Sat.Apr 13, 2024 - Fri.Apr 19, 2024

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The Growing Need for Information Literacy

AIIM

Think about your organization for a moment. Is there any employee who doesn't collect, store, transform, analyze, and delete information? We all need information to be successful and help our organizations achieve better business outcomes.

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The Global Menace of the Russian Sandworm Hacking Team

Data Breach Today

Russian Cyber Sabotage Unit Sandworm Adopting Advanced Techniques, Mandiant Warns Russia's preeminent cyber sabotage unit presents "one of the widest and high severity cyber threats globally," warned Mandiant in a Wednesday report. Mandiant newly designated Sandworm as APT44 to differentiate it from another hacking unit it will still track as APT28.

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Crickets from Chirp Systems in Smart Lock Key Leak

Krebs on Security

The U.S. government is warning that “smart locks” securing entry to an estimated 50,000 dwellings nationwide contain hard-coded credentials that can be used to remotely open any of the locks. The lock’s maker Chirp Systems remains unresponsive, even though it was first notified about the critical weakness in March 2021. Meanwhile, Chirp’s parent company, RealPage, Inc. , is being sued by multiple U.S. states for allegedly colluding with landlords to illegally raise rents.

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The US Government Has a Microsoft Problem

WIRED Threat Level

Microsoft has stumbled through a series of major cybersecurity failures over the past few years. Experts say the US government’s reliance on its systems means the company continues to get a free pass.

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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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Linux variant of Cerber ransomware targets Atlassian servers

Security Affairs

Threat actors are exploiting the CVE-2023-22518 flaw in Atlassian servers to deploy a Linux variant of Cerber (aka C3RB3R) ransomware. At the end of October 2023, Atlassian warned of a critical security flaw, tracked as CVE-2023-22518 (CVSS score 9.1), that affects all versions of Confluence Data Center and Server. The vulnerability is an improper authorization issue that can lead to significant data loss if exploited by an unauthenticated attacker.

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Who Stole 3.6M Tax Records from South Carolina?

Krebs on Security

For nearly a dozen years, residents of South Carolina have been kept in the dark by state and federal investigators over who was responsible for hacking into the state’s revenue department in 2012 and stealing tax and bank account information for 3.6 million people. The answer may no longer be a mystery: KrebsOnSecurity found compelling clues suggesting the intrusion was carried out by the same Russian hacking crew that stole of millions of payment card records from big box retailers like

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Hackers Linked to Russia’s Military Claim Credit for Sabotaging US Water Utilities

WIRED Threat Level

Cyber Army of Russia Reborn, a group with ties to the Kremlin’s Sandworm unit, is crossing lines even that notorious cyberwarfare unit wouldn’t dare to.

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PuTTY SSH Client flaw allows of private keys recovery

Security Affairs

The PuTTY Secure Shell (SSH) and Telnet client are impacted by a critical vulnerability that could be exploited to recover private keys. PuTTY tools from 0.68 to 0.80 inclusive are affected by a critical vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2024-31497 , that resides in the code that generates signatures from ECDSA private keys which use the NIST P521 curve.

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Free Ransomware: LockBit Knockoffs and Imposters Proliferate

Data Breach Today

Experts See Surge in Attacks, Including in Russia, Using Leaked LockBit Code What do a German healthcare network, a Russian security company and an American bridal clothing retailer have in common? All seem to have been compromised in recent months by attackers who wielded LockBit crypto-locking malware - but who weren't tied to the actual LockBit operation.

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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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LastPass Warns of Deepfake Phishing Attempt

KnowBe4

LastPass has warned that one of its employees was targeted by a social engineering attack that used an audio deepfake that impersonated the company’s CEO. Fortunately, the employee grew suspicious and avoided falling for the attack.

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Other Attempts to Take Over Open Source Projects

Schneier on Security

After the XZ Utils discovery, people have been examining other open-source projects. Surprising no one, the incident is not unique: The OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council received a suspicious series of emails with similar messages, bearing different names and overlapping GitHub-associated emails. These emails implored OpenJS to take action to update one of its popular JavaScript projects to “address any critical vulnerabilities,” yet cited no specifics.

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Ukrainian Blackjack group used ICS malware Fuxnet against Russian targets

Security Affairs

The Ukrainian hacking group Blackjack used a destructive ICS malware dubbed Fuxnet in attacks against Russian infrastructure. Industrial and enterprise IoT cybersecurity firm Claroty reported that the Ukrainian Blackjack hacking group claims to have damaged emergency detection and response capabilities in Moscow and beyond the Russian capital using a destructive ICS malware dubbed Fuxnet.

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Likely State Hackers Exploiting Palo Alto Firewall Zero-Day

Data Breach Today

Company Released a Hotfix to the Command Injection Vulnerability Firewall appliance manufacturer Palo Alto Networks rushed out a hotfix Friday to a command injection vulnerability present in its custom operating system after security researchers spotted a campaign to exploit the zero-day starting in March, likely from a state-backed threat actor.

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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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US Senate to Vote on a Wiretap Bill That Critics Call ‘Stasi-Like’

WIRED Threat Level

A controversial bill reauthorizing the Section 702 spy program may force whole new categories of businesses to eavesdrop on the US government’s behalf, including on fellow Americans.

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Machine vs. machine

OpenText Information Management

Greetings from Mav, trusted partner for your AI journey. This AI-generated moose has been on the hunt for threats and keeping security top of mind. Every technology has dual usage and Mav is here to keep us all informed. You: How has AI evolved the landscape of security? MAV: Unfortunately, the amount and frequency of fake information has skyrocketed.

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Cisco warns of large-scale brute-force attacks against VPN and SSH services

Security Affairs

Cisco Talos warns of large-scale brute-force attacks against a variety of targets, including VPN services, web application authentication interfaces and SSH services. Cisco Talos researchers warn of large-scale credential brute-force attacks targeting multiple targets, including Virtual Private Network (VPN) services, web application authentication interfaces and SSH services since at least March 18, 2024.

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How to Start a Career in Cybersecurity

Data Breach Today

A Guide to Seizing Opportunities and Pursuing Growth Our dependence on technology has introduced new and sophisticated cyberthreats that elevate the demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals. The field is expected to experience a surge in job opportunities. Follow these steps to kick-start your career in this challenging yet rewarding field.

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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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Half of U.K. Businesses Experienced a Security Breach or Cyber Attack in the Last 12 Months

KnowBe4

Analysis of cyber attacks targeting U.K. organizations highlights the effectiveness of social engineering attacks and the fact that businesses are missing the mark on how to stop it.

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Vulnerability Recap 4/15/24 – Palo Alto, Microsoft, Ivanti Exploits

eSecurity Planet

Last week’s cybersecurity incidents revealed significant vulnerabilities across multiple platforms. Threats range from severe weaknesses in Ivanti’s VPN appliances to zero-day exploits in popular software such as Palo Alto Networks’ PAN-OS and Telegram’s Windows client. Typically, these vulnerabilities result in remote code execution or denial-of-service attacks, posing major dangers to users’ data security.

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Crooks manipulate GitHub’s search results to distribute malware

Security Affairs

Researchers warn threat actors are manipulating GitHub search results to target developers with persistent malware. Checkmarx researchers reported that t hreat actors are manipulating GitHub search results to deliver persistent malware to developers systems. Attackers behind this campaign create malicious repositories with popular names and topics, they were observed using techniques like automated updates and fake stars to boost search rankings. “By leveraging GitHub Actions, the attacker

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Mitre Says Hackers Breached Unclassified R&D Network

Data Breach Today

Threat Actor Exploited Ivanti Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Cyberattack A nation-state threat actor gained access into an unclassified research and development network operated by MITRE, a non-profit that oversees key federal funded research and development centers for the U.S. government, the organization confirmed on Friday.

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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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[WARNING] FBI Issues Alert on Major Phishing Campaign That Impersonates US Toll Services

KnowBe4

The FBI has issued an alert warning of a widespread SMS phishing (smishing) campaign targeting people in several US states with phony notices of unpaid tolls, BleepingComputer reports.

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The Real-Time Deepfake Romance Scams Have Arrived

WIRED Threat Level

Watch how smooth-talking scammers known as “Yahoo Boys” use widely available face-swapping tech to carry out elaborate romance scams.

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Canadian retail chain Giant Tiger data breach may have impacted millions of customers

Security Affairs

A threat actor claimed the hack of the Canadian retail chain Giant Tiger and leaked 2.8 million records on a hacker forum. A threat actor, who goes online with the moniker ShopifyGUY, claimed responsibility for hacking the Canadian retail chain Giant Tiger and leaked 2.8 million records on a hacker forum. Giant Tiger is a Canadian discount store chain that operates over 260 stores across Canada.

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Ransomware Victims Who Pay a Ransom Drops to Record Low

Data Breach Today

Experts See Groups Shoot Themselves in the Foot by Yet Again Swindling Affiliates Here's ransomware news to celebrate: The number of victims who opt to pay a ransom has dropped to a record low. Also, the operators of two major groups hit by law enforcement disruptions have each chosen to swindle their affiliates, sowing disaffection and driving away burned business partners.

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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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KnowBe4 Named a Leader in the Spring 2024 G2 Grid Report for Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) Software

KnowBe4

We are excited to announce that KnowBe4 has been named a leader in the Spring 2024 G2 Grid Report for Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) for the PhishER platform for the 12th consecutive quarter!

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Choosing the right IT security partner: How Jamf fulfills your IT security need

Jamf

Learn how choosing the right partner for your security needs can veritably make or break your cybersecurity plan. Also, gain a better understanding of how Jamf solutions integrate to address the challenges of the modern threat landscape through Trusted Access for top-to-bottom and end-to-end protection of your enterprise.

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Cisco Duo warns telephony supplier data breach exposed MFA SMS logs

Security Affairs

Cisco Duo warns that a data breach involving one of its telephony suppliers exposed multifactor authentication (MFA) messages sent by the company via SMS and VOIP to its customers. Cisco Duo warns of a data breach involving one of its telephony suppliers, compromising multifactor authentication (MFA) messages sent to customers via SMS and VOIP. The security breach occurred on April 1, 2024, the threat actors used a Provider employee’s credentials that illicitly obtained through a phishing attac