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Washington DC police force confirms data breach after ransomware upstart Babuk posts trophies to Tor blog

27 Duben, 2021 - 14:25
Newish criminal gang 'trying to make a name for themselves'

Updated  Ransomware criminals have posted trophy pictures on their Tor blog after attacking the police force for US capital Washington DC.…

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Patched Exchange to head off Hafnium? You might only be halfway to safety

27 Duben, 2021 - 09:00
Office 365 shop? You may be exposed too. Here’s why – according to Sophos

Promo  If you’re running Microsoft Exchange anywhere in your organisation and you’re not extremely concerned about the threat from Hafnium, you haven’t been paying attention this year.…

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HashiCorp reveals exposure of private code-signing key after Codecov compromise

26 Duben, 2021 - 21:35
Among the first of many? Software tools biz reports internal use of credential-stealing script

HashiCorp, an open-source company whose Terraform product is widely used for automated cloud deployments, has revealed a private code-signing key was exposed thanks to the compromised Codecov script discovered earlier this month.…

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Security vendor Proofpoint snapped up by private equity for $12.3bn but still in search of profit

26 Duben, 2021 - 18:15
Thoma Bravo follows Sophos purchase with further infosec landgrab

Proofpoint has become the latest sizable tech vendor to succumb to private equity after Thoma Bravo succeeded in its $12.3bn grasp for the infosec giant.…

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Scam victims find same fraudulent ads lurking on Facebook and Google even after flagging them up

26 Duben, 2021 - 15:45
Consumer watchdog blasts platforms for onerous reporting mechanisms

UK consumer watchdog Which? has found that ad giants Google and Facebook are failing to remove online scam ads even after victims report them.…

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Ethics isn't a county east of London, but it's the only way to look at security

26 Duben, 2021 - 11:15
We are all human beings, we live in a community, and everything we do affects others

Column  The trouble with good ideas is that, taken together, they can be very bad. It's a good idea to worry about supply chain malware injection – ask SolarWinds – and a good idea to come up with ways to stop it. It's even a good idea to look at major open-source software projects, such as the Linux kernel, with their very open supply chain, and ask – is this particularly vulnerable? After all, a poisoned Linux kernel would be bad enough to make people forget SolarWinds.…

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GCHQ boss warns China can rewrite 'the global operating system' in its own authoritarian image

26 Duben, 2021 - 08:58
Brit spymaster calls for renewed attention to UK tech capabilities – and expanded role for his agency

The director of the UK's signals intelligence agency has delivered a speech in which he contemplated power in the digital age, observing that "China's size and technological weight means that it has the potential to control the global operating system," and hinting at an expanded role for the agency he leads as one way to fight back.…

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Cloud security threats are growing – crucially, is your skills toolkit keeping pace?

26 Duben, 2021 - 08:30
Here’s a flight plan to map your journey

Promo  Whatever unit of measurement you use, it’s clear that more and more enterprise computing is happening in the cloud - which also means the cloud is an ever-growing target for cyber attackers.…

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India orders takedowns of social media posts it claims harm fight against raging COVID-19 outbreak

26 Duben, 2021 - 07:34
Many banned posts were made by opposition politicians and appear to be criticism of the government

As India battles a surging second wave of COVID-19 cases and severe shortages of medical supplies, the nation's government has told Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to remove social media posts it says may panic its populace with misinformation.…

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Emotet malware self-destructs after cops deliver time-bomb DLL to infected Windows PCs

26 Duben, 2021 - 07:33
Uninstall code, distributed from backend servers seized in January, fired on Sunday

Notorious Windows malware Emotet was automatically wiped from computers yesterday by European law enforcement using a customized DLL.…

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Homebrew fixes Cask repo GitHub Actions bug that would have let anyone sneak malicious code onto machines

26 Duben, 2021 - 06:39
Plus: America creates task force to tackle ransomware crims

In Brief  The Homebrew package manager for macOS and Linux has fixed an issue that could have been exploited by miscreants to run malicious code on people's computers.…

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Volunteer-run pirate Manga website attacked, loses hashed passwords, has ‘nobody’ to fix the mess

26 Duben, 2021 - 04:28
Dot-org has been offline for a month, says ‘people who have ill intentions’ behind crack

A “scanlation” website for Manga has admitted that its members credentials have been stolen and are now being shared online.…

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Computer security world in mourning over death of Dan Kaminsky, aged 42

25 Duben, 2021 - 06:10
DEF CON hails 'an icon in all the positive ways'

Obit  Celebrated information security researcher Dan Kaminsky, known not just for his technical ability but also for his compassion and support for those in his industry, has died. He was 42.…

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If you have a QNAP NAS, stop what you're doing right now and install latest updates. Do it before Qlocker gets you

22 Duben, 2021 - 23:57
Storage box maker puts customers on red alert after outbreak in ransomware infections

QNAP has urged its customers to install and run its latest firmware and malware removal tools on their NAS boxes amid a surge in ransomware infections.…

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US aviation regulator warns of mid-air collision risk if Garmin TCAS boxes are not updated

22 Duben, 2021 - 21:30
Software fixes available, says FAA

Updated  American aviation regulators have ordered private jet operators to install software updates for Garmin collision avoidance units after multiple reports of false alarms – raising the risk of a mid-air crash.…

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MI5 wants to shed its cocktail-guzzling posho image – so it's opened an Instagram account

22 Duben, 2021 - 15:45
Lockdown's getting to everyone – even the social media monkeys

British domestic spy agency MI5 wants to dispel the idea it is staffed by martini-quaffing layabouts who spend implausible amounts of time lounging around top-end bars and hotels. It has therefore opened an Instagram account.…

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Apple, you've AirDrop'd the ball: Academics detail ways to leak contact info of nearby iThings for spear-phishing

22 Duben, 2021 - 10:16
Too bad there's no suggested solution... oh, wait

Apple's AirDrop has a couple of potentially annoying privacy weaknesses that Cupertino is so far refusing to address even though a solution has been offered.…

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Asian buyers set for security spending spree to catch up on shabby strategies

22 Duben, 2021 - 06:18
China already growing even faster than 13% regional acceleration

Asian businesses are set for a security spending spree, according to analyst firm IDC.…

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Signal app's Moxie says it's possible to sabotage Cellebrite's phone-probing tools with booby-trapped file

22 Duben, 2021 - 00:04
More a declaration of war than turning the tables

Updated  It is possible to hijack and manipulate Cellebrite's phone-probing software tools by placing a specially crafted file on your handset, it is claimed.…

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Apple supplier Quanta Computer confirms it's fallen victim to ransomware attack

21 Duben, 2021 - 19:58
REvil gang starts publishing designs of what appear to be unreleased products

Quanta Computer, an ODM laptop manufacturer and prolific Apple supplier, has now confirmed that digital burglars broke into its systems.…

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