General Cyber News via Ars Technica Risk Assessment

Most criminal cryptocurrency is funneled through just 5 exchanges

A few big players are moving a “shocking” amount of currency in a tight market.
Publish Date: 1/28/2023
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#GermanyRIP. Kremlin-loyal hacktivists wage DDoSes to retaliate for tank aid

Killnet hacktivist group appears to have indirect ties to the Russian government.
Publish Date: 1/27/2023
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BuzzFeed preps AI-written content while CNET fumbles

200 percent BuzzFeed stock rise might signal start of a "pivot to AI" media trend.
Publish Date: 1/27/2023
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Deepfakes for scrawl: With handwriting synthesis, no pen is necessary

Free neural network demo generates dynamic, downloadable handwriting on the fly.
Publish Date: 1/26/2023
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RSA’s demise from quantum attacks is very much exaggerated, expert says

Expert says the focus on quantum attacks may distract us from more immediate threats.
Publish Date: 1/26/2023
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With Nvidia Eye Contact, you’ll never look away from a camera again

Creepy AI-powered eyeballs maintain direct eye contact even if you avert your gaze.
Publish Date: 1/24/2023
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Fearing ChatGPT, Google enlists founders Brin and Page in AI fight

Threatened by upstart OpenAI, Google pledges to fast-track new AI projects.
Publish Date: 1/23/2023
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OpenAI and Microsoft announce extended, multi-billion-dollar partnership

Reported $10 billion outlay follows investments from Microsoft in 2019, 2021.
Publish Date: 1/23/2023
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Ransomware victims are refusing to pay, tanking attackers’ profits

The drying up of payouts is forcing attackers to hunt bigger game and re-extort.
Publish Date: 1/23/2023
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300+ models of MSI motherboards have Secure Boot turned off. Is yours affected?

The shortcoming has left users susceptible to malicious bootloaders for 18 months.
Publish Date: 1/20/2023
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Pioneering Apple Lisa goes “open source” thanks to Computer History Museum

Lisa OS 3.1's 1984 source Pascal code now available under a non-commercial license.
Publish Date: 1/20/2023
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Hacker group incorporates DNS hijacking into its malicious website campaign

The DNS hijacking threat can be especially high for people using public Wi-Fi.
Publish Date: 1/20/2023
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Amazon is discontinuing its AmazonSmile charity program next month

AmazonSmile has reportedly donated almost $450M to global charities since 2013.
Publish Date: 1/19/2023
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1923 cartoon eerily predicted 2023’s AI art generators

H.T. Webster imagined a 2023 where a "cartoon dynamo" could generate art. He was right.
Publish Date: 1/19/2023
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Authorities dismantle crypto exchange Bitzlato, allege it was cybercrime “haven”

Criminal groups served allegedly include Conti, DarkSide, Phobos, and Hydra.
Publish Date: 1/18/2023
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Microsoft to lay off 10,000 workers, blames decelerated customer spending

“We will have to do more with less," CEO Satya Nadella says.
Publish Date: 1/18/2023
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More than 4,400 Sophos firewall servers remain vulnerable to critical exploits

Exploiting vulnerability with 9.8 severity rating isn't particularly hard.
Publish Date: 1/18/2023
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More malicious packages posted to online repository. This time it’s PyPI

It's not always easy to spot malicious impostors posing as legit downloads.
Publish Date: 1/17/2023
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Artists file class-action lawsuit against AI image generator companies

Suit seeks damages from Stability AI, Midjourney, and DeviantArt.
Publish Date: 1/16/2023
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ChatGPT has investors drooling, but can it bring home the bacon?

As Microsoft eyes $10B investment, it's unclear what products can be built on the tech.
Publish Date: 1/15/2023
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