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The Age of the Drone Police Is Here

WIRED Threat Level

A WIRED investigation, based on more than 22 million flight coordinates, reveals the complicated truth about the first full-blown police drone program in the US—and why your city could be next.

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Cryptohack Roundup: Robinhood to Acquire Bitstamp

Data Breach Today

Also: FBI Warns About Work-From-Home Scammers Demanding Crypto This week, Robinhood said it will acquire Bitstamp in a $200 million deal, a senior promoter of the Forcount crypto Ponzi scheme pleaded guilty, crypto scammers targeted work-from-home job seekers, and Tether and CoinGecko warned of crypto phishing attacks.

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AI Will Increase the Quantity—and Quality—of Phishing Scams

Schneier on Security

A piece I coauthored with Fredrik Heiding and Arun Vishwanath in the Harvard Business Review : Summary. Gen AI tools are rapidly making these emails more advanced, harder to spot, and significantly more dangerous. Recent research showed that 60% of participants fell victim to artificial intelligence (AI)-automated phishing, which is comparable to the success rates of non-AI-phishing messages created by human experts.

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RSAC Fireside Chat: Seclore advances ‘EDRM’ by aligning granular controls onto sensitive data

The Last Watchdog

Digital rights management ( DRM ) has come a long way since Hollywood first recognized in the 1990s that it needed to rigorously protect digital music and movies. By the mid-2000s a branch called enterprise digital rights management ( EDRM ) cropped up to similarly protect sensitive business information. Today, businesses amass vast amounts of business-critical data – at a pace that’s quickening as GenAI takes hold.

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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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Leveraging Virtual Reality to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion training at Google

Elie

This case-study explores the effectiveness of virtual reality (VR) for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training through the lens of a custom VR application developped to train Google employees.

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Microsoft's Recall Feature Is Even More Hackable Than You Thought

WIRED Threat Level

A new discovery that the AI-enabled feature's historical data can be accessed even by hackers without administrator privileges only contributes to the growing sense that the feature is a “dumpster fire.

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RSAC Fireside Chat: NightVision shines a light on software vulnerabilities, speeds up remediation

The Last Watchdog

When Log4J came to light in 2021, Kinnaird McQuade , then a security engineer at Square , drew the assignment of testing endpoints at some 5,000 users of the popular mobile payments service. Related: The big lesson from Log4J “It took us eight hours to run the scan and I was sweating it because these were all small family businesses that depended on Square, and if any of them got popped, it would be real people that were affected,” McQuade told me.

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Cisco addressed Webex flaws used to compromise German government meetings

Security Affairs

Cisco addressed vulnerabilities that were exploited to compromise the Webex meetings of the German government. In early May, German media outlet Zeit Online revealed that threat actors exploited vulnerabilities in the German government’s implementation of the Cisco Webex software to access internal meetings. In March, the German authorities admitted the hack by Russia-linked actors of a military meeting where participants discussed giving military support to Ukraine. “In early May 2024, Ci

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ISMG Editors: Opening Day Overview of InfoSec Europe 2024

Data Breach Today

Panel Discusses Trends in Ransomware, Application Security and Generative AI Information Security Media Group editors are live at InfoSecurity Europe Conference 2024 in London with an overview of opening-day activities and hot topics including the latest ransomware trends, software security, election security and artificial intelligence risks.

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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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Microsoft Will Switch Off Recall by Default After Security Backlash

WIRED Threat Level

After weeks of withering criticism and exposed security flaws, Microsoft has vastly scaled back its ambitions for Recall, its AI-enabled silent recording feature, and added new privacy features.

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Worrying Ransomware Trends, and What to Do About Them

IT Governance

Expert insight from our cyber incident responder When talking to clients or taking questions at the end of webinars, many ask us about ransomware. In fact, ransomware is often the first thing people ask about! Organisations seem really worried about it – and understandably so. Ransomware features a lot in the news. A particularly noteworthy attack was MOVEit , which was also a zero-day exploit , but we see plenty of ‘run-of-the-mill’ attacks too.

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SolarWinds fixed multiple flaws in Serv-U and SolarWinds Platform

Security Affairs

SolarWinds addressed multiple vulnerabilities in Serv-U and the SolarWinds Platform, including a bug reported by a pentester working with NATO. SolarWinds announced security patches to address multiple high-severity vulnerabilities in Serv-U and the SolarWinds Platform. The vulnerabilities affect Platform 2024.1 SR 1 and previous versions. One of the vulnerabilities addressed by the company, tracked as CVE-2024-28996, was reported by a penetration tester working with NATO.

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Microsoft Says Azure Cloud Attack Scenario Isn't a Flaw

Data Breach Today

Redmond Calls Tenable Report Evidence of Customers Misconstruing Azure Service Tags Microsoft is calling security research asserting a high-severity vulnerability exists in Microsoft Azure evidence that customers should better configure their cloud environments. An attacker with an Azure instance could obtain access to company resources by sending customizable HTTP requests.

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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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This Hacker Tool Extracts All the Data Collected by Windows’ New Recall AI

WIRED Threat Level

Windows Recall takes a screenshot every five seconds. Cybersecurity researchers say the system is simple to abuse—and one ethical hacker has already built a tool to show how easy it really is.

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U.S. SEC Regulation S-P: Privacy of Consumer Financial Information and Safeguarding Customer Information Amendments Adopted

Data Matters

On May 16, 2024, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to its Regulation S-P. These final amendments impose significant cybersecurity requirements for several SEC-registered entities and transfer agents registered with another appropriate regulatory agency, including with respect to these entities’ policies and procedures, incident response and notification procedures, and cybersecurity risk management.

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Experts found information of European politicians on the dark web

Security Affairs

Personal information of hundreds of British and EU politicians is available on dark web marketplaces. According to research conducted by Proton and Constella Intelligence, the email addresses and other sensitive information of 918 British MPs, European Parliament members, and French deputies and senators are available in the dark web marketplaces. 40% of 2,280 official government email addresses from the British, European, and French Parliaments were exposed, including passwords, birth dates, an

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Chinese South China Sea Cyberespionage Campaign Unearthed

Data Breach Today

Sophos Finds 3 Clusters of Activity Dating at Least to May 2023 A government agency in a country that has repeatedly clashed with China over Beijing's territorial ambitions in the South China Sea was the subject of a prolonged cyberespionage campaign that used previously undetected backdoors and partially overlaps with known Sino state threat actors.

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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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The Snowflake Attack May Be Turning Into One of the Largest Data Breaches Ever

WIRED Threat Level

The number of alleged hacks targeting the customers of cloud storage firm Snowflake appears to be snowballing into one of the biggest data breaches of all time.

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Are you ready for a cyberattack?

OpenText Information Management

In today's digital age, cybersecurity threats are an ever-present danger for organizations of all sizes. While sophisticated technology solutions are critical in defending against cyber threats, they are only part of the equation. Cybersecurity is not just about having the right tools; it's also about having the right people and processes in place. This is where Tabletop Exercises (or incident response simulations), come into play.

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RansomHub gang claims the hack of the telecommunications giant Frontier Communications

Security Affairs

The RansomHub ransomware group added the American telecommunications company Frontier Comunications to the list of victims on its Tor leak site. The RansomHub ransomware group claimed to have stolen the information of over 2 million customers from the American telecommunications company Frontier Communications. The RansomHub group claims to have stolen 5GB of data from the telecommunications giant.

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SecurityScorecard Accuses Vendor of Stealing Trade Secrets

Data Breach Today

Firm Claims Safe Security Competed Unfairly, Engaged in 'Skullduggery' SecurityScorecard accused Safe Security and former employee Mary Polyakova in a civil complaint of stealing confidential customer information and engaging in unfair competition. The lawsuit seeks to protect SecurityScorecard's trade secrets and recover monetary damages.

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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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Inside the Biggest FBI Sting Operation in History

WIRED Threat Level

When a drug kingpin named Microsoft tried to seize control of an encrypted phone company for criminals, he was playing right into its real owners’ hands.

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Fighting Phishing: Everything You Can Do to Fight Social Engineering and Phishing

KnowBe4

I have created a comprehensive webinar, based on my recent book , “Fighting Phishing: Everything You Can Do to Fight Social Engineering and Phishing”. It contains everything that KnowBe4 and I know to defeat scammers.

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Ticketmaster confirms data breach impacting 560 million customers

Security Affairs

Ticketmaster owner Live Nation confirmed the Ticketmaster data breach that compromised the data of 560 million customers. ShinyHunters, the current administrator of BreachForums , recently claimed the hack of Ticketmaster and offered for sale 1.3 TB of data, including full details of 560 million customers, for $500,000. Stolen data includes names, emails, addresses, phone numbers, ticket sales, and order details.

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UK Official Touts CHERI for Memory-Safe Computing

Data Breach Today

CHERI Architecture Enforces Memory Safety in Hardware A U.K. government official on Tuesday touted the potential of a processor designed to prevent memory-based cyberattacks even as he acknowledged commercial hurdles to its widespread adoption. The CHERI processor reduces attack surface, said John Goodacre.

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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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The Ticketmaster Data Breach May Be Just the Beginning

WIRED Threat Level

Data breaches at Ticketmaster and financial services company Santander have been linked to attacks against cloud provider Snowflake. Researchers fear more breaches will soon be uncovered.

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Breaking a Password Manager

Schneier on Security

Interesting story of breaking the security of the RoboForm password manager in order to recover a cryptocurrency wallet password. Grand and Bruno spent months reverse engineering the version of the RoboForm program that they thought Michael had used in 2013 and found that the pseudo-random number generator used to generate passwords in that version­and subsequent versions until 2015­did indeed have a significant flaw that made the random number generator not so random.

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Pandabuy was extorted twice by the same threat actor

Security Affairs

Chinese shopping platform Pandabuy previously paid a ransom demand to an extortion group that extorted the company again this week. The story of the attack against the Chinese shopping platform Pandabuy demonstrates that paying a ransom to an extortion group is risky to the victims. BleepingComputer first reported that Pandabuy had previously paid a ransom to an extortion group to prevent stolen data from being published, but the same threat actor extorted the company again this week.