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"Russian water utility hacked in retaliation for KyivStar hit."

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Russ Roberts (https://www.hawaiicybersecurityjournal.net).

Russian Water Utility Hacked in Retaliation for Kyivstar Hit
Moscow's Rosvodokanal water-management company was ransacked by Ukraine-aligned Blackjack group, with reports that the company's IT infrastructure was "destroyed."
'BattleRoyal' Hackers Deliver DarkGate RAT Using Every Trick
The shadowy threat actor uses some nifty tricks to drop popular malware with targets that meet its specifications.
Chameleon Android Trojan Offers Biometric Bypass
A more sophisticated version of a "work in progress" malware is impersonating a Google Chrome app to attack a wider swath of mobile users.
SMS Phishing Messages Target UAE Citizens, Visitors
The text messages threaten fines if the victims don't provide personal and financial details.
How AI Is Shaping the Future of Cybercrime
Cybercriminals are increasingly using AI tools to launch successful attacks, but defenders are battling back.
8 Strategies for Defending Against Help Desk Attacks
The help desk is under siege from AI-based and other attacks. Next-gen tactics call for in-depth cyber-defense strategies.
Microsoft Outlook Zero-Click Security Flaws Triggered by Sound File
Attackers can chain the vulnerabilities to gain full remote code execution.

Attackers Exploit 6-Year-Old Microsoft Office Bug to Spread Spyware
Malicious attachments that exploit an RCE flaw from 2017 are propagating Agent Tesla via socially engineered emails and an evasive infection method.

Why I Chose Google Bard to Help Write Security Policies
Large language models (LLMs) like Bard and ChatGPT can help produce simpler, more readable security documentation in a fraction of the time it takes to do it manually.

3 Ways to Use Real-Time Intelligence to Defeat Bots
Threat intelligence feedback loops are an increasingly vital tool in the escalating battle against bots.

Defiant BlackCat Gang Stands Up New Site, Calls for Revenge Attacks
Ransomware group tries to claw back operations following FBI disruption, and lifts a previous ban on attacks against critical infrastructure in retaliation.

What Do CISOs Have to Do to Meet New SEC Regulations?
As stringent new SEC reporting rules take effect, CISOs need to assess internal processes and understand their responsibilities. But there's a bright side.

Confidential AI Protects Data and Models Across Clouds
Confidential AI integrates zero trust and confidential computing to guard data and models during inferencing, training, learning, and fine-tuning.

As Namibians Rush to Register SIMs, Major Telco Hoards Biometric Data
No good deed goes unpunished, as a national push to combat SIM fraud has introduced new logistical and privacy issues for ordinary citizens.
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