Sat.Nov 19, 2022 - Fri.Nov 25, 2022

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LockBit 3.0 Says It's Holding a Canadian City for Ransom

Data Breach Today

Ransomware Attack Locks Up Westmount Services and Takes Down Email System The nefarious LockBit 3.0 cybercriminal group is claiming responsibility for the ransomware attack that halted municipal services and shut down employee email accounts in Westmount, Quebec, giving the city a deadline of Dec. 4 to make an undisclosed ransom payment.

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FIRESIDE CHAT: Anchoring security on granular visibility, proactive management of all endpoints

The Last Watchdog

Endpoints are where all are the connectivity action is. Related: Ransomware bombardments. And securing endpoints has once more become mission critical. This was the focal point of presentations at Tanium’s Converge 2022 conference which I had the privilege to attend last week at the Fairmont Austin in the Texas capital. I had the chance to visit with Peter Constantine, Tanium’s Senior Vice President Product Management.

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday, crooks are already at work

Security Affairs

Every year during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, crooks take advantage of the bad habits of users with fraudulent schema. Researchers at Bitdefender Antispam Lab have analyzed during the last weeks the fraudulent activities associated with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The experts noticed that between October 26 and November 6, the rate of unsolicited Black Friday emails peaked on Nov 9, when reached 26% of all Black Friday-related messages.

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Getting Started with Microsoft 365 Governance

AIIM

I know Halloween has come and gone, but I’d love for you to entertain a horrifying scenario for a moment. It’s March 15, 2020, and the United States has just gone into lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Empire State Building in New York City, the Prudential Center in Boston, Willis Tower in Chicago, and office buildings across the country have become vacant ghost towns.

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How to Migrate From DataStax Enterprise to Instaclustr Managed Apache Cassandra

If you’re considering migrating from DataStax Enterprise (DSE) to open source Apache Cassandra®, our comprehensive guide is tailored for architects, engineers, and IT directors. Whether you’re motivated by cost savings, avoiding vendor lock-in, or embracing the vibrant open-source community, Apache Cassandra offers robust value. Transition seamlessly to Instaclustr Managed Cassandra with our expert insights, ensuring zero downtime during migration.

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Ontario Teachers’ Data Stolen in Ransomware Attack

Data Breach Today

Victims Notified of Ransomware Attack Six Months After the Incident A cyberattack on a Canadian teachers’ union gave thieves access to sensitive data of more than 60,000 members The union is yet to disclose the exact number of affected individuals, but stated that both former and current members are impacted.

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New improved versions of LodaRAT spotted in the wild

Security Affairs

Cisco Talos spotted multiple updated versions of LodaRAT that were deployed alongside other malware families, including RedLine and Neshta. Researchers from Cisco Talos have monitored the LodaRAT malware over the course of 2022 and recently discovered multiple updated versions that have been deployed alongside other malware families, including RedLine and Neshta.

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The Ninth Edition of The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law Review is Now Available

Data Matters

The ninth edition of The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law Review provides a global overview of the legal and regulatory regimes governing data privacy and security, and covers areas such as data processors’ obligations, data subject rights, data transfers and localization, best practices for minimizing cyber risk, public and private enforcement, and an outlook for future developments.

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Cybercrime Carnage: Cryptocurrency-Targeting Attacks Abound

Data Breach Today

From Cryptojacking to Exchange Hacks to Scam Token Contracts, Innovation Abounds While the cybercrime story for 2022 has yet to be fully written, cryptocurrency theft will no doubt have a starring role. Buoyed by the collective pilfering of billions of dollars' worth of cryptocurrency this year, what's to stop attackers from doubling down in 2023?

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GUEST ESSAY — Security practices companies must embrace to stop AI-infused cyber attacks

The Last Watchdog

Consider what might transpire if malicious hackers began to intensively leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) to discover and exploit software vulnerabilities systematically? Related: Bio digital twin can eradicate heart failure. Cyber-attacks would become much more dangerous and much harder to detect. Currently, human hackers often discover security holes by chance; AI could make their hacking tools faster and the success of their tactics and techniques much more systematic.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Experts claim that iPhone’s analytics data is not anonymous

Security Affairs

Researchers discovered that analytics data associated with iPhone include Directory Services Identifier (DSID) that could allow identifying users. Researchers at software company Mysk discovered that analytics data collected by iPhone include the Directory Services Identifier (DSID), which could allow identifying users. Apple collects both DSID and Apple ID, which means that it can use the former to identify the user and retrieve associated personal information, including full name, phone number

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Are Retailers Shopping for a Cybersecurity Breach?

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Are Retailers Shopping for a Cybersecurity Breach? divya. Wed, 11/23/2022 - 07:07. Have you ever walked into your favorite store or restaurant, and when you tried to finalize your purchase, you were told that they could not process any credit cards? Have you ever thought that this might be the result of a successful breach and not because of a point-of sale (POS) malfunctioning?

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Beating Clever Phishing Through Strong Authentication

Data Breach Today

Successful account takeovers are one of the most common ways that organizations end up with attackers in their systems. But strong authentication can thwart even the most clever phishing campaigns, says Brett Winterford, regional chief security officer for APJ at Okta.

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What is Cyber Extortion and How Can It Be Prevented?

IT Governance

Organisations that suffer security incidents are sometimes said to be victims of “cyber extortion”, but it’s often unclear what exactly that phrase means. Most of us understand what cyber attacks and online scams are, and many people are familiar with ransomware, which is a type of cyber attack in which people are blackmailed into handing over money.

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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DEV-0569 group uses Google Ads to distribute Royal Ransomware

Security Affairs

Microsoft warns that a threat actor, tracked as DEV-0569, is using Google Ads to distribute the recently discovered Royal ransomware. Researchers from the Microsoft Security Threat Intelligence team warned that a threat actor, tracked as DEV-0569, is using Google Ads to distribute various payloads, including the recently discovered Royal ransomware.

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Microsoft Warns of Surge in Token Theft, Bypassing MFA

eSecurity Planet

The Microsoft Detection and Response Team (DART) recently warned that attackers are increasingly using token theft to circumvent multi-factor authentication (MFA). “By compromising and replaying a token issued to an identity that has already completed multifactor authentication, the threat actor satisfies the validation of MFA and access is granted to organizational resources accordingly,” the team wrote in a blog post.

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Chinese APT Using Google Drive, Dropbox to Drop Malware

Data Breach Today

Evolved Mustang Panda Malware Targets Government, Education, Other Sectors Globally A large-scale cyberespionage campaign by notorious China-based advanced persistent threat actor Mustang Panda is targeting government, academic and other sectors globally. Its main targets include Asia-Pacific organizations in Myanmar, Australia, the Philippines, Japan and Taiwan.

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Cybersecurity Pros Put Mastodon Flaws Under the Microscope

Dark Reading

As the open source social media network blows up due to Twitter's troubles, researchers caution about vulnerabilities within the application.

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Strategic CX: A Deep Dive into Voice of the Customer Insights for Clarity

Speaker: Nicholas Zeisler, CX Strategist & Fractional CXO

The first step in a successful Customer Experience endeavor (or for that matter, any business proposition) is to find out what’s wrong. If you can’t identify it, you can’t fix it! 💡 That’s where the Voice of the Customer (VoC) comes in. Today, far too many brands do VoC simply because that’s what they think they’re supposed to do; that’s what all their competitors do.

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Expert published PoC exploit code for macOS sandbox escape flaw

Security Affairs

A researcher published details and proof-of-concept (PoC) code for High-Severity macOS Sandbox escape vulnerability tracked as CVE-2022-26696. Researcher Wojciech Regu?a (@_r3ggi) of SecuRing published technical details and proof-of-concept (PoC) code for a macOS sandbox escape vulnerability tracked as CVE-2022-26696 (CVSS score of 7.8). In a wrap-up published by Regula, the researcher observed that the problem is caused by a strange behavior he observed in a sandboxed macOS app that may launc

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A Recent, Complex, Ransomware Campaign

KnowBe4

Microsoft has observed a threat actor that’s been running a phishing campaign since August 2022. The threat actor, which Microsoft tracks as “DEV-0569,” is using phishing emails to distribute malicious installers for legitimate applications, including TeamViewer, Microsoft Teams, Adobe Flash Player, Zoom, and AnyDesk. The phishing campaign leads to the installation of ransomware and information-stealing malware.

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How Your Organization Can Enhance Its Cybersecurity Posture

Data Breach Today

5 Questions Your Organization Needs to Answer to Better Detect and Defend Against Attacks There are many elements businesses can act on to enhance their cybersecurity strategy. Start by asking yourself these five questions to understand where your business stands and how you can improve.

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Twitter v. Musk illustrates how sources of discoverable ESI are more diverse than ever 

OpenText Information Management

By now, we all know that Elon Musk has finally completed his purchase of Twitter, but that purchase was anything but a smooth process. It only occurred after Twitter filed suit against Musk after he terminated his bid to acquire Twitter (only to subsequently revive the bid and complete the purchase). While the lawsuit was … The post Twitter v.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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5 API Vulnerabilities That Get Exploited by Criminals

Security Affairs

Let’s give a look at API vulnerabilities by reading the API Security Top 10 published by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). It’s no secret that cyber security has become a leading priority for most organizations — especially those in industries that handle sensitive customer information. And as these businesses work towards building robust security strategies, it’s vital that they account for various threat vectors and vulnerabilities.

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Retailers: Credential Harvesting Attacks Are the “Big Thing” This Year for the Holiday Season

KnowBe4

New data polled from analysts and members of the retail industry about their security focus is this holiday season reveals the kinds of attacks every organization should be preparing for.

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AxLocker Ransomware Adds a Twist: Stealing Discord Tokens

Data Breach Today

Stolen Tokens Sold to Facilitate Scams Against Cryptocurrency and NFT Enthusiasts Newly spotted AxLocker ransomware, before crypto-locking systems, also steals Discord tokens, which can be sold on cybercrime markets. Among Discord's many users are cryptocurrency and NFT enthusiasts, and experts say the stolen credentials facilitate attempts to socially engineer them.

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For Gaming Companies, Cybersecurity Has Become a Major Value Proposition

Dark Reading

New users and monetization methods are increasingly profitable for gaming industry, but many companies find they have to stem growth in cheats, hacks, and other fraud to keep customers loyal.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr

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Evaluating Collibra’s data intelligence maturity with our IDC Assessment tool

Collibra

To find, understand, and trust the data within your enterprise, it is essential to have sound data intelligence practices. The organization may rely on these practices to enable the end users to utilize data effectively. We do this here at Collibra. . Depending on the size of the company, it is essential to periodically check the data capability (how effectively are people getting value out of their data) level of the organization.

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[Send This To Your Users] 5 Top Scams To Watch Out For This Holiday Season

KnowBe4

Here is a 3-minute article that we suggest you copy/paste and send to all your users as part of your ongoing security culture campaign. "The holiday season is a time when people are especially vulnerable to scams. This is because they are busy and often have their guard down. Criminals take advantage of this by circulating fake e-gift cards, posing as charities, targeting specific demographics, and so on.

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Cybersecurity Analysis of the FTX Crypto Heist: Part Two

Data Breach Today

On the heels of the recent FTX financial meltdown came the theft of millions of dollars that left thousands of investors, exchanges and others in the lurch. Hugh Brooks of CertiK shares the status of data that FTX stores, the role of regulations and best cybersecurity practices for crypto exchanges.