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FBI Warns of AI-Assisted Phishing Campaigns

KnowBe4

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) San Francisco division warns that threat actors are increasingly using AI tools to improve their social engineering attacks.

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Understanding Imposter Syndrome in the Technology Sector

Data Breach Today

What It Means, Who Is Affected by It and How to Overcome It Imposter syndrome is a psychological phenomenon in which individuals doubt their accomplishments and have an internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud. Employees can overcome these fears by finding mentors, documenting achievements and engaging in continuous learning.

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GUEST ESSAY: Turning to cloud services can help SMBs scale to meet growth needs

The Last Watchdog

Meeting the demands of the modern-day SMB is one of the challenges facing many business leaders and IT operators today. Traditional, office-based infrastructure was fine up until the point where greater capacity was needed than those servers could deliver, vendor support became an issue, or the needs of a hybrid workforce weren’t being met. Related: SMB brand spoofing In the highly competitive SMB space, maintaining and investing in a robust and efficient IT infrastructure can be one of the ways

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Patch Tuesday, May 2024 Edition

Krebs on Security

Microsoft today released updates to fix more than 60 security holes in Windows computers and supported software, including two “zero-day” vulnerabilities in Windows that are already being exploited in active attacks. There are also important security patches available for macOS and Adobe users, and for the Chrome Web browser, which just patched its own zero-day flaw.

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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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Turla APT used two new backdoors to infiltrate a European ministry of foreign affairs

Security Affairs

Russia-linked Turla APT allegedly used two new backdoors, named Lunar malware and LunarMail, to target European government agencies. ESET researchers discovered two previously unknown backdoors named LunarWeb and LunarMail that were exploited to breach European ministry of foreign affairs. The two backdoors are designed to carry out a long-term compromise in the target network, data exfiltration, and maintaining control over compromised systems.

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RSAC Fireside Chat: Flexxon advances hardware-level security with its ‘Server Defender’ module

The Last Watchdog

Hardware-based cybersecurity solutions are needed to help defend company networks in a tumultuous operating environment. Related: World’s largest bank hit by ransomware attack While software solutions dominated RSA Conference 2024 and are essential for multi-layered defense of an expanding network attack surface, hardware security solutions can serve as a last line of defense against unauthorized access to sensitive data and tampering with systems.

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Welcome to the Laser Wars

WIRED Threat Level

Amid a rising tide of adversary drones and missile attacks, laser weapons are finally poised to enter the battlefield.

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Threat actors may have exploited a zero-day in older iPhones, Apple warns

Security Affairs

Apple rolled out urgent security updates to address code execution vulnerabilities in iPhones, iPads, and macOS. Apple released urgent security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in iPhones, iPads, macOS. The company also warns of a vulnerability patched in March that the company believes may have been exploited as a zero-day. The issue impacts older iPhone devices, it is tracked as CVE-2024-23296 and is a memory corruption flaw in the RTKit.

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FBI Seizes Criminal Site BreachForums

Data Breach Today

Website of BreachForums Administrator 'Baphomet' Also Appears to Be Down An international law enforcement operation shut down BreachForums, a criminal forum where hackers posted and sold the contents of hacked databases. The website of the criminal forum in its clear and dark web domains displays a seizure notice stating that it is "under the control of the FBI.

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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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News alert: Criminal IP and Quad9 collaborate to exchange domain and IP threat intelligence

The Last Watchdog

Torrance, Calif., May 13, 2024, CyberNewsWire — Criminal IP, a renowned Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) search engine developed by AI SPERA, has recently signed a technology partnership to exchange threat intelligence data based on domains and potentially on the IP address to protect users by blocking threats to end users. Criminal IP underwent rigorous data evaluation to integrate with Quad9’s threat-blocking service, demonstrating high data uniqueness and accuracy.

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Wingardium Trivia-osa! On-Device Sorting Hatbot Powered by Gemma, Ollama, USearch, and RETSim

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Exploring the societal impact of the GenAI workforce entering the market.

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Google fixes sixth actively exploited Chrome zero-day this year

Security Affairs

Google released emergency security updates to address an actively exploited Chrome zero-day vulnerability. Google has released emergency security updates to address a high-severity zero-day vulnerability vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2024-4761, in the Chrome browser. The vulnerability is an out-of-bounds write issue that resides in the V8 JavaScript engine of the Google web browser.

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US FBI Busts North Korean IT Worker Employment Scams

Data Breach Today

Law Enforcment Arrests an Arizona Woman and a Ukrainian National U.S. law enforcement swept up two people and possibly hundreds of laptops used in scams by North Korean IT workers to obtain remote employment, including as contractors for an unnamed U.S. cybersecurity company. Prosecutors say one scam run by an Arizona woman netted Pyongyang at least $6.8 million.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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New alert: Logicalis enhances global security services with the launch of Intelligent Security

The Last Watchdog

London, United Kingdom, May 13, 2024, CyberNewsWire — Logicalis, the global technology service provider delivering next-generation digital managed services, has today announced the launch of Intelligent Security, a blueprint approach to its global security portfolio designed to deliver proactive advanced security for customers worldwide. Intelligent Security has been designed by Logicalis’ worldwide team of security specialists to give customers the most comprehensive observability a

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“Unknown” Initial Attack Vectors Continue to Grow and Plague Ransomware Attacks

KnowBe4

Trend analysis of ransomware attacks in the first quarter of this year reveals a continual increase in the number of "unknown" initial attack vectors, and I think I might understand why.

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Santander: a data breach at a third-party provider impacted customers and employees

Security Affairs

The Spanish bank Santander disclosed a data breach at a third-party provider that impacted customers in Chile, Spain, and Uruguay. The Spanish financial institution Santander revealed a data breach involving a third-party provider that affected customers in Chile, Spain, and Uruguay. The bank recently became aware of unauthorized access to one of its databases hosted by a third-party provider.

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Breach Roundup: Kimsuky Serves Linux Trojan

Data Breach Today

Also: Turla Targets European Missions and Google Patches Chrome Zero-Days This week, hackers used a Linus backdoor and a Microsoft client management tool; Santander Bank, the Helsinki Education Division, an Australian energy provider and auction house Christie's were breached; hackers targeted European missions in the Middle East; and Google patched a zero-day flaw.

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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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Internal Emails Show How a Controversial Gun-Detection System Found Its Way to NYC

WIRED Threat Level

NYC mayor Eric Adams wants to test Evolv’s gun-detection tech in subway stations—despite the company saying it’s not designed for that environment. Emails obtained by WIRED show how the company still found an in.

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8 out of 10 Organizations Experience a Cyber Attack and Attribute Users as the Problem

KnowBe4

Regardless of whether your environment is on-premises, in the cloud or hybrid, new data makes it clear that users are the top cybersecurity concern, and we cover what you can do about it.

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As of May 2024, Black Basta ransomware affiliates hacked over 500 organizations worldwide

Security Affairs

Black Basta ransomware affiliates have breached over 500 organizations between April 2022 and May 2024, FBI and CISA reported. The FBI, CISA, HHS, and MS-ISAC have issued a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) regarding the Black Basta ransomware activity as part of the StopRansomware initiative. Black Basta has targeted at least 12 critical infrastructure sectors, including Healthcare and Public Health.

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UK, US Officials Warn About Chinese Cyberthreat

Data Breach Today

UK GCHQ Director Calls Chinese Hacking a 'Top Priority' Chinese-backed espionage and cyber disruption pose a major threat to global critical infrastructure as Beijing races for global edge, British and U.S. cyber officials warned Tuesday. Responding to the scale and complexity of Chinese hacking is a top British priority.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Kafka

Without proper guidance, it’s easy to miss out on Kafka’s full capabilities. While not the easiest technology to optimize, Kafka rewards those willing to explore its depths. Under the hood, it is an elegant system for stream processing, event sourcing, and data integration. Download this white paper to learn the 10 critical rules that will help you optimize your Kafka system and unlock its full potential.

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Another Chrome Vulnerability

Schneier on Security

Google has patched another Chrome zero-day: On Thursday, Google said an anonymous source notified it of the vulnerability. The vulnerability carries a severity rating of 8.8 out of 10. In response, Google said, it would be releasing versions 124.0.6367.201/.202 for macOS and Windows and 124.0.6367.201 for Linux in subsequent days. “Google is aware that an exploit for CVE-2024-4671 exists in the wild,” the company said.

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The $2.3 Billion Tornado Cash Case Is a Pivotal Moment for Crypto Privacy

WIRED Threat Level

Tuesday’s verdict in the trial of Alexey Pertsev, a creator of crypto-privacy service Tornado Cash, is the first in a string of cases that could make it much harder to skirt financial surveillance.

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Electronic prescription provider MediSecure impacted by a ransomware attack

Security Affairs

Electronic prescription provider MediSecure in Australia suffered a ransomware attack likely originate from a third-party vendor. MediSecure is a company that provides digital health solutions, particularly focusing on secure electronic prescription delivery services in Australia. The company was forced to shut down its website and phone lines following a cyber attack, but it did not mention a ransomware attack.

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US SEC Approves Wall Street Data Breach Reporting Regs

Data Breach Today

Covered Financial Institutions Have 30 Days to Notify Customers of Data Breaches The Securities and Exchange Commission unanimously approved updated regulations for covered financial institutions requiring entities such as fund companies and investment advisers to notify customers within 30 days of a cyber incident that compromised their data.

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How and Why Should You Be Tracking Geopolitical Risk?

Geopolitical risk is now at the top of the agenda for CEOs. But tracking it can be difficult. The world is more interconnected than ever, whether in terms of economics and supply chains or technology and communication. Geopolitically, however, it is becoming increasingly fragmented – threatening the operations, financial well-being, and security of globally connected companies.

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Scam Service Attempts to Bypass Multi-factor Authentication

KnowBe4

A scam operation called “Estate” has attempted to trick nearly a hundred thousand people into handing over multi-factor authentication codes over the past year, according to Zack Whittaker at TechCrunch.

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Zero-Trust DNS

Schneier on Security

Microsoft is working on a promising-looking protocol to lock down DNS. ZTDNS aims to solve this decades-old problem by integrating the Windows DNS engine with the Windows Filtering Platform—the core component of the Windows Firewall—directly into client devices. Jake Williams, VP of research and development at consultancy Hunter Strategy, said the union of these previously disparate engines would allow updates to be made to the Windows firewall on a per-domain name basis.

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Phorpiex botnet sent millions of phishing emails to deliver LockBit Black ransomware

Security Affairs

Experts reported that since April, the Phorpiex botnet sent millions of phishing emails to spread LockBit Black ransomware. New Jersey’s Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) reported that since April, threat actors used the the Phorpiex botnet to send millions of phishing emails as part of a LockBit Black ransomware campaign.

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