China-linked hacking gang ‘APT10’ named as probable actor behind extended attacks on Japanese companies

The Register - Thu, 19/11/2020 - 03:58
Campaign even targeted branch offices inside China and sought secrets of automotive and engineering companies

Broadcom’s security subsidiary Symantec has named a China-linked hacking gang known as “APT 10” and “Cicada” as the probable source of a year-long attack on Japanese interests around the world.…

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Heads up: A new strain of card-skimming Grelos malware is on the loose

The Register - Wed, 18/11/2020 - 18:47
Magecart variant has changed and you should be alert, warns RiskIQ

A new offshoot of the Grelos card-skimming malware - a common Magecart variant - is doing the rounds, according to infosec biz RiskIQ.…

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How AI Is powering a new generation of cyber-attacks

The Register - Wed, 18/11/2020 - 18:02
The battle of the algorithms has begun

Sponsored  It was 2017 and a hacker had gained access to a digital system at an organization in India. At first it seemed like just a normal intrusion - the kind that happens thousands of times each day. But this one was different.…

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The ones who brought you Let's Encrypt, bring you: Tools for gathering anonymized app usage metrics from netizens

The Register - Wed, 18/11/2020 - 14:00
Tech tackles two things: 'Aggregate statistics to improve an application, maintain the privacy of the people'

The Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) has a plan to allow companies to collect information about how people are using their products while protecting the privacy of those generating the data.…

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Test and Trace chief Dido Harding prompted to self-isolate by NHS COVID-19 app

The Register - Wed, 18/11/2020 - 12:11
Threatens plenty of Zoom sessions in the days ahead... just as well they've updated security in recent weeks

There's nothing quite like eating your own dog food, as Test and Trace chief Baroness Dido Harding has learned after being instructed to self-isolate by the NHS COVID-19 contact-tracing app overnight.…

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No, the creator of cURL didn't morph into Elon Musk and give away Bitcoins. But his hijacked Twitter page tried to

The Register - Wed, 18/11/2020 - 06:26
Daniel Stenberg tells The Reg he's baffled by profile hack

The creator of cURL reassured The Reg on Tuesday that he's not a billionaire rocket man giving away Bitcoins, no matter what his Twitter account claimed.…

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Trump fires cybersecurity boss Chris Krebs for doing his job: Securing the election and telling the truth about it

The Register - Wed, 18/11/2020 - 01:52
Terminated by presidential tweet that piled on the baseless election-rigging allegations CISA director sought to counter

President Donald Trump tonight fired the boss of the US government's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the very organisation his administration formed with the aim of shoring up America's computer networks from hackers.…

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Israeli spyware maker NSO channels Hollywood spy thrillers in appeal for legal immunity in WhatsApp battle

The Register - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 23:22
In latest court bout, snooper biz seems to ask: Are you sure you want to open this can of worms?

Israeli spyware maker NSO Group has taken a leaf out of Hollywood in an attempt to avoid any legal repercussions from making and selling tools that hack WhatsApp users' phones.…

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Microsoft brings Trusted Platform Module functionality directly to CPUs under securo-silicon architecture Pluton

The Register - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 19:15
Intel, AMD, Qualcomm are all on board

Microsoft has joined hands with Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm to release a new security chip called Pluton, which Redmond reckons will delete "entire vectors of attack" from the infosec landscape.…

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A visit to a crafted webpage would have been enough for a bad guy to munch all your Firefox for Android cookies

The Register - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 18:33
So make sure you've updated since July, fandroids

A crafty person could have slurped every single cookie from a Firefox-using Android device by tricking a user to look at a specially crafted HTML file.…

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Legendary hacker and L0pht member Peiter Zatko joins Twitter as security chief

The Register - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 14:03
Mudge work to be done after high-profile Bitcoin scam earlier this year

Twitter has hired legendary hacker Peiter "Mudge" Zatko as head of security.…

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Apple's privacy pledges: We sent dev checks over plain HTTP, logged IP addresses. We bypass firewall apps

The Register - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 07:51
Big Sur highlights shortcomings in OCSP comms, APIs

Analysis  Apple plans to revise the way it checks the trustworthiness of Mac applications when they're run – after server problems last week during the launch of macOS Big Sur prevented people's desktop apps from starting.…

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End the year as you mean to go on... with world-class cyber-security training

The Register - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 07:00
Top speakers, new courses, all live online

Promo  If you work in cybersecurity you’ll know that come December, it’s time to kick back, take stock… and prepare for whatever devilish tricks the hacker community is planning to pull over Christmas and into 2021. And this year and next can be expected to be particularly challenging, with cyber criminals looking to take advantage of a chaotic 2020, whether it’s by targeting the security gaps opened up as your workforce has gone remote or ripping the headlines for enticing spear phishing material.…

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Micropayments company Coil distributes new privacy policy with email that puts users' addresses in the ‘To:’ field

The Register - Tue, 17/11/2020 - 04:58
Hundreds of email addresses exposed, customers predictably less-than-thrilled

Micropayments company Coil has emailed users its new privacy policy but placed hundreds of their addresses in the “To:” field and therefore breached their privacy.…

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<i>Street Fighter</i> maker says soz after ransomware hadoukens servers leaving 350,000 folks' data at risk of compromise

The Register - Mon, 16/11/2020 - 15:30
Capcom KO'd by 'criminal organisation that calls itself Ragnar Locker'

Japanese games giant Capcom, the company behind the 33-year-old Street Fighter franchise, has issued "deepest apologies" to customers and other stakeholders whose details were exposed in a ransomware attack.…

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