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New UK product security law won't be undercut by rogue traders upping and vanishing, government boasts

The Register - 13 hours 3 min ago
El Reg asks about phoenixing – but will answer convince world+dog?

Britain's plans to force internet-connected device vendors to declare legally binding product lifespans won't be easily evaded by shell companies, the government has told The Register.…

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European Cybercrime Centre confident it's kicked credit card crims – again

The Register - 13 hours 57 min ago
Poised to reveal similar haul to 2020's €40M loss prevention total

The European Cybercrime Centre has again acted against credit card fraud and is poised to reveal success on a similar scale to its 2020 campaign that prevented €40 million of losses.…

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Three key ransomware actors changed jobs on October 18 – the same day REvil went dark

The Register - 16 hours 21 min ago
Underground industry grows in complexity and sophistication, says Santander Group researcher

October 18, 2021, was a tricky day for the ransomware industry. First, the gang that ran the REvil ransomware had its servers compromised, and then three individuals with key roles changed jobs.…

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Rewriting your disaster recovery plan might just save your company…and could transform it

The Register - Wed, 01/12/2021 - 21:00
Just be sure it actually works

Paid Feature  Disaster recovery (DR) used to be thought of as a form of corporate hygiene, but it’s becoming increasingly clear it has to be considered a matter of corporate survival.…

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Singapore and UK ink digital trade agreements at Future Tech Forum in London

The Register - Wed, 01/12/2021 - 14:30
Such memorandums of understanding are all the rage

Singapore and the UK signed three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) this week, hoping to strengthen digital connectivity between the two island nations.…

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Pension cold-calling financial services biz cops largest ever fine from UK data watchdog

The Register - Wed, 01/12/2021 - 13:50
EB Associates facing £140k penalty for 107,000 illegal calls

EB Associates, a London-based financial advisory business, is facing a £140,000 fine from the UK's data watchdog after it instigated 107,000 illegal cold calls to people about their pensions.…

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UK watchdog's punishment for Blackbaud, Easyjet, other big privacy lawbreakers was slap on the wrist in private

The Register - Wed, 01/12/2021 - 07:28
Is this what they call light-touch regulation?

Blackbaud was given a private slap on the wrist by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) after paying off criminals who stole users' financial data from the cloud CRM biz's servers.…

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UK intel chief says MI6 must outsource innovation – and James Bond's in-house 'Q' is nonsense

The Register - Wed, 01/12/2021 - 03:56
China is on the march, Russia loves to destabilise, no intelligence agency can stop 'em without help

The head of the UK's secretive Military Intelligence Section 6 agency – popularly known as MI6 – has delivered a rare speech in which he has warned that China, Iran, and Russia use information technology to destabilise rivals, and that the agency he leads can no longer rely on in-house innovation to develop the technologies the UK needs to defend itself.…

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It's the flu season – FluBot, that is: Surge of info-stealing Android malware detected

The Register - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 20:11
And a bunch of bank-account-raiding trojans also identified

FluBot, a family of Android malware, is circulating again via SMS messaging, according to authorities in Finland.…

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Visiting a booby-trapped webpage could give attackers code execution privileges on HP network printers

The Register - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 15:59
Patches available for 150 affected products

Tricking users into visiting a malicious webpage could allow malicious people to compromise 150 models of HP multi-function printers, according to F-Secure researchers.…

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Leaked footage shows British F-35B falling off HMS Queen Elizabeth and pilot's death-defying ejection

The Register - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 14:55
Parachute snagged on ship's bows

Video  Video footage has emerged of a British F-35B fighter jet falling off the front of aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth after a botched takeoff.…

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Lloyd's of London suggests insurers should not cover 'retaliatory cyber operations' between nation states

The Register - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 14:02
And they might attribute cyber attacks if governments won't

Lloyd’s of London may no longer extend insurance cover to companies affected by acts of war, and new clauses drafted for providers of so-called "cyber" insurance are raising the spectre of organisations caught in tit-for-tat nation state-backed attacks being left high and dry.…

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Winter is coming … with a blizzard of live and virtual SANS Institute events

The Register - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 07:30
Or a long, hot summer of cybersec training, depending where you are

Paid Post  As security pros survey the months ahead, they may be resigning themselves to long winter nights or hot summer days spent fighting off cyber-attackers exploiting the end-of-year lull, or final rush of custom, depending on the business involved.…

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Panasonic admits intruders were inside its servers for months

The Register - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 04:27
Spotted the crack after it ended – still not sure what was lost

Japanese industrial giant Panasonic has admitted it's been popped, and badly.…

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Wind turbine maker Vestas confirms recent security incident <i>was</i> ransomware

The Register - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 14:29
10 days after attack 'almost all systems' up and running, refuses to say if ransom was paid

Wind turbine maker Vestas says "almost all" of its IT systems are finally up and running 10 days after a security attack by criminals, confirming that it had indeed fallen victim to ransomware.…

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Australia will force social networks to identify trolls, so they can be sued for defamation

The Register - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 01:15
At the same time, will overrule court decision that traditional publishers are liable for comments on social media

Australia's government has announced it will compel social media companies to reveal the identities of users who post material considered defamatory.…

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EU needs more cybersecurity graduates, says ENISA infosec agency – pointing at growing list of master's degree courses

The Register - Fri, 26/11/2021 - 16:37
Skills gap needs filling somehow

The EU needs more cybersecurity graduates to plug the political bloc's shortage of skilled infosec bods, according to a report from the ENISA online security agency.…

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The Privacy Sandbox saga continues: UK watchdog extracts more commitments from Google over advertising tech

The Register - Fri, 26/11/2021 - 13:33
Roll up, roll up. Come and be the CMA-approved trustee to keep an eye on the Chocolate Factory's antics

The torrid tale of Google's Privacy Sandbox took another turn today with the UK's Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) saying it has "secured improved commitments" from the ad giant over the cookie crushing tech.…

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Government-favoured child safety app warned it could violate the UK's Investigatory Powers Act with message-scanning tech

The Register - Fri, 26/11/2021 - 12:23
Redesigned SafeToNet feature highlights tech law mess

A company repeatedly endorsed by ministers backing the UK's Online Safety Bill was warned by its lawyers that its technology could breach the Investigatory Powers Act's ban on unlawful interception of communications, The Register can reveal.…

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If you want to see off next year’s cyber-threats, the time to prepare is … now

The Register - Fri, 26/11/2021 - 07:25
Fast forward into 2022 with Sophos’ Cybersecurity Summit 2021

Paid Post  Whatever sector you’re in, 2022 is likely to mean more and nastier cyber-threats.…

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