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UK cops arrest teen suspect in MGM Resorts cyberattack probe

Fri, 19/07/2024 - 22:51
17-year-old cuffed as FBI says it will 'relentlessly pursue' miscreants around the globe

Cops in the UK have arrested a suspected member of the notorious Scattered Spider crime gang, which is accused of crippling MGM Resorts in Las Vegas with ransomware last summer.…

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CrowdStrike Windows patchpocalypse could take weeks to fix, IT admins fear

Fri, 19/07/2024 - 18:54
Our vultures gather to review this very freaky Friday

Kettle  If you're an IT administrator with Windows boxes on your network, Friday can't have been a lot of fun. What's likely millions of systems were or still are stuck in blue-screen boot loop hell, mostly requiring manual intervention to fix.…

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CrowdStrike code update bricking Windows machines around the world

Fri, 19/07/2024 - 07:46
Falcon Sensor putting hosts into deathloop - but there's a workaround

UPDATED  An update to a product from infosec vendor CrowdStrike is bricking computers running Windows.…

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North Korea likely behind takedown of Indian crypto exchange WazirX

Fri, 19/07/2024 - 06:59
Firm halts trades after seeing $230 million disappear

Indian crypto exchange WazirX has revealed it lost virtual assets valued at over $230 million after a cyber attack that has since been linked to North Korea.…

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Beijing's attack gang Volt Typhoon was a false flag inside job conspiracy: China

Fri, 19/07/2024 - 06:09
Run by the NSA, the FBI, and Five Eyes nations, who fooled infosec researchers, apparently

China has asserted that the Volt Typhoon gang, which Five Eyes nations accuse of being a Beijing-backed attacker that targets critical infrastructure, was in fact made up by the US intelligence community.…

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Judge mostly drags SEC's lawsuit against SolarWinds into the recycling bin

Thu, 18/07/2024 - 22:06
Russia-invaded software biz 'grateful for the support we have received'

A judge has mostly thrown out a lawsuit brought by America's financial watchdog that accused SolarWinds and its chief infosec officer of misleading investors about its computer security practices and the backdooring of its Orion product.…

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Kaspersky challenges US government to put up or shut up about Kremlin ties

Thu, 18/07/2024 - 17:29
Stick an independent probe in our software, you won't find any Putin.DLL backdoor

Kaspersky has hit back after the US government banned its products – by proposing an independent verification that its software is above board and not backdoored by the Kremlin.…

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Russia’s FIN7 is peddling its EDR-nerfing malware to ransomware gangs

Thu, 18/07/2024 - 14:40
Major vendors' products scuppered by novel techniques

Prolific Russian cybercrime syndicate FIN7 is using various pseudonyms to sell its custom security solution-disabling malware to different ransomware gangs.…

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Maximum-severity Cisco vulnerability allows attackers to change admin passwords

Thu, 18/07/2024 - 11:37
You’re going to want to patch this one

Cisco just dropped a patch for a maximum-severity vulnerability that allows attackers to change the password of any user, including admins.…

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Firms skip security reviews of major app updates about half the time

Thu, 18/07/2024 - 08:28
Complicated, costly, time-consuming – pick three

Cyber security workers only review major updates to software applications only 54 percent of the time, according to a poll of tech managers.…

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Release the hounds! Securing datacenters may soon need sniffer dogs

Thu, 18/07/2024 - 01:54
Nothing else can detect attackers with implants designed to foil physical security

Sniffer dogs may soon become a useful means of improving physical security in datacenters, as increasing numbers of people are adopting implants like NFC chips that have the potential to enable novel attacks on access control tools.…

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Merged Exabeam and LogRhythm cut jobs, face lawsuit

Thu, 18/07/2024 - 00:27
Unconfirmed reports suggest 30 percent reduction in headcount

Exabeam and LogRhythm – a pair of cyber security firms – finalized their merger on Wednesday, an occasion The Register understands was marked by swift job cuts and shareholder action to investigate the transaction.…

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Kaspersky gives US customers six months of free updates as a parting gift

Wed, 17/07/2024 - 19:20
So long, farewell, do svidaniya, goodbye

Embattled Russian infosec shop Kaspersky is giving US customers six months of security updates for free as a parting gift as Uncle Sam kicks the antivirus maker out of the American market.…

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Ransomware continues to pile on costs for critical infrastructure victims

Wed, 17/07/2024 - 16:01
Millions more spent without any improvement in recovery times

Costs associated with ransomware attacks on critical national infrastructure (CNI) organizations skyrocketed in the past year.…

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London council accuses watchdog of 'exaggerating' danger of 2020 raid on residents' data

Wed, 17/07/2024 - 12:45
You escaped a big fat fine! Take the win and run, won’t you?

London's inner city district of Hackney says the UK's data protection watchdog has misunderstood and "exaggerated" details surrounding a ransomware attack on its systems in 2020.…

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Craig Wright admits he isn't the inventor of Bitcoin after High Court judgment in UK

Wed, 17/07/2024 - 08:33
Ozzie definitely not Satoshi Nakamoto, faces £6M legal bill and possible perjury trial

Australian Craig Wright has finally admitted he is not the inventor of Bitcoin after losing several cases in the High Court of England and Wales, whose judge has suggested he be investigated for perjury.…

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Iran's MuddyWater phishes Israeli orgs with custom BugSleep backdoor

Wed, 17/07/2024 - 01:00
India, Turkey, also being targeted by campaign that relies on corporate email compromise

MuddyWater, an Iranian government-backed cyber espionage crew, has upgraded its malware with a custom backdoor, which it's used to target Israeli organizations.…

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Cyber-crime super-crew Scattered Spider falls in love with RansomHub and Qilin

Tue, 16/07/2024 - 19:05
Extortionists left hanging after rivals crawled into the woodwork

The Scattered Spider cybercrime group is now using RansomHub and Qilin ransomware variants in its attacks, illustrating a possible power shift among hacking groups.…

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Don’t be complacent on cybersecurity resilience

Tue, 16/07/2024 - 15:21
Read the 2024 Cisco Cybersecurity Readiness Index for tips on how best to prepare

Sponsored Post  Protecting sensitive data and mission-critical applications, systems and services from the unwanted attention of hackers and cyber criminals is never easy.…

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Privacy group complains to UK regulator about Meta scraping user data to train AI

Tue, 16/07/2024 - 12:25
Move follows Instagram and Facebook owner's decision to reverse direction in EU after protests

A UK data rights campaign group has launched a complaint with the data law regulator against Meta’s change of privacy policy which allows it to scrape user data to develop AI models.…

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