Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh resigns after being added to EU sanctions list

The Register - Mon, 06/06/2022 - 02:59
Russia's top tech CEO accused of material support to Moscow

Arkady Volozh, CEO of Russia's biggest internet company Yandex, has resigned after being added to the European Union's list of individuals sanctioned as part of its response to the illegal invasion of Ukraine.…

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Feeling highly stressed about your job? You must be a CISO

The Register - Sat, 04/06/2022 - 08:49
'The attack surface has expanded exponentially' during the work-from-home pandemic, says one

Almost all cybersecurity professionals are stressed, and nearly half (46 percent) have considered leaving the industry altogether, according to a DeepInstinct survey.…

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Even Russia's Evil Corp now favors software-as-a-service

The Register - Fri, 03/06/2022 - 23:55
Albeit to avoid US sanctions hitting it in the wallet

The Russian-based Evil Corp is jumping from one malware strain to another in hopes of evading sanctions placed on it by the US government in 2019.…

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To cut off all nearby phones with these Chinese chips, this is the bug to exploit

The Register - Fri, 03/06/2022 - 19:06
Android patches incoming for NAS-ty memory overwrite flaw

A critical flaw in the LTE firmware of the fourth-largest smartphone chip biz in the world could be exploited over the air to block people's communications and deny services.…

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Clipminer rakes in $1.7m in crypto hijacking scam

The Register - Fri, 03/06/2022 - 13:30
Crooks divert transactions to own wallets while running mining on the side

A crew using malware that performs cryptomining and clipboard-hacking operations have made off with at least $1.7 million in stolen cryptocurrency.…

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Healthcare organizations face rising ransomware attacks – and are paying up

The Register - Fri, 03/06/2022 - 12:03
Via their insurance companies, natch

Healthcare organizations, already an attractive target for ransomware given the highly sensitive data they hold, saw such attacks almost double between 2020 and 2021, according to a survey released this week by Sophos.…

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Atlassian: Unpatched critical flaw under attack right now to hijack Confluence

The Register - Fri, 03/06/2022 - 01:28
One suggested option: Turn the thing off until it can be fixed

Atlassian has warned users of its Confluence collaboration tool that they should either restrict internet access to the software, or disable it, in light of a critical-rated unauthenticated remote-code-execution flaw in the product that is actively under attack.…

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FBI, CISA: Don't get caught in Karakurt's extortion web

The Register - Fri, 03/06/2022 - 01:01
Is this gang some sort of Conti side hustle? The answer may be yes

The Feds have warned organizations about a lesser-known extortion gang Karakurt, which demands ransoms as high as $13 million and, some cybersecurity folks say, may be linked to the notorious Conti crew.…

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Conti spotted working on exploits for Intel Management Engine flaws

The Register - Thu, 02/06/2022 - 23:15
Don't leave those firmware patches to last

The notorious Conti ransomware gang has working proof-of-concept code to exploit low-level Intel firmware vulnerabilities, according to Eclypsium researchers.…

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Dear Europe, once again here are the reasons why scanning devices for unlawful files is not going to fly

The Register - Thu, 02/06/2022 - 12:29
Antivirus-but-for-pictures would trample rights, not even work as expected, say academics

While Apple has, temporarily at least, backed away from last year's plan to run client-side scanning (CSS) software on customers' iPhones to detect and report child sexual abuse material (CSAM) to authorities, European officials in May proposed rules to protect children that involve the same highly criticized approach.…

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Super-spreader FluBot squashed by Europol

The Register - Thu, 02/06/2022 - 09:03
Your package is delayed. Click this innocent-looking link to reschedule

FluBot, the super-spreader Android malware that infected tens of thousands of phones globally, has been reportedly squashed by an international law enforcement operation.…

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ExpressVPN moves servers out of India to escape customer data retention law

The Register - Thu, 02/06/2022 - 06:58
Privacy service will keep working, just beyond the reach of India's government

Virtual private network operator ExpressVPN will pull its servers from India, citing the impossibility of complying with the nation's incoming requirement to record users' identities and activities.…

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US ran offensive cyber ops to support Ukraine, says general

The Register - Thu, 02/06/2022 - 02:01
Public acknowledgement 'unusual', one cybersec exec tells us

America's military conducted offensive cyber operations to support Ukraine in its response to Russia's illegal invasion, US Cyber Command chief General Paul Nakasone has said.…

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Watch out for phishing emails that inject spyware trio

The Register - Wed, 01/06/2022 - 11:02
You wait for one infection and then three come along at once

An emailed report seemingly about a payment will, when opened in Excel on a Windows system, attempt to inject three pieces of file-less malware that steal sensitive information.…

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Hospitals are for healing humans. But protecting and healing hospitals needs machines

The Register - Wed, 01/06/2022 - 08:15
AI technology is helping hospitals repel ransomware at machine speed

Sponsored Feature  Browse through a selection of hospital mission statements and common themes quickly emerge: putting patients and community first, acting with integrity, pushing the bounds of medical research.…

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What if ransomware evolved to hit IoT in the enterprise?

The Register - Wed, 01/06/2022 - 07:34
Proof-of-concept lab work demos potential future threat

Forescout researchers have demonstrated how ransomware could spread through an enterprise from vulnerable Internet-of-Things gear.…

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EnemyBot malware adds enterprise flaws to exploit arsenal

The Register - Wed, 01/06/2022 - 04:47
Fast-evolving botnet targets critical VMware, F5 BIG-IP bugs, we're told

The botnet malware EnemyBot has added exploits to its arsenal, allowing it to infect and spread from enterprise-grade gear.…

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Cops' Killer Bee stings credential-stealing scammer

The Register - Tue, 31/05/2022 - 21:50
Fraudster and two alleged accomplices nabbed in joint op

An Interpol-led operation code-named Killer Bee has led to the arrest and conviction of a Nigerian man who was said to have used a remote access trojan (RAT) to reroute financial transactions and steal corporate credentials. Two suspected accomplices were also nabbed.…

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Microsoft's identity services huddle under Entra umbrella

The Register - Tue, 31/05/2022 - 18:45
Decentralized identity and knowing who needs what

Microsoft has whipped out the rebranding team once more, and chosen the name "Entra" as a catch-all for the company's identity and access capabilities.…

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CIOs largely believe their software supply chain is vulnerable

The Register - Tue, 31/05/2022 - 14:00
Internal beauracy and barriers hold up roll out of defenses, report finds

Ask 1,000 CIOs whether they believe their organizations are vulnerable to cyberattacks targeting their software supply chains and about 82 percent can be expected to say yes.…

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