Anthem to shell out $115m in largest-ever data theft settlement

The Register - Sat, 24/06/2017 - 01:09
Good day to be an attorney, or a Maserati salesman

Health insurer Anthem has today agreed to pay $115m to settle a class-action suit brought on by its 2015 cyber-theft of 78.8 million records.…

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AES-256 crypto cracked in 50 secs using €200 of kit one metre away

The Register - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 23:58
Van Eck phreaking getting surprisingly cheap

Sideband attacks that monitor a computer's electromagnetic output to snaffle passwords are nothing new. They usually require direct access to the target system and a lot of expensive machinery – but no longer.…

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US Secretary of State: Я буду работать с Россией по вопросам кибербезопасности

The Register - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 22:08
Pish, hackers, smackers, says Rex Tillerson

Analysis  US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has expressed a willingness to work directly with Russia on cybersecurity and other issues.…

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32TB of Windows 10 internal builds, core source code leak online

The Register - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 21:09
Finding exploitable bugs suddenly easier

Exclusive  A massive trove of Microsoft's internal Windows operating system builds and chunks of its core source code have leaked online.…

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Not Apr 1: Google stops scanning your Gmail to sling targeted ads at you

The Register - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 20:53
Given the amount of data it already has on you, why bother?

Google has said it will no longer scan the content of Gmail messages to sell targeted adverts to users of the free service.…

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Virgin Media router security flap follows weak password expose

The Register - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 16:34
You're not using the password from the sticker, are you?

Virgin Media has urged 800,000 customers to change their passwords to guard against possible hacking attack.…

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Russian hackers selling login credentials of UK politicians, diplomats – report

The Register - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 13:31
They're oldies but could still spill the goodies, say experts

Russians hackers are trading the email addresses and passwords of top UK politicians and diplomats.…

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Smart burglars will ride the surf of inter-connected hackability

The Register - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 10:02
Let’s invent a dustbin that throws itself away

Something for the Weekend, Sir?  What the world needs now is an intelligent dustbin. It would be the pinnacle of achievement for the Internet of Things sector.…

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Latest Windows 10 Insider build pulls the trigger on crappy SMB1

The Register - Fri, 23/06/2017 - 00:21
Redmond adds UI tweaks, more emojis and Edge enticements

Microsoft has released the newest build of Windows 10 Insider, version 16226, to developers on its fast-track release list.…

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WikiLeaks doc dump reveals CIA tools for infecting air-gapped PCs

The Register - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 22:12
Brutal Kangaroo jumps network breaks, according to leaked classified info

WikiLeaks has published online more top-secret documents it has obtained from the CIA describing the agency's hacking tools. This time the dossier details software codenamed Brutal Kangaroo that agents can use to infect targets' air-gapped computers with malware.…

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Microsoft PatchGuard flaw could let hackers plant rootkits on x64 Windows 10 boxen

The Register - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 17:02
Redmond shrugs, says PC would already need to be thoroughly pwned

Flaws in Microsoft PatchGuard create a means for hackers to plant rootkits on Windows 10, 64-bit OS devices.…

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Two Brits nabbed in connection with global plot to hack Microsoft network

The Register - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 16:19
Organised crime coppers cuff young men

Detectives have arrested two men in the UK this morning in connection with an international "conspiracy" to break into the Microsoft network.…

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UCL ransomware attack traced to malvertising campaign

The Register - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 13:27
Researchers finger trojan-slinging AdGholas group

Security researchers have suggested that the ransomware attack on University College London last week was spread through a "malvertising" campaign.…

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'No decision' on Raytheon GPS landing system aboard Brit aircraft carriers

The Register - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 12:04
We've already got one tried and tested system, huffs MoD

The Ministry of Defence has insisted it has made “no decision” to install the US Navy’s JPALS aircraft carrier landing system aboard HMS Prince of Wales, the second of the Royal Navy’s two new 65,000-tonne aircraft carriers.…

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Researcher calls the fuzz on OpenVPN, turns up new vulns

The Register - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 02:56
Patches for servers and clients

OpenVPN has patched another round of security vulnerabilities, turned up by a researcher independently of the organisation's 2016/17 code audit.…

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Homeland Security: Putin’s hackers tried to crack electoral networks in 21 US states

The Register - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 01:16
Senate Intelligence Committee frustrated by lack of details

Russian attempts to hack key US election systems are more advanced than first thought, according to testimony by Homeland Security officials in Congress on Wednesday.…

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Cybereason snags $100m from Softbank to mount distribution, tech offensive

The Register - Wed, 21/06/2017 - 18:59
'This deal is the coming of age of the offensive security model'

Cybersecurity startup Cybereason is looking to go to the next level after securing $100m in funding from SoftBank.…

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Breach at's Cyber Essentials scheme exposes users to phishing attacks

The Register - Wed, 21/06/2017 - 15:41
How does that rank on the Morissette Scale?

The operation behind the UK government's Cyber Essentials scheme has suffered a breach exposing the email addresses of registered consultancies, it told them today.…

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Honda plant in Japan briefly stops making cars after fresh WannaCrypt outbreak

The Register - Wed, 21/06/2017 - 14:57
No minivans or sedans rolled out of plant for 24 hours

Honda said today that it had briefly halted operations at a car plant in Sayama, Japan earlier this week because of the infamous WannaCrypt ransomware.…

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Ad 'urgently' seeks company to build national e-ID system

The Register - Wed, 21/06/2017 - 13:27
People Per Hours alert does not specify which government

An intriguing, and slightly concerning, job ad has appeared on freelancing website People Per Hour, entitled: "URGENT!!! Delivery of a National e-ID System".…

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