Fulton County, Security Experts Call LockBit’s Bluff

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 29 Feb 2024 22:18:54 +0000

The ransomware group LockBit told officials with Fulton County, Ga. they could expect to see their internal documents published online this morning unless the county paid a ransom demand. Instead, LockBit removed Fulton County’s listing from its victim shaming website this morning, claiming county officials had paid. But county officials said they did not pay, nor did anyone make payment on their behalf. Security experts say LockBit was likely bluffing and probably lost most of the data when the gang’s servers were seized this month by U.S. and U.K. law enforcement.

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Eight European consumer watchdogs file complaints over Meta’s data processing

Eight European consumer organizations have filed complaints against Facebook parent Meta accusing it of breaching the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with its so-called “pay-or-consent” policy and opaque internal policies.

The organizations are all members of BEUC, the European Consumer Organization.  Their complaints, publicized Thursday, argue that the large-scale consumer data collection practiced by Meta violates the GDPR, and that the company has abused its dominant market position to essentially coerce customers into accepting its terms. Each of the eight groups filed their complaints with their national data protection authorities, as there is no pan-European office to accept such complaints.

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How energy management and automation innovations reduce costs for indoor growing farm sites

Credit to Author: Neil Smith| Date: Thu, 29 Feb 2024 14:00:00 +0000

Our planet is facing a global food production and distribution system challenge. The UN forecasts a global population increase of nearly 2 billion over the next 30 years. Food production must increase by 70% without impacting the environment. Consider the example of the nation of Singapore. Given…

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Aging drives? Modernize to optimize your industrial process and spending.

Credit to Author: Guest Blogger| Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2024 13:00:00 +0000

In business, time is money, especially in the industrial sector. To get the most out of your facility and operations, you need an industrial process that’s efficient, robust, and up-to-date.   Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) or Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) are crucial components of an industrial…

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