Hacker swipes personal deets of 20,000 peeps from under Los Angeles Police Dept's nose

The Register - Tue, 30/07/2019 - 19:26
Tight-lipped plod say cybercrook emailed them sample of stolen data

Around 20,000 Los Angeles Police Department job-seekers and officers have had their personal data nicked, the force has confirmed.…

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Capital One gets Capital Done: Hacker swipes personal info on 106 million US, Canadian credit card applicants

The Register - Tue, 30/07/2019 - 01:16
180,000 SSNs nicked, Seattle woman cuffed, charged

Developing  A hacker raided Capital One's cloud storage buckets and stole personal information on 106 million credit applicants in the US and Canada.…

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Microsoft preps to purge its cloud access security broker of shonky crypto protocols TLS 1.0, 1.1

The Register - Mon, 29/07/2019 - 23:00
Still not migrated? You have until 8 September

Transport Level Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 is to be axed for users of Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS) from 8 September as the company shores up security with a requirement for TLS 1.2+.…

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Oh sh*t's, 11: VxWorks stars in today's security thriller – hijack bugs discovered in countless gadgets' network code

The Register - Mon, 29/07/2019 - 21:36
Equipment in hospitals, factories, offices, etc potentially vulnerable to attack

Wind River has patched 11 security vulnerabilities in VxWorks that can be potentially exploited over networks or the internet to commandeer all sorts of equipment dotted around the planet.…

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Android exploit code emerges, ransomware goes south, Citrix calls off hack probe, and more

The Register - Mon, 29/07/2019 - 15:09
Plus: RobinHood admits to password gaffe

Roundup  Here's a quick summary of what's been happening in the infosec world lately, beyond what we've already reported.…

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Dear hackers: If you try to pwn a website for phishing, make sure it's not the personal domain of a senior Akamai security researcher

The Register - Mon, 29/07/2019 - 13:00
Crooks fail to hijack infosec bloke's site to dress it up as a legit Euro bank login page

Think you have bad luck? Imagine being the script kiddie who inadvertently tried and failed to pwn an Akamai security pro.…

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Brit infosec firms urge PM Boris to reform the Computer Misuse Act

The Register - Mon, 29/07/2019 - 10:00
Let us compete globally, say threat intel outfits

A group of British infosec companies has written to UK prime minister Boris Johnson asking him to reform the Computer Misuse Act 1990, saying the act "has failed to keep pace with technological and market developments, inadvertently prohibiting a large component of contemporary threat intelligence research."…

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As the world secures itself, so do crims: Encrypted malware on the rise, warns Sonicwall

The Register - Mon, 29/07/2019 - 07:32
Let's be careful out there

Scanning of random ports and the use of encrypted malware by online criminals is on the rise, according to a threat report by Sonicwall.…

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