Coingeek – We shall not pay the ransom. This is the message that the city of Johannesburg in South Africa has for hackers who breached their systems. The hackers demanded 4 BTC, worth about $30,000, threatening to leak sensitive information if their demands were not met. They even gave the city a deadline. However, Joburg isn’t about to surrender to the crooks, despite admitting that some of its most crucial systems had been hit.
ThreatPost – The city of Johannesburg, South Africa, is refusing to pay a ransom of four Bitcoins to a hacker group who accessed the city’s network and stole sensitive data, threatening to release it if the ransom wasn’t paid. It’s the second time in several months that the city has been hit with a cyberattack demanding ransom. In July, a ransomware attack on Johannesburg’s City Power, which is owned by the city itself, left some residents without electricity for days.
Business Insider – Deepfakes are sophisticated video forgeries in which AI tools can replace people’s faces in a video. For the most part, deepfakes are malicious, often used to fabricate videos like revenge porn. The technology — which is already free and easy to use — is only getting better. Matt Rahman, COO of the computer security company IOActive, said he is especially interested in the dangers of deepfakes. “In a few years, you won’t be able to tell what’s fake,” he said, because such video will be indistinguishable from reality.
RSA Conference Blog – Much as the Human Element has influenced the curriculum and content you will see at RSA Conference 2020, (ISC)2 Security Congress also has an entire track dedicated to the Human Factor. The topics on this track range from diversity and inclusion to hiring and retaining talent. According to Jennifer Steffens, CEO at IOActive, diversity is hugely important when trying to solve complex problems in security. In answering the question of why diversity matters, Steffens said it “brings together disparate people who have diversity of thought, different perspectives, different…
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