February, 2020

NextMotion plastic surgery tech firm data leak

Security Affairs

Photos and personal information belonging to patients of the NextMotion plastic surgery tech firm have been exposed online through an unsecured S3 bucket.

WiFi: A New Way to Spread Emotet Malware

Data Breach Today

Researchers Say Trojan's Developers Devising Ways to Spread Trojan to More Devices Security researchers have found that the developers of the Emotet Trojan have created a new way to spread it to more victims - attackers are using unsecured WiFi networks as a way to deliver the malware to more devices.

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How a Hacker's Mom Broke Into a Prison—and the Warden's Computer

WIRED Threat Level

Security analyst John Strand had a contract to test a correctional facility’s defenses. He sent the best person for the job: his mother. Security Security / Cyberattacks and Hacks

How AI Is Tracking the Coronavirus Outbreak

WIRED Threat Level

Machine-learning programs are analyzing websites, news reports, and social media posts for signs of symptoms, such as fever or breathing problems. . Business Business / Artificial Intelligence Security

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

BEC Group Favors G-Suite, Physical Checks: Report

Data Breach Today

Agari Says 'Exaggerated Lion' Has Targeted Businesses Throughout US A business email compromise group targeting U.S. businesses is using G-Suite for their scams and collecting money through physical checks instead of wire transfers, according to the security firm Agari

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7 Tips to Improve Your Employees' Mobile Security

Dark Reading

Security experts discuss the threats putting mobile devices at risk and how businesses can better defend against them

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MGM Data Breach Affects Over 10 Million Customers

Adam Levin

The personal information of over 10.6 million customers of MGM Resorts has been published online. MGM Resorts confirmed the leaked data as being the result of a data breach that occurred last year.

6 Truths About Disinformation Campaigns

Dark Reading

Disinformation goes far beyond just influencing election outcomes. Here's what security pros need to know

Ransomware Attacks Growing More Targeted and Professional

Data Breach Today

McAfee's John Fokker Charts the Increasingly Advanced Cybercrime Service Economy Ransomware-wielding attackers - aided by a service economy that gives them access to more advanced attack tools - are increasingly targeting organizations rather than individuals to shake them down for bigger ransom payoffs, says McAfee's John Fokker.

How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

Hackers Were Inside Citrix for Five Months

Krebs on Security

Networking software giant Citrix Systems says malicious hackers were inside its networks for five months between 2018 and 2019, making off with personal and financial data on company employees, contractors, interns, job candidates and their dependents.

Lawsuit Claims HIV Data Exposed in Leak

Data Breach Today

Legal Action Stems From Misconfigured Database at UW Medicine A lawsuit seeking class action status filed against UW Medicine in the wake of a data leak incident has been amended to reflect that at least one HIV patient allegedly had their data exposed.

New Mexico Sues Google Over Children's Privacy

Data Breach Today

State Alleges Data About Young Students Is Illegally Collected New Mexico is suing Google, alleging the company violates a federal child privacy law by collecting the personal data of students younger than age 13 without their parents' consent.

Plastic Surgery Database Exposed: Researchers

Data Breach Today

French Technology Firm's Database Was Unprotected, Report Says An unsecured database belonging to a French technology firm that supplies video and digital equipment to plastic surgery and determatology clinics exposed content on 900,000 patients, according to a report from two independent security researchers.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Olympics Could Face Disruption from Regional Powers

Dark Reading

Destructive attacks and disinformation will likely target the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, two groups of threat experts say

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MY TAKE: Iran’s cyber retaliation for Soleimani assassination continues to ramp up

The Last Watchdog

Less than 48 hours after the killing of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin calling out Iran’s “robust cyber program,” and cautioning everyone to be prepared for Iran to “conduct operations in the United States.”

FCC Proposes to Fine Wireless Carriers $200M for Selling Customer Location Data

Krebs on Security

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today proposed fines of more than $200 million against the nation’s four largest wireless carriers for selling access to their customers’ location information without taking adequate precautions to prevent unauthorized access to that data.

Russia Doesn't Want Bernie Sanders. It Wants Chaos

WIRED Threat Level

The point of Kremlin interference has always been to find democracy’s loose seams, and pull. Security Security / National Security

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The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Joker malware still able to bypass Google Play Store checks

Security Affairs

The infamous Joker malware has found a way to bypass the security checks to be published in the official Play Store, new clicker was found by experts.

Defense Department Agency Reports Data Breach

Data Breach Today

Defense Information Systems Agency Has a Security Mission A U.S.

SSRF 101: How Server-Side Request Forgery Sneaks Past Your Web Apps

Dark Reading

Server-side request forgery is a dangerous attack method that is also becoming an issue for the cloud. Here are some of the basics to help keep your Web server from turning against you

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MY TAKE: Why new tools, tactics are needed to mitigate risks introduced by widespread encryption

The Last Watchdog

It was just a few short years ago that the tech sector, led by Google, Mozilla and Microsoft, commenced a big push to increase the use of HTTPS – and its underlying TLS authentication and encryption protocol.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Dangerous Domain Corp.com Goes Up for Sale

Krebs on Security

As an early domain name investor, Mike O’Connor had by 1994 snatched up several choice online destinations, including bar.com, cafes.com, grill.com, place.com, pub.com and television.com.

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Signal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses

WIRED Threat Level

The encryption app is putting a $50 million infusion from WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton to good use, building out features to help it go mainstream. Security Security / Security News

Three Italian universities hacked by LulzSec_ITA collective

Security Affairs

The popular Italian hacktivist collective LulzSec ITA claimed via Twitter to have hacked three Italian universities.

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Report: Iowa Caucus App Vulnerable to Hacking

Data Breach Today

Veracode Finds Insecure Data Transmission, ProPublica Reports A review of the mobile app that malfunctioned during Iowa's critical tally of the Democratic Party's caucus has uncovered a security vulnerability, ProPublica reports.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!

China's Military Behind 2017 Equifax Breach: DoJ

Dark Reading

Four members of China's People Liberation Army hacked the information broker, leading to the theft of sensitive data on approximately 145 million citizens

NEW TECH: CyCognito employs offensive bot network to put companies a step a head of attackers

The Last Watchdog

When it comes to defending their networks, most companies have had it drilled into them, by now, that it’s essential to erect layered defenses.

Pay Up, Or We’ll Make Google Ban Your Ads

Krebs on Security

A new email-based extortion scheme apparently is making the rounds, targeting Web site owners serving banner ads through Google’s AdSense program.