Millions of people likely just received an email or snail mail notice saying they’re eligible to claim a class action payment in connection with the 2017 megabreach at consumer credit bureau Equifax.

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Checklist Report: Preparing for the Next-Generation Cloud Data Architecture

Data architectures have evolved dramatically. It is time to reconsider the fundamental ways that information is accumulated, managed, and then provisioned to the different downstream data consumers.

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No Pressure: Water Utility Drips Alert 4 Months After Breach

Data Breach Today

Some Customers at Risk of Identity Theft, South Staffordshire Water Belatedly Warns Is a four-month delay between learning your systems were breached and notifying affected customers acceptable?

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MY TAKE: The role of semiconductors in bringing the ‘Internet of Everything’ into full fruition

The Last Watchdog

The Internet of Everything ( IoE ) is on the near horizon. Related: Raising the bar for smart homes. Our reliance on artificially intelligent software is deepening, signaling an era, just ahead, of great leaps forward for humankind. We would not be at this juncture without corresponding advances on the hardware side of the house. For instance, very visibly over the past decade, Internet of Things ( IoT ) computing devices and sensors have become embedded everywhere.

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A New Lawsuit Accuses Meta of Inflaming Civil War in Ethiopia

WIRED Threat Level

The suit claims the company lacks adequate moderation to prevent widespread hate speech that has led to violence and death. Business Business / Social Media Security / National Security

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Why Attackers Target GitHub, and How You Can Secure It

Dark Reading

The unfettered collaboration of the GitHub model creates a security headache. Follow these seven principles to help relieve the pain

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7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations.

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VMware fixed critical VM Escape bug demonstrated at Geekpwn hacking contest

Security Affairs

VMware fixed three flaws in multiple products, including a virtual machine escape issue exploited at the GeekPwn 2022 hacking competition.

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Happy 13th Birthday, KrebsOnSecurity!

Krebs on Security

KrebsOnSecurity turns 13 years old today. That’s a crazy long time for an independent media outlet these days, but then again I’m bound to keep doing this as long as they keep letting me. Heck, I’ve been doing this so long I briefly forgot which birthday this was!

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CloudSEK Pins Blame for Hack on Other Cybersecurity Firm

Data Breach Today

Indian Firm Accuses 'Notorious Cyber Security Company' in Ongoing Incident Indian cybersecurity firm CloudSEK says another cybersecurity firm used a compromised collaboration platform credential to obtain access to its training webpages.