Hijacking Computers for Cryptocurrency Mining

Schneier on Security

Interesting paper " A first look at browser-based cryptojacking ": Abstract : In this paper, we examine the recent trend towards in-browser mining of cryptocurrencies; in particular, the mining of Monero through Coinhive and similar code-bases. In this model, a user visiting a website will download a JavaScript code that executes client-side in her browser, mines a cryptocurrency, typically without her consent or knowledge, and pays out the seigniorage to the website.

Group-IB: The Shadow Market Is Flooded with Cheap Mining Software

Security Affairs

Group-IB is recording new outbreaks of illegal mining (cryptojacking) threats in the networks of commercial and state organizations. Group-IB, an international company specializing in the prevention of cyberattacks, is recording new outbreaks of illegal mining (cryptojacking) threats in the networks of commercial and state organizations. One cryptocoin after another: what are the dangers of mining?


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CoinHive Cryptocurrency Mining Service will shut down on March 8, 2019

Security Affairs

The popular in-browser cryptocurrency mining service Coinhive has announced that it will shut down on March 8, 2019. Security firms spotted several hacking campaigns aimed at compromising websites to install JavaScript-based Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency mining scripts and monetize their efforts. When unaware users visit compromised websites, the script starts using their computers’ processing power to mine cryptocurrency.

ABBYY Releases Research: State of Process Mining and Robotic Process Automation

Document Imaging Report

Global survey results released today found that process knowledge is the primary success factor for robotic process automation (RPA) projects, yet only 31% of US organizations are currently using process mining tools to understand their processes. Process mining .

Commercial Location Data Used to Out Priest

Schneier on Security

A growing market of data brokers that collect and sell data from countless apps has made it so that anyone with a bit of cash and effort can figure out which phone in a so-called anonymized dataset belongs to a target, and abuse that information.

Announcing OpenText AI & Analytics Cloud Editions (CE) 20.2

OpenText Information Management

Until recently, the word “disruptive” was used to describe competitors, technologies and business models that could radically change the market that a company competed in.

Weekly podcast: Australian Cabinet Files, Matt Hancock MP’s app and Monero mining

IT Governance

iOS users also “unwittingly allow third parties to contact them directly about marketing, competitions and offers”. After all, why lock users’ machines and demand a ransom that they might not even pay when you can just infect their machine with software that mines for cryptocurrency without their knowledge? Wait a moment – cryptocurrency mining ?

What can a Voice of the Customer program do for you?

OpenText Information Management

By gathering feedback at key points in your customer’s journey and acting on it, your organization can be a market leader in your respective industry. In my last blog, I concluded by saying that a good Voice of the Customer (Voc) program is time, money, and effort well spent.

How SMBs can get more value out of their business data

Information Management Resources

The market forces smaller businesses to be agile in the ever tougher competition, and for this they turn to advanced data analytics as a treasure trove of business-critical knowledge. Data strategy Data management Data mining

7 ways OpenText empowers software companies to enable digital transformation

OpenText Information Management

Companies today expect a single provider to solve multiple challenges. They expect their vendors to digitally transform themselves and their products to support their own business transformations.

Attackers Shift to Malware-Based Cryptominers

Data Breach Today

Cryptocurrency Market Slide Makes In-Browser Mining Less Appealing Browser-based cryptocurrency miners are falling out of favor as virtual currency prices remain low, IBM says. But the company says malware-based miners are coming back, including fileless ones that rely on Powershell. Here's the lowdown

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ABBYY Partners with Alteryx Extending the Alteryx Analytic Process Automation Platform with Deeper Process Intelligence

Document Imaging Report

Digital transformation is often oversimplified to refer to efforts being attempted with RPA technology, but our experience shows that a one-size fits all automation approach is naïve,” commented Scott Opitz, chief marketing officer at ABBYY. The combined solution integrates Alteryx data access, transformation, advance analysis and machine learning capabilities with ABBYY’s process mining, analysis, monitoring and predictive process intelligence.

6 disruptive models that can create the data-centric enterprise

Information Management Resources

Imperfect market conditions open the door to disruption. Big data Data discovery Artificial intelligence Machine learning Data miningData is the secret weapon that can change the dynamics of competition and spur digital growth.

5 best practices to free data from silos and boost the bottom line

Information Management Resources

Firms that master this process can better understand their own operations, exploit new market opportunities, and bring new products and services to market much faster. Data acquisition Data mining Data Migration Data management

Is Shuffling Paperwork Ruining Your Day?

OpenText Information Management

Early in my career, I was a freelance writer and market researcher. Analytics AI AI-augmented content capture solution artificial intelligence Captiva cognitive capture content capture enterprise document management Magellan Text Mining OpenText Captiva OpenText Captiva Capture OpenText Magellan text analytics unstructured contentI spent a sizable chunk of my work week sending and receiving paperwork that wasn’t my actual work – invoices, tax forms, and so forth.

Artificial Intelligence: 6 Step Solution Decomposition Process

Bill Schmarzo - Dell EMC

Note: throughout this blog, when I use the term “artificial intelligence,” I mean that to include other advanced analytics such as deep learning, machine learning (supervised, unsupervised, reinforcement), data mining, predictive analytics, and statistics (see Figure 1). Bounty of potential data sources to be mined for actionable insights in support of the business initiative. It’s simple.

Artificial Intelligence: 6 Step Solution Decomposition Process

Bill Schmarzo - Dell EMC

Note: throughout this blog, when I use the term “artificial intelligence,” I mean that to include other advanced analytics such as deep learning, machine learning (supervised, unsupervised, reinforcement), data mining, predictive analytics, and statistics (see Figure 1). Bounty of potential data sources to be mined for actionable insights in support of the business initiative. It’s simple.

Note to Self: Create Non-Exhaustive List of Competitors

Krebs on Security

Mine was learning that KrebsOnSecurity is listed as a restricted competitor by Gartner Inc. NYSE:IT ] — a $4 billion technology goliath whose analyst reports can move markets and shape the IT industry. What was the best news you heard so far this month?

Our Data Governance Is Broken. Let’s Reinvent It.

John Battelle's Searchblog

If I am expert at anything at all, it’s asking questions of technology, and of the media and marketing platforms created by technology. Big data, data breaches, data mining, data science…Today, we’re all about the data. Our light touch regulatory framework created a tech-driven frenzy of company building, but it failed to anticipate massive externalities, now that these companies have come to dominate our capital markets.

Gold Coast council to use wifi to harvest Facebook data during Commonwealth Games

The Guardian Data Protection

The data mining, which the council says is legal, will be used to market the city to tourists The Gold Coast council will use a new city wifi service to harvest Facebook data from visitors to next month’s Commonwealth Games. The data mining, which the council says is legal and will be used to help the city market itself to tourists, relies on visitors using their Facebook accounts to log into a new high-speed wifi service.

Dear Marc: Please, *Do* Get Involved

John Battelle's Searchblog

William Randolph Hearst was a mining magnate. Invent (and or copy) new online models where the advertising adds value, where marketers would be proud to support the product. I’ve spoken to dozens of senior marketers looking to lean into high-quality news analysis. essays Media/Tech Business Models advertising marketing media publishing technology

Cognitive Agents to Improve User Experience


And it includes self-learning systems that leverage data mining, pattern recognition, and natural language processing (NLP) to mimic patterns of the human brain. Consumer Markets Customer Experience Data & Analytics Digital Transformation Healthcare AI Artificial Intelligence cognitive computing Cognitive Virtual Agent customer experience cx Intelligent Virtual Agent machine learning ML natural language processing NLP user experience UX Virtual Agent Virtual Assistant

Chinese Antivirus Firm Was Part of APT41 ‘Supply Chain’ Attack

Krebs on Security

” The government alleges the group monetized its illicit access by deploying ransomware and “ cryptojacking ” tools (using compromised systems to mine cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin). The U.S.

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FBI, CISA Echo Warnings on ‘Vishing’ Threat

Krebs on Security

The joint FBI/CISA alert (PDF) says the vishing gang also compiles dossiers on employees at the specific companies using mass scraping of public profiles on social media platforms, recruiter and marketing tools, publicly available background check services, and open-source research.

Using Data De-Identification to Protect Companies

Data Matters

Many companies hope to benefit from amassing large amounts of data by mining it for market insights, creating internal business models, and supporting strategic, data-driven decisions. But as companies collect and store increasingly enormous volumes of data, they may unknowingly take on significant legal risks, including potential violations of data privacy laws and increased exposure to U.S. litigation discovery obligations.

GoDaddy Employees Used in Attacks on Multiple Cryptocurrency Services

Krebs on Security

18 Central European Time (CET), cyptocurrency mining service NiceHash disccovered that some of the settings for its domain registration records at GoDaddy were changed without authorization, briefly redirecting email and web traffic for the site.

Malvertising Campaign Targets IoT Devices: GeoEdge

eSecurity Planet

Too often manufacturers prioritize releasing their products to market and interface connectivity rather than effective controls, all of which is made more difficult by the weak implementation of IoT standards, frameworks and basic security in designs.

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SAP to Acquire Business Process Intelligence Company Signavio

Document Imaging Report

In today’s dynamic world, companies of all sizes need the ability to rapidly adapt their business processes to fast-changing market conditions,” said Luka Mucic, chief financial officer and member of the Executive Board of SAP SE. “I

GUEST ESSAY: Why online supply chains remain at risk — and what companies can do about it

The Last Watchdog

Today’s websites integrate dozens of third-party service providers, from user analytics to marketing tags, CDNs , ads, media and these third-party services load their code and content into the browser directly. In many cases, this code is designed to avoid detection and the attacker can now deface your website, inject inappropriate ads or even mine for bitcoin.

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Kali Project Encryption and Isolation Using Vagrant and BitLocker


Then, the script performs some data mining to determine the ID of the virtual storage image associated with our Kali VM. Imagine that you work on different engagements or projects in which Kali Linux is one of your primary tools. Furthermore, maybe you also have the need to keep the data for each of those projects isolated from the others – in other words, you need to avoid cross-contamination between your projects.

Data of Indian defence contractor Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) available online

Security Affairs

A threat actor is offering for sale in a darkweb black-market internal documents of the Indian defence contractor Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML).

ABBYY Announces Its Agreement to Acquire TimelinePI to Deliver Digital Intelligence for Enterprise Processes

Document Imaging Report

The global process analytics market size is expected to grow to USD 1,421.7 million by 2023 according to Research and Markets. The acquisition of TimelinePI is a strategic investment by ABBYY into the emerging process intelligence market which is critical to truly understanding the impact and effectiveness of business processes and opportunities for productivity gains from digital transformation investments.

Predictions 2020: Facebook Caves, Google Zags, Netflix Sells Out, and Data Policy Gets Sexy

John Battelle's Searchblog

the intersection of big tech, marketing, media, and data policy. Netflix opens the door to marketing partnerships. Plus, venture and public finance markets are increasingly skeptical of business models that depend on strip mining the labor of increasingly querulous private contractors.

UK government using confidential patient data in coronavirus response

The Guardian Data Protection

Exclusive: Documents seen by Guardian show tech firms using information to build ‘Covid-19 datastore’ Documents contradict UK government stance on Covid-19 ‘herd immunity’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Technology firms are processing large volumes of confidential UK patient information in a data-mining operation that is part of the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, according to documents seen by the Guardian.

Archivists and Records Managers, part 13

The Schedule

He encouraged information management professionals to consider additional uses of records beyond their typical administrative, fiscal, and legal uses, including: marketing and communications. data mining. In the September/October 2018 issue of Information Management , William LeFevre wrote a piece entitled “ Leveraging Legacy Historical Records to Create Organizational Value.”

Part 1: OMG! Not another digital transformation article! Is it about understanding the business drivers?

ARMA International

Leveraging a cloud-first approach also allows organizations to deliver new market-leading solutions more expediently to customers. Content Marketing Platforms (CMP). Closely related to a CSP is a CMP used by an organization’s marketing team. Abstract.

Parental Control Software Developer to Pay $100,000 for Children’s Privacy Violation

Hunton Privacy

The settlement comes one year after the Electronic Privacy Information Center (“EPIC”) alleged in a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission that EcoMetrix was deceptively collecting and marketing children’s information. The complaint alleged that EchoMetrix was surreptitiously collecting personal information from children and simultaneously disclosing this information to third parties for marketing purposes.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Blog Series: Alright boys, it’s time we have “The Talk”

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

By day, I’m in product marketing and by night I’m in IT. With a little more investigation, I found two browser extensions that were crypto mining, which fortunately uninstalled without a problem. My high schooler fessed up immediately that he installed the crypto mining extensions just to see what would happen (and to make some money). As a father of two teenage boys, I should have seen this coming.

ABBYY Acquires TimelinePI to Strengthen Leadership Role in Digital Transformation

Document Imaging Report

The acquisition of TimelinePI represents a significant milestone in establishing ABBYY’s leadership role in the digital transformation market as well as a global player in the emerging process mining market, which Gartner estimates will triple by 2023. We will be aggressive in our delivery-to-market to enable organizations the ability to analyze and take action on business operations, processes and customer interactions with the goal of always driving business value.”.

Q&A: Why SOAR startup Syncurity is bringing a ‘case-management’ approach to threat detection

The Last Watchdog

SOAR, if you haven’t heard, is a hot new technology stack that takes well-understood data mining and business intelligence analytics methodologies — techniques that are deeply utilized in financial services, retailing and other business verticals – and applies them to cybersecurity. But the mainstream market needs more help identifying the risks and establishing processes for their analysts to follow, whether they’ve been there five weeks or five years.