General Cyber News via Ars Technica Risk Assessment

Newly discovered ransomware uses BitLocker to encrypt victim data

ShrinkLocker is the latest ransomware to use Windows' full-disk encryption.
Publish Date: 5/24/2024
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Google’s “AI Overview” can give false, misleading, and dangerous answers

From glue-on-pizza recipes to recommending "blinker fluid," Google's AI sourcing needs work.
Publish Date: 5/24/2024
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Crooks plant backdoor in software used by courtrooms around the world

It's unclear how the malicious version of JAVS Viewer came to be.
Publish Date: 5/23/2024
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Bing outage shows just how little competition Google search really has

Opinion: Actively searching without Google or Bing is harder than it looks.
Publish Date: 5/23/2024
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A root-server at the Internet’s core lost touch with its peers. We still don’t know why.

For 4 days, the c-root server maintained by Cogent lost touch with its 12 peers.
Publish Date: 5/23/2024
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EmTech Digital 2024: A thoughtful look at AI’s pros and cons with minimal hype

At MIT conference, experts explore AI's potential for "human flourishing" and the need for regulation.
Publish Date: 5/23/2024
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Researchers spot cryptojacking attack that disables endpoint protections

A key component: Installing known vulnerable drivers from Avast and IOBit.
Publish Date: 5/21/2024
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New Windows AI feature records everything you’ve done on your PC

Recall uses AI features "to take images of your active screen every few seconds."
Publish Date: 5/20/2024
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OpenAI on the defensive after multiple PR setbacks in one week

Sexy voices, departing employees, and NDA rumors have challenged the AI company.
Publish Date: 5/20/2024
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Financial institutions have 30 days to disclose breaches under new rules

Amendments contain loopholes that may blunt their effectiveness.
Publish Date: 5/17/2024
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Arizona woman accused of helping North Koreans get remote IT jobs at 300 companies

Alleged $6.8M conspiracy involved "laptop farm," identity theft, and résumé coaching.
Publish Date: 5/16/2024
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Archie, the Internet’s first search engine, is rescued and running

A journey through busted tapes, the Internet Old Farts Club, and SPARCstations.
Publish Date: 5/16/2024
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BreachForums, an online bazaar for stolen data, seized by FBI

An earlier iteration of the site was taken down last year; now its reincarnation is gone.
Publish Date: 5/15/2024
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Google unveils Veo, a high-definition AI video generator that may rival Sora

Google's video-synthesis model creates minute-long 1080p videos from written prompts.
Publish Date: 5/15/2024
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Linux maintainers were infected for 2 years by SSH-dwelling backdoor with huge reach

Ebury backdoors SSH servers in hosting providers, giving the malware extraordinary reach.
Publish Date: 5/15/2024
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Chief Scientist Ilya Sutskever leaves OpenAI six months after Altman ouster

CEO Altman: "OpenAI would not be what it is without him."
Publish Date: 5/15/2024
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Google strikes back at OpenAI with “Project Astra” AI agent prototype

AI model updates galore at Google I/O, including 2M context window, Imagen 3, Veo, and more.
Publish Date: 5/14/2024
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Apple, SpaceX, Microsoft return-to-office mandates drove senior talent away

"It’s easier to manage a team that’s happy.”
Publish Date: 5/14/2024
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The hunt for rare bitcoin is nearing an end

Rare bitcoin fragments are worth many times their face value.
Publish Date: 5/14/2024
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Before launching, GPT-4o broke records on chatbot leaderboard under a secret name

Anonymous chatbot that mystified and frustrated experts was OpenAI's latest model.
Publish Date: 5/13/2024
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