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TeamViewer says Russia broke into its corp IT network

The Register - Fri, 28/06/2024 - 20:00
Same APT29 crew that hit Microsoft and SolarWinds. How close were we to a mega backdoor situation?

TeamViewer says it was Russian intelligence that broke into its systems this week.…

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The Register - Fri, 28/06/2024 - 15:58
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Google cuts ties with Entrust in Chrome over trust issues

The Register - Fri, 28/06/2024 - 15:29
Move comes weeks after Mozilla blasted certificate authority for failings

Google is severing its trust in Entrust after what it describes as a protracted period of failures around compliance and general improvements.…

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Microsoft hits snooze again on security certificate renewal

The Register - Fri, 28/06/2024 - 14:26
Seeing weird warnings in Microsoft 365 and Office Online? That'll be why

Microsoft has expiration issues with its TLS certificates, resulting in unwanted security warnings.…

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'Skeleton Key' attack unlocks the worst of AI, says Microsoft

The Register - Fri, 28/06/2024 - 07:38
Simple jailbreak prompt can bypass safety guardrails on major models

Microsoft on Thursday published details about Skeleton Key – a technique that bypasses the guardrails used by makers of AI models to prevent their generative chatbots from creating harmful content.…

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Polyfill.io owner punches back at 'malicious defamation' amid domain shutdown

The Register - Fri, 28/06/2024 - 04:45
No supply-chain attacks to see over here!

After having its website shut down, the polyfill.io owner is fighting back against claims it smuggled suspicious code onto websites all across the internet.…

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TeamViewer can't bring itself to say someone broke into its network – but it happened

The Register - Fri, 28/06/2024 - 01:37
Says customer data, prod environment not affected as NCC sounds alarm

TeamViewer on Thursday said its security team just "detected an irregularity" within one of its networks – which is a fancy way of saying someone broke in.…

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US lawmakers wave red flags over Chinese drone dominance

The Register - Thu, 27/06/2024 - 14:44
Congressman warns tech is getting the 'Huawei Playbook' treatment

US Congress members warned against Chinese dominance of the drone industry on Wednesday, elevating the threat posed by Beijing's control of the technology as similar to that of semiconductors and ships.…

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Korean telco allegedly infected its P2P users with malware

The Register - Thu, 27/06/2024 - 02:46
KT may have had an entire team dedicated to infecting its own customers

A South Korean media outlet has alleged that local telco KT deliberately infected some customers with malware due to their excessive use of peer-to-peer (P2P) downloading tools.…

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WhisperGate suspect indicted as US offers a $10M bounty for his capture

The Register - Thu, 27/06/2024 - 01:33
Russian national accused of attacks in lead-up to the Ukraine war

The US Department of Justice has indicted a 22-year-old Russian for allegedly attacking Ukrainian government computers and destroying critical infrastructure systems in the so-called “WhisperGate” wiper attack that preceded Russia's illegal invasion of the European nation.…

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Feds put $5M bounty on 'CryptoQueen' Ruja Ignatova

The Register - Wed, 26/06/2024 - 22:58
OneCoin co-founder allegedly bilked investors out of $4B in digicash

Uncle Sam has put a $5 million bounty on any information leading to the arrest or conviction of self-titled "CryptoQueen" Ruja Ignatova, who is wanted in the US for apparently bilking victims out of more than $4 billion in what the Feds describe as the "one of the largest global fraud schemes in history."…

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US convicts crypto-robbing gang leader who kidnapped victims before draining their accounts

The Register - Wed, 26/06/2024 - 19:46
Said to have zip tied elderly crypto investors, held them at gunpoint, and threatened to kill them

The US has convicted the 24-year-old leader of an international robbery crew that kidnapped and terrorized wealthy victims during home invasions that were carried out to steal cryptocurrency tokens.…

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Batten down the hatches, it's time to patch some more MOVEit bugs

The Register - Wed, 26/06/2024 - 14:32
Exploit attempts for ‘devastating’ vulnerabilities already underway

Thought last year's MOVEit hellscape was well and truly behind you? Unlucky, buster. We're back for round two after Progress Software lifted the lid on fresh vulnerabilities affecting MOVEit Transfer and Gateway.…

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Julian Assange pleads guilty, leaves courtroom a free man

The Register - Wed, 26/06/2024 - 08:02
Now, about that bill for the private jet that's taking him home to Australia …

Julian Assange is a free man.…

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Yahoo<i>!</i> Japan to waive $189 million ad revenue after detecting fraudulent clicks

The Register - Wed, 26/06/2024 - 06:16
Admits it's not sure some clicks from from humans, points to bettter quality as sign not all is rotten

Yahoo! Japan will waive $189 million charged to advertisers after deciding they were fraudulently charged, the portal's corporate parent revealed on Tuesday.…

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Organized crime and domestic violence perps are big buyers of tracking devices

The Register - Wed, 26/06/2024 - 04:45
Australian study finds GPS trackers – and sometimes AirTags – are in demand for the wrong reasons

Tracking devices are in demand from organized crime groups and known perpetrators of domestic violence, according to an Australian study.…

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Microsoft blamed for million-plus patient record theft at US hospital giant

The Register - Wed, 26/06/2024 - 01:44
Probe: Worker at speech-recog outfit Nuance wasn't locked out after firing

American healthcare provider Geisinger fears highly personal data on more than a million of its patients has been stolen – and claimed a former employee at a Microsoft subsidiary is the likely culprit.…

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If you're using Polyfill.io code on your site – like 100,000+ are – remove it immediately

The Register - Wed, 26/06/2024 - 00:48
Scripts turn malicious, infect webpages after Chinese CDN swallows domain

The polyfill.io domain is being used to infect more than 100,000 websites with malware after a Chinese organization bought the domain earlier this year.…

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Fiend touts stolen Neiman Marcus customer info for $150K

The Register - Tue, 25/06/2024 - 21:27
Flash clobber chain fashionably late to Snowflake fiasco party

Customer information said to have been stolen from Neiman Marcus's Snowflake instance has been put up for sale on the dark web for $150,000.…

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Crypto scammers circle back, pose as lawyers, steal an extra $10M in truly devious plan

The Register - Tue, 25/06/2024 - 19:28
Business is more lucrative than you might think

The FBI says in just 12 months, scumbags stole circa $10 million from victims of crypto scams after posing as helpful lawyers offering to recover their lost tokens.…

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