HMRC 'disciplined' almost 100 employees for computer misuse over 24 months

The Register - Tue, 01/10/2019 - 13:45
Email, social media and telecomms kit abused at the tax collector

Almost 100 staff at UK tax collector HMRC faced disciplinary action for computer misuse in the previous two full financial years.…

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Brighton perv cops community service for 'hacking' women's Facebook accounts

The Register - Tue, 01/10/2019 - 09:15
Guilty plea to Computer Misuse Act crimes

A man who hacked women's Facebook accounts to steal their intimate images has been ordered to carry out 200 hours' unpaid work after admitting three criminal charges under the Computer Misuse Act.…

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Dive deep into the world of cyber attackers at the CyberThreat Summit

The Register - Tue, 01/10/2019 - 07:00
Find everything you need to know to stay one step ahead with SANS next month

Promo  Hosted by the UK government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and training specialist SANS Institute, the two-day CyberThreat Summit 2019 in London this autumn is a highly informative technical event bringing together security practitioners from the UK and Europe.…

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Stop us if you've heard this one before: Yet another critical flaw threatens Exim servers

The Register - Mon, 30/09/2019 - 23:40
Remote code flaw sparks calls for major updates

Amins of Linux and Unix boxes running Exim would be well-advised to update the software following the disclosure of another critical security flaw.…

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Holy smokes! Ex-IT admin gets two years prison for trashing Army chaplains' servers

The Register - Mon, 30/09/2019 - 21:28
Let's hope that 'take this job and shove it' moment was worth it

A former system admin for a US Army contractor has been sentenced to two years behind bars for trashing his employer's network on his way out the door.…

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600 armed German cops storm Cyberbunker hosting biz on illegal darknet market claims

The Register - Mon, 30/09/2019 - 15:54
Look, it's CB3ROB – remember them?

Cops have seized the physical premises and servers of the Dutch-German ISP that once hosted The Pirate Bay – after storming the hosting biz's ex-NATO bunker hideout with 600 gunmen.…

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Thanks-thanks to TalkTalk teen hacker: UK cops' first auction of ill-gotten Bitcoin nets £240k

The Register - Mon, 30/09/2019 - 15:00
Cryptocoin from selling hacking services, ppldeets online helps fund crimefighters

British cops have raised £240,000 in their first ever UK-based auction of cryptocurrencies understood to have been seized from former TalkTalk hacker Elliot Gunton , who'd "earned" it selling hacking services and flogging people's stolen personal details online.…

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Microsoft changes encryption, another D-Link bug, phishing dangers, and more

The Register - Mon, 30/09/2019 - 07:48
Plus, Baltimore's disastrous ransomware infection and worse IT practices

Roundup  Let's look at some of the latest security news you may have missed this week.…

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Got a pre-A12 iPhone? Love jailbreaks? Happy Friday! 'Unpatchable tethered Boot ROM exploit' released

The Register - Fri, 27/09/2019 - 23:22
Coder claims iThings older than two years can be unlocked from Apple's clutches

A programmer claims to have found a way to execute arbitrary code on recent-ish iPhones and iPads, paving the way for full-blown tethered jailbreaks.…

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What's that smell? Perfume merchant senses the scent of a digital burglary

The Register - Fri, 27/09/2019 - 21:18
Fragrance Direct discovers 'malicious code' that led to leakage of customer data

Online merchant has confirmed a miscreant broke into its systems and made off with a raft of customers’ personal data, including payment card details.…

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Pupil mental health monitor promises app rewrite after hardcoded login creds discovered

The Register - Fri, 27/09/2019 - 11:20
You Steer-ed into some potential trouble there

Exclusive  A British firm whose mobile apps monitor the mental state of 35,000 British schoolchildren is having to rewrite them after researchers found hardcoded login credentials within.…

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DoorDash doesn't just pick up your food orders, it delivers your data to hackers, too

The Register - Fri, 27/09/2019 - 00:58
Profile info on 5 million users, including ordering history, hashed passwords, plus driver records, exposed to miscreants

Gig-economy delivery app maker DoorDash is so, so sorry this Thursday after hackers gained access to nearly five million of its customer accounts.…

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Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise, politicians will philander... And US voting machines will be physically insecure

The Register - Thu, 26/09/2019 - 23:59
DEF CON dossier reveals: You are not as secure as you imagine

The Unites States' electronic ballot boxes are as vulnerable as ever to physical tampering by hackers. So says this year's DEF CON Voting Village Report, which summarizes the findings of infosec experts who picked apart the various vote-casting computer systems in use today by cities and counties around the country.…

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Tune in next month: Learn all about the hackers staring down Singapore, Australia

The Register - Thu, 26/09/2019 - 23:01
And, crucially, how you can thwart these next-gen miscreants and protect your org

Webcast  We all know there are miscreants out there looking to break into our computer systems and steal our data – we even know how it's done.…

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Dunkin do-nots: Deep-fried cake maker didn't warn its sugar addicts that crooks raided web accounts, says NY AG

The Register - Thu, 26/09/2019 - 21:29
President facing impeachment probe, Brexit off the rails... but more importantly, your Dunkies account was potentially pwned

The US state of New York is suing food chain Dunkin Donuts for what is says is an illegal lapse in computer security.…

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Four words from Cisco to strike fear into the most hardened techies: Guest account as root

The Register - Thu, 26/09/2019 - 13:44
Now is a very good time to patch your estate

Cisco has doled out yet more security updates for its IOS and IOS XE network operating systems, which, we are obliged to remind you, is its scheduled six-monthly patch run and not the usual "oh bugger" state of affairs.…

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Now Uncle Sam would like a word with Brit teen TalkTalk hacker about a huge crypto-coin heist

The Register - Thu, 26/09/2019 - 13:02
Someone's popular!

One of the teens behind the 2015 hack on UK telco TalkTalk has been indicted in the US over a huge cryptocurrency heist.…

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TalkTalk still struggles to shut down legacy email addresses on request

The Register - Thu, 26/09/2019 - 09:15
Another ex-customer struggles to get hacked account killed off

Months after The Register first wrote about TalkTalk failing to close a former customer's email address, the firm is still using the General Data Protection Regulation as an excuse for dragging its heels.…

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US senators green-light recruitment of crack infosec teams, both public and private

The Register - Thu, 26/09/2019 - 02:14
Cyber-terrorists, your game is through, 'cause now you have to answer to: America, fsck yeah!

The US Congress has, near enough, approved a law bill to create a new set of dedicated cyber-security teams within the Department of Homeland Security.…

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Confused why Trump fingered CrowdStrike in that Ukraine call? You're not the only one...

The Register - Wed, 25/09/2019 - 21:28
Security biz that probed 2016 DNC hack makes an odd cameo in revealed transcript

A garbled remark by President Donald Trump in a just-released phone-call transcript with the Ukrainian head of state has focused attention on cloudy security shop CrowdStrike.…

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