The Equifax Breach Settlement Offer is Real, For Now

Millions of people likely just received an email or snail mail notice saying they’re eligible to claim a class action payment in connection with the 2017 megabreach at consumer credit bureau Equifax. Given the high volume of reader inquiries about this, it seemed worth pointing out that while this particular offer is legit (if paltry), scammers are likely to soon capitalize on public attention to the settlement money.

One reader’s copy of their Equifax Breach Settlement letter. They received a check for $6.97.

In 2017, Equifax disclosed a massive, extended data breach that led to the theft of Social Security Numbers, dates of birth, addresses and other personal information on nearly 150 million people. Following a public breach response perhaps best described as a giant dumpster fire, the big-three consumer credit reporting bureau was quickly hit with nearly two dozen class-action lawsuits.

In exchange for resolving all outstanding class action claims against it, Equifax in 2019 agreed to a settlement that includes up to $425 million to help people affected by the breach.

Affected consumers were eligible to apply for at least three years of credit monitoring via all three major bureaus simultaneously, including Equifax, Experian and Trans Union. Or, if you didn’t want to take advantage of the credit monitoring offers, you could opt for a cash payment of up to $125.

The settlement also offered reimbursement for the time you may have spent remedying identity theft or misuse of your personal information caused by the breach, or purchasing credit monitoring or credit reports. This was capped at 20 total hours at $25 per hour ($500), with total cash reimbursement payments not to exceed $20,000 per consumer.

Those who did file a claim probably started receiving emails or other communications earlier this year from the Equifax Breach Settlement Fund, which has been messaging class participants about methods of collecting their payments.

How much each recipient receives appears to vary quite a bit, but probably most people will have earned a payment on the smaller end of that $125 scale — like less than $10. Those who received higher amounts likely spent more time documenting actual losses and/or explaining how the breach affected them personally.

So far this week, KrebsOnSecurity has received at least 20 messages from readers seeking more information about these notices. Some readers shared copies of letters they got in the mail along with a paper check from the Equifax Breach Settlement Fund (see screenshot above).

Others said they got emails from the Equifax Breach Settlement domain that looked like an animated greeting card offering instructions on how to redeem a virtual prepaid card.

If you received one of these settlement emails and are wary about clicking the included links (good for you, by the way), copy the redemption code and paste it into the search box at myprepaidcenter.com/redeem. Successfully completing the card application requires accepting a prepaid MasterCard agreement (PDF).

The website for the settlement — equifaxbreachsettlement.com — also includes a lookup tool that lets visitors check whether they were affected by the breach; it requires your last name and the last six digits of your Social Security Number.

In February 2020, the U.S. Justice Department indicted four Chinese officers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) for perpetrating the 2017 Equifax hack. DOJ officials said the four men were responsible for carrying out the largest theft of sensitive personal information by state-sponsored hackers ever recorded.

Equifax surpassed Wall Street’s expectations in its most recently quarterly earnings: The company reported revenues of $1.24 billion for the quarter ending September 2022.

Of course, most of those earnings come from Equifax’s continued legal ability to buy and sell eye-popping amounts of financial and personal data on U.S. consumers. As one of the three major credit bureaus, Equifax collects and packages information about your credit, salary, and employment history. It tracks how many credit cards you have, how much money you owe, and how you pay your bills. Each company creates a credit report about you, and then sells this report to businesses who are deciding whether to give you credit.

Americans currently have no legal right to opt out of this data collection and trade. But you can and also should and freeze your credit, which by the way can make your credit profile less profitable for companies like Equifax — because they make money every time some potential creditor wants a peek inside your financial life. Also, it’s probably a good idea to freeze the credit of your children and/or dependents as well. It’s free on both counts.

Panorama photo stitcher – Hugin 2022 in Beta Now [Ubuntu PPA]

Hugin, the popular free and open-source panorama photo stitcher application, now is in beta stage for the upcoming 2022 version.

Changes in this release according to the launchpad milestone include:

  • Add simple edge fill option to fill black edges in panorama with homogenous color.
  • Simplified the assistant page with only the necessary GUI controls to make it more clear for beginners and casual users.
  • Several improvements to control points tab (e.g. magnifier displays now warped image for better judgement of wide angle/fisheye images).
  • Improved handling of duplicate control points when running cpfind.
  • Extended command line tools pto_mask (--delete-mask) and pano_modify (allow specifying crop relative to canvas size).

There are as well some bug-fixes in the release, including fulla flatfield extremely dark, and high DPI display support for Windows.

How to install Hugin 2022 in Ubuntu:

For the source tarball as well as Windows msi packages, go the sourceforge download page.

For all current Ubuntu releases, including Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 22.10, and their based systems, I’ve made the unofficial package into this PPA repository.

I’ll continue updating this PPA when the stable release is out! And sync the package (stable) with may apps ppa.

1. First, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/hugin

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

2. Update system package cache for Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint, though it’s done automatically while adding PPA in Ubuntu 20.04+:

sudo apt update

3. Finally, either run the command below in terminal to install the panorama photo stitcher:

sudo apt install hugin

Or, upgrade the software (if an old version was installed) via Software Updater (Update Manager) app:

Uninstall hugin:

To remove the software package, simply run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove hugin hugin-data

And, remove the PPA either by running command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/hugin

Or remove the source line from ‘Software & Updates‘ utility under Other Software tab.

Black Friday Deals for Linux Users are Now Live!

Black Friday Deals for Linux Users are Now Live!

Thanksgiving is around the corner. Happy Thanksgiving to folks in the USA.

It is also the time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.

Take a look at the current deals and see if something interests you.

Do keep in mind that some deals are for a limited time only and they have been duly mentioned.

Most, if not all, services have a money-back policy. It helps in getting your money back if you don’t like the product or service. Please get those details before you decide to buy.

Some of the links here are affiliate links which means we may get a commission when you purchase at no additional cost to you.

pCloud

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The deal ends on 30th November.

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Swiss-based Proton is known for privacy-focused services. Their Black Friday offer is giving up to 40% off on various products.

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The deal ends on 2nd December.

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Codecademy Pro offers exclusive courses plus the chance to build portfolio-ready projects and connect with other learners.

While there are only a few courses on Linux, there are plenty on Python and other languages.

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The deal starts on 21st November and ends on 2nd December.

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You can get a Linux server of various configurations or use it to deploy a Kubernetes cluster or host your own App platform. Object storage and block storage are also available.

With its marketplace, you can deploy a new Linux server pre-configured with popular open source software like WordPress, Ghost, MongoDB and many more.

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It’s pretty much the same as DigitalOcean. After all, Linode is a direct competitor of DigitalOcean.

Linode is also a cloud server hosting platform focused on developers and self-hosters.

You can get a Linux server of various configurations or use it to deploy a Kubernetes cluster or host your own App platform. Object storage and block storage are also available.

With its 1-click deployment marketplace, you can deploy a new Linux server pre-configured with popular open source software like WordPress, Ghost, MongoDB and many more.

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More deals?

We’ll be updating this page with more deals as they arrive and remove the old and expired ones.

If you know any other offers that could be of interest to Linux and DevOps users, do let us know.

Steam now easy to install in Ubuntu via SNAP package

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, is building the popular Steam game platform as Snap package!

The Ubuntu developer team is going to improve gaming experience on this popular Linux distribution. The first step is to simplify the process of setting up gaming environment. As the number 1 game platform, Steam to be first one they focus on.

Meaning Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04, and Ubuntu 22.10 can easily search for and install Steam as snap package from Ubuntu Software:

Steam in Ubuntu Software as Snap package

Or, user can press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal and run the single command to get it:

snap install steam --beta

The command also work in Ubuntu 18.04, though --beta flag is required at the moment, because the package so far is in earlier stage for testing purpose.

After installed the package, just search for and launch it from ‘Activities’ overview screen:

It automatically install updates and setup runtime, and finally launch the client app for you.

Other Choices

As some users do not like Snap package, there are a few other ways to install Steam app in Ubuntu.

Option 1: Steam Installer

By searching in Ubuntu Software, you’ll see a “Steam Installer” package. Which is an empty package that automatically download steam package from its server and set it up in Ubuntu.

Steam Installer in Ubuntu Software

The package however is a 32-bit package which will also install a list of 32-bit libraries as dependencies.

Option 2: Steam’s official .deb package

Steam website offers official .deb package available for Debian/Ubuntu based systems.

User can download and then double-click on the package in file manager to install it.

Option 3: Flatpak package

The game platform is also available as the universal Flatpak package that runs in sandbox.

Just for choice, you may first run command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) to install the Flatpak daemon:

sudo apt install flatpak

Then, install steam as flatpak package by running command:

flatpak install https://dl.flathub.org/repo/appstream/com.valvesoftware.Steam.flatpakref

Summary:

Ubuntu starts working on its official Steam package as Snap. Meaning user can now directly search for and install the game platform from Ubuntu Software. Besides that, there are also an installer script in Ubuntu Software, official .deb package from steam website, and Flatpak package available for choices.

Salt Security API Protection Platform Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Salt Security, the API security company, has announced that it has achieved Microsoft Azure IP Co-sell Ready status, which means that the Salt Security API Protection Platform can be sold and marketed by Microsoft sellers globally. By earning this status, Salt said it can provide its customers with a more streamlined deployment and management process for taking advantage of the productive and trusted Azure cloud platform. In addition, the Salt Security API Protection Platform will gain greater visibility both within the Microsoft Azure Marketplace and among Microsoft sales teams and partners worldwide. 

 

According to the Q3 2022 State of API Security Report, malicious API traffic grew 117% over the past year, now accounting for 2.1% of all API traffic. Customers tap the Salt platform to discover their APIs, protect them during runtime, and improve their API security posture. The Salt Security API Protection Platform correlates user behaviour over time to pinpoint and stop attackers, using its rich context about all API usage to identify the reconnaissance activities of bad actors. The platform consolidates all pertinent information into a single attacker timeline generating a single alert, which allows incident response teams to quickly take action.

 

“Salt empowers organisations to drive digital transformation and business innovation initiatives with the confidence that their critical data and services are protected with the industry-leading API security platform,” said Gilad Barzilay, head of business development at Salt Security. “Microsoft Azure IP Co-sell Ready status further validates our integration with the Azure cloud platform and strengthens our commitment to our joint customers.”

 

The Microsoft IP Co-Sell Program enables Microsoft and partners to provide comprehensive solutions in a collaborative selling model to drive joint sales, revenue, and mutual customer success. 

 

“Through Microsoft Azure Marketplace, customers around the world can easily find, buy, and deploy partner solutions they can trust, all certified and optimised to run on Azure,” said Jake Zborowski, general manager, Microsoft Azure Platform at Microsoft Corp. “We’re happy to welcome Salt Security to the growing Azure Marketplace ecosystem.”

 

Salt Security applies cloud-scale big data, with the industry’s most time-tested AI and ML algorithms, to provide the insights needed for API security. Through its patented API Context Engine (ACE) architecture, the platform can identify the early indicators of an attack, stop attackers from advancing, and turn attackers into penetration testers, leading to valuable feedback for development teams to eliminate API vulnerabilities.

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Evolve as fast as the cybercriminals: Protect your business now, before it’s too late

According to the 2022 Cyber Threat Report, 2021 saw a global average increase of 105% in the number of ransomware attacks. The 2022 State of the Phish report said that a staggering 82% of UK businesses that experienced a ransomware attack sent payment to the cyber criminals – believing this was the cheapest and easiest way to regain access to their data. However, in many cases criminals simply took the payment without restoring access and the organisation finds itself on criminal target lists as it has demonstrated that attacks pay off. Even when decryption keys are handed over, it can take an extended period of time to restore data.

One attack, on a hospital in Dusseldorf, Germany, was implicated in the death of a patient who had to be diverted to an alternative site as the A&E department had been forced to close due to the loss of core computer systems. It appears that the attack had been misdirected, and the hackers – who were quickly apprehended by the police – handed over the encryption keys immediately when they realised what had happened. Nevertheless, the decryption process was slow. It began in the early hours of September 11 and by September 20 the hospital was still unable to add or retrieve information, or even send emails. 30 servers had been corrupted. 

The methods and techniques required to conduct a cyber-attack have never been more accessible. Whether it is on the darknet or through open-source content, the ability to purchase material that allows a malicious user to conduct a cyber-attack is readily available. Conducting a ransomware attack and using it to extort money from companies and government services alike, is now viewed as a viable business model by organised criminals. 

Take for example the recent Grand Theft Auto Six leak, a breach that is now named one of gaming’s biggest security breaches to date. Rockstar Games remain unclear how the network intrusion occurred, but the hacker claims to have gained access by breaching Rockstar’s Slack channel, the communication platform used for internal collaboration. They then invited executives to negotiate a payment to avoid further leaks, claiming to have access to the game’s source code and hoping to sell the unpublished data back. The hacker also claimed to be responsible for the Uber data breach, which involved the attacker gaining administrative access to Uber’s entire network, even being able to control the initial response to the hack itself through total control of the Slack account.

There is also evidence of increased attacks in industry and on core business functions. Last month an attack on South Staffordshire Water was conducted by a ransomware group called Cl0p. This attack was specifically targeted during a critical time for water companies, due to the implementation of water usage restrictions as the country facing the prospect of a national drought. The hacking group breached the company’s security and boasted that it would be easy to change the chemical composition of the water, potentially making it unsafe. C10p has been known to use Cobalt Strike in their ransomware attacks, a tool that is supposed to be used ethically for vulnerability detection. Yet hackers are increasingly utilising it for the opposite effect as it allows for a more profitable ransomware attack. 

Data Protection laws require organisations to design data protection into information processing activities from the start, and to review and update the controls regularly. As cyber criminals evolve and the accessibility of previously complex tactics and methods increases, businesses must evolve and enhance their technical and organisational measures, to reduce the risk of harm to their operational activities and the people who rely on them. To ensure your cyber defences remain effective in a fast-paced threat landscape, you need to be basing them on actionable intelligence in the context of your organisation’s operating environment.  Understanding the risks to your commercial interests and to the individuals in your community, in the context of the types of attacks happening now, allows you to focus your resources on the most important controls.

Gemserv’s integrated Cyber and Digital team includes technical specialists in cyber security, real-time threat intelligence and data protection who work together to help our clients protect their organisations and communities effectively and efficiently. We believe in ‘making the things that matter work better for everyone’. If your organisation does things that matter, find out how our approach to your defence can help you stay safe and grow.

Camilla Winlo, Head of Data Privacy and Ian Rutland, Head of Cyber Security at Gemserv

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Armis Now Available in AWS Marketplace

London – October 25, 2022 – Armis, the leading asset visibility and security company, today announced its availability in AWS Marketplace, a digital catalog with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors that make it easy to find, test, buy, and deploy software that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The immediate general availability extends the reach of Armis to AWS Marketplace customers in need of the company’s cybersecurity solution.

According to a Forrester Total Economic Impact™ study, AWS Marketplace offers organisations three main benefits:

  • An improved vendor onboarding process, resulting in a 75% reduction in onboarding efforts for new vendors
  • Reduced time processing invoices, leading to a 66% reduction in time spent due to procurement efficiencies
  • Increased licensing flexibility, leading to a 10% reduction in licensing costs

“Traditional purchasing practices are preferred by some organisations, but others want to streamline their experience through a familiar and trusted marketplace,” said Ed Barry, VP of Strategic Alliances at Armis. “This is a massive opportunity for customers who prefer to transact in AWS Marketplace, as we are helping them to be more efficient, streamline contract negotiation and procurement, and enabling them to fully utilise their budgets. We’re excited to share this news and the benefits it delivers to our customers, and we are proud to list in AWS Marketplace.”

The Armis Asset Intelligence Platform provides unified asset visibility and security across all asset types, including information technology (IT), internet of things (IoT), operational technology (OT), internet of medical things (IoMT), cloud, and cellular-IoT — both managed and unmanaged. Delivered as an agentless software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, Armis seamlessly integrates with existing IT and security stacks to quickly deliver the contextual intelligence needed for improving an organisation’s security posture, without disrupting current operations or workflows. Armis helps customers protect against unseen operational and cyber risks, increase efficiencies, optimize the use of resources, and safely innovate with new technologies to grow their business.

“Armis has been a great partner in achieving our security and risk mitigation strategy,” said Mike Towers, Chief Digital Trust Officer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals. “Armis has given us visibility, monitoring, alerting, and protection of our vast manufacturing and supply chain network. We discovered and are now securing tens of thousands of networked IoT devices across a vast array of plants, spanning various treatment modalities – small molecule, biologics, gene, and cell therapy – in over 25 countries. In partnership with our global manufacturing leadership, Armis is a critical component to ensure supply continuity and in achieving our critical mission of getting medicines and treatments to patients.”

To learn more and purchase Armis in AWS Marketplace, please visit: https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/prodview-zhbfuevcbnjfw

About Armis

Armis, the leading asset visibility and security company, provides the industry’s first unified asset intelligence platform designed to address the new extended attack surface that connected assets create. Fortune 100 companies trust our real-time and continuous protection to see with full context all managed, unmanaged assets across IT, cloud, IoT devices, medical devices (IoMT), operational technology (OT), industrial control systems (ICS), and 5G. Armis provides passive cyber asset management, risk management, and automated enforcement. Armis is a privately held company and headquartered in California.

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Pandora Radio Client Pithos 1.6.0 Now Uses CSD Header bar [Ubuntu PPA]

Pithos, native Linux client for Pandora Radio, got a new release update few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 20.04 & Ubuntu 18.04 via PPA.

It’s been almost 2 years since the last release update. The new Pithos 1.6.0 now uses the GNOME style client-side decorations (CSD) for its header bar, instead of the old title bar. So, the app UI will look like the screenshot below:

Pithos 1.6.0

Plus rounded window corner extension, it now looks good in recent Ubuntu releases.

This release also adds Ctrl+r shortcut to open stations popover, removes access to host keyring when in flatpak. And, libappindicator is no longer required as dependency as it now supports status notifier directly.

How to Install Pithos 1.6.0 in Ubuntu:

For current 3 Ubuntu LTS releases and their based systems, I’ve uploaded the software package into this unofficial Ubuntu PPA.

1. First, press Ctrl+Alt+T key combination on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run the command below to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

Type user password when it asks (no asterisk feedback) and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then, run command to fresh the package cache for old Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint:

sudo apt update

3. Finally, install or update the lightweight Pandora Radio client to listen online music:

sudo apt install pithos

As the application does not update frequently, you may also download & install the .deb package directly from this page.

Uninstall Pithos

To remove the Ubuntu PPA, open terminal and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

Or, open ‘Software & Updates’ utility and remove the source line under ‘Other Software’ tab.

To remove Pithos, use command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove pithos

EuroLinux Desktop Is Now Available For Download

EuroLinux Desktop Is Now Available For Download

EuroLinux Desktop based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 9 is now available for download. EuroLinux Desktop, a new player in the Linux universe is developed by the Polish Open Source solutions manufacturer company called EuroLinux.

EuroLinux Desktop Is Now Available For Download

EuroLinux Desktop is targeted at regular users while EuroLinux is an enterprise-class Linux distribution developed in 2013.
According to the company, EuroLinux Desktop is designed for people and organizations which use Windows® or macOS® on a daily basis and are looking for a stable system with many years of technical support as well as a similar aesthetic to Microsoft® and Apple®.

EuroLinux Desktop uses GNOME as a default environment. EuroLinux Desktop supports many media file formats (mp3, mpg, wma, ts, opus, ogg, mp4, flac, aiff, acc, ac3, avi), as well as open codecs used in popular mkv video files (Matroska). Each of these formats can be run in the default Totem/Video system player.

If you want to try this new Linux distro, then you can download the ISO from the following link.

EuroLinux Desktop ISO Download.

Ubuntu Unity Is Now Official Ubuntu Flavor

Ubuntu Unity Is Now Official Ubuntu Flavor

The good news for the Ubuntu Unity lover as Canonical has accepted Ubuntu Unity as the official flavor of Ubuntu. Ubuntu Unity is a remix of Ubuntu featuring the Unity7 desktop environment Ubuntu Unity which was formerly known as Ubuntu Unity Remix was started a few years ago. It was based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa).

Ubuntu Unity will be the official flavor of Ubuntu approved by Canonical from the Ubuntu 22.10 (Kinetic Kudu) release. The Ubuntu Unity 22.10 (Kinetic Kudu). the first official flavor edition is expected to be available on October 21st, 2022.