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6 Free Cybersecurity Training and Awareness Courses

Dark Reading

Most are designed to help organizations address teleworking risks related to COVID-19 scams

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Botnet Watch: Anubis Mobile Malware Gets New Features

Data Breach Today

Powerful Platform Can Spot If Victim Is Looking at the Screen Anubis, one of the most potent Android botnets, apparently is getting a refresh a year after its source code was leaked, security researchers say. The changes could help fraudsters more closely monitor activity on hacked devices

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Enhanced Zeus Sphinx Trojan Used in COVID-19 Schemes

Data Breach Today

Researchers Say New Features and Functionality Added The operators behind the Zeus Sphinx malware have added new features and functionality to the Trojan, and more cybercriminals have deployed it within phishing campaigns that use the COVID-19 crisis as a lure, according to IBM X-Force. The Trojan has become more efficient at stealing banking data

Total cost of ownership: Mac versus PC in the enterprise


If the upfront cost is more, how can Mac be less expensive than PC? We examine the numbers and put the Mac versus PC in the enterprise myths to bed


Rethinking Information Governance In The Age of Unstructured Enterprise Data

Onna is breaking down how the concept of information governance has evolved and ways today’s businesses can develop a holistic framework to keep up with a rapidly accelerating datasphere.

MY TAKE: COVID-19’s silver lining could turn out to be more rapid, wide adoption of cyber hygiene

The Last Watchdog

Long before COVID-19, some notable behind-the-scenes forces were in motion to elevate cybersecurity to a much higher level. Related: How the Middle East has advanced mobile security regulations Over the past couple of decades, meaningful initiatives to improve online privacy and security, for both companies and consumers, incrementally gained traction in the tech sector and among key regulatory agencies across Europe, the Middle East and North America.

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Ensuring Business Continuity in Times of Crisis

Dark Reading

Three basic but comprehensive steps can help you and your organization get through adversity


US Say China-Linked Hackers Targeting COVID-19 Researchers

Data Breach Today

FBI, CISA Issue Joint Warning to Organizations Conducting Research Hacking groups linked to China's government are targeting research and healthcare facilities that are working on developing vaccines, testing procedures and treatments for COVID-19, the FBI and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warn in an alert

Toll Group Says Ransomware Attackers Stole Data

Data Breach Today

Australian Shipping Giant, Hit With Nefilim Ransomware, Vows to Not Pay Ransom Australian shipping giant Toll Group has vowed to again not pay a ransom after suffering its second ransomware attack of the year. In the latest incident, however, the company warns that attackers also stole corporate data - and it may get leaked

Astaroth’s New Evasion Tactics Make It ‘Painful to Analyze’


The infostealer has gone above and beyond in its new anti-analysis and obfuscation tactics. Malware astaroth evasion tactics infostealer malware Malware detection obfuscation Youtube

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

U.S. Secret Service: “Massive Fraud” Against State Unemployment Insurance Programs

Krebs on Security

A well-organized Nigerian crime ring is exploiting the COVID-19 crisis by committing large-scale fraud against multiple state unemployment insurance programs, with potential losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a new alert issued by the U.S. Secret Service.

MY TAKE: COVID-19 cements the leadership role CISOs must take to secure company networks

The Last Watchdog

Chief Information Security Officers were already on the hot seat well before the COVID-19 global pandemic hit, and they are even more so today. Related: Why U.S. cybersecurity policy needs to match societal values CISOs must preserve and protect their companies in a fast-changing business environment at a time when their organizations are under heavy bombardment.

'Smart' Factories Could Face Unique Attacks: Report

Data Breach Today

Connected Devices Could Allow Attackers to Target Industrial Systems, Trend Micro Reports The increasing use of internet-connected devices in manufacturing facilities is opening up new ways for hackers to target so-called "smart" factories with unconventional attack methods, according to an analysis by security firm Trend Micro and the Polytechnic University of Milan

The Confessions of Marcus Hutchins, the Hacker Who Saved the Internet

WIRED Threat Level

At 22, he single-handedly put a stop to the worst cyberattack the world had ever seen. Then he was arrested by the FBI. This is his untold story. . Security Security / Cyberattacks and Hacks Backchannel

Future-Proofing Your Information Governance Strategy

Speaker: Crystal Cao, Lindsey Simon & Lisa Ripley

Join Onna and experts from Quip, Airbnb, and Oracle for this live webinar as they dive into proactive data deletion policies, retention strategies, and legal hold practices that are essential to a modern enterprise information governance strategy.

Ransomware Hit ATM Giant Diebold Nixdorf

Krebs on Security

Diebold Nixdorf , a major provider of automatic teller machines (ATMs) and payment technology to banks and retailers, recently suffered a ransomware attack that disrupted some operations. The company says the hackers never touched its ATMs or customer networks, and that the intrusion only affected its corporate network. Canton, Ohio-based Diebold [ NYSE: DBD ] is currently the largest ATM provider in the United States, with an estimated 35 percent of the cash machine market worldwide.

US Government Exposes North Korean Malware

Schneier on Security

US Cyber Command has uploaded North Korean malware samples to the VirusTotal aggregation repository, adding to the malware samples it uploaded in February. The first of the new malware variants, COPPERHEDGE , is described as a Remote Access Tool (RAT) "used by advanced persistent threat (APT) cyber actors in the targeting of cryptocurrency exchanges and related entities."

Ransomware Reminder: Paying Ransoms Doesn't Pay

Data Breach Today

Funding Criminals Perpetuates Cybercrime Security experts and law enforcement officials have long argued that paying ransoms doesn't pay. For starters, it directly funds the cybercrime ecosystem and makes it attractive for criminals to keep launching ransomware attacks

Thunderbolt Flaws Expose Millions of PCs to Hands-On Hacking

WIRED Threat Level

The so-called Thunderspy attack takes less than five minutes to pull off with physical access to a device, and affects any PC manufactured before 2019. Security Security / Cyberattacks and Hacks

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, May 2020 Edition

Krebs on Security

Microsoft today issued software updates to plug at least 111 security holes in Windows and Windows-based programs. None of the vulnerabilities were labeled as being publicly exploited or detailed prior to today, but as always if you’re running Windows on any of your machines it’s time once again to prepare to get your patches on. May marks the third month in a row that Microsoft has pushed out fixes for more than 110 security flaws in its operating system and related software.

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GDPR Data Security Checklist in the Age of COVID-19 and the Remote Workforce

Security Affairs

During COVID-19 outbreak data processors have to be extra vigilant to maintain their compliance with data protection authorities like GDPR. COVID-19 has abruptly changed the world. It has imposed online learning and earning, which in turn has open new doors of cybersecurity threats and data breaches. Now the data processors have to be extra vigilant to maintain their compliance with data protection authorities like GDPR.


Ransomware Attackers Exfiltrate Data From Magellan Health

Data Breach Today

Another Example of How Cybercriminals' Tactics Are Changing Magellan Health, a U.S. managed care company that focuses on specialty areas of healthcare, says it was hit by a ransomware attack that involved the exfiltration of data. Ransomware gangs are increasingly going beyond encrypting data, stealing information to put more pressure on victims to pay ransoms

Attack Against PC Thunderbolt Port

Schneier on Security

The attack requires physical access to the computer, but it's pretty devastating : On Thunderbolt-enabled Windows or Linux PCs manufactured before 2019, his technique can bypass the login screen of a sleeping or locked computer -- and even its hard disk encryption -- to gain full access to the computer's data. And while his attack in many cases requires opening a target laptop's case with a screwdriver, it leaves no trace of intrusion and can be pulled off in just a few minutes.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Microsoft Open Sources Its Coronavirus Threat Data

Dark Reading

Microsoft's COVID-19 intelligence will be made publicly available to help businesses fight virus-related security threats

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Sodinokibi gang hacked law firm of the celebrities and threatens to release the docs

Security Affairs

The Sodinokibi ransomware gang stolen gigabytes of legal documents from the law firm of the stars, Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks (GSMLaw). The Sodinokibi ransomware group claims to have stolen gigabytes of legal documents from the entertainment and law firm Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks (GSMLaw) that has dozens of international stars and celebrities among its clients.

Hacking Group Offers Another 27 Million Records for Sale: Report

Data Breach Today

Shiny Hunters Claim to Have Data From Four Additional Breaches After offering three large databases of compromised user data for sale on the darnket last week, a hacking group known as Shiny Hunters now is trying to sell four additional databases of information apparently gathered from data breaches, security researchers say

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New US Electronic Warfare Platform

Schneier on Security

The Army is developing a new electronic warfare pod capable of being put on drones and on trucks.the Silent Crow pod is now the leading contender for the flying flagship of the Army's rebuilt electronic warfare force. Army EW was largely disbanded after the Cold War, except for short-range jammers to shut down remote-controlled roadside bombs.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Three Years After WannaCry, Ransomware Accelerating While Patching Still Problematic

Dark Reading

Using a known exploit to infect unmaintained systems, the WannaCry ransomware worm remains a study in preventable catastrophes. Yet many companies continue to ignore its lessons

The 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory Has Taken a Dark Turn

WIRED Threat Level

Though social networks have pledged to take more concerted action against it, the theory has continued to spread, inspiring a surge of attacks. . Security Security / Security News

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Pitney Bowes Battles Second Ransomware Attack

Data Breach Today

Mailing Equipment Manufacturer Suffered Another Attack Last October After suffering a ransomware attack last October that left several systems inaccessible, mailing equipment manufacturer Pitney Bowes reports that it recently blocked another ransomware attack before any data was encrypted and says there's "no evidence of further unauthorized access to our IT systems