SecureOps Cyber Spotlight – #5 Edition
Discover the best of the best in this week’s Cyber Spotlight, featuring three top articles and two of our own blog posts. We carefully hand-picked these pieces based on our strict criteria. Our ultimate goal with our new Cyber Spotlight is to deliver accessible, informative, and actionable content, empowering you to make informed decisions and strengthen your digital defenses.
We hope you enjoy our 5th Edition of the SecureOps Cyber Spotlight. And as always, you may reply with any questions, comments, or concerns, and we’ll have a consultant reach out to you.
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Rotterdam 2023, ISF World Congress
21st – 24th October 2023 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
SecureOps is a Gold Sponsor at the upcoming ISF World Congress show next month in the Netherlands. We would love for you to join us for the show and to meet many of cybersecurity’s leading companies and thought leaders. In addition, exclusive to ISF Members, the ISF World Congress provides a confidential peer-group environment to discuss and find solutions to security challenges while gaining practical advice from peers and leading industry experts. In 2022, just under 1,000 global senior executives and cyber leaders came together for keynote presentations, workshops, and networking sessions – sharing knowledge, best practices, and thought leadership. It is an excellent show! Hope to see you there!
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‘FraudGPT’ Malicious Chatbot Now for Sale on Dark Web
Threat actors riding on the popularity of ChatGPT have launched yet another copycat hacker tool that offers similar chatbot services to the real generative AI-based app but is aimed specifically at promoting malicious activity. Researchers have found ads posted on the Dark Web for an AI-driven hacker tool dubbed “FraudGPT.” FraudGPT also can threat actors do a slew of other bad things, such as writing malicious code, creating undetectable malware, finding non-VBV bins, creating phishing pages, building hacking tools, finding hacking groups, sites, and markets, writing scam pages and letters; finding leaks and vulnerabilities; and learning to code or hack. We’ll discuss FraudGPT & how to defend against it in this blog post.
The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Attacks and Cyber Defense
Four Artificial Intelligence Threats Will Challenge the Cybersecurity Industry
ChatGPT-3 and now ChatGPT-4 — What Does it Mean for Cybersecurity?
3 Proven Ways to Deal with a Ransomware Attack
Ransomware has increased significantly over the past decade and last year. Attacks increased over 250% year over year; they are now a $1 billion dollar-a-year business. Ransomware typically demands users pay funds either in Bitcoin or some other cryptocurrency to regain access to their locked data or computer. Defining, quarantining, and responding to the ransomware threat appropriately is critical to protecting your data and saving any payments that may or, in so many cases, may not unlock your data. We provide three ways that organizations can limit the damage from a Ransomware attack
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Johnson Controls International Disrupted by Major Cyberattack
Last week, Johnson Controls International (JCI) reported in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it had suffered a cyberattack that caused disruptions to its internal IT infrastructure. Threat intelligence group VX-Underground reported that a ransomware group known as Dark Angels is behind the attack on Johnson Controls. The hackers claim to have stolen 27Tb of data from the company’s systems. The attack has the potential to damage partners and other organizations in their supply chain.
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A Primer On Artificial Intelligence And Cybersecurity
There is little doubt that humankind is on the verge of an era of exponential technological advancement, and AI is leading the way in the emerging digital world. For cybersecurity, this tech trend has implications. In simple terms, artificial intelligence acts as a powerful catalyst and enabler for cybersecurity in our connected ecosystem. What is connected needs to be secure and resilient. That encompasses almost every industry or vertical in the global economy. How does artificial intelligence and cybersecurity mesh to accomplish that endeavor? The following article does an excellent job of answering that question.
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‘Cuba’ Ransomware Group Has Earned $60 Million in Ransomware Payments
Since its discovery in 2019, Cuba has been one of the world’s most profitable ransomware outfits. According to data from CISA, as of August 2022 the group compromised 101 entities – 65 in the US and 36 elsewhere, demanding a total of $145 million in ransom payments and receiving around $60 million. The group exploited Zerologon, a 3-year-old vulnerability in Windows’ Netlogon Remote Protocol to escalate privileges and obtain administrator access.
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