2021

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Hoax Email Blast Abused Poor Coding in FBI Website

Krebs on Security

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed today that its fbi.gov domain name and Internet address were used to blast out thousands of fake emails about a cybercrime investigation. According to an interview with the person who claimed responsibility for the hoax, the spam messages were sent by abusing insecure code in an FBI online portal designed to share information with state and local law enforcement authorities.

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Cloudflare Thwarts Largest Ever HTTP DDoS Attack

Data Breach Today

17.2 Million RPS Attack Originated From Over 20,000 Bots In 125 Countries Security firm Cloudflare says it detected and mitigated a 17.2 million request-per-second (rps) distributed denial of service attack, almost three times larger than any previously reported HTTP DDoS attack.

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‘Trojan Source’ Bug Threatens the Security of All Code

Krebs on Security

Virtually all compilers — programs that transform human-readable source code into computer-executable machine code — are vulnerable to an insidious attack in which an adversary can introduce targeted vulnerabilities into any software without being detected, new research released today warns. The vulnerability disclosure was coordinated with multiple organizations, some of whom are now releasing updates to address the security weakness.

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Hackers Target Critical Infrastructure in Southeast Asia

Data Breach Today

Symantec: China-Linked Actors Investigate SCADA Systems An unidentified hacking group with suspected Chinese ties is targeting critical infrastructure in Southeast Asia as part of a cyberespionage campaign to exfiltrate information about the victim's SCADA systems, says a report by security firm Symantec.

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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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Cybersecurity M&A Update: Five Firms Make Moves

Data Breach Today

Ivanti, Sophos, Deloitte, Cerberus Sentinel and Feedzai Announce Deals Cybersecurity acquisitions continue at an intense pace, with Ivanti, Sophos, Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory, Cerberus Sentinel and Feedzai all making moves to bolster their security portfolios.

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Cybercriminals Reportedly Created Blockchain Analytics Tool

Data Breach Today

Researchers Say the Tool Is Designed To Help Gangs Launder Bitcoin Cybercriminals have developed a blockchain analytics tool on the darknet that could help a gang launder illegally obtained bitcoin, and they are actively marketing it, according to the cryptocurrency analytics firm Elliptic. The tool, however, is rated as not entirely effective.

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Cybersecurity ‘Vaccines’ Emerge as Ransomware, Vulnerability Defense

eSecurity Planet

Cybersecurity vaccines are emerging as a new tool to defend against threats like ransomware and zero-day vulnerabilities. Cybersecurity firms have released “vaccines” in recent days to protect against the widely used STOP ransomware strain and the new Apache Log4Shell vulnerability. Germany-based G Data CyberDefense released software designed to trick the STOP ransomware variant into believing that a targeted system has already been compromised and keeping it from encrypting files af

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Cyber security horror stories to scare you this Halloween

IT Governance

This Sunday is both Halloween and the end of National Cyber Security Awareness Month – and what better way to mark the occasion than with some cyber security horror stories? In this blog, we look at three ways in which fraudsters trick victims into handing over their sensitive data. Will you have nightmares over Evil Twins or be scared straight by phishing scams?

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Lights Out: Cyberattacks Shut Down Building Automation Systems

Dark Reading

Security experts in Germany discover similar attacks that lock building engineering management firms out of the BASes they built and manage — by turning a security feature against them.

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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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Apple’s NeuralHash Algorithm Has Been Reverse-Engineered

Schneier on Security

Apple’s NeuralHash algorithm — the one it’s using for client-side scanning on the iPhone — has been reverse-engineered. Turns out it was already in iOS 14.3, and someone noticed : Early tests show that it can tolerate image resizing and compression, but not cropping or rotations. We also have the first collision : two images that hash to the same value.

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How to fill a public records request: Common Council committee meeting video

Preservica

Welcome to the "How we do it" Video Series. If you are a Clerk, Records Manager or Archivist for City or County Government, our practical “How we do it” videos are for you! We have compiled a series of videos, from users in City and County Government to share how they quickly and easily perform common electronic records preservation and access tasks with Preservica’ s solutions.

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Your Work Email Address is Your Work's Email Address

Troy Hunt

When the Ashley Madison data breach occurred in 2015, it made headline news around the world. Not just infosec headlines or tech headlines, but the headlines of major consumer media the likes my mum and dad would read. What was deemed especially newsworthy was the presence of email addresses in the breach which really shouldn't have been there; let me list off some headlines to illustrate the point: Ashley Madison Hack: 10,000 Gov’t Officials’ Email Addresses on Leaked Ashley

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Threat actors leaked data stolen from EA, including FIFA code

Security Affairs

Threat actors that hacked Electronic Arts in June have leaked full data dump stolen from the company after the failure of the negotiation with the victim. In June, hackers have compromised the network of the gaming giant Electronic Arts (EA) and claimed to have stolen approximately 780 GB of data. The stolen data include the source code of the games, the source code of the FrostBite game engine and debug tools, FIFA 21 matchmaking server code, proprietary EA games frameworks, debug tools, SDK,

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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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Zero-Day TCC bypass discovered in XCSSET malware

Jamf

A zero-day discovery allows an attacker to bypass Apple’s TCC protections which safeguard privacy. By leveraging an installed application with the proper permissions set, the attacker can piggyback off that donor app when creating a malicious app to execute on victim devices, without prompting for user approval.

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Leave.EU donor Arron Banks loses data breach appeal

The Guardian Data Protection

Tribunal ruling noted Brexit campaign and insurance company owned by its key backer had a ‘two-faced approach to regulation’ The Leave.EU campaign and the insurance company owned by the political group’s key financial backer, Arron Banks, have lost an appeal against £105,000 of fines for data protection violations in the wake of the EU referendum campaign.

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How to Tell a Job Offer from an ID Theft Trap

Krebs on Security

One of the oldest scams around — the fake job interview that seeks only to harvest your personal and financial data — is on the rise, the FBI warns. Here’s the story of a recent LinkedIn impersonation scam that led to more than 100 people getting duped, and one almost-victim who decided the job offer was too-good-to-be-true. Last week, someone began began posting classified notices on LinkedIn for different design consulting jobs at Geosyntec Consultants , an environmental engi

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FBI Issues Alert on Hive Ransomware

Data Breach Today

Uptick in Hive Ransomware Activity Spotted The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a warning about Hive ransomware after the group took down Memorial Health System last week. The alert details indicators of compromise, tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) associated with these ransomware attacks.

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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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How to Comply with GDPR, PIPL, and CCPA

eSecurity Planet

When it comes to managing cybersecurity risk , approximately 35 percent of organizations say they only take an active interest if something bad happens. But in order for businesses to maintain compliance with major privacy laws , they have to have security measures in place before an attack. The regulations from GDPR, PIPL, and CCPA are especially prevalent to MSPs and software vendors because they get access to data from so many organizations, but all businesses need to comply with them.

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How You Can Start Learning Malware Analysis

Lenny Zeltser

Malware analysis sits at the intersection of incident response, forensics, system and network administration, security monitoring, and software engineering. You can get into this field by building upon your existing skills in any of these disciplines. As someone who’s helped thousands of security professionals learn how to analyze malware at SANS Institute , I have a few tips for how you can get started.

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Updating your data protection documentation following Brexit

IT Governance

The UK data protection landscape is a lot more complex following Brexit. Many organisations are now subject to both the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the UK GDPR (General Data Protection). The UK version was born out of the EU GDPR, so you might think that there are only cosmetic differences and that minor actions are required to adjust your documentation and compliance practices.

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Defeating Microsoft’s Trusted Platform Module

Schneier on Security

This is a really interesting story explaining how to defeat Microsoft’s TPM in 30 minutes — without having to solder anything to the motherboard. Researchers at the security consultancy Dolos Group, hired to test the security of one client’s network, received a new Lenovo computer preconfigured to use the standard security stack for the organization.

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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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7 Key Takeaways from the IRMS Conference 2021

Preservica

It's been a busy few weeks in the world of Preservica with the Launch of Starter in the UK, announcements on training with IRMS and ARA as well as the huge news of a further £5mil investment from Gresham House Ventures to accelerate our digital preservation solutions… but this all paled in comparison to attending my first face to face conference in over two years!

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Welcoming the Turkish Government to Have I Been Pwned

Troy Hunt

Today I'm very happy to welcome the national Turkish CERT to Have I Been Pwned, TR-CERT or USOM, the National Cyber ​​Incident Response Center. They are now the 26th government to have complete and free API level access to query their government domains. Providing governments with greater visibility into the impact of data breaches on their staff helps protect against all manner of online attacks.

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LockBit 2.0, the first ransomware that uses group policies to encrypt Windows domains

Security Affairs

A new variant of the LockBit 2.0 ransomware is now able to encrypt Windows domains by using Active Directory group policies. Researchers from MalwareHunterTeam and BleepingComputer, along with the malware expert Vitali Kremez reported spotted a new version of the LockBit 2.0 ransomware that encrypts Windows domains by using Active Directory group policies.

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Shlayer malware abusing Gatekeeper bypass on macOS

Jamf

Shlayer malware detected allows an attacker to bypass Gatekeeper, Notarization and File Quarantine security technologies in macOS. The exploit allows unapproved software to run on Mac and is distributed via compromised websites or poisoned search engine results.

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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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Connecticut Tightens its Data Breach Notification Laws

Data Protection Report

Effective October 1, 2021, an amendment [1] to the Connecticut General Statute concerning data privacy breaches, Section 36a-701b, will impact notification obligations in several significant ways. The amendment: Expands the definition of “personal information”; Shortens the notification deadline after discovery of a breach from 90 to 60 days; Removes the requirement to consult with law enforcement as part of a risk assessment; Deems compliant any person subject to and in compliance with HIPAA an

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At Least 30,000 U.S. Organizations Newly Hacked Via Holes in Microsoft’s Email Software

Krebs on Security

At least 30,000 organizations across the United States — including a significant number of small businesses, towns, cities and local governments — have over the past few days been hacked by an unusually aggressive Chinese cyber espionage unit that’s focused on stealing email from victim organizations, multiple sources tell KrebsOnSecurity.

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Good News: REvil Ransomware Victims Get Free Decryptor

Data Breach Today

Many Files Crypto-Locked Before July 13 Unlockable via Free Bitdefender Decryptor Score one for the good guys in the fight against ransomware: Anyone who fell victim to REvil, aka Sodinokibi, crypto-locking malware before July 13 can now decrypt their files for free, thanks to a decryptor released by security firm Bitdefender.