Category Archives: Security

Hackers Keep Targeting the US Water Supply

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In light of all the Facebook news lately—although frankly, when isn’t there any—you may finally be thinking about jumping ship. If so, here’s how to delete your Facebook account. You’re welcome. That’s not all that happened this week, though! Google shed some new light on the Iranian hacking group known as APT35, or Charming Kitten, […]

Report: Applications and critical data vulnerable to attack

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Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more According to a report by Synopsys, 97% of software and systems targets tested during 2020 were found to contain a vulnerability. Furthermore, 30% of the targets had high-risk […]

AI Weekly: UN recommendations point to need for AI ethics guidelines

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Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more The U.N.’s Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) this week approved a series of recommendations for AI ethics, which aim to recognize that AI can “be of great […]

Missouri Threatens to Sue a Reporter Who Flagged a Security Flaw

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The blame game began even before Parson’s press conference, as Wednesday’s Post-Dispatch report said: In the letter to teachers, Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven said “an individual took the records of at least three educators, unencrypted the source code from the webpage, and viewed the social security number (SSN) of those specific educators.” In reality, the […]

Report: Cybersecurity recruitment, training misses the mark

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Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more As the massive shortage of security talent and skills continues, sub-par recruitment processes and outdated training for cybersecurity professionals are exacerbating the problem, according to a new survey. If […]

Whole Foods customer records among 82M exposed due to vulnerable database

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In early July, security researcher Jeremiah Fowler, in partnership with the CoolTechZone research team, discovered a non-password-protected database that contained more than 82 million records. The records had information that referenced multiple companies, including Whole Foods Market (owned by Amazon) and Skaggs Public Safety Uniforms, a company that sells uniforms for police, fire, and medical […]

A Telegram Bot Told Iranian Hackers When They Got a Hit

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When the Iranian hacking group APT35 wants to know if one of its digital lures has gotten a bite, all it has to do is check Telegram. Whenever someone visits one of the copycat sites they’ve set up, a notification appears in a public channel on the messaging service, detailing the potential victim’s IP address, […]

Devious ‘Tardigrade’ Malware Hits Biomanufacturing Facilities

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When ransomware hit a biomanufacturing facility this spring, something didn’t sit right with the response team. The attackers left only a halfhearted ransom note, and didn’t seem all that interested in actually collecting a payment. Then there was the malware they had used: a shockingly sophisticated strain dubbed Tardigrade. As the researchers at biomedical and […]

Telegram Is Becoming a Cesspool of Anti-Semitic Content

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In the past few months, Telegram has skyrocketed in popularity, hitting 550 million monthly active users in July 2021, which makes it the fifth-most-used messaging app in the world. And as a wave of government-mandated internet shutdowns washes over the world, the app has been praised for its resistance to censorship and its role in […]

A Canadian Teen Was Arrested in a $36.5M SIM-Swap Heist

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This week saw a flurry of activity related to hackers in Iran. On Wednesday, a joint advisory from the US, UK, and Australia said that Iranian nation state hackers were targeting critical infrastructure targets. The following day, the US Justice Department indicted two Iranian men in connection with 2020 election interference. Russia and China may […]