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Microsoft gives Office 365 admins the heads-up: Some internal queries over weekend might have returned results from completely different orgs

The Register - Mon, 18/05/2020 - 17:49
Only in 'extremely rare circumstances.' So that's OK

Microsoft had to warn a subset of Office 365 administrators over the weekend that their organisation might have inadvertently featured in an outsider's internal search results.…

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Microsoft gives Office 365 admins the heads-up: Some internal queries over weekend might have returned results from completely different orgs

The Register - Mon, 18/05/2020 - 17:49
Only in 'extremely rare circumstances.' So that's OK

Microsoft had to warn a subset of Office 365 administrators over the weekend that their organisation might have inadvertently featured in an outsider's internal search results.…

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I know what you leased last summer: Asset database leak hits Capita, Rolls-Royce, Tesco (every little helps, eh?)

The Register - Mon, 18/05/2020 - 08:58
Plus: Pop's Lady Gaga popped in hack, and more

Roundup  Let's catch you up on infosec news beyond the bits and bytes we've already reported.…

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I know what you leased last summer: Asset database leak hits Capita, Rolls-Royce, Tesco (every little helps, eh?)

The Register - Mon, 18/05/2020 - 08:58
Plus: Pop's Lady Gaga popped in hack, and more

Roundup  Let's catch you up on infosec news beyond the bits and bytes we've already reported.…

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A real loch mess: Navy larks sunk by a truculent torpedo

The Register - Mon, 18/05/2020 - 08:26
Row, row, row your boat, gently down the... BOOM

Who, Me?  The weekend is receding, and Monday lumbers into view. Delay the inevitable with a tale of nautical nonsense from The Register's regular Who, Me? column.…

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A real loch mess: Navy larks sunk by a truculent torpedo

The Register - Mon, 18/05/2020 - 08:26
Row, row, row your boat, gently down the... BOOM

Who, Me?  The weekend is receding, and Monday lumbers into view. Delay the inevitable with a tale of nautical nonsense from The Register's regular Who, Me? column.…

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Dutch spies helped Britain's GCHQ break Argentine crypto during Falklands War

The Register - Mon, 18/05/2020 - 07:05
Five Eyes-style Euro intel alliance Maximator tipped UK off about Crypto AG machines

Dutch spies operating as a part of a European equivalent of the Five Eyes espionage alliance helped GCHQ break Argentinian codes during the Falklands War, it has been revealed.…

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Dutch spies helped Britain's GCHQ break Argentine crypto during Falklands War

The Register - Mon, 18/05/2020 - 07:05
Five Eyes-style Euro intel alliance Maximator tipped UK off about Crypto AG machines

Dutch spies operating as a part of a European equivalent of the Five Eyes espionage alliance helped GCHQ break Argentinian codes during the Falklands War, it has been revealed.…

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Cyber attack against UK power grid middleman Elexon sparks in-house IT recovery efforts

The Register - Fri, 15/05/2020 - 17:26
Don't worry, you can still microwave your dinner – even if this smells of ransomware

An important middleman in the UK's electrical power grid has suffered a cyber attack, though the lights are still on across good old Blighty.…

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You can't have it both ways: Anti-coronavirus masks may thwart our creepy face-recog cameras, London cops admit

The Register - Fri, 15/05/2020 - 15:43
Metropolitan Police's China-style surveillance runs up against reality

Counter-coronavirus masks may thwart London police plans to deploy creepy facial-recognition cameras across the capital, senior managers have admitted.…

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Vint Cerf suggests GDPR could hurt coronavirus vaccine development

The Register - Fri, 15/05/2020 - 08:44
Essay on role of internet during plague times also suggests online schooling may not be the finished article

TCP-IP-co-developer Vint Cerf, revered as a critical contributor to the foundations of the internet, has floated the notion that privacy legislation might hinder the development of a vaccination for the COVID-19 coronavirus.…

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Brit defense contractor hacked, up to 100,000 past and present employees' details siphoned off – report

The Register - Fri, 15/05/2020 - 06:08
Outsourcer Interserve holds a number of UK defense contracts, among others

Britain's Ministry of Defence contractor Interserve has been hacked, reportedly leaking the details of up to 100,000 of past and current employees, including payment information and details of their next of kin.…

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Multi-part Android spyware lurked on Google Play Store for 4 years, posing as a bunch of legit-looking apps

The Register - Thu, 14/05/2020 - 13:01
Mandrake handlers could snoop on whatever victim did with their phone

A newly uncovered strain of Android spyware lurked on the Google Play Store disguised as cryptocurrency wallet Coinbase, among other things, for up to four years, according to a new report by Bitdefender.…

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'iOS security is f**ked' says exploit broker Zerodium: Prices crash for taking a bite out of Apple's core tech

The Register - Thu, 14/05/2020 - 11:31
Million-dollar payouts zero out as hackers follow the money en masse

Five years ago, Zerodium offered a $1m reward for a browser-based, untethered jailbreak in iOS 9. On Wednesday, the software exploit broker said it won't pay anything for some iOS bugs due to an oversupply.…

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There's Norway you're going to believe this: World's largest sovereign wealth fund conned out of $10m in cyber-attack

The Register - Thu, 14/05/2020 - 07:04
Police pining to drop the Lillehammer on crooks, Norfund still worth $1tn+

The Norwegian Investment Fund has been swindled out of $10m (£8.2m) by fraudsters who pulled off what's been described as "an advance data breach."…

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US-CERT lists the 10 most-exploited security bugs and, yeah, it's mostly Microsoft holes people forgot to patch

The Register - Thu, 14/05/2020 - 06:03
Update, update, update. Plus: Flash, Struts, Drupal also make appearances

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, and Windows Server, for which patches have been available for years, continue to be the favorite target for hackers looking to spread malware.…

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Aussie money-manager MyBudget goes down for five days

The Register - Thu, 14/05/2020 - 05:10
Bills going unpaid by service that exists to pay bills

One of Australia's largest debt-management services has gone TITSUP, leaving thousands of users in financial limbo.…

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Now there's nothing stopping the PATRIOT Act allowing the FBI to slurp web-browsing histories without a warrant

The Register - Wed, 13/05/2020 - 23:50
Thanks for nothing, Bernie Sanders

An amendment that would require the FBI get a warrant before they access Americans’ web-browsing history failed to pass by a single vote in the US Senate on Wednesday.…

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Senator Wyden demands deep probe into NSO Group after spyware-hacking toolkit offered to American cops

The Register - Wed, 13/05/2020 - 22:57
'Aggressive oversight' needed, Congress urged

A prominent senator has called for “aggressive oversight” into the sale of the NSO Group's hacking-and-spying tools to police forces in America.…

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Stop tracking me, Google: Austrian citizen files GDPR legal complaint over Android Advertising ID

The Register - Wed, 13/05/2020 - 19:15
Claims consent was neither informed, nor specific, nor free – but Google says it cannot identify a user from the ID

Privacy pressure group Noyb has filed a legal complaint against Google on behalf of an Austrian citizen, claiming the Android Advertising ID on every Android device is "personal data" as defined by the EU's GDPR and that this data is illegally processed.…

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