Shamoon Reappears, Poised for a New Wiper Attack

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 13:18
One of the most destructive malware families ever seen is back, and researchers think its authors are gearing up to again take aim at the Middle East.
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Taylor's gonna spy, spy, spy, spy, spy... fans can't shake cam off, shake cam off

The Register - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 12:24
Swifties' faces scanned against DB of 'known stalkers' at US gig – reports

Spotify's one-time nemesis Taylor Swift has reportedly used controversial facial recognition tech on fans while they've been getting down to her sick beats.…

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UK white hats blacklisted by Cisco Talos after smart security code stumbles

The Register - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 07:01
Cisco gracefully says it won't charge for the privilege

UK security training company Hacker House briefly had its site blocked after being mistaken for malware by Cisco's security wing Talos' smart "threat intelligence" software.…

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It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you hackers are targeting 'nuclear, defense, energy, financial' biz

The Register - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 21:37
Sharpshooter takes aim at critical infrastructure

Hackers are targetting critical infrastructure providers, including nuclear power and defense agencies, in what may be a state-sponsored attack that's hiding behind North Korean code.…

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Android Trojan Targets PayPal Users

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 21:21
The trojan purports to be a battery optimization app - and then steals up to 1,000 euro from victims' PayPal accounts.
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ThreatList: Holiday Spam, the Perfect Seasonal Gift for Criminals

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 17:26
Consumers are much more likely to fall for spam during the season of giving.
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Bulk surveillance is always bad, say human rights orgs appealing against top Euro court

The Register - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 16:30
Liberty and pals seek to prove intrusive spy powers can never be justified

A band of human rights organisations have appealed against a top European court's ruling on bulk surveillance, arguing that any form of mass spying breaches rights to privacy and free expression.…

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Britain approved £2.5m of snooping kit exports to thoroughly snuggly regime in Saudi Arabia

The Register - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:30
Who was Jamal Khashoggi, anyway?

British ministers have approved the export of more than £2.4m worth of telecoms snooping gear to Saudi Arabia, in spite of its very obvious human rights problems, according to a report.…

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Operation Sharpshooter Takes Aim at Global Critical Assets

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:22
Operation Sharpshooter uses a new implant to target mainly English-speaking nuclear, defense, energy and financial companies.
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Super Micro Says Its Gear Wasn’t Bugged By Chinese Spies

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:17
The news comes amid reports that a Chinese intelligence-gathering effort was behind the massive Marriott hotel data breach.
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Supply Chain Security: Managing a Complex Risk Profile

Kapersky Labs - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:36
Experts sound off on how companies can work with their third-party suppliers and partners to secure the end-to-end supply chain.
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Ticketmaster tells customer it's not at fault for site's Magecart malware pwnage

The Register - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:15
Uh, hello? Didn't you put third-party Javascript on a payment page?

Ticketmaster is telling its customers that it wasn't to blame for the infection of its site by a strain of the Magecart cred-stealing malware – despite embedding third-party Javascript into its payments page.…

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It's December of 2018 and, to hell with it, just patch your stuff

The Register - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 01:15
Windows, Office, Acrobat, SAP... you know the deal

Microsoft, Adobe, and SAP are finishing up the year with a flurry of activity, combining to patch more than 140 CVE-listed security flaws between them.…

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Facebook Fined $11.3M for Privacy Violations

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 11/12/2018 - 22:19
Italy's regulator found the social giant guilty of misleading consumers as to what it does with their data.
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Zero-Day Bug Fixed by Microsoft in December Patch Tuesday

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 11/12/2018 - 22:02
Microsoft patches nine critical bugs as part of December Patch Tuesday roundup.
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Equifax how-it-was-mega-hacked damning dossier lands, in all of its infuriating glory

The Register - Tue, 11/12/2018 - 20:37
'Entirely preventable' theft down to traffic-monitoring certificate left expired for 19 months

A US Congressional report outlin]ing the breakdowns that lead to the 2017 theft of 148 million personal records from Equifax has revealed a stunning catalog of failure.…

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25% of NHS trusts have zilch, zip, zero staff who are versed in security

The Register - Tue, 11/12/2018 - 19:16
Not like there's been a major incident recently to kick them into gear or anything

A quarter of NHS trusts in the UK responding to a Freedom of Information request have no staff with security qualifications, despite some employing up to 16,000 people.…

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Data Privacy Issues Trigger Soul Searching in Tech Industry

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 11/12/2018 - 18:51
Consumers are growing angry when it comes to data misuse - but the real change will need to come from the tech industry's culture when it comes to privacy.
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Cobalt Group Pushes Revamped ThreadKit Malware

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 11/12/2018 - 18:40
Threat actors have updated their malware to include a macro-based delivery framework.
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Adobe December 2018 Security Update Fixes Reader, Acrobat

Kapersky Labs - Tue, 11/12/2018 - 17:42
The update includes a raft of critical code-execution problems.
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