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Microsoft postpones shift to New Commerce Experience subscriptions

8 hours 24 min ago
The whiff of rebellion among Cloud Solution Providers is getting stronger

Microsoft has indefinitely postponed the date on which its Cloud Solution Providers (CSPs) will be required to sell software and services licences on new terms.…

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FBI warning: crooks are using deepfake videos in interviews for remote gigs

8 hours 55 min ago
Yes. Of course I human. Why asking? Also, when you give passwords to database?

The US FBI issued a warning on Tuesday that it was has received increasing numbers of complaints relating to the use of deepfake videos during interviews for tech jobs that involve access to sensitive systems and information.…

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Trio accused of selling $88m of pirated Avaya licenses

11 hours 40 min ago
Rogue insider generated keys, resold them to blow the cash on gold, crypto, and more, prosecutors say

Three people accused of selling pirate software licenses worth more than $88 million have been charged with fraud.…

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Walmart accused of turning blind eye to transfer fraud totaling millions of dollars

14 hours 35 min ago
Store giant brands watchdog's lawsuit 'factually misguided, legally flawed'

The FTC has sued Walmart, claiming it turned a blind eye to fraudsters using its money transfer services to con folks out of "hundreds of millions of dollars."…

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Customized malware coded to target OT systems

Tue, 28/06/2022 - 15:22
Protection starts with having the right network design, says Rockwell Automation

Sponsored Feature  Malware targeting operational technology (OT) and industrial controls systems (ICS) doesn't come along very often. But when it does, it's worth paying close attention.…

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AMD targeted by RansomHouse, cybercrims claim to have '450Gb' in stolen data

Tue, 28/06/2022 - 15:01
Relatively cybercrime newbies not clear on whether it's alleging to have gigabits or gigabytes of chip biz's data

If claims hold true, AMD has been targeted by the extortion group RansomHouse, which says it is sitting on a trove of data stolen from the processor designer following an alleged security breach earlier this year.…

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Have you modelled the attack paths into your organization? Because an attacker already has

Tue, 28/06/2022 - 14:21
Join this webinar to find out how to block them

Webinar  What does your tech infrastructure look like to the outside world? You might think it looks like an impenetrable fortress or a black box. You're probably wrong.…

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Tencent admits to poisoned QR code attack on QQ chat platform

Tue, 28/06/2022 - 05:31
Could it be Beijing was right about games being bad for China?

Chinese web giant Tencent has admitted to a significant account hijack attack on its messaging and social media platform.…

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Carnival Cruises torpedoed by US states, agrees to pay $6m after waves of cyberattacks

Tue, 28/06/2022 - 03:58
Now those are some phishing boats

Carnival Cruise Lines will cough up more than $6 million to end two separate lawsuits filed by 46 states in the US after sensitive, personal information on customers and employees was accessed in a string of cyberattacks.…

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India extends deadline for compliance with infosec logging rules by 90 days

Tue, 28/06/2022 - 03:02
Helpfully announced extension on deadline day

India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the local Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) have extended the deadline for compliance with the Cyber Security Directions introduced on April 28, which were due to take effect yesterday.…

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OpenSSL 3.0.5 awaits release to fix potential worse-than-Heartbleed flaw

Tue, 28/06/2022 - 00:30
Though severity up for debate, and limited chips affected, broken tests hold back previous patch from distribution

The latest version of OpenSSL v3, a widely used open-source library for secure networking using the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, contains a memory corruption vulnerability that imperils x64 systems with Intel's Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX512).…

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LGBTQ+ folks warned of dating app extortion scams

Mon, 27/06/2022 - 22:37
Uncle Sam tells of crooks exploiting Pride Month

The FTC is warning members of the LGBTQ+ community about online extortion via dating apps such as Grindr and Feeld.…

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Contractor loses entire Japanese city's personal data in USB fail

Mon, 27/06/2022 - 11:44
Also, Chrome add-ons are great for fingerprinting, and hacked hot tubs splurge details

In brief  A Japanese contractor working in the city of Amagasaki, near Osaka, reportedly mislaid a USB drive containing personal data on the metropolis's 460,000 residents.…

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Beijing probes security at academic journal database

Mon, 27/06/2022 - 06:30
It's easy to see why – the question is, why now?

China's internet regulator has launched an investigation into the security regime protecting academic journal database China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), citing national security concerns.…

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Singapore promises 'brutal and unrelentingly hard' action on dodgy crypto players

Mon, 27/06/2022 - 01:30
But welcomes fast cross-border payments in central bank digital currencies

In the same week that it welcomed the launch of a local center of excellence focused on crypto-inspired central bank digital currencies, Singapore's Monetary Authority (MAS) has warned crypto cowboys they face a rough ride in the island nation.…

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We're now truly in the era of ransomware as pure extortion without the encryption

Sat, 25/06/2022 - 11:41
Why screw around with cryptography and keys when just stealing the info is good enough

Feature  US and European cops, prosecutors, and NGOs recently convened a two-day workshop in the Hague to discuss how to respond to the growing scourge of ransomware.…

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More than $100m in cryptocurrency stolen from blockchain biz

Fri, 24/06/2022 - 22:46
'A humbling and unfortunate reminder' that monsters lurk under bridges

Blockchain venture Harmony offers bridge services for transferring crypto coins across different blockchains, but something has gone badly wrong.…

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Google: How we tackled this iPhone, Android spyware

Fri, 24/06/2022 - 11:46
Watching people's every move and collecting their info – not on our watch, says web ads giant

Spyware developed by Italian firm RCS Labs was used to target cellphones in Italy and Kazakhstan — in some cases with an assist from the victims' cellular network providers, according to Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG).…

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Beijing-backed attackers use ransomware as a decoy while they conduct espionage

Fri, 24/06/2022 - 08:04
They're not lying when they say 'We stole your data' – the lie is about which data they lifted

A state-sponsored Chinese threat actor has used ransomware as a distraction to help it conduct electronic espionage, according to security software vendor Secureworks.…

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NSO claims 'more than 5' EU states use Pegasus spyware

Fri, 24/06/2022 - 07:22
And it's like, what ... 12, 13,000 total targets a year max, exec says

NSO Group told European lawmakers this week that "under 50" customers use its notorious Pegasus spyware, though these customers include "more than five" European Union member states.…

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