Blood test biz LabCorp pulls plug on systems over hacker fears

The Register - 42 min 56 sec ago
US medical testing giant says no evidence of data theft after alarms triggered

Medical biz LabCorp shut down some of its systems last week after it detected "suspicious activity" on its network.…

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Scumbag confesses in court: LuminosityLink creepware was my baby

The Register - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 23:28
Man admits to selling remote access malware used by morons for spying

A US software developer has admitted to selling and supporting spyware after originally claiming his remote access tool was legitimate admin software.…

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US voting systems (in Oregon) potentially could be hacked (11 years ago) by anybody (in tech support)

The Register - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 20:59
ES&S admits a handful of systems were shipped with PCAnywhere tool

Updated  A US voting machine manufacturer has admitted some of its systems sold in the early 2000s had a remote access tool installed.…

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Look, what's that over there? Sophos nips Windows DNS DLL false positive in the bud

The Register - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 19:06
Temporary file during update shuffled off to quarantine

A Windows operating system library was wrongly identified as malware by Sophos's antivirus scanner for some users on Tuesday.…

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Russia's national vulnerability database is a bit like the Soviet Union – sparse and slow

The Register - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 16:45
By design, though, not... er, general rubbishness

Russia's vulnerability database is much thinner than its US or Chinese counterparts, but does contain a surprisingly high percentage of security bugs exploited by its cyber-spies.…

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Yar, thar she blows: Corp-cash-stealing email whaling attacks now a $12.5bn industry

The Register - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 14:01
Business accounts worth their weight in gold to scammers

Business email accounts remain a lucrative way for scammers to get into companies and turn a quick buck.…

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Trump wants to work with Russia on infosec. Security experts: lol no

The Register - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 13:04
Thanks for Putin that out there

Security experts have poured scorn on plans by US president Donald Trump to work more closely with Russia on cybersecurity.…

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'007' code helps stop Spectre exploits before they exist

The Register - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 06:34
Singaporeans boffins offer Spectre-protector as Fortinet ponders Android inoculation

Black hats haven't yet found a way to mass-exploit the Spectre vulnerability – but mitigations are already arriving.…

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Revealed in detail: World powers stuff spyware kit, how-to guides in dodgy nations' pockets

The Register - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 00:22
And tech industry doesn't get off lightly in civil rights probe

The world's most powerful governments are today accused of bankrolling surveillance kit and training for smaller and dubious nations – and the tech industry stands to benefit.…

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Irish fella accused of being Silk Road admin 'Libertas' hauled to US

The Register - Mon, 16/07/2018 - 22:20
Bloke extradited to New York to face charges of serving as drug cyber-mart's tech support

US prosecutors have extradited an Irish man to America, where he will face charges of allegedly helping run the infamous Silk Road drugs e-souk.…

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Sad Nav: How a cheap GPS spoofer gizmo can tell drivers to get lost

The Register - Mon, 16/07/2018 - 21:25
Eggheads reveal designs for causing navigation mischief for folks unsure of surroundings

Researchers have developed kit that masquerades as GPS satellites to deceive nearby GPS receivers and thus potentially trick drivers into heading off in the wrong direction.…

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Kremlin hacking crew went on a 'Roman Holiday' – researchers

The Register - Mon, 16/07/2018 - 18:16
Fancy that! APT28 fingered for Italian job

Researchers have claimed the infamous APT28 Kremlin-linked hacking group was behind a new cyber-espionage campaign they believe was targeted at the Italian military.…

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Who is the weakest link in software security?

The Register - Mon, 16/07/2018 - 15:30
Tell us your views on responsibilities, skills and tools in the modern delivery process

Study  In the early years of software development, you would often design it, build it, and only then think about how to secure it.…

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GitHub to Pythonistas: Let us save you from vulnerable code

The Register - Mon, 16/07/2018 - 08:30
Third language added to security scanner

GitHub's added Python to the list of programming languages it can auto-scan for known vulnerabilities.…

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Hope for Hutchins, Navy sinks contractor, there's another Russian hacking scandal, and more

The Register - Sat, 14/07/2018 - 10:07
Also, make sure you update your Juniper kit quickly

Roundup  This week, when we weren't watching the football and sobbing uncontrollably, we saw security headaches at NPM and Ticketmaster, and a priest in hot water with cybercrime charges.…

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Thought two-factor auth completely locks down Office 365? Not quite

The Register - Sat, 14/07/2018 - 00:48
A network's only as strong as its weakest link or worker

Hackers can potentially obtain access to Microsoft Office 365-hosted emails and calendars even if multi-factor-authentication is thought to be in place, we were warned this week.…

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US drug cops snared crooks with pre-cracked Blackberry mobes – and that's just the start

The Register - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 23:49
Same being used against ordinary US citizens?

Analysis  Back in 2013, Canadian John Darrel Krokos got 11.5 years in a US jail for leading a massive cocaine smuggling ring. Two years later, his colleague Zaid Wakil was given a 20-year sentence.…

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Scam alert: No, hackers don't have webcam vids of you enjoying p0rno. Don't give them any $$s

The Register - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 23:30
Extortionists snatch weak passwords to shame victims

Scumbags are trying to extort money from netizens by threatening to leak to friends and family videos of their marks watching X-rated videos.…

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Indictment bombshell: 'Kremlin intel agents' hacked, leaked Hillary's emails same day Trump asked Russia for help

The Register - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 20:13
Charges filed against dozen suspected Russian spies

American prosecutors have accused 12 suspected Russian spies of hacking Democrat and Hillary Clinton campaign officials to publicly leak their sensitive emails and influence the 2016 US Presidential Election.…

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It pays to know your enemies: Sophos webinar gives you the cybercrime lowdown

The Register - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 16:04
Move over ransomware – CPUs are being hijacked for alt-coins, now

Promo  No sooner have organisations fought off one type of security nightmare than another one looms even larger.…

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