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January 2, 2020
Only in Silicon Valley does a longtime tech startup founder find a second career in a chocolate-making robot. Nate Saal studied molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University after graduating from Palo Alto High School in 1990. After returning to Palo Alto, he quickly shifted from science to the internet, founding what he says...
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With the workplace shifting to an evolving, cloud-based environment, admins are pondering solutions for syncing Active Directory with web applications. The post Sync AD with Web Applications appeared first on JumpCloud. *** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog – JumpCloud authored by Kayla Coco-Stotts. Read the original post at: https://jumpcloud.com/blog/sync-ad-web-apps/ Source...
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Phishing attacks continued to plague health systems around the world in 2019, forcing some provider organizations to pay up in order to get their systems back online. In the meantime, these attacks forced hospitals to revert to paper-and-pen record keeping, underlining how debilitating these attacks can be. Just last month New Jersey’s Hackensack Meridian Health,...
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CCB sleuths who went to track down cyber criminals to Rajasthan, return empty handed The Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths trip to track down cyber-crooks to a remote village in Rajasthan, seemed like a waste of time. The CCB only managed to arrest one person, who only had connections with to the gang. The actual...
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We security management types would like to think that every task we give our minions is exciting and engaging. However, there are lots of security tasks which can be, well, boring. The best example of this is reviewing logs for anomalies. Fortunately, more and more shops are using artificial intelligence to winnow down the amount...
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A good website should be able to do a lot of things, and that means a good web designer needs to be just as versatile. If you’re looking to break into this in-demand field but aren’t sure where to start, give The Complete 2020 Learn to Design Certification Bundle a look. It’s actually a package of...
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A U.S. district court issued an order enabling Microsoft to take over 50 domains used by a North Korea-based cybercrime gang to conduct spear phishing campaigns. Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit and the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center took down the domains controlled by a group it named Thallium after researching the malicious actors activity and filing...
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Immature programs attempting to protect against damaging attacks by insiders run the risk of alienating employees. The vast majority of companies have embarked on establishing an insider-threat program, but most struggle to create mature processes for detecting and responding to employee-created risk.  In its Insider Threat Report published last year, for example, Crowd Research Partners found...
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A Michigan school district is the latest entity to fall prey to “ransomware,” with hackers seizing control of its computer system and demanding $10,000 in bitcoin to release it. District officials at Richmond Community Schools said their servers were attacked by ransomware during the holiday break and that the virus affected telephones, copiers and classroom technology. The...
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Recently another healthcare ransomware attack was reported that resulted in encryption of patient health records. Hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare organizations are continuously becoming targets for ransomware attacks and security breaches. This comes as no surprise, as hackers target medical facilities because they lag behind in the introduction of security measures. Banks and financial...
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A team of European law-enforcement officials was hot on the trail of a potential terror plot in October, fearing an attack during Christmas season, when their keyhole into a suspect’s phone went dark. WhatsApp, Facebook Inc.’s popular messaging tool, had just notified about 1,400 users—among them the suspected terrorist—that their phones had been hacked by...
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The California Consumer Privacy Act is in full effect, prompting organizations to think about how they’ll remain compliant. New year, new privacy regulations: The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect on January 1, marking the start of a widespread law that will likely have implications beyond state lines. For businesses, it’s high time...
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The U.S. Coast Guard last month issued a safety bulletin following a ransomware attack that impaired both the IT systems and industrial control systems of a facility regulated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), and prompted a 30-hour operational shutdown. The ransomware program, identified as Ryuk, was delivered via a phishing email containing a...
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It was another big year for ransomware, the extremely profitable style of cyberattack in which computer systems and data are taken over by hackers and held hostage until the victim hands over a payoff. In 2019, these attacks wreaked havoc around the globe, earned criminals vast sums, and even occasionally provided a weapon for government...
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Grief is a theme that guides my academic research. Grief is the loss of another experienced as the loss of an integral part of oneself. Christianity is shot through with grief. Our fundamental act as Christians is to keep alive our grief over Christ, and the unjust death of a man whose ministry we (strive...
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The breadth and magnitude of ransomware attacks occurring today suggest that the cyber extortion industry has evolved exponentially over the past 12 months. It is as difficult to keep up with the headlines as the security advice that follows. In the face of this media firehose, it is important to step back and understand how...
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Landry’s, a popular restaurant chain in the United States, has announced a malware attack on its point of sale (POS) systems that allowed cybercriminals to steal customers’ payment card information. Landry’s owns and operates more than 600 bars, restaurants, hotels, casinos, food and beverage outlets with over 60 different brands such as Landry’s Seafood, Chart...
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The Houston-based steakhouse, restaurant and hospitality company Landry’s, Inc. has advised customers of a point-of-sale malware attack that stole payment card data from an order-entry system used to process kitchen and bar orders. According to a company breach notification, Landry’s food and beverage locations typically use point-of-sale terminals featuring end-to-end encryption technology that protects the...
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A data breach at a Chicago healthcare provider may have exposed the personal health information of 12,578 people.  Sinai Health System was breached in a cybersecurity incident that occurred in the fall of 2019. Hackers are thought to have gained unauthorized access to the organization’s email via a phishing attack. Patient data that was stored...
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Users of Big Monitoring Fabric software are urged to update Two high-risk vulnerabilities in a network traffic monitoring tool could allow a remote attacker to gain full admin rights and access the SSH console of an affected system, researchers have disclosed. A cross-site scripting (XSS) bug in the Big Monitoring Fabric tool, discovered by security...
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