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With Global Cyber Attacks On the Rise, Zenedge Says Artificial Intelligence Holds the Answer

In the wake of the ransomware epidemic, massive hacks and global cyber warfare– Zenedge urges enterprises to invest in cloud cybersecurity with artificial intelligence and machine learning at its core

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Daily News Reports from Threat Post: HARD ROCK, LOEWS HOTELS AMONG SABRE CORP HOSPITALITY BREACH VICTIMS

Stehen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst Zenedge offers opinion on this recent breach at Hardrock Hotels and Casinos:

"Sometimes the most obvious, is the most overlooked. Third-party network breaches equate to downstream partner breaches, and in this case, it appears the damages were widespread. The industry has got to do better. According to the recent reports, hackers had access to systems for nearly six months, completely undetected. Who would of thought a seemingly harmless inventory app would be the doorway in? Hackers always take the easiest path." 

By Chris Brook -For the second time in the past year the Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos franchise is encouraging guests to keep tabs on their bank account statements for suspicious activity.

The hotel, resort, and casino chain on Thursday said it was alerted on June 6 that its systems were impacted by a security incident involving Sabre Hospitality Solutions (SHS) SynXis, an inventory management SaaS application.

According to SEC filings, Sabre had been investigating a data breach involving SynXis back in May. The SynXis service is used by nearly 500 hospitality companies, but until this week it wasn’t clear exactly which hotels were impacted.

According to a press release on Thursday, 11 Hard Rock properties, including the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas and the Hard Rock Hotel Cancun, were affected by the Sabre breach. As part of the breach, the chain claims an attacker gained access to SynXis account credentials, something which gave them access to unencrypted payment card information and a number of reservations processed via the reservation system. Continue reading original article here

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Daily News Reports from ABC Action News: Dozens of Fresno Unified employees affected by data breach

Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst at Zenedge offers commentary on this latest breach in California:

"To most of us on the inside of cybersecurity circles, the constant news of organizations being breached comes as no surprise. The primary reason for Internet-based data breaches are the direct result of weak "web application security" postures. Organizations who moved their operations and data to the Internet years ago, still believe they can adequately protect their data with 20-year-old firewall technology. Those that can't recognize they are not protected, eventually will - once they make it to the news themselves." 

By Veronica Miracle - FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Three Fresno suspects, accused of living off other people's money-- investigators said they found Andrew Clement, Katie Whala, and Randall McKinney with troves of stolen personal information last month.

One of the possible victims-- Fresno Unified English teacher Marcy Barnhart.

"Identity theft is just a scary thing. Can ruin your credit, ruin your life possibly."

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Zenedge and Internet2 Team up for DDoS Mitigation; Benefits Extended to Thousands of Institutions Across the U.S. Research and Education Community

Internet2 has signed an agreement with Zenedge to provide DDoS mitigation on the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network

Aventura, FL – July 11, 2017 – Zenedge, a leading provider of cloud-based, artificial intelligence (AI) driven Web Application Firewall (WAF), malicious bot detection and DDoS cybersecurity solutions, and Internet2, a non-profit, member-driven advanced technology community, announced today an agreement that will provide a best-in-class DDoS mitigation solution and 24/7 managed security service across Internet2’s research and education network. Founded by thirty-five research universities, Internet2 provides a national technology infrastructure and advanced research network that serves as a collaboration environment for many of the nation’s researchers. Since its founding it has served to connect researchers who work together to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research, and community service missions. Today, over 300 universities from across the United States are members of this advanced technology consortium and they are joined by over sixty businesses and government agencies.

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Daily News Reports from MIS Asia: Ransom DDOS attacks hit Malaysian financial firms: Experts advise action plan for IT

Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst at Zenedge, offers opinion on this latest DDoS attack breakout on Financial Firms in Asia:

"DDoS attacks are extremely easy to defeat, when the right defenses are "already" in place. Organizations who have prepared for the inevitable can completely ignore DDoS ransom threats from those who are looking to make a quick profit, from their threats of attack. Those who do pay the extortion demands are adding nothing more than "fuel to the fire" for the rest of us. Implementing the right defenses today is as simple as making a phone call." 

From MIS Asia-The Home of Enterprise in Asia, By Avanti Kumar:

Digital security agency CyberSecurity Malaysia has confirmed that as of Friday (7 July 2017) a DDOS attack has hit four financial firms.

Early reports suggest that the DDOS (distributed denial of service) attacks, which come close on the heels of the recent WannaCry and Petya-variant threats, focused on several online brokerages on Wednesday (5 July 2017) and then on Friday.

Dato' Dr. Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab (pic below), chief executive officer of CyberSecurity Malaysia, said: "We are investigating, monitoring and working closely with other agencies to mitigate this threat. As of Friday, 7 July 2017, we received a total of four (4) reports on this threat."

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Daily News Reports from the Financial Times: Maersk, WPP and FedEx still struggling with cyber attack fallout

Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst at Zenedge offers an opinion on the latest news featured below from the Financial Times:

"The incidents of Ransomware epidemics will continue for the foreseeable future. From legitimate websites hosting malicious updates, and people's continued inability to not get phished, to the usage of antiquated network protocols aiding in the lateral spread of infection, and the increase in copycat performers, experts all agree this is just the tip of the iceberg. Expect more of the same!" Please contact Zenedge here

By: Aliya Ram in London, Roman Olearchyk in Kiev and Henry Foy in Moscow 

Groups still feeling effects a week after ransomware spread from Ukraine

Some ports remain hobbled, packages are going missing and customers are struggling to place and track orders in the wake of the attack © Reuters

Global companies ranging from shipping lines to advertising firms are still struggling with the havoc wreaked by the huge cyber attack that last week swept from Ukraine to organisations in more than 60 countries.

AP Moller-Maersk, WPP,Reckitt Benckiser and FedEx all said their businesses were still not back to normal after the ransomware attack last week compromised hundreds of thousands of computers, industrial equipment and other technology.

Some ports remain hobbled, packages are going missing and customers are struggling to place and track orders, the companies said. Read full article here 

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