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Former OpenAI board member explains why they fired Sam Altman

The Verge (AI) - 1

Categories:  ai-ml

2024-05-29  

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Trust and transparency are crucial in cybersecurity and DevOps to maintain a secure and efficient system.
  • Trust between team members and leadership is essential for effective collaboration and problem-solving.
  • Transparency in communication and decision-making helps prevent misunderstandings and promotes accountability.
  • Failure to disclose important information can lead to a breakdown in trust and jeopardize the security of the system.
  • Open communication channels and a culture of honesty are key components of a successful cybersecurity and DevOps strategy.
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transparency
WordPress Plugin Exploited to Steal Credit Card Data from E-commerce Sites

The Hacker News - 1

Categories:  security

2024-05-28  

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WordPress plugins are being exploited by threat actors to steal credit card data from e-commerce sites, highlighting the importance of website security measures.
  • Threat actors are using lesser-known code snippet plugins like Dessky Snippets to insert malicious PHP code into WordPress sites.
  • The malicious code is designed to harvest credit card data by manipulating the billing form in WooCommerce.
  • Legitimate plugins like WPCode and Simple Custom CSS and JS have also been abused for malicious purposes in previous campaigns.
  • Website owners are advised to keep their sites and plugins updated, use strong passwords, and regularly audit for malware to prevent such attacks.
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e-commerce
malicious code
website security
TP-Link Gaming Router Vulnerability Exposes Users to Remote Code Attacks

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Categories:  security

2024-05-28  

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A security flaw in the TP-Link Archer C5400X gaming router allows remote code execution, posing a serious threat to users' devices.
  • The vulnerability, known as CVE-2024-5035, has a maximum severity score of 10.0.
  • It affects all versions of the router firmware up to 1_1.1.6 and has been patched in version 1_1.1.7.
  • The flaw is rooted in a binary related to radio frequency testing 'rftest' that exposes a network listener on TCP ports 8888, 8889, and 8890.
  • Remote unauthenticated attackers can exploit the flaw to gain arbitrary command execution with elevated privileges.
  • The fix implemented by TP-Link in version 1_1.1.7 Build 20240510 discards commands containing special characters to address the vulnerability.
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router vulnerability
remote code execution
Check Point VPN Targeted for Initial Access in Enterprise Attacks

SecurityWeek - 1

Categories:  security

2024-05-28  

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Check Point advises customers to review VPN configurations to prevent threat actors from gaining initial access to enterprise networks. They have seen VPNs from various vendors being targeted by attackers.
  • Check Point warns customers to review VPN configurations to prevent abuse by threat actors for initial access to enterprise networks
  • Attacks involve leveraging old VPN local accounts with password-only authentication, not exploiting software vulnerabilities
  • Special teams have been assembled to investigate and respond to potential threats
  • Customers are advised to enhance authentication methods, disable unnecessary local accounts, and deploy security gateways to prevent unauthorized access
  • Check Point provides tools and recommendations for improving VPN security posture and investigating suspicious activity
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VPN
threat actors
authentication
security posture
Christie’s Confirms Data Breach After Ransomware Group Claims Attack

SecurityWeek - 1

Categories:  security

2024-05-28  

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Ransomware attacks pose a significant threat to organizations' data security and reputation, as demonstrated by the recent breach at Christie's auction house.
  • Ransomware group RansomHub targeted Christie's auction house, threatening to leak stolen data unless a ransom is paid
  • Sensitive personal information of at least 500,000 clients was compromised, including names, addresses, and identification documents
  • Christie's took swift action to protect its systems and is notifying privacy regulators and affected clients
  • Ransomware attacks can result in heavy fines, reputational damage, and privacy concerns for organizations
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ransomware
data breach
privacy
reputation management
Private Equity Firm Hg Acquires AuditBoard for $3 Billion

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Categories:  security

2024-05-28  

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Private equity firm Hg's acquisition of AuditBoard for $3 billion highlights the growing trend of private equity companies investing in cybersecurity and compliance firms.
  • Private equity firm Hg acquired AuditBoard for over $3 billion, showcasing a significant investment in the cybersecurity and compliance sector.
  • AuditBoard's platform helps streamline audits, compliance, risk management, and ESG monitoring for enterprises.
  • The acquisition reflects the increasing interest of private equity firms in cybersecurity companies, with 37 cybersecurity-related M&A deals involving private equity in 2023.
  • The cybersecurity M&A landscape is dynamic, with companies like Darktrace also being taken private in multi-billion dollar deals.
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private equity
M&A deals
compliance
investment
Data Stolen From MediSecure for Sale on Dark Web

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Categories:  security

2024-05-28  

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Data stolen from MediSecure in a ransomware attack is being sold on the dark web, posing a threat to patient and healthcare provider information.
  • MediSecure confirmed data breach from a third-party provider, leading to theft of personal and health information
  • Threat actor named Ansgar is selling 6.5 terabytes of stolen data for $50,000 on the dark web
  • Australian authorities are investigating the incident to protect individuals at risk
  • The cyber security incident does not impact ongoing access to medication for Australians
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data breach
dark web
ransomware
2.8 Million Impacted by Data Breach at Prescription Services Firm Sav-Rx

SecurityWeek - 1

Categories:  security

2024-05-28  

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Pharmacy prescription services provider Sav-Rx experienced a data breach impacting 2.8 million individuals, compromising personal information. The incident involved unauthorized access to non-clinical systems and data exfiltration.
  • 2.8 million individuals impacted by data breach at Sav-Rx
  • Personal information compromised includes names, addresses, dates of birth, email addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers, eligibility data, and insurance identification numbers
  • No clinical or financial information was compromised
  • Ransom may have been paid to prevent further dissemination of stolen information
  • Affected individuals offered two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft restoration services
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data breach
personal information
identity theft
4-Step Approach to Mapping and Securing Your Organization's Most Critical Assets

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Categories:  security

2024-05-28  

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Focusing on business-critical assets is essential for effective cybersecurity efforts and alignment with business objectives.
  • Organizations often struggle to prioritize remediation efforts due to the sheer number of security issues.
  • The 'cyber security spray 'n pray approach' of trying to fix everything leads to wasted time and resources.
  • The Continuous Threat Exposure Management (CTEM) framework helps prioritize efforts by focusing on critical and exposed IT systems in relation to business processes.
  • Focusing on business-impacting issues leads to better resource utilization, alignment with senior leadership priorities, and overall risk reduction with a strong ROI.
  • Effective communication about risk with the board and CEO is crucial for demonstrating the value of cybersecurity as a business enabler.
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business alignment
risk management
resource utilization
Indian National Pleads Guilty to $37 Million Cryptocurrency Theft Scheme

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Categories:  security

2024-05-28  

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The presentation discusses the rise of cybercrime involving cryptocurrency theft and North Korea's involvement in illicit activities to evade sanctions and generate revenue.
  • Cryptocurrency theft is on the rise, with fraudsters stealing millions of dollars worth of digital assets from victims.
  • North Korea is actively involved in cybercrime, using tactics like creating fake accounts and employing proxy identities to generate revenue and evade sanctions.
  • North Korean threat actors have been linked to numerous cyber attacks on cryptocurrency companies, resulting in billions of dollars in illicit profits.
  • The FBI warns of North Korean IT workers obfuscating their identities and gaining fraudulent employment to access U.S. company networks for financial gain.
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Cybercrime
cryptocurrency theft
North Korea
illicit activities
sanctions evasion

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