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Japanese government official says Olympic ticket data leaked

Previously: A Japanese government official told Kyodo News on Wednesday that login IDs and passwords for the Tokyo Olympic ticket portal had been posted to a leak website following a breach. The official said the leak was “not large” but admitted that the IDs and passwords would give someone access to a person’s name, address, bank account …

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Researchers create ‘Shadow Figment’ cybersecurity decoy tech that lures attackers into a fake world

Over the past several years, hackers have increasingly targeted the physical systems we rely on to run our society. Electrical utilities, food processing plants, and aluminum producers are only a few of the industries that have recently been attacked, resulting in tremendous supply chain disruptions. Fortunately, innovative research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is bringing …

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Top 8 Ways Attackers Can Own Active Directory

By Carolyn Crandall, chief security advocate, Attivo Networks Active Directory (AD) is one of the most valuable targets for cyberattackers because it handles authentication and authorization across all enterprise resources and touches virtually everything on the network. AD is complicated to secure, and today, red teams estimate that they can compromise it 100% of the time. …

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The New Normal: Exploding epidemic of ransomware attacks

News 12‘s Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by Tony Cole, CTO Attivo Networks, and Sean Joyce to talk about the exploding epidemic of ransomware attacks. Tomorrow, President Joe Biden is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Biden is expected to raise concerns over a series of ransomware attacks and other cybersecurity concerns with Putin. Ransomware attacks …

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Ransomware misstep results in a moral conundrum

By Jim Cook, Regional Director ANZ, Attivo Networks. It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves: when will ransomware gangs go too far and provoke a stronger response than payment ­– or defiance – from an individual target? In May 2021, we got our answer. Ransomware attacks on hospitals during Covid met with universal condemnation as …

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Updated: Fujifilm ransomware attack forces network shutdown

Japanese conglomerate Fujifilm has confirmed it was hit by a ransomware attack that forced it to shut down all of its network and servers. In a statement published Friday, Fujifilm said the cyberattack was limited to a “specific network in Japan”. It first became aware of the unauthorised access late evening on 1 June 2021. It then …

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Fujifilm becomes latest ransomware victim as White House urges business leaders to take action

Tony Cole, CTO of Attivo Networks and a former executive at FireEye, McAfee, and Symantec, told ZDNet that there were a variety of reasons behind the recent spate of ransomware attacks. Enterprises have an over-reliance on vendors and in general, organizations continue to add digital tools to their operations which increases the complexity of work for cybersecurity officials.

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A View From Inside a Deception

“I give up.” Those are the words you’d like any attacker trying to crack into your systems to say. “I never want to go through this again.” Even better. Penetration tester and security content creator Alissa Knight found herself saying those very words recently when pitting herself against the deception technology by threat detection vendor …

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Gula Tech Adventures – Episode 23 – Tony Cole – Cyberdeception

Ron and Cyndi Gula interview Tony Cole, CTO at Attivo Networks, and speak about the use of cyber deception to thwart and frustrate hackers. We also speak about the cyber industry, Tony’s career in cybersecurity and some great works of science fiction influencing the industry. Transcript: Tony Cole: [00:19:30] Th-that’s a great point you’re making …

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