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Multifactor Authentication Bypass: Attackers Refine Tactics

Data Breach Today

Push Fatigue Attacks Succeed 5% of the Time, Surge in the Morning, Researchers Find Multifactor authentication is a must-have security defense for repelling outright credential stuffing and password spraying attacks. But no defense is foolproof. Attackers have been refining their tactics for bypassing MFA, including using technology and trickery.

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The Overlooked Truth: User Experience in Cybersecurity

KnowBe4

We live in a world where the term "cybersecurity" tends to make folks either shiver with anxiety or yawn with boredom. The narrative has always been about hacking, phishing , and all sorts of digital skullduggery. However, the overlooked truth is that users don't adopt best security practices because they’re designed without the slightest nod to the user experience.

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Cloud for government: A look at 4 agency transformations

OpenText Information Management

Government agencies are making strides on their cloud migration journey, but there is still progress to be made. At OpenText, we are well-situated to help public sector agencies move to the cloud. Our Cloud for Government solution has been listed on the FedRAMP marketplace as fully authorized, providing a low-risk, highly secure content management cloud option for the public sector.

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Alleged Boss of ‘Scattered Spider’ Hacking Group Arrested

Krebs on Security

A 22-year-old man from the United Kingdom arrested this week in Spain is allegedly the ringleader of Scattered Spider , a cybercrime group suspected of hacking into Twilio , LastPass , DoorDash , Mailchimp , and nearly 130 other organizations over the past two years. The Spanish daily Murcia Today reports the suspect was wanted by the FBI and arrested in Palma de Mallorca as he tried to board a flight to Italy.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Spanish Police Bust Alleged Leader of Scattered Spider

Data Breach Today

US International Arrest Warrant Accuses Suspect of Cryptocurrency-Theft Campaigns Spanish National Police have arrested a 22-year-old British national based on an International Arrest Warrant from the U.S. that accuses him of stealing bitcoins worth $27 million. Reports suggest the suspect is a key member of the Scattered Spider cybercrime group that hacked MGM and Clorox.

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Perplexity Plagiarized Our Story About How Perplexity Is a B t Machine

WIRED Threat Level

Experts aren't unanimous about whether the AI-powered search startup's practices could expose it to legal claims ranging from infringement to defamation—but some say plaintiffs would have strong cases.

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An unpatched bug allows anyone to impersonate Microsoft corporate email accounts

Security Affairs

A researcher discovered a flaw that allows attackers to impersonate Microsoft corporate email accounts and launch phishing attacks. The security researcher Vsevolod Kokorin (@Slonser) discovered a bug that allows anyone to impersonate Microsoft corporate email accounts. An attacker can trigger the vulnerability to launch phishing attacks. I want to share my recent case: > I found a vulnerability that allows sending a message from any user@domain > We cannot reproduce it > I send a v

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German BSI Forces Microsoft to Disclose Security Measures

Data Breach Today

Company Publishes Information on Double Key Encryption Under Regulatory Pressure Following a legal intervention made by the German federal cybersecurity agency, Microsoft has disclosed additional information on encryption measures it adopted to secure its customer data. A new white paper details how the company is deploying double key encryption.

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News Alert: 1inch partners with Blockaid to enhance Web3 security through the 1inch Shield

The Last Watchdog

Dubai, UAE, June 20, 2024, CyberNewsWire — 1inch , a leading DeFi aggregator that provides advanced security solutions to users across the entire space, has announced today the launch of the 1inch Shield. This solution, that is offering enhanced protection against a wide range of potential threats, was completed in partnership with Blockaid , a major provider of Web3 security tools.

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Entity Resolution: Your Guide to Deciding Whether to Build It or Buy It

Adding high-quality entity resolution capabilities to enterprise applications, services, data fabrics or data pipelines can be daunting and expensive. Organizations often invest millions of dollars and years of effort to achieve subpar results. This guide will walk you through the requirements and challenges of implementing entity resolution. By the end, you'll understand what to look for, the most common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid, and your options.

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Hackers Detail How They Allegedly Stole Ticketmaster Data From Snowflake

WIRED Threat Level

A ShinyHunters hacker tells WIRED that they gained access to Ticketmaster’s Snowflake cloud account—and others—by first breaching a third-party contractor.

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London hospitals canceled over 800 operations in the week after Synnovis ransomware attack

Security Affairs

NHS England confirmed that multiple London hospitals impacted by the ransomware attack at Synnovis were forced to cancel planned operations. NHS England confirmed that the recent ransomware attack on Synnovis had a severe impact of multiple London hospitals, forcing them to cancel more than hundreds of scheduled operations. Synnovis is a pathology partnership between Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College Hospitals NHS Trust, and SYNLAB, Europe’s largest provider of medical

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Critical UEFI Flaw in Phoenix Firmware Hits Major PC Brands

Data Breach Today

Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Lets Attackers Control Devices A vulnerability in a common implementation of the firmware booting up desktop computers powered by Intel chips could allow attackers to obtain ongoing persistence, warn security researchers. The flaw is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the Phoenix Technologies SecureCore UEFI implementation.

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RSAC Fireside Chat: Tightened budgets impose discipline on CISOs, resets security investments

The Last Watchdog

CISOs have been on something of a wild roller coaster ride the past few years. Related: Why breaches persist When Covid 19 hit in early 2020, the need to secure company networks in a new way led to panic spending on cybersecurity tools. Given carte blanche, many CISOs purchased a hodge podge of unproven point solutions, adding to complexity. By mid-2022, with interest rates climbing and the stock market cratering, CFOs began demanding proof of a reasonable return on investment.

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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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Phishing Campaign Abuses Windows Search to Distribute Malware

KnowBe4

Researchers at Trustwave warn that a phishing campaign is distributing malware via HTML attachments disguised as invoices. Notably, the HTML files abuse the Windows Search protocol to launch Windows Explorer and trick users into installing the malware.

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Google Chrome 126 update addresses multiple high-severity flaws

Security Affairs

Google released Chrome 126 update that addresses a high-severity vulnerability demonstrated at the TyphoonPWN 2024 hacking competition. Google has issued a Chrome 126 security update, addressing six vulnerabilities, including a flaw, tracked as CVE-2024-6100 which was demonstrated during the SSD Secure Disclosure’s TyphoonPWN 2024. TyphoonPWN is a live hacking competition held annually at TyphoonCon, an Offensive Security Conference in Seoul, South Korea.

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Corpay, UHN Secure Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure With Gigamon

Data Breach Today

How Gigamon's Technical Capabilities Boost Organizations' Cybersecurity Network security threats are ever-evolving, and all types of organizations work hard to face down emerging threats while maintaining robust performance across their hybrid cloud infrastructure. In this quest, Gigamon stands out as a critical ally.

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News Alert: INE Security lays out strategies for optimizing security teams to mitigate AI risks

The Last Watchdog

Cary, NC, June 20, 2024, CyberNewsWire — 2024 is rapidly shaping up to be a defining year in generative AI. While 2023 saw its emergence as a potent new technology, business leaders are now grappling with how to best leverage its transformative power to grow efficiency, security, and revenue. With the near-universal integration of AI into global technology, the need for AI-ready cybersecurity teams is more critical than ever.

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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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Vacation-Themed Scams Are Spiking

KnowBe4

Scammers are now impersonating legitimate services like Booking.com and Kayak to target people planning their summer vacations. One out of every 33 vacation-themed domains registered last month was malicious, researchers at Check Point warn.

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Vulnerability Recap 6/18/24 – Patch Tuesday, Plus More Ivanti Issues

eSecurity Planet

The remote code execution vulnerabilities from last week’s recap continue, and Microsoft Patch Tuesday identifies plenty of issues to patch — but fortunately, most of them aren’t critical vulnerabilities. PHP’s Windows flaw is now being exploited by ransomware, almost immediately after researchers publicized the issue. Google also has an elevation of privilege vulnerability in its Pixel phones, among others; Android has published fixes for all the device issues.

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Researchers Uncover Chinese Hacking Cyberespionage Campaign

Data Breach Today

Chinese Threat Actor 'Velvet Ant' Evaded Detection for Years in Victim Network A Chinese threat actor used state-sponsored techniques to carry out a cyberespionage campaign targeting a major organization's networks after exploiting legacy technology to gain multiple footholds across the enterprise infrastructure, researchers said in a Monday blog post.

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Perplexity Is a B t Machine

WIRED Threat Level

A WIRED investigation shows that the AI search startup Perplexity is surreptitiously downloading your data.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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No Politician Too Small: School Board Candidates Targeted By Phishing and BEC Scams

KnowBe4

Cybercriminals are broadening their targets to include even local political candidates, as an escalating series of phishing attacks was recently directed at school board candidates in Colorado.

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Recovering Public Keys from Signatures

Schneier on Security

Interesting summary of various ways to derive the public key from digitally signed files. Normally, with a signature scheme, you have the public key and want to know whether a given signature is valid. But what if we instead have a message and a signature, assume the signature is valid, and want to know which public key signed it? A rather delightful property if you want to attack anonymity in some proposed “everybody just uses cryptographic signatures for everything” scheme.

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Australia Optus 2022 Data Breach 'Not Highly Sophisticated'

Data Breach Today

Hackers Exploited Coding Error, Says Australian Communications and Media Authority Hackers behind the leak of 10 million records from Australia's second-largest telecommunications carrier Optus exploited a vulnerability the company unwittingly inserted four years earlier into a web portal access control, said the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

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This Is What Would Happen if China Invaded Taiwan

WIRED Threat Level

The new book World on the Brink: How America Can Beat China in the Race for the 21st Century lays out what might actually happen if China were to invade Taiwan in 2028.

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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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Happy 1st Birthday to Our KnowBe4 Community!

KnowBe4

Happy 1st birthday to our KnowBe4 Community! We’re so excited to celebrate our community's first anniversary. It’s been filled with so many wholesome moments and learning opportunities.

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Using LLMs to Exploit Vulnerabilities

Schneier on Security

Interesting research: “ Teams of LLM Agents can Exploit Zero-Day Vulnerabilities.” Abstract: LLM agents have become increasingly sophisticated, especially in the realm of cybersecurity. Researchers have shown that LLM agents can exploit real-world vulnerabilities when given a description of the vulnerability and toy capture-the-flag problems.

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Change Healthcare Begins to Notify Clients Affected by Hack

Data Breach Today

The Company Will Start Notifying Individuals Affected by the Breach in Late July Change Healthcare says it has begun to notify customers whose data was compromised in the February ransomware attack that affected scores of healthcare providers, health insurance plans and other organizations. The company will begin to notify affected individuals in late July.

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