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Evolve Ransomware Hack Affects Affirm and Fintech Companies

Data Breach Today

Startups and Evolve Client Are Monitoring the Situation for Potential Fallout A ransomware attack against Evolve Bank & Trust triggered a small cascade of secondary breach notifications by current and past clients of the banking-as-a-service company. Russian-speaking ransomware-as-a-service operation LockBit attacked the Tennessee company in May.

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Evaluating GenAI on Forms Management: The Ongoing Need for Human Insight

AIIM

The age of artificial intelligence (AI) has advanced rapidly with the release of tools like ChatGPT becoming available to the end user. These tools can compile information from various sources to answer questions on a wide range of topics. But how accurately can they comprehend truly complex disciplines that require years of specialized expertise?

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The State of Data Breaches, Part 2: The Trilogy of Players

Troy Hunt

Last week, I wrote about The State of Data Breaches and got loads of feedback. It was predominantly sympathetic to the position I find myself in running HIBP, and that post was mostly one of frustration: lack of disclosure, standoffish organisations, downplaying breaches and the individual breach victims themselves making it worse by going to town on the corporate victims.

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New Tech Q&A: Adaptiva – CrowdStrike alliance highlights trend of blending IT and security systems

The Last Watchdog

The coalescing of the next-gen security platforms that will carry us forward continues. Related: Jump starting vulnerability management Adaptiva, a leader in autonomous endpoint management, recently announced the launch of OneSite Patch for CrowdStrike. This new solution integrates with CrowdStrike’s Falcon XDR platform to improve the efficiency and speed of patching critical vulnerabilities in enterprise systems.

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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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Millions Affected by Prudential Ransomware Hack in February

Data Breach Today

Insurance Giant Says Hackers Stole Data of 2.5 Million Individuals A February ransomware attack against Prudential Financial affected 2.5 million customers, the financial giant disclosed after initially calculating the totally as 36,000. In an emailed statement, Prudential said the tally shouldn't increase a second time.

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New Open SSH Vulnerability

Schneier on Security

It’s a serious one : The vulnerability, which is a signal handler race condition in OpenSSH’s server (sshd), allows unauthenticated remote code execution (RCE) as root on glibc-based Linux systems; that presents a significant security risk. This race condition affects sshd in its default configuration. […] This vulnerability, if exploited, could lead to full system compromise where an attacker can execute arbitrary code with the highest privileges, resulting in a complete syste

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RSAC Fireside Chat: Amplifier Security taps LLMs to help organizations foster a security culture

The Last Watchdog

Security teams rely on an ever-growing stack of cybersecurity tools to keep their organization safe. Related: The worst year ever for breaches Yet there remains a glaring disconnect between security systems and employees. Now comes a start-up, Amplifier Security , with a bold new approach to orchestrate security actions. Just after RSAC 2024 , I spoke with Thomas Donnelly , Amplifier’s co-founder and CTO, about how that they’re utilizing large language models (LLMs) and to emphasize continual em

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Breach Roundup: FBI Warns of US Renewable Energy Sector Threats

Data Breach Today

Google Offers $250,000 Reward for KVM Vulns; CocoaPods Flaws Expose Apple Apps This week: FBI warns of cyberthreats to U.S. renewable energy sector; Indonesia data center hacker apologizes; Google Pixel 6 series devices bricked, critical vulnerability in EoL D-Link routers, Google offers $250,000 reward for KVM vulnerabilities, NCA disrupts global Cobalt Strike supply chain.

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Sextortion Epidemic Targeting Teenagers Calls for Urgent Action

KnowBe4

A few weeks ago I was privileged to visit the 8th grade of a high-school here in Cape Town and talk to the students about cybersecurity, social media, and emerging technology. It was a very rewarding experience but also an eye-opener with regards to the level of cyber awareness amongst adolescents.

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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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How Apple Intelligence’s Privacy Stacks Up Against Android’s ‘Hybrid AI’

WIRED Threat Level

Generative AI is seeping into the core of your phone, but what does that mean for privacy? Here’s how Apple’s unique AI architecture compares to the “hybrid” approach adopted by Samsung and Google.

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Hackers compromised Ethereum mailing list and launched a crypto draining attack

Security Affairs

Hackers compromised Ethereum ‘s mailing list provider and sent phishing messages to the members attempting to drain their crypto funds. Hackers compromised Ethereum’s mailing list provider and on the night of June 23, they sent an email to the 35,794 addresses. The email was sent from the address ‘updates@blog.ethereum.org’ and included a link to a malicious site running a crypto drainer. “This website had a crypto drainer running in the background, and if a user initiate

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Purple Teaming: Evaluate the Efficacy of Security Controls

Data Breach Today

Red teaming is not effective for evaluating the efficacy of preventative or detective security controls, said Jared Atkinson of Specter Ops, but purple teaming is. Purple teaming as "the evaluation of security control efficacy through atomic testing, using deliberately selected test cases.

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Don't Fall for It: How to Spot Social Media Job Scams a Mile Away

KnowBe4

As social media becomes more intertwined with our daily routines, cybercriminals are using it to trick people with fake job offers. What are these social-media recruitment scams, and how can you spot the red flags?

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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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Chrome to Block Entrust Certificates in November 2024

eSecurity Planet

Millions of websites could be displaying security warnings in Google Chrome starting this November. The cause? A recent announcement by Google Chrome regarding its trust in certificates issued by a major certificate authority (CA), Entrust. Website security is paramount in today’s digital age. That little lock icon in your browser address bar signifies a secure connection, protected by an SSL/TLS certificate.

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Prudential Financial data breach impacted over 2.5 million individuals

Security Affairs

Prudential Financial confirmed that more than 2.5 million individuals were affected by the data breach it suffered in February 2024. The insurance company Prudential Financial confirmed that the data breach it suffered in February 2024 affected over 2.5 million individuals. The incident occurred on February 4, 2024, and was discovered on February 5, 2024.

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Cryptohack Roundup: JPEX Case Update

Data Breach Today

Also: SEC's Lawsuit Against Silvergate, Suspected Bittensor Exploit Every week, ISMG rounds up cybersecurity incidents in digital assets. This week's stories include singer Nine Chen’s potential prosecution in the JPEX case, SEC's lawsuit Silvergate, a suspected Bittensor exploit, and Q2 crypto scam stats.

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Phishing Attacks Themed Around Popular Weight Loss Drugs Increase 183%

KnowBe4

As popularity grows for these proven methods of weight loss, scammers have taken note and have placed a significant focus on separating victims from their money.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Records of Processing Activities (ROPAs): Simplifying GDPR Compliance

IT Governance

Expert insight from a data privacy trainer and DPO “Organisations tend to overcomplicate GDPR [General Data Protection Regulation] compliance.” That’s what data privacy trainer and DPO (data protection officer) Andy Snow said when I asked him, in honour of the Regulation’s sixth anniversary , what organisations are still struggling with when it comes to GDPR compliance.

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New Golang-based Zergeca Botnet appeared in the threat landscape

Security Affairs

Researchers uncovered a new Golang-based botnet called Zergeca that can carry out distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Researchers at the QiAnXin XLab team uncovered a new Golang-based botnet called Zergeca that can carry out distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. On May, 2024, the researchers detected a suspicious ELF file at /usr/bin/geomi that was uploaded from Russia to VirusTotal.

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Why Zero Trust Is Critical in Health and Government Sectors

Data Breach Today

Implementing a zero trust security approach is critical to avoid the types of major IT disruptions and massive data compromises seen in recent cyberattacks that affected the healthcare, public health and government sectors, said Clinton McCarty, CISO at National Government Services.

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Hacked Customer Support Portal Being Used to Send Phishing Emails

KnowBe4

A hacked customer support portal belonging to router manufacturer Mercku is being used to respond to customer queries with phishing emails, BleepingComputer reports.

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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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The Tech Crash Course That Trains US Diplomats to Spot Threats

WIRED Threat Level

The US State Department is training diplomats in cybersecurity, privacy, telecommunications, and other technology issues, allowing them to advance US policy abroad.

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Russia-linked group APT29 likely breached TeamViewer’s corporate network

Security Affairs

Russia-linked APT group, reportedly APT29, is suspected to be behind a hack of TeamViewer ‘s corporate network. TeamViewer discovered that a threat actor has breached its corporate network and some reports attribute the intrusion to the Russia-linked APT group APT29 (aka SVR group , BlueBravo , Cozy Bear , Nobelium , Midnight Blizzard , and The Dukes ).

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Meta and YouTube Update Their AI Content Policies

Data Breach Today

Meta Changes AI Content Labeling; YouTube Updates Privacy Guidelines Meta and YouTube updated their artificial intelligence policies to address the altered content appearing on their platforms. The changes come as part of industry efforts to distinguish real content from fake content, especially in the middle of a global election year.

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State-Sponsored Phishing Campaigns Target 40,000 VIP Individuals

KnowBe4

Researchers at Menlo Security discovered three state-sponsored phishing campaigns that have targeted 40,000 important individuals over the past three months. “In a recent 90-day period, Menlo Labs uncovered a trifecta of sophisticated [highly evasive and adaptive threat] campaigns—LegalQloud, Eqooqp, and Boomer—compromising at least 40,000 high-value users, including C-suite executives from major banking institutions, financial powerhouses, insurance giants, legal firms, government agencies, and

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Get Better Network Graphs & Save Analysts Time

Many organizations today are unlocking the power of their data by using graph databases to feed downstream analytics, enahance visualizations, and more. Yet, when different graph nodes represent the same entity, graphs get messy. Watch this essential video with Senzing CEO Jeff Jonas on how adding entity resolution to a graph database condenses network graphs to improve analytics and save your analysts time.

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Public Surveillance of Bars

Schneier on Security

This article about an app that lets people remotely view bars to see if they’re crowded or not is filled with commentary—on both sides—about privacy and openness.

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Polyfill.io Supply Chain Attack: 384,773 hosts still embedding a polyfill JS script linking to the malicious domain

Security Affairs

Cybersecurity company Censys has identified over 380,000 hosts that are still referencing the malicious polyfill.io domain. Censys reported that over 380,000 internet-exposed hosts are still referencing the malicious polyfill.io domain. The polyfill.io domain was suspended last week following multiple reports of malicious activity. The domain Polyfill.io was used to host JavaScript code that added modern functionality to older browsers that do not support certain web standards.

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Meta, YouTube Update AI Content Policies

Data Breach Today

Meta Changes AI Content Labelling, YouTube Updates Privacy Guidelines Meta and YouTube updated their artificial intelligence policies to address the altered content appearing on their platform. The changes come as part of industry effort to distinguish real content from fake, especially in the middle of a global election year.