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Russia's Putin out the idea of a broad cryptocurrency ban

2 hours 23 min ago
Central bank worries that block-bucks reduce government control and are used by crims

Russia has floated the prospect of Putin a ban on cryptocurrencies.…

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Crypto.com now says someone tried to drain $34m from hundreds of accounts

Thu, 20/01/2022 - 22:29
Won't reveal net loss, says it stopped some withdrawals and has reimbursed those who had funds taken

Crypto.com on Thursday said in a roundabout way that an unidentified person stole or attempted to steal as much as $34m in cryptocurrency from customer accounts.…

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You're not a fan of Microsoft's Pluton TPM chip? Lenovo won't switch it on by default

Thu, 20/01/2022 - 20:44
Computer users can disable it and install Linux as normal. Just sayin'

PCs coming out this year with Microsoft's integrated Pluton security chip won't be locked down to Windows 11, and users will have the option to turn off the feature completely and install, say, Linux as normal, we understand.…

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UK mulls making MSPs subject to mandatory security standards where they provide critical infrastructure

Thu, 20/01/2022 - 17:15
And to pay for the privilege. Consultation's open, though

Small and medium-sized managed service providers (MSPs) could find themselves subject to the Network and Information Systems Regulations under government plans to tighten cybersecurity laws – and have got three months to object to the tax hikes that will follow.…

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Privacy is for paedophiles, UK government seems to be saying while spending £500k demonising online chat encryption

Thu, 20/01/2022 - 15:06
So far we've got a pisspoor video and... er, that's it

Opinion  The British government's PR campaign to destroy popular support for end-to-end encryption on messaging platforms has kicked off, under the handle "No Place To Hide", and it's as broad as any previous attack on the safety-guaranteeing technology.…

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'Now' would be the right time to patch Ubuntu container hosts and ditch 21.04 thanks to heap buffer overflow bug

Thu, 20/01/2022 - 14:38
Red Hat agrees

The CVE-2022-0185 vulnerability in Ubuntu is severe enough that Red Hat is also advising immediate patching.…

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NortonLockLife and Avast tie-up falls under UK competition regulator's spotlight

Thu, 20/01/2022 - 11:03
CMA invites comments from 'interested parties' on what merger means to them

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has invited comments from industry and interested parties about NortonLifeLock's proposed $8bn purchase of fellow infosec outfit Avast.…

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Red Cross forced to shutter family reunion service following cyberattack and data leak

Thu, 20/01/2022 - 07:58
Director-general pleads with cyber-scum: leave this data alone, because the people involved have suffered enough

Humanitarian organization the International Red Cross disclosed this week that it has fallen foul of a cyberattack that saw the data of over 515,000 "highly vulnerable people" exposed to an unknown entity.…

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Being “Threat-Led” is the answer. Your ISO certificate won’t save you from a breach!

Thu, 20/01/2022 - 07:30
The Vectra Masked CISO series gives security leaders a place to expose the biggest issues in security and advise peers on how to overcome them.

Advertorial  I’ve seen it countless times. Another CISO walks into a board meeting and muddles through stats showing their compliance status. Great, you’re 75% compliant with ISO 27001, but what does this tell anyone about their level of risk?…

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McAfee and FireEye rename themselves ‘Trellix’

Thu, 20/01/2022 - 07:01
To evoke support for growing things, not the 1990s vendor of web-pages-made-easy-ware

LogoWatch  Newly combined security outfits McAfee and FireEye have revealed a new name: "Trellix".…

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Singapore gives banks two-week deadline to fix SMS security

Thu, 20/01/2022 - 06:01
Edict follows widespread bank phishing scam claiming well over $6.3 million

A widespread phishing operation targeting Southeast Asia's second-largest bank – Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) – has prompted the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to introduce regulations for internet banking that include use of an SMS Sender ID registry.…

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Need to prioritize security bug patches? Don't forget to scan Twitter as well as use CVSS scores

Wed, 19/01/2022 - 21:22
Exploit, vulnerability discussion online can offer useful signals

Organizations looking to minimize exposure to exploitable software should scan Twitter for mentions of security bugs as well as use the Common Vulnerability Scoring System or CVSS, Kenna Security argues.…

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Sniff those Ukrainian emails a little more carefully, advises Uncle Sam in wake of Belarusian digital vandalism

Wed, 19/01/2022 - 20:01
NotPetya started over there, don't forget

US companies should be on the lookout for security nasties from Ukrainian partners following the digital graffiti and malware attack launched against Ukraine by Belarus, the CISA has warned.…

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Vulnerabilities and censorship tools among hot new features in Beijing's Olympics app

Wed, 19/01/2022 - 18:11
Visitors have to install it 14 days prior to arrival in China until their departure

Toronto-based Citizen Lab has warned that an app required by Beijing law to attend the 2022 Olympics contains vulnerabilities that can leak calls and data to malicious users, as well as the potential to subject the user to scanning for censored keywords.…

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US mergers doubled in 2021 so FTC and DoJ seek new guidelines to stop illegal ones

Wed, 19/01/2022 - 12:31
Last set of rules written in 2010 – a whole different era in tech terms

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DoJ) Antitrust Division are launching a joint public inquiry as a first step to modernising merger guidelines and preventing anticompetitive deals.…

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Crypto.com acknowledges 'unauthorized activity' on servers, maintains no funds have been lost

Tue, 18/01/2022 - 21:12
Security biz PeckShield claims $15m in Ethereum taken

Crypto.com, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange, has denied reports that the firm lost nearly $15m in Ethereum in a possible network intrusion over the weekend.…

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International police shut down 15 server infrastructures as part of VPNLab.net's takedown

Tue, 18/01/2022 - 17:01
VPN service used by crims to support ransomware attacks and other illicit activity

Some 15 server infrastructures used by crims to prepare ransomware attacks were seized by cops yesterday as part of an international sting to take down VPNLab.net.…

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More contractor pain: Parasol's sister firms, SJD Accountancy and Nixon Williams, confirm cyberattack

Tue, 18/01/2022 - 14:45
Ransomware suspected but not confirmed

SJD Accountancy and Nixon Williams – both contractor-focused beancounting firms owned by the same corporate parent as cyber-attack-struck UK umbrella company Parasol – have been hit by online attackers.…

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Singapore monetary authority threatens action on bank over widespread phishing scam

Tue, 18/01/2022 - 13:04
Scam has claimed 469 victims in December alone, of which OCBC has issued goodwill payments to 30

The Monetary Authority of Singapore says it is considering supervisory action against Southeast Asia's second largest bank, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC), which was criticised for its incident response to a widespread phishing scheme across the island nation.…

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Why global DDoS protection is essential for Anycast networks

Tue, 18/01/2022 - 11:55
‘If you don’t have Anycast it’s not a good DNS service’

Paid Feature  In October 2021, in an incident lasting more than six hours, Facebook disappeared from the Internet. This wasn’t a temporary .com outage on the company’s primary domain but a complete shutdown of its public existence that also dragged into the darkness WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger.…

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