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Freedom of Information coverup clerk stung for £2k after deleting council audio recording

The Register - Wed, 18/03/2020 - 13:45
ICO notches up first successful FoI prosecution

A town clerk in the English county of Shropshire has been the subject of the first ever successful Freedom of Information prosecution after lying to a member of the public who made an FoI request.…

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Small business loans app blamed as 500,000 financial records leak out of ... you guessed it, an open S3 bucket

The Register - Wed, 18/03/2020 - 11:30
Bank info, driver's license copies and more found, report researchers

A now-defunct mobile app for loaning money to small business owners has been pinned down as the source of an exposed archive containing roughly 500,000 personal and business financial records.…

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Pervasive digital surveillance of citizens deployed in COVID-19 fight, with rules that send genie back to bottle

The Register - Wed, 18/03/2020 - 06:38
Israel is up for it. Washington, Iran and Thailand may be too. China is there already, natch

Pervasive surveillance through digital technologies is the business model of Facebook and Google. And now governments are considering the web giants' tools to track COVID-19 carriers for the public good.…

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Remember cryptojacking from way, way back (2019)? Site infections are down 99% – thanks to death of Coinhive

The Register - Tue, 17/03/2020 - 21:20
Not totally eradicated yet, ads make more dosh

Cryptojacking, the theft of computing power to mine digital currency, has been around at least since 2013 – and has shrunk in use dramatically with the death of Monero-mining service Coinhive.…

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Nigerian spammer made 3X average national salary firehosing macro-laden Word docs at world+dog

The Register - Tue, 17/03/2020 - 13:38
And his boss monitored him with a RAT

A most entertaining piece of threat research from Check Point gives a unique insight into the "working" life of a Nigerian email spammer who made thousands of dollars from stolen credit cards alone in recent years.…

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