Lockbit ransomware attack didn't affect ops, claims Accenture amid lurid payoff rumours

The Register - Thu, 12/08/2021 - 16:24
No word on whether gang got their mitts on data, though

Outsourcing and accounting firm Accenture has been struck by Lockbit ransomware.…

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COVID-19 cases surge as do sales of fake vaccination cards – around $100 for something you could get free

The Register - Thu, 12/08/2021 - 11:33
Vaccine deceit is infectious

The number of COVID cases in the US and elsewhere is again rising, thanks to the Delta Variant, lagging vaccination rates, and mask resistance among some.…

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Singaporean telco leaked personal data of over 57,000 customers

The Register - Thu, 12/08/2021 - 05:28
StarHub's breach announcement came a month after discovery of customer file on dump site

Singapore pay YV, internet and mobile phone provider StarHub is in the process of notifying 57,191 customers via email that they are victims of a cyber attack that leaked national identity card numbers, mobile numbers and email addresses.…

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Thief hands back at least a third of $600m in crypto-coins stolen from Poly Network

The Register - Thu, 12/08/2021 - 00:18
It was just a prank, bro

Whoever drained roughly $600m in cryptocurrencies from Poly Network is said to have returned at least $260m so far.…

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Microsoft responds to PrintNightmare by making life that little bit harder for admins

The Register - Wed, 11/08/2021 - 12:54
Have they forgotten SysAdmin Appreciation Day so soon?

Microsoft appears intent on turning the print spooler remote code execution vulnerability known as "PrintNightmare" into an AdminNightmare, judging by its latest mitigation, which requires administrator privileges for Point and Print driver installation and update.…

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Chinese espionage group targets Israel while suggesting the source could be Iran

The Register - Wed, 11/08/2021 - 08:32
FireEye says Israeli defense agencies were alert to compromises as China works to protect Belt and Road investments

Security vendor FireEye says it has spotted a Chinese espionage group that successfully compromised targets within Israel, and that trying to make its efforts look like the work of Iranian actors is part of the group's modus operandi.…

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Avast, ye takeover lawyers! Norton LifeLock to acquire security rival

The Register - Wed, 11/08/2021 - 06:15
$8B deal will create smallbiz and consumer security monster

The discussions between security vendors NortonLifelock and Avast that The Register reported had reached an advanced stage in July have proved fruitful, to the tune of more than $8 billion.…

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Boffins propose Pretty Good Phone Privacy to end pretty invasive location data harvesting by telcos

The Register - Wed, 11/08/2021 - 01:06
Ready to go for telcos, but what's their incentive to lose all that lovely money?

Computer science boffins have devised a way to prevent the location of mobile phone users from being snarfed and sold to marketers, though the technique won't affect targeted nation-state surveillance.…

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$600m in cryptocurrencies swiped from Poly Network servers after security snafu

The Register - Tue, 10/08/2021 - 21:51
Here's the addresses you need to block

Poly Network, a Chinese software biz that processes cryptocurrency transactions across different blockchain platforms, urged hackers to return $600m worth of stolen digital cash in what it called the “biggest [attack] in DeFi history.”…

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday bug drought: No, it's not climate change or unexpected code quality improvements

The Register - Tue, 10/08/2021 - 20:53
It's just temporary relief from the typical monthly repair routine

Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by the fact that it's August and Patch Tuesday brings word of only 44 vulnerabilities in Microsoft's software.…

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Activist raided by police after downloading London property firm's 'confidential' meeting minutes from Google Search

The Register - Tue, 10/08/2021 - 11:30
Someone must have broken in and taken docs, said Leathermarket Community Benefit Society

A man who viewed documents online for a controversial London property development and shared them on social media was raided by police after developers claimed there had been a break-in to their systems.…

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We'll drop SBOMs on to solve Telecoms Security Bill's technical demands, beams Cisco

The Register - Tue, 10/08/2021 - 10:26
Doc reveals more of what's causing industry to tear its hair out

Britain's Telecoms Security Bill will be accompanied by a detailed code of practice containing 70 specific security requirements for telcos and their suppliers to meet, The Register can reveal.…

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Splunk spots malware targeting Windows Server on AWS to mine Monero

The Register - Tue, 10/08/2021 - 08:04
RDP-enabled instances attacked, perhaps via Iran and China, then use Telegram desktop client for command and control

Data analysis firm Splunk says it's found a resurgence of the Crypto botnet – malware that attacks virtual servers running Windows Server inside Amazon Web Services.…

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Apple responds to critics of CSAM scan plan with FAQs - says it'd block governments subverting its system

The Register - Mon, 09/08/2021 - 22:37
Offer may not apply in China, or anywhere else warn experts

Apple's announcement last week that it will soon be scanning photos on iPhones and iPads that sync to iCloud for child sexual abuse material (CSAM) prompted pushback from thousands of security and privacy professionals and a response from the company that attempts to mollify its critics.…

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Black Hat security conference returns to Las Vegas – complete with hacks to quiet the hotel guest from hell

The Register - Mon, 09/08/2021 - 05:02
And a very scary story of a job that went from white hat to murky shades of gray in the United Arab Emirates

In Brief  After a year off due to a certain virus, the Black Hat and DEF CON security conferences returned to Las Vegas last week, just in time for the US government's attempts to foster more collaboration across the infosec industry.…

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All your DNS were belong to us: AWS and Google Cloud shut down spying vulnerability

The Register - Fri, 06/08/2021 - 20:34
Security researchers found they could snoop on dynamic DNS traffic

Until February this year, Amazon Route53's DNS service offered largely unappreciated network eavesdropping capabilities. And this undocumented spying option was also available at Google Cloud DNS and at least one other DNS-as-a-service provider.…

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South Korea to test grenade-launching drones

The Register - Fri, 06/08/2021 - 07:30
Back on terra firma, ransomware rampage sees elevated security threat levels and giveaways to SMBs

South Korea has this week announced two new weapons: grenade-launching drones for its military, and anti-ransomware software for businesses.…

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Microsoft wonders if disabling just-in-time compilation of JavaScript improves browser security

The Register - Fri, 06/08/2021 - 06:30
Edge is getting a 'Super Duper Security Mode' to test the idea. Yes, that is the actual name

Microsoft is conducting an experiment it hopes will improve browser security – by making its Edge offering worse at running JavaScript…

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America enlists Big Tech to help it develop and execute cyber security plans

The Register - Fri, 06/08/2021 - 04:15
Players in ‘Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative’ include Microsoft, AWS, and Google

The United States' Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has announced the "standup" of a body called the "Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative" (JCDC) that it hopes will spark ideas for new and improved national responses against electronic threats.…

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US 'dropped the ball' on security by going it alone claims Huawei US CSO

The Register - Fri, 06/08/2021 - 01:13
Where there's a will, there's Huawei

Andy Purdy, CSO for Huawei USA, believes the US needs to be more active in the development of global security standards rather than being aloof.…

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