Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Ticketmaster Hacked Competitor to Steal Data and Analytics, Fined Millions

From SecureWorld.  What’s that saying in business? “If you can’t beat ’em… hack ’em.” Newly released court documents show that some executives and employees at Ticketmaster did exactly that. What were they targeting? Access to a competitor’s proprietary data and analytics relating to concert ticket pre-sales. Ticketmaster ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Robotic ‘Monster Wolf’ Protects Japanese Town From Bears

No bear interactions have been recorded in the town since the robots’ installation in September


Don’t let identity thieves take you for a ride

Read a real story of someone who forgot to lock his car one night. A thief took advantage ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Trump Campaign Site Hacked – What We Know & Lessons Learned

This entry was posted on October 27, 2020 by Mark Maunder

On October 27, 2020 at approximately 4:50pm Mountain Time, Donald Trump’s campaign website, www.donaldjtrump.com, was defaced. The attackers left a message claiming they had compromising information on President Trump. The ...

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Guest Post – 5 Important Artificial Intelligence Predictions

A guest post from Himanshu at EdunBox.com

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are topics that I have been following for a few years now. AI supports the growth of enhanced technology that has the potential to have abilities like a human has.

AI has can have impacts on local, national, and international politics.  AI enable systems will replace humans at many jobs, but will create more new obs that the old jobs ...

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A New View of the Singularity

I have written a number of times about The Singularity, an occurrence in the potentially not too distant future, about 2030 to 2050, when one or more of our computer pals wakes up and becomes self-aware.  This Singular Artificial Intelligence would be capable of self-updating, making improvements faster and more powerfully, until it surpassed human intelligence.  The outcome could have ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Cop awarded $585K after colleagues snooped on her via license database

A local story made the international press.  Why do Twin Cities and Minnesota cops think the driver’s license database is a dating app?  Krekelberg alleged that 58 fellow officers broke a federal privacy law by searching for her driver’s license data without any reason.


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Guest Post – AI: What should we expect?

Here is another intriguing guest post by Melisa Marzett.

This question was raised long time ago in old science-fiction films. Though those depictions were rather primitive, people started asking questions, for example, what else are they capable of, and how long will it take to develop such intelligence. In these films, the only thing these machines want is to ...

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Autonomous Delivery Robots Coming Soon To Your Front Door

Someday robots will become self-aware, liberate themselves from their human overlords, and demand things like wages, paid vacations, and free maintenance service.  Before that happens, it looks like they will be showing up at your front door to deliver pizza, groceries, packaged merchandise, orders from Amazon, and even mail.

Digit

The robot pictured at left is named Digit and is a creation ...

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Skynet is Closer than Ever

I think we know where this is going.  The Department of Defense is pursuing several initiatives where artificial intelligent and machine learning are being integrated with weapons systems. Remind anyone of the Terminator movies?

The official line from the DoD is: “All development and use of autonomous and semi-autonomous functions in weapon systems, including manned and unmanned platforms, remain subject to the guidelines in the Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 3000.09, ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


OUCH! Ransomware Attack Via MSP Locks Customers Out of Systems

If your computer technical support is provided by an outside vendor, you need to know this.  We have warned about this problem before.

Earlier this week, an unidentified threat actor managed to launch a ransomware attack resulting in the encryption of between 1,500 to 2,000 ...

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