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Fla. Man Charged in SIM-Swapping Spree is Key Suspect in Hacker Groups Oktapus, Scattered Spider

Fla. Man Charged in SIM-Swapping Spree is Key Suspect in Hacker Groups Oktapus, Scattered Spider

On Jan. 9, 2024, U.S. authorities arrested a 19-year-old Florida man charged with wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and conspiring with others to use SIM-swapping to steal cryptocurrency. Sources close to the investigation tell KrebsOnSecurity the accused was a key member of a criminal hacking group blamed for a string of cyber intrusions at major … Read more

Time running out to patch Jenkins CI/CD server vulnerability

Time running out to patch Jenkins CI/CD server vulnerability

Researchers warn that attackers have already started scanning for Jenkins servers that are vulnerable to a critical remote code execution flaw patched last week. Proof-of-concept (PoC) exploits for the vulnerability are already available, so the time window to patch before widespread attacks occur is quickly closing. According to scans with the Shodan service, more than … Read more

Ransomware Research Reveals Millions Spent Despite Do Not Pay Policies

Ransomware Research Reveals Millions Spent Despite Do Not Pay Policies

Research commissioned by Cohesity, a leader in AI-powered data security and management, reveals the majority of companies are paying ransoms and breaking their ‘do not pay’ policies. The research polled from over 900 IT and Security decision-makers, 301 from the UK, shows that companies operate in a ‘when’, not ‘if’, reality of cyberattacks. Nearly all … Read more

White House Implements AI Safety Reporting Mandate

White House Implements AI Safety Reporting Mandate

The White House said it has made headway on several pieces of its AI executive order, including a key component requiring developers of the “most powerful AI systems” to report “vital information” related to cybersecurity measures, training plans and more. On Monday, the White House AI Council is convening to discuss these updates from the … Read more

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SAS joins fight against cybercrime as NCRCG National Ambassador

SAS joins fight against cybercrime as NCRCG National Ambassador

This week, the National Cyber Resilience Centre Group (NCRCG) – a strategic collaboration between the Home Office, policing, academic and National Ambassador partners – has welcomed AI and analytics leader, SAS, on board as a National Ambassador. In taking up this role, SAS joins an impressive cohort of National Ambassador partners including Aviva, CGI, Chainalysis, … Read more

Navigating the Landscape of Advanced Email Security Threats with Optimism

Navigating the Landscape of Advanced Email Security Threats with Optimism

In the contemporary digital era, email remains one of the most predominant forms of business communication. With its unrivalled efficiency and ubiquity, email bridges gaps between organisations and their global workforce, facilitating seamless collaboration. However, this prevalence has also placed email at the epicentre of cybersecurity concerns, with cybercriminals leveraging it as a primary vector … Read more

Join us at InfoSec Jupyterthon 2024

Join us at InfoSec Jupyterthon 2024

Jupyter notebooks are continuing to grow in popularity in information security as an alternative or supplement to mainstream security operations center (SOC) tools. Notebooks can be used interactively for threat detection and response, or as automated tasks in a larger pipeline. Their flexibility and ability to combine code, data analysis, and visualization in a single, … Read more

SolarWinds calls SEC charges unfounded and inexplicable, files for dismissal

SolarWinds calls SEC charges unfounded and inexplicable, files for dismissal

In a motion-to-dismiss filing with the US Southern District Court of New York, SolarWinds issued a complete denial of any internal mishandling of the 2020 Sunburst cyberattack, contesting an October 2023 US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawsuit against it for “insufficient disclosure.” The filing seeks dismissal of all SEC charges against SolarWinds and its chief information security officer, … Read more