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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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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EU Intel
Daily News
Team IJC

Daily News – 25th of September 2023

EU fined Intel €376.36 million for breaching antitrust rules in computer chip market

Android 14 will add the ability to use the phone as a webcam

Recently patched Apple and Chrome zero-days vulnerabilities were used in spyware attacks

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AI Copilot for Windows
Daily News
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Daily News – 22nd of September 2023

Microsoft announced that AI Copilot for Windows will be launched on September 26th

Poland opened an official investigation into ChatGPT after a complaint that OpenAI does not comply with GDPR

Proton, the encrypted email provider, developed its own CAPTCHA service

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OpenAI DALL-E
Daily News
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Daily News – 21st of September 2023

OpenAI released the third version of DALL-E

GitHub expanded the access to Copilot Chat for individual users

A Google Search algorithm update is seemingly favouring AI-generated content

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Google Bard AI can now connect
Daily News
Team IJC

Daily News – 20th of September 2023

Google announced that Bard AI can now connect to Gmail, Google Docs, Maps, Drive and YouTube

Google is working on AI-powered microscope

Neuralink begins accepting human patients for trials of its brain implant

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Microsoft AI researchers
Daily News
Team IJC

Daily News – 19th of September 2023

Microsoft AI researchers accidentally exposed 38 terabytes of internal data

Microsoft will update the Paint App with support for image transparency and layers

Elon Musk is planning to make X a subscription only service

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