Google’s $350M payout, AI fraud, boosts in cybersecurity funding – big

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An underground service called OnlyFake allegedly uses neural networks to generate realistic photos of fake IDs for just $15.

A finance worker in Hong Kong was tricked into making a $25 million payment to fraudsters posing as his company’s chief financial officer on a video call using deepfake AI technology.

The Black Hunt ransomware appears based on leaked LockBit code, disabling Windows security measures and attempting to spread to network shares.

The Pennsylvania Courts’ website fell victim to a denial-of-service (DoS) attack, rendering parts of it unavailable.

DataTribe’s cybersecurity funding insights report for the fourth quarter of 2023 shows that $89 billion were invested across approximately 6,400 deals last year, the lowest figures in the past five years.

Google has agreed to pay $350 million to settle a shareholder lawsuit related to a 2018 Google+ bug exposing private data associated with as many as 500,000 accounts.

A Shodan search for internet-exposed Confluence servers that could be vulnerable to remote attacks returns over 200,000 results, but an analysis shows that a vast majority are actually honeypots.

OpenSSF and CISA have teamed up to create a framework for package repository security, and Nozomi Networks has published a report assessing the OT/IoT threat landscape in the second half of 2023.

SonicWall has patched an authentication bypass vulnerability in Gen7 firewalls running SonicOS 7.1.1-7040 Image, Google has fixed two high-severity flaws in Chrome, and VMware has addressed five vulnerabilities in Aria Operations for Networks.

Google will pay $350 million to settle a shareholder lawsuit over a 2018 data breach on its Google+ social network. The company admitted no wrongdoing and said it found no evidence that any of the leaked data was misused. In a separate case, the Google of the mischief, distributed by a former contractor, named its databases, people who had visited on business and declared the location of Nest security cameras, according to U.S. prosecutors and federal court documents. Prosecutors provided no details about the rationale for the alleged actions, which took place in 2020, nor the type of access Caito had to the web giant’s corporate systems. Caito was arrested in Maui on Monday.

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