July, 2022

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Why Are Ransomware Attacks Intensifying?

Data Breach Today

The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes why the number of ransomware attacks and the amounts being paid in ransoms are both on the rise. It also discusses today's cyberthreat landscape and whether organizations should rely on user training to improve security

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Massive Losses Define Epidemic of ‘Pig Butchering’

Krebs on Security

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Security Teams Overwhelmed With Bugs, Bitten by Patch Prioritization

Dark Reading

The first half of the year saw more than 11,800 reported security vulnerabilities, but figuring out which ones to patch first remains a thankless job for IT teams

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GUEST ESSAY: Advanced tools, tactics required to defend latest attack variant — ‘DeepSea phishing’

The Last Watchdog

Phishing itself is not a new or a particularly complicated threat. But the emergence of advanced phishing techniques – “DeepSea Phishing” – poses an entirely new challenge for enterprises. Related: Deploying human sensors. Phishing comes with a simple premise – lure someone to interact with a malicious link, file, or credentials-input, disguised as a legitimate email or website. The financial impact of phishing attacks quadrupled over the past six years, with the average cost for U.S.

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Contact vs. Company Intent Signal Data

Intent signal data comes in two types: either companies or individuals signaling interest in products like yours. Which kind of data delivers more advantages to B2B marketers? It depends. Get this infographic to learn about the advantages of intent-based leads and how you can most effectively use both types of data.

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A flaw in Dahua IP Cameras allows full take over of the devices

Security Affairs

A vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-30563, impacting Dahua IP Camera can allow attackers to seize control of IP cameras. The CVE-2022-30563 vulnerability impacting Dahua IP Camera can allow attackers to seize control of IP cameras.

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H0lyGh0st Ransomware Linked to North Korean Hackers

Data Breach Today

Small and Mid-Size Businesses Targeted Globally But So Far Extortion Attempts Have Failed Microsoft security researches say they're tracking a hacking group originating from North Korea that may be a side project of an established threat actor.

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Experian, You Have Some Explaining to Do

Krebs on Security

Twice in the past month KrebsOnSecurity has heard from readers who’ve had their accounts at big-three credit bureau Experian hacked and updated with a new email address that wasn’t theirs.

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The Beautiful Lies of Machine Learning in Security

Dark Reading

Machine learning should be considered an extension of — not a replacement for — existing security methods, systems, and teams

Security 114
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GUEST ESSAY: Rising cyber risks make business intelligence gathering more vital than ever

The Last Watchdog

Gathering intelligence has always been a key tool for organisational decision making – understanding the external operating environment is the ‘101’ for business. How can you grasp the challenges and opportunities for your company without a deep understanding of all the contributing factors that make the company tick? Related: We’re in the golden age of cyber espionage.

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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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A database containing data of 5.4 million Twitter accounts available for sale

Security Affairs

Threat actor leaked data of 5.4 million Twitter users that were obtained by exploiting a now patched flaw in the popular platform. A threat actor has leaked data of 5.4 million Twitter accounts that were obtained by exploiting a now-fixed vulnerability in the popular social media platform.

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How Tor Is Fighting—and Beating—Russian Censorship

WIRED Threat Level

Russia has been trying to block the anonymous browser since December—with mixed results. Security Security / Security News

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Microsoft Says Phishing Campaign Skirted MFA to Access Email

Data Breach Today

Attackers Targeted More Than 10,000 Organizations Since Last September Attackers used a phishing campaign to direct unwitting Microsoft business email customers into supplying logon credentials to a proxy server. Attackers stole online session cookies, allowing them to defeat MFA and access inboxes.

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A Deep Dive Into the Residential Proxy Service ‘911’

Krebs on Security

The 911 service as it exists today.

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Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

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Trojanized Password Crackers Targeting Industrial Systems

Dark Reading

Tools purporting to help organizations recover lost passwords for PLCs are really droppers for malware targeting industrial control systems, vendor says

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GUEST ESSAY: The post-pandemic challenges of securely managing employee endpoints

The Last Watchdog

The pandemic-driven remote working brought about unforeseen challenges that the pre-pandemic corporate world would have never imagined. From transitioning to a work-from-home as a ‘perk’ to a ‘necessity’, the organizations had to realign their operations and do it fast, to keep the ships afloat. Related: Deploying human sensors. Now that the dust seems to have settled on the novelty of remote working, there’s no doubt that remote working- whether organizations like it or not is here to say.

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Fortinet addressed multiple vulnerabilities in several products

Security Affairs

Fortinet released security patches to address multiple High-Severity vulnerabilities in several products of the vendor. Fortinet addressed multiple vulnerabilities in several products of the vendor.

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The Danger of License Plate Readers in Post-Roe America

WIRED Threat Level

Known as ALPRs, this surveillance tech is pervasive across the US—and could soon be used by police and anti-abortion groups alike. Security Security / Privacy

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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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Phishing-as-a-Service Platform Offers Cut-Rate Prices

Data Breach Today

Customers of 'Robin Banks' Platform Have Netted $500,000 Fifty bucks gets cybercriminals access to a phishing-as-a-service platform for campaigns impersonating major brands in the United States and other English-speaking countries.

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911 Proxy Service Implodes After Disclosing Breach

Krebs on Security

The 911 service as it existed until July 28, 2022. re, a proxy service that since 2015 has sold access to hundreds of thousands of Microsoft Windows computers daily, announced this week that it is shutting down in the wake of a data breach that destroyed key components of its business operations.

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Mysterious, Cloud-Enabled macOS Spyware Blows Onto the Scene

Dark Reading

The CloudMensis spyware, which can lift reams of sensitive information from Apple machines, is the first Mac malware observed to exclusively rely on cloud storage for C2 activities

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GUEST ESSAY: The case for physically destroying — and not just wiping clean — old hard drives

The Last Watchdog

Cybersecurity poses a risk to all businesses. Related: Biden moves to protect critical infrastructure. Dataprot reports that 59 percent of Americans have experienced cybercrime in the past. An estimate stated that $6 trillion worth of damage was caused by cybercrime in 2022, making it vital for businesses to securely destroy data. Deleting information from a hard disk drive (HDD) is not enough. Hackers can recover data from physical drives, even when the information has been removed.

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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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New Luna ransomware targets Windows, Linux and ESXi systems

Security Affairs

Kaspersky researchers discovered a new ransomware family written in Rust, named Luna, that targets Windows, Linux, and ESXi systems. Researchers from Kaspersky Lab detailed a new ransomware family named Luna, which is written in Rust and is able to target Windows, Linux, and ESXi systems.

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New Highly-Evasive Linux Malware Infects All Running Processes

eSecurity Planet

Intezer Labs security researchers have identified a sophisticated new malware that targets Linux devices. Dubbed OrBit , the malware can gain persistence quickly, evade detection and hide its presence in network activity by manipulating logs.

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Search Here: Ransomware Groups Refine High-Pressure Tactics

Data Breach Today

Free Searching on Stolen Data and Higher Ransom Demands Among Latest Innovations Seeking maximum profits, ransomware groups continually refine the tactics they use to bypass defenses, infect victims and pressure them into paying.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday, July 2022 Edition

Krebs on Security

Microsoft today released updates to fix at least 86 security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and other software, including a weakness in all supported versions of Windows that Microsoft warns is actively being exploited.

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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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How Hackers Create Fake Personas for Social Engineering

Dark Reading

And some ways to up your game for identifying fabricated online profiles of people who don't exist

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Q&A: Here’s why VPNs are likely to remain a valuable DIY security tool for consumers, SMBs

The Last Watchdog

It is astounding that billions of online accounts have been breached over the past 18 years and that US consumer accounts are by far the most compromised. Related: VPNs vs ZTNA. Now comes hard metrics quantifying the scope of this phenomenon. It’s in findings of a deep dive data analytics study led by Surfshark , a supplier of VPN services aimed at the consumer and SMB markets.

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Three UEFI Firmware flaws found in tens of Lenovo Notebook models

Security Affairs

IT giant Lenovo released security fixes to address three vulnerabilities that impact the UEFI firmware shipped with over 70 product models.