Experts Explain How to Bypass Recent Improvement of China’s Great Firewall

Security Affairs

Experts from Great Firewall Report analyzed recent upgrades to China’s Great Firewall and revealed that it can be circumvented. It was created in 2012 by a Chinese programmer named “ clowwindy “, and multiple implementations of the protocol have been made available since.

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Ukrainian IT Official: Russian Cyberattacks Have Continued

Data Breach Today

NATO Pledges More Cyber Support to Ukraine; Biden Writes to US Governors IT officials from Ukraine continue to call out alleged Russian cyberattacks.

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Russia to Rent Tech-Savvy Prisoners to Corporate IT?

Krebs on Security

Multiple Russian news outlets published stories on April 27 saying the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service had announced a plan to recruit IT specialists from Russian prisons to work remotely for domestic commercial companies. Image: Proxima Studios, via Shutterstock.

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5 Cloud Trends That Will Reshape IT in 2021

DXC

We rang in 2020 with all the expectations that cloud computing would continue its progression as a massive catalyst for digital transformation throughout the enterprise. The post 5 cloud trends that will reshape IT in 2021 appeared first on DXC Blogs.

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How Preparation and Strategy Can Be Used to Fight and Defeat Any Ransomware Attack

Speaker: Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP

Through a detailed analysis of major attacks and their consequences, Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP, will discuss the state of ransomware and future predictions, as well as provide best practices for attack prevention and recovery.

Hybrid War: 'It's Going to Get a Lot Worse'

Data Breach Today

Academic John Walker on Leveraging OSINT Tools in War Russia's use of wiper malware, DDoS attacks and targeted disinformation show it no longer depends on traditional methods in its war with Ukraine.

Ukraine's 'IT Army' Call-Up: Don't Try This at Home

Data Breach Today

Despite Russian Aggression, Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks Remain Illegal With Ukraine having called on the world to join its "IT Army" and help it hack Russia and ally Belarus, what could possibly go wrong?

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A Guide for Responding to Extended IT Outages in Healthcare

Data Breach Today

New industry guidance provides a detailed road map to help healthcare sector entities respond to and recover from cyberattacks involving extended IT outages, say Lisa Bisterfeldt and Kirsten Nunez, who are members of the Health Sector Coordinating Council task force that developed the resource

Canada Charges Its “Most Prolific Cybercriminal”

Krebs on Security

indictment of Philbert (PDF) is unusually sparse, but it does charge him with conspiracy, suggesting the defendant was part of a group.

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DXC

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Discover the 10 Rules for Managing PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is one of the most successful open source projects in existence. But each year it becomes harder and harder to get familiarized with the PostgreSQL ecosystem and its new features. Learn 10 rules that will help you perfect your PostgreSQL installation.

United Nations Says Intruders Breached Its Systems

Data Breach Today

Threat Actors Offered Credentials for UN's ERP Software; NATO Hit as Well The United Nations says on Thursday that its networks were accessed by intruders earlier this year, which lead to follow-on intrusions.

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Emotet Returns With New Tricks Up Its Sleeve

Data Breach Today

Botnet 'Switching Things Up,' Testing New Attack Behaviors, Proofpoint Says The Emotet botnet, which was disrupted by law enforcement actions in January 2021, has been making its way back in recent months.

The Wages of Password Re-Use: Your Money or Your Life

Krebs on Security

When cybercriminals develop the same habit, it can eventually cost them their freedom. The long-running Breadcrumbs series here tracks how cybercriminals get caught, and it’s mostly through odd connections between their online and offline selves scattered across the Internet.

Russia Says It's Seen 'Unprecedented' Level of Cyberattacks

Data Breach Today

Also: Anonymous Continues Its Cyberwar Against the Russian Government As the Ukrainian military resists Russian advances toward its major population centers, its IT security teams are contending with record cyber incidents - although the same is true of their eastern neighbors, with Russia reporting "unprecedented" cyberattacks on its networks.

10 Rules for Managing Apache Kafka

Kafka is a powerful piece of software that can solve a lot of problems. Like most libraries and frameworks, you get out of it what you put into it. Learn ten rules that will help you perfect your Kafka system to get ahead.

United Nations Says Attackers Breached Its Systems

Data Breach Today

Brokers With Ransomware Ties Advertised Access to UN ERP and Also NATO Systems The United Nations says its networks were accessed by attackers earlier this year, leading to follow-on intrusions.

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Okta Says It 'Should Have Moved More Swiftly' Over Breach

Data Breach Today

Lapsus$ Gained Access to a Sitel Support Engineer's Computer Via Remote Hosting Okta says it should have notified customers of a breach earlier and that Lapsus$ compromised a laptop belonging to Sitel, a third-party customer support firm, via remote desktop protocol, enabling it to infiltrate Okta's network.

CERT-In's 6-Hour Mandate: How Practical Is It?

Data Breach Today

Experts Share Their Views on Implementing CERT-In's Mandate CERT-In has mandated that starting June 28, both government and private organizations in the country must inform the agency within six hours of discovering a cybersecurity incident.

Conti Claims It Has 'Insiders' in Costa Rican Government

Data Breach Today

Ransomware Group Continues to Demand Ransom Payment From Besieged Government Ransomware group Conti, which has been holding to ransom crypto-locked Costa Rican government systems since April, has claimed on its leak site Conti News that it has "insiders" in the country's government, and that they are working toward the compromise of "other systems

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Ukrainian Cyber Official Offers Update on 'IT Army'

Data Breach Today

Cyber Officials on Alert as Putin Advances, Hacktivists Continue Efforts War in Ukraine continues into its third week, and Russia is closing in on major Ukrainian cities, upping its targeting of civilian infrastructure.

XDR: What It Is, What It Isn't

Dark Reading

The three must-haves in eXtended Detection and Response are: making data accessible, facilitating real-time threat detection, and providing remediation strategies

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Conti Says It Has 'Insiders' in Costa Rican Government

Data Breach Today

Threat Group Seeking to Gain Access to Other Government Systems Ransomware actor Conti, which has been targeting Costa Rican government entities since April 2022, has claimed on its leak site Conti News that it has "insiders" in the country's government, and they are working toward the compromise of "other systems."

IT Modernization Grants Will Prioritize Cybersecurity

Data Breach Today

Federal Agencies to Get $1 Billion in Funding The Biden administration will prioritize cybersecurity in its $1 billion IT modernization grant program for federal agencies, which will be overseen by the General Services Administration and the Office of Management and Budget

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.

It's Official: CCPA Enforcement Begins

Data Breach Today

Move Comes Despite Lack of Final Version of Sweeping Data Protection Law Enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act officially began Wednesday despite the lack of a final, codified version of the regulation. Experts weigh in on compliance steps organizations should take

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CIA Finds It Failed to Secure Its Own Systems

Data Breach Today

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Cyberattacks Disable IT Networks at 2 Indiana Hospitals

Data Breach Today

Two Indiana hospitals say their IT systems are disabled as they recover from cyberattacks suffered last week. Some Patients' Care Previously Postponed Due to COVID-19; What Happens Now?

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It’s Called BadUSB for a Reason

Security Affairs

The seemingly benign device further alleviates any potential suspicion, especially since USB usage increased by 30% in 2021, making it a commonly used device. It is unlikely one would question its integrity.

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Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

Kaseya Says It Paid No Ransom to Obtain Universal Decryptor

Data Breach Today

Vendor of Remote Management Software - Used to Hit Victims - Helps Them Recover Remote management software company Kaseya says it obtained the ability to decrypt all victims of a massive REvil - aka Sodinokibi - attack via its software, without paying a ransom to attackers.

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Whitelisting vs. Blacklisting: Which is Better?

eSecurity Planet

From phishing scams to ransomware and botnets, it’s hard to keep up with the latest methods that cybercriminals use. It’s not just about stopping unwanted intruders from getting into a system, however. Cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated all the time.

Prioritizing IT automation: A four-step approach

DXC

As fast as the world and technology evolve, IT departments are evolving with it. To stay ahead of all this change, IT leaders need to free up time for the most important tasks. The post Prioritizing IT automation: A four-step approach appeared first on DXC Blogs.

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Cybersecurity Insurance: Has It's Time Come?

Data Breach Today

As the cyberthreat landscape grows exponentially more complicated, the insurance industry is trying to keep pace. Yet, many organizations still lack cybersecurity insurance. Lynn Peachey, director of business development at Arete Incident Response, breaks down the basics of these insurance policies

Understanding Cadence Workflow for Developers and Architects

Explore the basics of Cadence and understand the benefits it can provide to your organization. This whitepaper will dive into a brief history of Cadence, how workflows can be put into practice, and how you can apply Cadence to your data infrastructure.

North Korean IT Workers Using US Salaries to Fund Nukes

Data Breach Today

Scheme Results in Firms Unknowingly Financing Sanctioned Weapons Programs North Korean information technology workers have been attempting to obtain employment in public and private sectors in the United States to fund their home country's weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles programs, according to an advisory from U.S.

OT-IT Integration Raises Risk for Water Providers, Experts Say

Data Breach Today

Witnesses at Hearing Also Discuss Role of Government in Security Incident Response A water trade association, at a congressional hearing Tuesday, urged the federal government to institute minimum cybersecurity standards for water systems.

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Apple Patched iMessage. But Can It Be Made Safer Overall?

Data Breach Today

Citizen Lab Says iMessage Exploit Delivered NSO's Pegasus Spyware Apple patched a software vulnerability on Monday that researchers say was used to deliver spyware via its iMessage platform to the mobile phones of activists.

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REvil's Cybercrime Reputation in Tatters - Will It Reboot?

Data Breach Today

Rebranding Remains Easy for Ransomware Groups, While Affiliates Already Come and Go Will the notorious ransomware operation known as REvil, aka Sodinokibi, reboot yet again after someone apparently messed with its infrastructure?

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.