Sat.Dec 31, 2022 - Fri.Jan 06, 2023

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Why Do Ransomware Victims Pay for Data Deletion Guarantees?

Data Breach Today

Paying for Promises That Can't Be Audited Paints a Repeat-Attack Target on Victims Many ransomware-wielding attackers are expert at preying on their victims' compulsion to clean up the mess.

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GUEST ESSAY: These common myths and misconceptions make online browsing very risky

The Last Watchdog

For the average user, the Internet is an increasingly dangerous place to navigate. Related: Third-party snooping is widespread. Consider that any given website experiences approximately 94 malicious attacks a day , and that an estimated 12.8 million websites are infected with malware. So, in response to these numbers, users are seeking ways to implement a more secure approach to web browsing.

Analytics 143
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Five Guys Data Breach Puts HR Data Under a Heat Lamp

Dark Reading

Job applicants could face a raft of follow-on attacks after cyber intruders accessed their data in an opportunistic attack

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Data Breach: CircleCI Says Immediately 'Rotate Your Secrets'

Data Breach Today

Continuous Integration Software Development Platform Suspects 2-Week Intrusion CircleCI, which is used by over 1 million developers to build, test and deploy software, has issued a brief security alert warning all customers to immediately "rotate any secrets stored in CircleCI" as it continues to probe a suspected two-week intrusion.

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Subsurface: The Ultimate Data Lakehouse Conference

Speaker: Panel Speakers

We’ve just opened registration for Subsurface LIVE 2023! Learn how to innovate with open source technologies such as Apache Arrow, Delta Lake, and more. Register now to secure your spot at Subsurface LIVE being held March 1-2, 2023.

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Cops Hacked Thousands of Phones. Was It Legal?

WIRED Threat Level

When police infiltrated the EncroChat phone system in 2020, they hit an intelligence gold mine. But subsequent legal challenges have spread across Europe. Security Security / Cyberattacks and Hacks

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What will 2023 bring in the realms of cybersecurity and privacy?

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

What will 2023 bring in the realms of cybersecurity and privacy? divya. Thu, 01/05/2023 - 05:52. As geopolitical tensions persist and economic instability looms, organizations should get ready for a rise in cyber risks. What will 2023 bring in the realms of cybersecurity and privacy?

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Data architecture strategy for data quality

IBM Journey to AI blog

Poor data quality is one of the top barriers faced by organizations aspiring to be more data-driven. Ill-timed business decisions and misinformed business processes, missed revenue opportunities, failed business initiatives and complex data systems can all stem from data quality issues.

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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in December 2022 – 31.5 million records breached

IT Governance

December can be the best or worst time to suffer a data breach. On the one hand, people have started to wind down to the end of the year, all attention is on holidays and a data breach is more likely to fall under the data.

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Google will pay $29.5M to settle two lawsuits over its location tracking practices

Security Affairs

Google will pay $29.5 million to settle two different lawsuits in the US over its deceptive location tracking practices. Google decided to pay $29.5 million to settle two different lawsuits brought by the states of Indiana and Washington, D.C., over its deceptive location tracking practices.

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Data Value Scorecard Report

This report examines the quantitative research of data leaders on data value and return on investment.

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Expect Hacking, Phishing After Leak of 200M Twitter Records

Data Breach Today

Database Will Provide Intelligence of Use to Online Criminals, Expert Warns Expect the recently leaked database containing over 200 million Twitter records to be an ongoing resource for hackers, fraudsters and other criminals operating online, even though 98% of the email addresses it contains have appeared in prior breaches, experts warn.

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GUEST ESSAY: A new year, a familiar predicament — consumers face intensifying cybersecurity risks

The Last Watchdog

At the start of 2023, consumers remain out in the cold when it comes to online protection. Related: Leveraging employees as human sensors. Malicious online actors grow ever more sophisticated, making cybersecurity as big a concern for everyday consumers as it ever has been. These days, ordinary people are facing increasing —and more complex—threats than ever before.

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ChatGPT Artificial Intelligence: An Upcoming Cybersecurity Threat?

Dark Reading

The role of artificial intelligence in cybersecurity is growing. A new AI model highlights the opportunities and challenges

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Breaking RSA with a Quantum Computer

Schneier on Security

A group of Chinese researchers have just published a paper claiming that they can—although they have not yet done so—break 2048-bit RSA. This is something to take seriously. It might not be correct, but it’s not obviously wrong.

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TCO Considerations of Using a Cloud Data Warehouse for BI and Analytics

Enterprises poured $73 billion into data management software in 2020 – but are seeing very little return on their data investments. 22% of data leaders surveyed have fully realized ROI in the past two years, with 56% having no consistent way of measuring it.

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Leaked Emails of 200M Twitter Users Now Available for Free

Data Breach Today

63GB Database of Names, Email Addresses Posted to Hacker Forum for All to Download A member of a criminal data breach forum that tried to sell the email addresses of 400 million Twitter users to CEO Elon Musk last month has now posted the stolen data for free for anyone to download.

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Neeva Combines AI and Search – Now Comes The Hard Part

John Battelle's Searchblog

The Very Hardest Thing. What’s the hardest thing you could do as a tech-driven startup? I’ve been asked that question a few times over the years, and my immediate answer is always the same: Trying to beat Google in search.

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200M Twitter Profiles, with Email Addys, Dumped on Dark Web for Free

Dark Reading

A data dump of Twitter user details on an underground forum appears to stem from an API endpoint compromise and large-scale data scraping

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Security Outlook 2023: Cyber Warfare Expands Threats

eSecurity Planet

After a year that saw massive ransomware attacks and open cyber warfare, the biggest question in cybersecurity for 2023 will likely be how much of those attack techniques get commoditized and weaponized.

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12 Considerations When Evaluating Data Lake Engine Vendors for Analytics and BI

Businesses today compete on their ability to turn big data into essential business insights. Modern enterprises leverage cloud data lakes as the platform used to store data. 57% of the enterprises currently using a data lake cite improved business agility as a benefit.

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Critical Vulnerabilities Found in Luxury Cars Now Fixed

Data Breach Today

Ferrari, BMW, Rolls Royce, Porsche Software Flaws Exposed Data, Vehicle Controls Software vulnerabilities installed by luxury car manufacturers including Ferrari, BMW, Rolls Royce and Porsche that could allow remote attackers to control vehicles and steal owners' personal details have been fixed.

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Is the Most Creative Act a Human Can Engage in the Formation of a Good Question?

John Battelle's Searchblog

Wise, Kevin Kelly is. Today I’d like to ponder something Kevin Kelly – a fellow co-founding editor of Wired – said to me roughly 30 years ago.

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CISOs Are Focused on These 3 Trends. Are You?

Dark Reading

The macro issues shaping the threat landscape can help security pros reset their priorities and reformulate strategy

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There is a New Trend in Social Engineering with a Disgusting Name; "Pig-butchering"

KnowBe4

The technique began in the Chinese underworld, and it amounts to an unusually protracted form of social engineering. The analogy is with fattening up a pig, then butchering it for all it’s worth.

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Checklist Report: Preparing for the Next-Generation Cloud Data Architecture

Data architectures have evolved dramatically. It is time to reconsider the fundamental ways that information is accumulated, managed, and then provisioned to the different downstream data consumers.

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Irish Privacy Watchdog Fines Meta 390 Million Euros for Ads

Data Breach Today

Social Media Company Fined for GDPR Violation Related to Ad Personalization The Irish Data Protection Commission has imposed a fine of 390 million euros against Meta Ireland for violating the General Data Protection Regulation related to user data processing.

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Twitter Data Leak: What the Exposure of 200 Million User Emails Means for You

WIRED Threat Level

The exposure of hundreds of millions of email addresses puts pseudonymous users of the social network at risk. Security Security / Cyberattacks and Hacks Security / Privacy

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In Memoriam: Remembering Those Who Passed

Dark Reading

Security stands on the shoulders of giants. We take a moment to remember their contributions toward keeping people, data, and systems safe

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Remote Vulnerabilities in Automobiles

Schneier on Security

This group has found a ton of remote vulnerabilities in all sorts of automobiles. It’s enough to make you want to buy a car that is not Internet-connected. Unfortunately, that seems to be impossible. Uncategorized cars hacking vulnerabilities

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7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations.

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Software Engineer Charged With 'Office Space-Inspired' Fraud

Data Breach Today

'Shopping Experience' Engineer at Retailer Accused of 'Malicious Software Edits' Seattle police have charged an online retailer's "shopping experience" software programmer with engineering a fraud scheme based on the movie "Office Space," in which malicious software was used to transfer a fraction of every transaction into an outside account.

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Ransomware and Fraudulent Funds Transfer are the Two Main Drivers of Cyber Loss

KnowBe4

Representing more than half of all cyber loss, new data shows these attacks all begin with employees falling for social engineering , phishing , and business email compromise

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Rackspace Sunsets Email Service Downed in Ransomware Attack

Dark Reading

The hosting services provider shared new details on the breach that took down its Hosted Exchange Email service