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North Korea building cash reserves using ransomware, video games

4 hodiny 26 min zpět
Microsoft says Kim’s hermit nation is pivoting to latest tools as it evolves in cyberspace

A brand-new cybercrime group that Microsoft ties to North Korea is tricking targets using fake job opportunities to launch malware and ransomware, all for financial gain.…

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2.8M US folks learn their personal info was swiped months ago in Sav-Rx IT heist

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Theft happened in October, only now are details coming to light

Sav-Rx has started notifying about 2.8 million people that their personal information was likely stolen during an IT intrusion that happened more than seven months ago.…

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BreachForums returns just weeks after FBI-led takedown

28 Květen, 2024 - 20:45
Website whack-a-mole getting worse

BreachForums is back online just weeks after the notorious dark-web marketplace for stolen data was seized by law enforcement.…

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SpiderOak One customers threaten to jump ship following datacenter upgrade

28 Květen, 2024 - 18:45
One tricky cluster is causing outrage among longstanding customers

Over a month after an April datacenter upgrade coincided with problems with some of its customers' backups, secure storage biz SpiderOak still isn't fully operational, and some angry users say they're ready to cut ties.…

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Auction house Christie’s confirms criminals stole some client data

28 Květen, 2024 - 15:30
Centuries-old institution dodges questions on how it happened as ransomware gang claims credit

International auctioning giant Christie's has confirmed data was stolen during an online attack after a top-three ransomware group claimed credit.…

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Take two APIs and call me in the morning: How healthcare research can cure cyber crime

28 Květen, 2024 - 10:30
In evolving smarter security, open source is the missing link

Opinion  Some ideas work better than others. Take DARPA, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Launched by US President Dwight Eisenhower in 1957 response to Sputnik, its job is to create and test concepts that may be useful in thwarting enemies. Along the way, it's helped make happen GPS, weather satellites, PC technology, and something called the internet.…

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How's Uncle Sam getting on with Biden's AI exec order? Pretty good, we're told

27 Květen, 2024 - 18:56
Former Pentagon deputy CIO Rob Carey tells us guardrails should steer Feds away from bad ML

Interview  President Biden's October executive order encouraging the safe use of AI included a ton of requirements for federal government agencies that are developing and deploying machine learning technologies.…

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Bayer and 12 other major drug companies caught up in Cencora data loss

27 Květen, 2024 - 04:59
Plus: US water systems fail at cyber security

Infosec in brief  More than a dozen big pharmaceutical suppliers have begun notifying people that their medical records were stolen when US drug wholesaler Cencora was breached in February.…

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Man behind deepfake Biden robocall indicted on felony charges, faces $6M fine

25 Květen, 2024 - 01:21
FCC wants to hit this political genius with first-of-a-kind punishment

The political consultant who admitted paying $150 to create a deepfake anti-Biden robocall has been indicted on charges of felony voter suppression and misdemeanor impersonation of a candidate.…

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Best Buy and Geek Squad were most impersonated orgs by scammers in 2023

25 Květen, 2024 - 00:23
But criminals posing as Microsoft workers scored the most ill-gotten gains

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has shared data on the most impersonated companies in 2023, which include Best Buy, Amazon, and PayPal in the top three.…

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Suspected supply chain attack backdoors courtroom recording software

24 Květen, 2024 - 22:29
An open and shut case, but the perps remain at large – whoever they are

Justice is served… or should that be saved now that audio-visual software deployed in more than 10,000 courtrooms is once again secure after researchers uncovered evidence that it had been backdoored for weeks.…

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Three-year-old Apache Flink flaw under active attack

24 Květen, 2024 - 02:59
We know IT admins have busy schedules but c'mon

An improper access control bug in Apache Flink that was fixed in January 2021 has been added to the US government's Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, meaning criminals are right now abusing the flaw in the wild to compromise targets.…

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Here's yet more ransomware using BitLocker against Microsoft's own users

23 Květen, 2024 - 23:21
ShrinkLocker throws steel and vaccine makers into the hurt locker

Updated  Yet more ransomware is using Microsoft BitLocker to encrypt corporate files, steal the decryption key, and then extort a payment from victim organizations, according to Kaspersky.…

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Casino cyberattacks put a bullseye on Scattered Spider – and the FBI is closing in

23 Květen, 2024 - 22:16
Mandiant CTO chats to The Reg about the looming fate of this ransomware crew

Interview  The cyberattacks against Las Vegas casinos over the summer put a big target on the backs of prime suspects Scattered Spider, according to Mandiant CTO Charles Carmakal.…

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Google guru roasts useless phishing tests, calls for fire drill-style overhaul

23 Květen, 2024 - 21:01
Current approaches aren't working and demonize security teams

A Google security bigwig has had enough of federally mandated phishing tests, saying they make colleagues hate IT teams for no added benefit.…

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Veeam says critical flaw can't be abused to trash backups

23 Květen, 2024 - 16:30
It's still a rough one, so patch up

Veeam says the recent critical vulnerability in its Backup Enterprise Manager (VBEM) can't be used by cybercriminals to delete an organization's backups.…

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70% of CISOs worry their org is at risk of a material cyber attack

23 Květen, 2024 - 15:30
Wait, why do you want this job again?

Chief information security officers around the globe "are nervously looking over the horizon," according to a survey of 1,600 CISOs that found more than two thirds (70 percent) worry their organization is at risk of a material cyber attack over the next 12 months. …

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UK data watchdog wants six figures from N Ireland cops after 2023 data leak

23 Květen, 2024 - 10:30
Massive discount applied to save cop shop’s helicopter budget

Following a data leak that brought "tangible fear of threat to life", the UK's data protection watchdog says it intends to fine the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) £750,000 ($955,798).…

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How Apple Wi-Fi Positioning System can be abused to track people around the globe

23 Květen, 2024 - 08:34
SpaceX is smart on this, Cupertino and GL.iNet not so much

In-depth  Academics have shown how Apple's Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS) can be abused to create a global privacy nightmare.…

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Would you buy Pegasus spyware from this scammer?

23 Květen, 2024 - 07:45
You shouldn't – Indian infosec researchers warn you'll get random junk instead

Indian infosec firm CloudSEK warned on Wednesday that scammers are selling counterfeit code advertised as the NSO Group's notorious Pegasus spyware.…

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