2024

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Recent ‘MFA Bombing’ Attacks Targeting Apple Users

Krebs on Security

Several Apple customers recently reported being targeted in elaborate phishing attacks that involve what appears to be a bug in Apple’s password reset feature. In this scenario, a target’s Apple devices are forced to display dozens of system-level prompts that prevent the devices from being used until the recipient responds “Allow” or “Don’t Allow” to each prompt.

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Leaked Data Set Belongs to AT&T Current and Former Customers

Data Breach Today

Data of 75 Million Individuals, Including SSNs, Posted On Criminal Forum AT&T did an about-face Saturday, saying that a leaked tranche of data pertaining to 73 million individuals does in fact reveal sensitive information of current and former customers of America's largest wireless phone carrier. The company isn't necessarily taking responsibility for the breach.

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From Marco Polo to Modern Mayhem: Why Identity Management Matters

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

From Marco Polo to Modern Mayhem: Why Identity Management Matters madhav Tue, 04/09/2024 - 05:20 Imagine yourself as Marco Polo, the Venetian merchant traversing dangerous trade routes. Every border crossing meant proving your identity – who you were, where you came from, your purpose. Misrepresenting yourself could mean imprisonment or worse. Today's identity struggles aren't about camel caravans and silk, but that same core battle remains: proving who you are and protecting that identity from

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Tories planned to make millions from members’ data with ‘True Blue’ app

The Guardian Data Protection

Exclusive: senior party officials worked on commercial venture that would allow brands to sell products to supporters Senior Conservative party officials worked on plans to hand over its entire membership database for a commercial venture that promised to make tens of millions of pounds, the Guardian can reveal. Leaked documents show Tory executives discussed exploiting members’ personal data to build a mobile phone app that could track users’ locations and allow big brands to advertise to Conse

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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Hackers Linked to Russia’s Military Claim Credit for Sabotaging US Water Utilities

WIRED Threat Level

Cyber Army of Russia Reborn, a group with ties to the Kremlin’s Sandworm unit, is crossing lines even that notorious cyberwarfare unit wouldn’t dare to.

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Researchers found a zero-click Facebook account takeover

Security Affairs

A critical vulnerability in Facebook could have allowed threat actors to hijack any Facebook account, researcher warns. Meta addressed a critical Facebook vulnerability that could have allowed attackers to take control of any account. The Nepalese researcher Samip Aryal described the flaw as a rate-limiting issue in a specific endpoint of Facebook’s password reset flow.

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Inside the Massive Alleged AT&T Data Breach

Troy Hunt

I hate having to use that word - "alleged" - because it's so inconclusive and I know it will leave people with many unanswered questions. But sometimes, "alleged" is just where we need to begin and over the course of time, proper attribution is made and the dots are joined. We're here at "alleged" for two very simple reasons: one is that AT&T is saying "the data didn't come from us", and the other is that I have no way of proving otherwise.

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‘Mother of All Breaches’: 26 BILLION Records Leaked

IT Governance

Expert insight from Leon Teale into the implications of this historic data breach The security researcher Bob Diachenko and investigators from Cybernews have discovered an open instance with more than 26 billion data records, mostly compiled from previous breaches – although it likely also includes new data. Organisations associated with these data records include: Tencent QQ – 1.4 billion records; Weibo – 504 million records; Myspace – 360 million records; X/Twitter – 281 million records; Deeze

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Microsoft Is Spying on Users of Its AI Tools

Schneier on Security

Microsoft announced that it caught Chinese, Russian, and Iranian hackers using its AI tools—presumably coding tools—to improve their hacking abilities. From their report : In collaboration with OpenAI, we are sharing threat intelligence showing detected state affiliated adversaries—tracked as Forest Blizzard, Emerald Sleet, Crimson Sandstorm, Charcoal Typhoon, and Salmon Typhoon—using LLMs to augment cyberoperations.

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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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5 reasons to attend OpenText World Europe 2024

OpenText Information Management

AI changes everything—every role, every organization, and every industry. Those who make the most of it will be poised to lead their industries. Are you ready to put this game-changing technology to work for you? Join us at OpenText™ World Europe 2024 to learn how you can reimagine work with AI. Our complimentary event will be held in three locations: London (Queen Elizabeth II Centre, April 15), Munich (MOC—Event Center Messe München, April 16 & 17), and Paris (Maison de la Chimie, April 18

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Twitter’s Clumsy Pivot to X.com Is a Gift to Phishers

Krebs on Security

On April 9, Twitter/X began automatically modifying links that mention “twitter.com” to read “x.com” instead. But over the past 48 hours, dozens of new domain names have been registered that demonstrate how this change could be used to craft convincing phishing links — such as fedetwitter[.]com , which until very recently rendered as fedex.com in tweets.

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DinodasRAT Backdoor Targeting Linux Machines Worldwide

Data Breach Today

Chinese Hackers Have Used DinodasRAT Hackers are using a new version of a backdoor to target Linux servers and gain and maintain access in what appears to be an espionage campaign, warn researchers from Kaspersky. The hallmark of DinodasRAT's strategy is its sophisticated victim identification and persistence mechanisms.

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Data Security Trends: 2024 Report Analysis

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Data Security Trends: 2024 Report Analysis madhav Mon, 03/25/2024 - 05:08 Amid ongoing economic uncertainty and a progressively complex threat landscape, businesses are trying to navigate increasingly stringent regulatory requirements while bolstering their security posture. The 2024 Thales Global Data Threat Report , conducted by S&P Global Market Intelligence, which surveyed almost 3,000 respondents from 18 countries and 37 industries, revealed how decision-makers navigate new threats while tr

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7 Pitfalls for Apache Cassandra in Production

Apache Cassandra is an open-source distributed database that boasts an architecture that delivers high scalability, near 100% availability, and powerful read-and-write performance required for many data-heavy use cases. However, many developers and administrators who are new to this NoSQL database often encounter several challenges that can impact its performance.

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FCC Updated Data Breach Notification Rules Go into Effect Despite Challenges

Hunton Privacy

On March 13, 2024, the Federal Communications Commission’s updates to the FCC data breach notification rules (the “Rules”) went into effect. They were adopted in December 2023 pursuant to an FCC Report and Order (the “Order”). The Rules went into effect despite challenges brought in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Two trade groups, the Ohio Telecom Association and the Texas Association of Business, petitioned the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and

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The US Government Has a Microsoft Problem

WIRED Threat Level

Microsoft has stumbled through a series of major cybersecurity failures over the past few years. Experts say the US government’s reliance on its systems means the company continues to get a free pass.

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Jamf Threat Labs discovers new malware embedded in pirated applications

Jamf

In this blog, Jamf Threat Labs researchers analyze malware they discovered in pirated macOS applications. These apps, appearing similar to ZuRu malware, download and execute multiple payloads to compromise machines in the background.

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PuTTY SSH Client flaw allows of private keys recovery

Security Affairs

The PuTTY Secure Shell (SSH) and Telnet client are impacted by a critical vulnerability that could be exploited to recover private keys. PuTTY tools from 0.68 to 0.80 inclusive are affected by a critical vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2024-31497 , that resides in the code that generates signatures from ECDSA private keys which use the NIST P521 curve.

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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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Malicious App Impersonates McAfee to Distribute Malware Via Text and Phone Calls

KnowBe4

A trojanized version of the McAfee Security app is installing the Android banking Trojan “Vultur,” according to researchers at Fox-IT. The attackers are spreading links to the malicious app via text messages and phone calls.

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Data Citizens 24: Imagination increases innovation

Collibra

Last week we wrapped up our annual Data Citizens conference. This conference brought together data leaders from around the world to share insights, network and imagine a brighter data future. The overarching theme of the conference was imagination and innovation — and this theme rang true throughout all of our mainstage presentations. In a time when AI is constantly challenging us, it is important to think fast and be adaptive so that we can innovate and grow in this dynamic environment.

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xz Utils Backdoor

Schneier on Security

The cybersecurity world got really lucky last week. An intentionally placed backdoor in xz Utils, an open-source compression utility, was pretty much accidentally discovered by a Microsoft engineer—weeks before it would have been incorporated into both Debian and Red Hat Linux. From ArsTehnica : Malicious code added to xz Utils versions 5.6.0 and 5.6.1 modified the way the software functions.

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An Expert Overview of CISM®

IT Governance

A Springboard to Career Success CISM® (Certified Information Security Manager) is a globally recognised qualification that provides a good understanding of IT security with a management flavour. But with so much in the news about AI, Cloud security and other niche areas of cyber security, it’s easy to overlook the importance of such solid, tried-and-tested qualifications in information security.

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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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U.S. Internet Leaked Years of Internal, Customer Emails

Krebs on Security

The Minnesota-based Internet provider U.S. Internet Corp. has a business unit called Securence , which specializes in providing filtered, secure email services to businesses, educational institutions and government agencies worldwide. But until it was notified last week, U.S. Internet was publishing more than a decade’s worth of its internal email — and that of thousands of Securence clients — in plain text out on the Internet and just a click away for anyone with a Web browser

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Hackers Can Use AI Hallucinations to Spread Malware

Data Breach Today

A Fake Software Library Made Up by a ChatBot Was Downloaded More Than 35,000 Times Generative artificial intelligence is good at sounding authoritative - even when it's making stuff up. One community that thinks so-called AI hallucinations are actually a good thing: hackers. Especially when developers use AI tools that hallucinate entire software libraries.

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Luna HSMs FIPS 140-3 Validation

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Luna HSMs FIPS 140-3 Validation sparsh Wed, 04/03/2024 - 07:52 FIPS 140-3 and You, Part Two Awhile back, we shared that Thales Luna HSMs were about to kick-off the process of moving towards Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-3 Level 3, the newest security standard to accredit cryptographic modules. Security standards, like technology, are always evolving, making compliance challenging for customers and vendors alike.

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New Hampshire Becomes 15th State to Enact a Comprehensive State Privacy Law

Hunton Privacy

On March 6, 2024, Governor Chris Sununu signed into law SB 255 , making New Hampshire the 15th state with a comprehensive privacy law. Applicability SB 255 applies to persons that “conduct business” in New Hampshire (“NH”) or persons that “produce products or services that are targeted to residents of” NH that, in the period of a year: (1) “controlled or processed the personal data of not less than 35,000 unique consumers, excluding personal data controlled or processed solely for the purpose of

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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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The Mystery of ‘Jia Tan,’ the XZ Backdoor Mastermind

WIRED Threat Level

The thwarted XZ Utils supply chain attack was years in the making. Now, clues suggest nation-state hackers were behind the persona that inserted the malicious code.

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Generative AI use cases for the enterprise

IBM Big Data Hub

Remember how cool it felt when you first held a smartphone in your hand? The compact design and touch-based interactivity seemed like a leap into the future. Before long, smartphones became a way of life for organizations worldwide because of all they offer for business productivity and communication. Generative AI ( artificial intelligence ) promises a similar leap in productivity and the emergence of new modes of working and creating.

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Linux Malware targets misconfigured misconfigured Apache Hadoop, Confluence, Docker, and Redis servers

Security Affairs

A new Linux malware campaign campaign is targeting misconfigured Apache Hadoop, Confluence, Docker, and Redis instances. Researchers from Cado Security observed a new Linux malware campaign targeting misconfigured Apache Hadoop, Confluence, Docker, and Redis instances. The threat actors behind this campaign employed previously undetected payloads, including four Golang binaries that are used to automate the discovery and infection of hosts running the above services.

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