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Data Exfiltration

A Comprehensive Guide to Detecting and Mitigating Data Exfiltration Threats

Data exfiltration, also known as data theft exportation, or extrusion, involves a cyber attacker stealing data from a computer or system. Protecting your systems against data exfiltration has always been crucial, but the topic gained even more interest with the rise of AI tools. These tools introduce a new set of challenges for companies, as data theft methods become more and more sophisticated and harder to detect. Don’t confuse exfiltration with data leakage and data breach. A leakage will be an unintentional exposure of sensitive data, that may be due to a procedural error or a vulnerability in the system. A data breach refers to any type of security incident that results in the unauthorized access of data. Data exfiltration can result from both a leakage and a breach, but not all data leakages or breaches will result in exfiltration. For instance, someone might take advantage of a data leakage and encrypt part of the data to use as ransom. The intention is not to steal the data itself, but only to get money or another ransom in return for the encrypted data. Data exfiltration can have serious consequences for your company, such as, The stolen data makes your systems

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Apple, Nvidia, Anthropic

Tech News – July 16 & 17

Apple, Nvidia, Anthropic reportedly used YouTube transcripts without permission to train AI models According to ProofNews, a dataset used by these companies to train AI models included subtitles from YouTube videos. Specifically, it included subtitles from 173,536 YouTube videos downloaded from over 48,000 channels. Anthropic, Nvidia, Apple and Salesforce are not alleged to have scraped the content, but instead to have used a dataset from a nonprofit AI group called EleutherAI.Source   Anthropic launched Claude app for Android According to Anthropic, Claude offers multi-platform support, enabling users to pick up and continue conversations across the web, iOS, and Android versions. The release of the generative AI tool on the Google Play Store comes two months after the launch of the Claude app for iOS in May.Source   Google parent Alphabet is in advanced talks to buy cybersecurity startup Wiz for roughly $23 billion Wiz, a cloud security firm based in New York, helps companies identify and target risks in their cloud infrastructure. This deal would be nearly double the size of Google’s largest acquisition so far.Source   Apple released iOS 18 public beta for iPhone The iOS 18 public preview is a beta version of the software that will launch

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Preventing data exfiltration
Case Studies
Team IJC

Preventing data exfiltration

Data exfiltration can cause serious havoc on your business, and hackers have no shortage of options to carry out such attacks. This variety makes some

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Data theft
Case Studies
Team IJC

How does data exfiltration happen?

Data exfiltration or data theft can significantly impact your business, leading to revenue and reputation loss and making your systems more vulnerable than before. But

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Data exfiltration
Case Studies
Team IJC

Data exfiltration

Data exfiltration, also known as data theft exportation, or extrusion, involves a cyber attacker stealing data from a computer or system. Protecting your systems against

Read More »
Apple, Nvidia, Anthropic
Daily News
Team IJC

Tech News – July 16 & 17

Apple, Nvidia, Anthropic reportedly used YouTube transcripts without permission to train AI models According to ProofNews, a dataset used by these companies to train AI

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Last week's news
Daily News
Team IJC

Last week’s news

Patronus AI launched Lynx, a model that can detect hallucinations in large language models

Meta AI created a compact language model for mobile devices

Google Maps will add speedometer and speed limits for iOS and CarPlay

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Patronus AI Lynx
Daily News
Team IJC

Tech News – July 11 & 12

Patronus AI launched Lynx, a model that can detect hallucinations in large language models

WhatsApp will add voice message transcription on Android

An Exim vulnerability is affecting 1.5 million servers

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Google's dark web monitoring
News
Team IJC

Tech News – July 9 & 10

Google’s dark web monitoring will soon be free for everyone

Meta AI created a compact language model for mobile devices

Google Maps will add speedometer and speed limits for iOS and CarPlay

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data exfiltration
Case Studies
Team IJC

How to respond a data exfiltration attack

Sometimes, no matter how many preventive measures you have in place and how much you train your employees, disaster strikes, and you find yourself experiencing a data exfiltration attack. How to respond? The first step is to detect not only the attack but its origins as well. You can use

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data exfiltration
Case Studies
Team IJC

How to know that a data exfiltration attack is on its way

Data exfiltration is one of the hardest attacks to detect because it hides behind normal day-to-day processes. Plus, most such attacks won’t disrupt your systems as bluntly as a DoS attack will. That doesn’t mean they’re undetectable, though. There are several telltale signs that will show you a data exfiltration

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Preventing data exfiltration
Case Studies
Team IJC

Preventing data exfiltration

Data exfiltration can cause serious havoc on your business, and hackers have no shortage of options to carry out such attacks. This variety makes some feel it’s nearly impossible to prevent data theft. After all, there’s no guarantee that an inattentive employee won’t download malware, even after hours of training

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Data theft
Case Studies
Team IJC

How does data exfiltration happen?

Data exfiltration or data theft can significantly impact your business, leading to revenue and reputation loss and making your systems more vulnerable than before. But how does data exfiltration happen? What are the most common attacks that lead to it? 1️⃣ Social engineering attacks You may be familiar with the

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Data exfiltration
Case Studies
Team IJC

Data exfiltration

Data exfiltration, also known as data theft exportation, or extrusion, involves a cyber attacker stealing data from a computer or system. Protecting your systems against data exfiltration has always been crucial, but the topic gained even more interest with the rise of AI tools. These tools introduce a new set

Read More »
Last week's news
Daily News
Team IJC

Last week’s news

Patronus AI launched Lynx, a model that can detect hallucinations in large language models

Meta AI created a compact language model for mobile devices

Google Maps will add speedometer and speed limits for iOS and CarPlay

Read More »
Patronus AI Lynx
Daily News
Team IJC

Tech News – July 11 & 12

Patronus AI launched Lynx, a model that can detect hallucinations in large language models

WhatsApp will add voice message transcription on Android

An Exim vulnerability is affecting 1.5 million servers

Read More »
Last week's news
Daily News
Team IJC

Last week’s news

3 million iOS and macOS apps have been exposed to cyberattacks for 10 years

OpenAI’s ChatGPT app for Mac was storing conversations in plain text

Users can now request the removal of AI-generated content mimicking them on YouTube

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OpenAi was hacked in 2023
Daily News
Team IJC

Tech News – July 4 & 5

OpenAI’s internal messaging system was hacked in 2023

OpenAI’s ChatGPT app for Mac was storing conversations in plain text

More than 384,000 websites are getting code from a sketchy code library

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iOS and macOS apps
Daily News
Team IJC

Tech News – July 2 & 3

3 million iOS and macOS apps have been exposed to cyberattacks for 10 years

Apple launched a public demo of the ‘4M’ AI model

Users can now request the removal of AI-generated content mimicking them on YouTube

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CriticGPT
Daily News
Team IJC

Tech News – June 27 & 28

OpenAI launched CriticGPT, a GPT4-based model that can find mistakes in ChatGPT’s answers

Progress Software disclosed a critical vulnerability in MOVEit file transfer service

Time Magazine partners with OpenAI to improve ChatGPT with journalistic content

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