Tampa Bay Times hit with Ryuk ransomware attack

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:11:10 +0000

Florida newspaper The Tampa Bay Times suffered a Ryuk ransomware attack Thursday, making it the latest major victim of the notorious ransomware family that continues to rise in popularity.

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Deepfakes laws and proposals flood US

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:59:05 +0000

In a rare example of legislative haste, roughly one dozen state and federal bills were introduced in the past 12 months to regulate deepfakes, the relatively modern technology that some fear could upend democracy.

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WOOF locker: Unmasking the browser locker behind a stealthy tech support scam operation

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:00:00 +0000

We reveal the inner workings of WOOF locker, the most sophisticated browser locker campaign we’ve seen to date. Learn how this tech support scam evades researchers and ensnares users by hiding in plain sight.

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A week in security (January 13 – 19)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:32:45 +0000

Our weekly security roundup for January 13-19, with a look at elastic servers, data enrichment, rootkits, regulation for deepfakes, and more.

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Business in the front, party in the back: backdoors in elastic servers expose private data

Credit to Author: Vasilios Hioureas| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:58:47 +0000

It’s all too easy to discover data leaks online, especially in cloud services. We take a look at misconfigurations in elastic servers that lead to exposed data on the Internet.

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Explained: data enrichment

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 18:27:53 +0000

Data enrichment applies to the process of enhancing, refining, and improving raw data. Used by companies to improve marketing efforts, data enrichment impacts both privacy and security.

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Rules on deepfakes take hold in the US

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:59:33 +0000

Rather than creating new policies or crimes for deepfakes—like making it illegal to use them to deceive—the NDAA seeks a better understanding to the burgeoning technology.

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How to prevent a rootkit attack

Credit to Author: Gilad Maayan| Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 17:31:55 +0000

Rootkit attacks are considered one of the most dangerous cyberthreats today. Learn what they are, how they infect systems, and how to protect against them.

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