January, 2024

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Here’s Some Bitcoin: Oh, and You’ve Been Served!

Krebs on Security

A California man who lost $100,000 in a 2021 SIM-swapping attack is suing the unknown holder of a cryptocurrency wallet that harbors his stolen funds. The case is thought to be first in which a federal court has recognized the use of information included in a bitcoin transaction — such as a link to a civil claim filed in federal court — as reasonably likely to provide notice of the lawsuit to the defendant.

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Data Privacy: Why It Matters To The Rest Of Us

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Data Privacy: Why It Matters To The Rest Of Us madhav Mon, 01/22/2024 - 04:47 It seems that there are no limits to the number of data breaches. Company size is not a determinant of victimization, nor is industry or sector. All are equally viable targets. Some of the events are newsworthy, while others stay below the public’s awareness or attention. Most companies must grapple with difficult questions of how to recover from a breach; however, when the typical person hears about a data breach, the

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Microsoft Says Test Account Gave Hackers Keys to the Kingdom

Data Breach Today

Postmortem: Multiple Customers Also Targeted by Russian Nation-State Attackers A nation-state hacking group run by Russian intelligence gained access to a Microsoft "legacy, non-production test tenant account" and used it to authorize malicious Office 365 OAuth applications, access Outlook, and steal Microsoft and customers' emails and attachments, Microsoft said.

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Police Arrest Teen Said to Be Linked to Hundreds of Swatting Attacks

WIRED Threat Level

A California teenager who allegedly used the handle Torswats to carry out a nationwide swatting campaign is being extradited to Florida to face felony charges, WIRED has learned.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Jamf Threat Labs discovers new malware embedded in pirated applications

Jamf

In this blog, Jamf Threat Labs researchers analyze malware they discovered in pirated macOS applications. These apps, appearing similar to ZuRu malware, download and execute multiple payloads to compromise machines in the background.

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Fla. Man Charged in SIM-Swapping Spree is Key Suspect in Hacker Groups Oktapus, Scattered Spider

Krebs on Security

On Jan. 9, 2024, U.S. authorities arrested a 19-year-old Florida man charged with wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and conspiring with others to use SIM-swapping to steal cryptocurrency. Sources close to the investigation tell KrebsOnSecurity the accused was a key member of a criminal hacking group blamed for a string of cyber intrusions at major U.S. technology companies during the summer of 2022.

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Pro-Ukraine hackers wiped 2 petabytes of data from Russian research center

Security Affairs

The Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense states that pro-Ukraine hackers wiped 2 petabytes of data from a Russian research center. The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine revealed that pro-Ukraine hackers group “BO Team” wiped the database of the Far Eastern Scientific Research Center of Space Hydrometeorology “Planet.” The Russian center processes data received from satellites and also provides relevant p

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Microsoft: Russian Hackers Had Access to Executives' Emails

Data Breach Today

Computing Giant Says Hackers Did Not Access Customer Data or Production Systems Russian state hackers obtained access to the inboxes of senior Microsoft executives for at least six weeks, the computing giant disclosed late Friday afternoon. "There is no evidence that the threat actor had any access to customer environments, production systems, source code, or AI systems.

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Cops Used DNA to Predict a Suspect’s Face—and Tried to Run Facial Recognition on It

WIRED Threat Level

Leaked records reveal what appears to be the first known instance of a police department attempting to use facial recognition on a face generated from crime-scene DNA. It likely won’t be the last.

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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New iPhone Exploit Uses Four Zero-Days

Schneier on Security

Kaspersky researchers are detailing “an attack that over four years backdoored dozens if not thousands of iPhones, many of which belonged to employees of Moscow-based security firm Kaspersky.” It’s a zero-click exploit that makes use of four iPhone zero-days. The most intriguing new detail is the targeting of the heretofore-unknown hardware feature, which proved to be pivotal to the Operation Triangulation campaign.

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Facebook Phishing Scams Target Concerned Friends and Family

KnowBe4

BleepingComputer describes a phishing scam that’s been running rampant on Facebook for the past several months, in which threat actors use hacked accounts to post links to phony articles implying that someone has been killed in an accident.

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What Should Be on Your AI Wishlist for eDiscovery: Insights from Dave Ruel, VP of Product at Hanzo

Hanzo Learning Center

In the rapidly evolving world of Artificial Intelligence (AI), it's crucial for enterprises to adopt technologies that integrate seamlessly into mission-critical workflows. Understanding the practicalities of this integration, especially in the legal domain, is key. To delve deeper into this topic, I had the opportunity to speak with Dave Ruel, VP of Product at Hanzo.

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LockBit ransomware gang claims the attack on the sandwich chain Subway

Security Affairs

The LockBit ransomware gang claimed to have hacked Subway, the American multinational fast food restaurant franchise. Subway IP LLC is an American multinational fast-food restaurant franchise that specializes in submarine sandwiches (subs), wraps, salads, and drinks. The Lockbit ransomware group added Subway to the list of victims on its Tor data leak site and threatened to leak the stolen data on February 02, 2024 at 21:44:16 UTC.

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Strategic CX: A Deep Dive into Voice of the Customer Insights for Clarity

Speaker: Nicholas Zeisler, CX Strategist & Fractional CXO

The first step in a successful Customer Experience endeavor (or for that matter, any business proposition) is to find out what’s wrong. If you can’t identify it, you can’t fix it! 💡 That’s where the Voice of the Customer (VoC) comes in. Today, far too many brands do VoC simply because that’s what they think they’re supposed to do; that’s what all their competitors do.

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Insurers Drop Bid to Exclude Merck's $1.4B NotPetya Claims

Data Breach Today

A Settlement Has Been Reached. So, How Might This Affect Similar Cases? A proposed settlement has been reached between Merck & Co. and several insurers that were appealing a 2023 court decision saying the insurance companies could not invoke "hostile warlike action" exclusions in refusing to pay drugmakers' claims filed after the 2017 NotPetya cyberattack.

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How a 27-Year-Old Codebreaker Busted the Myth of Bitcoin’s Anonymity

WIRED Threat Level

Once, drug dealers and money launderers saw cryptocurrency as perfectly untraceable. Then a grad student named Sarah Meiklejohn proved them all wrong—and set the stage for a decade-long crackdown.

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How Indigenous perspectives can guide climate innovation for a just transition: IBM teams up with Net Zero Atlantic in Canada

IBM Big Data Hub

The windswept province of Nova Scotia lies on Canada’s Atlantic coast, and comprises part of Mi’kma’ki, the traditional districts of the Mi’kmaq First Nations people. In recent years, Nova Scotia has become a promising site for the clean energy transition, with some of the world’s fastest offshore wind speeds and potential for hydrogen development.

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[Security Masterminds] Revolutionizing Cybersecurity Training: How AI Is Changing the Game

KnowBe4

Artificial intelligence (AI) in the cybersecurity realm is a nuanced topic. On the one hand, it has the potential to enhance our abilities to detect and prevent cyber threats significantly.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Code Written with AI Assistants Is Less Secure

Schneier on Security

Interesting research: “ Do Users Write More Insecure Code with AI Assistants? “: Abstract: We conduct the first large-scale user study examining how users interact with an AI Code assistant to solve a variety of security related tasks across different programming languages. Overall, we find that participants who had access to an AI assistant based on OpenAI’s codex-davinci-002 model wrote significantly less secure code than those without access.

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5379 GitLab servers vulnerable to zero-click account takeover attacks

Security Affairs

Thousands of GitLab servers are vulnerable to zero-click account takeover attacks exploiting the flaw CVE-2023-7028. GitLab has recently released security updates to address two critical vulnerabilities impacting both the Community and Enterprise Edition. The most critical vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2023-7028 (CVSS score 10), is an account takeover via Password Reset.

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North Korean Hackers Using AI in Advanced Cyberattacks

Data Breach Today

U.S.-Led Sanctions Do Little to Curtail North Korea's Development of AI South Korea's intelligence agency has reported that North Korean hackers are using generative AI to conduct cyberattacks and search for hacking targets. Experts believe North Korea's AI capabilities are robust enough for more precise attacks on South Korea.

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The Pentagon Tried to Hide That It Bought Americans' Data Without a Warrant

WIRED Threat Level

US spy agencies purchased Americans' phone location data and internet metadata without a warrant but only admitted it after a US senator blocked the appointment of a new NSA director.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr

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CJEU Rules on Processing of Sensitive Data and Compensation Under the GDPR

Hunton Privacy

On December 21, 2023, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued its judgment in the case of Krankenversicherung Nordrhein (C-667/21) in which it clarified, among other things, the rules for processing special categories of personal data (hereafter “sensitive personal data”) under Article 9 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the nature of the compensation owed for damages under Article 82 of the GDPR.

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FBI Cyber Alert: Tech Support Scams Steal Cash or Precious Metals

KnowBe4

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued an alert warning that scammers are tricking victims into converting their savings into cash or precious metals, then sending couriers to pick up the items for safekeeping.

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Three ways to stay on top of evolving AI and data privacy rules

CGI

Every January 28, organizations around the world celebrate Data Privacy Day (also known as Data Protection Day). Data Privacy Day commemorates the first international treaty governing data privacy, signed on January 28, 1981. Back then, legal requirements encouraging businesses to respect privacy were limited. Over the next decades, we experienced across the globe many regulatory developments and advances in how organizations safeguard data to better protect individuals.

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Ukraine’s SBU said that Russia’s intelligence hacked surveillance cameras to direct a missile strike on Kyiv

Security Affairs

Ukraine’s SBU revealed that Russia-linked threat actors hacked surveillance cameras to spy on air defense forces and critical infrastructure in Kyiv. Ukraine’s SBU announced they shut down two surveillance cameras that were allegedly hacked by the Russian intelligence services to spy on air defense forces and critical infrastructure in Kyiv. The surveillance cameras were located in residential buildings and were used to monitor the surrounding area and a parking lot.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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Popular GPUs Used AI Systems Vulnerable to Memory Leak Flaw

Data Breach Today

LeftoverLocals Affects Apple, AMD and Qualcomm Devices Researchers uncovered a critical vulnerability in graphic processing units of popular devices that could allow attackers to access data from large language models. They dubbed the vulnerability LeftoverLocals and said it affects the GPU frameworks of Apple, AMD and Qualcomm devices.

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Apple iOS 17.3: How to Turn on iPhone's New Stolen Device Protection

WIRED Threat Level

Apple’s iOS 17.3 introduces Stolen Device Protection to iPhones, which could stop phone thieves from taking over your accounts. Here’s how to enable it right now.

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CNIL Opens Consultation on Transfer Impact Assessment Guide

Hunton Privacy

On January 8, 2024, the French Data Protection Authority (the “CNIL”) opened a consultation on its draft guidance for the use of transfer impact assessments (“Guidance”). In describing the Guidance, the CNIL references the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Schrems II and states that exporters relying on tools listed in Article 46(2) and Article 46(3) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) for personal data transfers are required to assess the level of prote

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