Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Russia plans “massive cyberattacks” on critical infrastructure, Ukraine warns

Enlarge (credit: gwengoat | Getty Images) The Ukrainian government on Monday warned that the Kremlin is planning to carry out “massive cyberattacks” targeting power grids and other critical infrastructure in...

Darth Vader’s voice will be AI-generated from now on

Enlarge / As James Earl Jones retires, Darth Vader's voice will come courtesy of voice-cloning software called Respeecher. (credit: Lucasfilm / Benj Edwards) During the creation of the Obi-Wan Kenobi...

How 3 hours of inaction from Amazon cost cryptocurrency holders $235,000

Enlarge Amazon recently lost control of IP addresses it uses to host cloud services and took more than three hours to regain control, a lapse that allowed hackers to...

Starlink is getting a lot slower as more people use it, speed tests show

Enlarge (credit: Starlink) Starlink's median download speeds in the US dropped from 90.6Mbps to 62.5Mbps between the first and second quarters of 2022, according to Ookla speed tests. Starlink's median...

Artist receives first known US copyright registration for generative AI art

Enlarge / An excerpt from the AI-assisted comic book Zarya of the Dawn, which received a US copyright registration. (credit: Kris Kashtanova) In what might be a first, a New...

AI model from OpenAI automatically recognizes speech and translates it to English

Enlarge / A pink waveform on a blue background suggesting a visual depiction of audio. (credit: Benj Edwards / Ars Technica) On Wednesday, OpenAI released a new open source AI...

Fearing copyright issues, Getty Images bans AI-generated artwork

Enlarge / A selection of Stable Diffusion images with a strikeout through them. (credit: Ars Technica) Getty Images has banned the sale of AI generative artwork created using image synthesis...

The record-setting DDoSes keep coming, with no end in sight

Enlarge / Drowning in a sea of data. (credit: Getty Images) The record-vying distributed denial-of-service attacks keep coming, with two mitigation services reporting they encountered some of the biggest data...

Artist finds private medical record photos in popular AI training data set

Enlarge / Censored medical images found in the LAION-5B data set used to train AI. The black bars and distortion have been added. (credit: Ars Technica) Late last week, a...

$35M fine for Morgan Stanley after unencrypted, unwiped hard drives are auctioned

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Morgan Stanley on Tuesday agreed to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a $35 million penalty for data security lapses that included unencrypted hard drives...

Comcast promises huge boost to cable upload speeds by end of 2023

Enlarge / Comcast's xFi Advanced Gateway. (credit: Getty Images | Jeff Fusco ) Comcast announced today that it has tested "the final technical component necessary to deliver multi-gigabit symmetrical speeds"...

Nvidia’s powerful H100 GPU will ship in October

Enlarge / A press handout showing the Nvidia H100 Hopper GPU and its applications. (credit: Nvidia) At today's GTC conference keynote, Nvidia announced that its H100 Tensor Core GPU is...

Deepfake audio has a tell and researchers can spot it

Enlarge (credit: Knk Phl Prasan Kha Phibuly / EyeEm via Getty) Imagine the following scenario. A phone rings. An office worker answers it and hears his boss, in a panic,...

AI software helps bust image fraud in academic papers

Enlarge / Colorized photo image of a Western blot test result. (credit: Getty Images) Scientific publishers such as the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and Taylor & Francis have...

Kiwi Farms has been breached; assume passwords and emails have been leaked

(credit: xxdigipxx) The head of Kiwi Farms, the Internet forum best known for organizing harassment campaigns against trans and non-binary people, said the site experienced a breach that allowed hackers...
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Ukraine fears ‘massive’ Russian cyberattacks on power, infrastructure

Will those be before or after the nuke strikes Putin keeps banging on about? Russia plans to conduct "massive cyberattacks" on Ukraine and its allies' critical infrastructure and energy sector, according to Kyiv.…

BrandPost: Extortion Economics: Ransomware’s New Business Model

Did you know that over 80% of ransomware attacks can be traced to common configuration errors in software and devices? This ease of access is one of many reasons why cybercriminals have become emboldened by the underground ransomware economy.And...

Police ‘all over’ dark web ransom threat to release 10,000 customer records a day, Optus CEO says

Purported hackers post ultimatum demanding $1m within four days after massive Optus data breachFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastThe chief executive of Optus, Kelly...

Barracuda Unveils New Capabilities To Protect Against Persistent And Evolving Threats

Barracuda announced a number of product enhancements and innovative new capabilities at its recent Secured.22 virtual conference to expand the protection for customers and help them defend against the latest cyber threats.

Zoho ManageEngine flaw is actively exploited, CISA warns

A remote code execution vulnerability in Zoho's ManageEngine, a popular IT management solution for enterprises, is being exploited in the wild. The US Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) added the flaw to its catalog of known exploited vulnerabilities...