Black Basta may be an all-star ransomware gang made up of former Conti and REvil members

The group has targeted 50 businesses from English speaking countries since April 2022.

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Earlier this month, a report surfaced that former ransomware group Conti had split up, with many members of the collective joining or creating new adversary factions and why that made these former members more dangerous than ever. As of today, this may have become a reality. A new ransomware group by the name of Black Basta has become notable in the ransomware game, having formed in April 2022 and believed to be made up of former Conti and REvil members.

The current members of Conti dispute sharing any involvement with the new group however, saying that the Black Basta group are simply “kids” according to Conti’s hacking forum.

Findings released today by XDR company Cybereason detail the activities of this new gang, along with ways that both companies and individuals can attempt to

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How to import a Google calendar into Microsoft Outlook

You can import a static snapshot of a Google calendar into Microsoft Outlook to avoid missing appointments or scheduling errors.

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It’s common to use a third-party calendar such as Google Calendar even if you also use Microsoft Outlook’s Calendar feature. One might use Outlook on your PC and Google Calendar on mobile devices. With two different calendars, you might want to see events from both Google and Outlook on the same calendar to avoid scheduling mistakes. Fortunately, this is possible.

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to import Google Calendar files into Microsoft Outlook. In a future article, I’ll show you how to subscribe to Google Calendar with Microsoft Outlook.

I’m using Microsoft Outlook desktop and Google Calendar with Edge on a Windows 10 64-bit system. You can use older versions through Outlook 2013. Don’t worry if your steps don’t match the article perfectly. If you

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Why IT support is needed for no-code and low-code applications

No-code and low-code apps are thought of as IT-free ways for users to get apps to market quickly. Are they?

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Why wouldn’t companies want to adopt pre-coded software modules that can perform the basic programming functions that are required in most software? With such applications, all a non-programming user has to do is to point and click on the various functions they need to create an application.

This ability to used prefabricated software components to build an app does two things: It gets applications to market sooner for end users who have long been frustrated by IT’s inability to develop applications fast enough, and it has the potential to lessen IT’s workload so that other areas of digitalization, systems, networks and security can be focused on by IT.

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However, adopting no-code and low-code application development have its challenges as well.

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How to share a Tableau dashboard

Learn how to use and navigate Tableau’s interface now.

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The number of business organizations leveraging interactive data visualization to gain insight into a large number of data has continued to increase. One of the data visualization software tools popular among businesses is Tableau.

With Tableau, businesses with a high volume of data to sort are finding it easier to make sense of their data, recognize new patterns and make good business decisions based on the indicators provided by the software. However, there is a growing concern over the best ways to share the Tableau dashboard.

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We will highlight the different ways you can share your Tableau dashboard and the pros and cons of each method so you can choose the best method that is suitable for your organization.

Understanding Tableau dashboards

Tableau dashboards are the main interface where all

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Over 60% of companies are just scratching the surface of AI

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In Spain, the Madrid Metro uses AI to monitor its network and reduce energy consumption by 25%. In the U.S., a beverage company uses AI to drive sales by analyzing retailers and markets. In Europe, an energy company trains its engineers and managers in a digital twin factory powered by AI. In the Middle East, a telco’s AI-powered virtual assistant speaks to 1.65 million customers every month in different Arab dialects and English.

Undoubtedly, AI is in full adoption around the world, with all industries recognizing it as the next big thing in tech. However, a report from Accenture, assures that 63% of companies using AI are only scratching the surface.

On June 8, 2022, Accenture presented the report The Art of AI Maturity. The report concludes that the majority of organizations using AI are still experimenting with the technology. Only

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