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A Fifth Of Passwords Used By Federal Agency Cracked In Security Audit

⚠️ Audit on DoI found 21% of employee AD passwords weak enough to be cracked using standard methods in couple of hours (feat. all-time favourites like Password1234 and ChangeItN0w). 362 of affected employees were senior. #cybersecurity

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13.1.2023

ChatGPT-Written Malware

🤖 ChatGPT-written #malware is starting to be seen in the wild. Generated code isn’t yet that good. But the trend is worrying, as the tech will get better and can give less skilled hackers - aka script kiddies - new capabilities.

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13.1.2023

Researchers Could Track The GPS Location Of All Of California's New Digital License Plates

Team of #cybersecurity researchers gained admin access into Reviver, the sole provider of digital licence places in California. ⚠️ Access allowed them to e.g. track the physical GPS location of all Reviver customers.

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13.1.2023

Multiple Danish Banks Disrupted By DDoS Cyber-Attack

Recent DDoS attack on Denmark's central bank and IT partner Bankdata disrupted services of total 8 Danish banks this week. 📈 DDoS attacks grow rapidly worldwide. They're a big threat when high availability is critical. #cybersecurity

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13.1.2023

Royal Mail cyberattack linked to LockBit ransomware operation

📮 #Cyberattack on Royal Mail halted its international shipping. This was #ransomware attack by LockBit gang, someone using Lockbit Black - their latest encryptor. Attack crippled shipping devices and caused ransom notes to print.

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13.1.2023

4 Most Common Cyberattack Patterns from 2022

Challenging year for security teams with e.g. war in Europe, persistently remote workforce and a series of large-scale #cyberattack's. Common patterns: 💰 Ransomware 📨 Email compromise 🏭 Supply chain attacks 🤖 IoT device attacks

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23.12.2022

“Suspicious login” scammers up their game – take care at Christmas

"There was a suspicious login to your account" is a popular start by cyber scammers. In this article you'll see a sequence of screenshots and steps involved in a recent social media #cyberattack received by the authors. Scam details ➡️

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23.12.2022

Make sure your company is prepared for the holiday hacking season

Why cyberattacks increase around the holidays: 🧑‍💻 Undestaffed IT staff ⚠️ Relaxed #cybersecurity posture after a busy year ⏰ Rush to finish projects, danger for mistakes 👤 Contractors filling positions - not familiar with guidelines

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23.12.2022

UK Privacy Regulator Names and Shames Breached Firms

ICO has taken the step of publishing details of companies that suffered personal data breaches. The era of relative anonymity looks to be over. In the year ending 10/2022, ICO-issued fines also incresased over 200%, to £15.2m. #privacy

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23.12.2022