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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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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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From CB Insights with Zenedge - Old School Vs. New School: How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Cybersecurity

27 June, 2017 - Blog - We detail how cybersecurity startups are using AI to take a new approach to counter some of the most significant cyber threats.

Cybersecurity companies saw a record number of funding deals last year and on a quarterly basis Q1’17 was the most active quarter for deals to private cybersecurity companies over the last five years. Alongside overall rising investment activity, a number of cybersecurity companies are emerging to offer up novel solutions to age-old cyber threats by leveraging artificial intelligence (AI). According to CB Insights’ AI Deals Tracker, cybersecurity is the fourth most active industry for deals to companies applying AI.

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Daily News Reports from Bank Info Security: The Weaponization of DDoS Arbor's Darren Anstee on How to Defend Against Powerful DDoS for Hire

The Mirai botnet is just the most high-profile example of the new weaponization of DDoS. Attacks are stronger than ever, and multilayer defenses are needed to prevent disruption and distraction, says Darren Anstee of Arbor Networks.

See Also: Moving from Vulnerability Management to Effective Vulnerability Response

In a video interview at the recent Infosecurity Europe conference in London, Anstee discusses: See VIDEO here and original article

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Daily News Reports from The Register: Heaps of Windows 10 internal builds, private source code leak online - Unreleased 64-bit ARM versions, Server editions among dumped data

By Chris Williams - US Editor - Exclusive A massive trove of Microsoft's internal Windows operating system builds and chunks of its core source code have leaked online.

The data – some 32TB of official and non-public installation images and software blueprints that compress down to 8TB – were uploaded to betaarchive.com, the latest load of files provided just earlier this week. It is believed the confidential data in this dump was exfiltrated from Microsoft's in-house systems around March this year. 

The leaked code is Microsoft's Shared Source Kit: according to people who have seen its contents, it includes the source to the base Windows 10 hardware drivers plus Redmond's PnP code, its USB and Wi-Fi stacks, its storage drivers, and ARM-specific OneCore kernel code. To read original article please click here

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Daily News Reports from Value Walk: Half Of UK Businesses Have suffered A Cyber Security Breach Or Attack In The Last 12 Months

22 June - NEW DATA reveals 76% of UK CEO’s believe a cyber security breach to be a significant threat to business in 2017; significantly higher than global peers at just 61%. Consequently, 97% of British CEO’s are currently addressing possible cyber breaches in their organisation; far higher than the global average figure of 90%. 

Richard Home, UK cyber security partner at PwC comments: “Most business boards now recognise that cyber security is a complex risk that requires their attention. The most successful leaders will be those who define a comprehensive, broad approach to governing cyber security.”

In defence of this, 58% of businesses have sought information, advice or guidance on the cyber security threats facing their organisations. Continue reading original article here

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Daily News Reports from itbusiness.ca: Conexys announces cloud-based enterprise-class bot detection, WAF with Artificial Intelligence and DDoS

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – June 15th, 2017 – Conexsys Communications Limited is pleased to introduce its latest Managed Service offering, Encompass® Cloud, which provides cloud-based, managed cybersecurity for large and mid-sized enterprises in Canada. Powered by ZENEDGE, Encompass Cloud offers enterprise-class BOT detection, Web Application Firewall (WAF) & DDoS mitigation capabilities. 

Taking as little as 24 hours to deploy, and requiring no installation or hardware, Encompass Cloud is completely customizable and essentially creates a cyber security perimeter around an organization’s own perimeter – all web traffic flows through Encompass Cloud prior to going into the organization. Encompass Cloud protects websites, networks and DNS servers from malicious bot traffic, DDoS attacks, malware, and thousands of known and zero-day vulnerabilities. Of particular value to Canadian organizations is that data resides within Canada, and is monitored 24×7 by top cyber security experts. Continue reading full article here

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