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Cybercriminals raid BBC pension database, steal records of over 25,000 people

The Register - Thu, 30/05/2024 - 15:02
This just in: We lost your personal info, but here's 2 years' worth of Experian

The BBC has emailed more than 25,000 current and former employees on one of its pension schemes after an unauthorized party broke into a database and stole their personal data.…

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IT worker sued over ‘vengeful’ cyber harassment of policeman who issued a jaywalking ticket

The Register - Thu, 30/05/2024 - 14:00
His hospital employer is also being sued for not stepping in sooner

In an ongoing civil lawsuit, an IT worker is accused of launching a "destructive cyber campaign of hate and revenge" against a police officer and his family after being issued with a ticket for jaywalking.…

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IBM spin-off Kyndryl accused of discriminating on basis of age, race, disability

The Register - Thu, 30/05/2024 - 12:14
Five current and former employees file formal charges with US employment watchdog

Exclusive  Kyndryl, the IT services firm spun out of IBM, has been accused by multiple employees within its CISO Defense security group of discrimination on the basis of age, race, and disability, in both internal complaints and formal charges filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).…

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Pretty much all of the headaches affecting MSPs are due to cybersecurity

The Register - Thu, 30/05/2024 - 11:30
More cybercrime means more problems and understaffed teams stretched to the limit

Managed Service Partners (MSPs) say cybersecurity dwarfs all other main concerns about staying competitive in today's market.…

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Indian stock exchange finally encrypting all messages to traders

The Register - Thu, 30/05/2024 - 06:36
Requests for pricing will soon be encrypted, after implementation deadline was extended

India's Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has told market participants they need to adopt encryption – which, shockingly, isn't already implemented – for certain messages sent to its trading platforms when using its Enhanced Trading Interface (ETI).…

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Chinese national cuffed on charges of running 'likely the world's largest botnet ever'

The Register - Thu, 30/05/2024 - 00:58
DoJ says 911 S5 crew earned $100M from 19 million PCs pwned by fake VPNs

US authorities have arrested the alleged administrator of what FBI director Christopher Wray has described as "likely the world's largest botnet ever," comprising 19 million compromised Windows machines used by its operators to reap millions of dollars over the last decade.…

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Miscreants claim they've snatched 560M people's info from Ticketmaster

The Register - Thu, 30/05/2024 - 00:00
All that data allegedly going for a song on revived BreachForums

Ticketmaster is believed to have had its IT breached by cybercriminals who claim to have stolen 1.3TB of data on 560 million of the corporation's customers – and are now selling all that info for $500,000.…

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Multi-day DDoS storm batters Internet Archive

The Register - Wed, 29/05/2024 - 21:16
Think this is bad? See what Big Media wants to do to us, warns founder

The Internet Archive has been under a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack since Sunday, and is trying to keep services going.…

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North Korea building cash reserves using ransomware, video games

The Register - Wed, 29/05/2024 - 14:00
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

The Register - Tue, 28/05/2024 - 23:20
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

The Register - Tue, 28/05/2024 - 19:45
Website whack-a-mole getting worse

BreachForums is back online just weeks after the notorious ransomware leak site was seized by law enforcement.…

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SpiderOak One customers threaten to jump ship following datacenter upgrade

The Register - Tue, 28/05/2024 - 17:45
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

The Register - Tue, 28/05/2024 - 14:30
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

The Register - Tue, 28/05/2024 - 09:30
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

The Register - Mon, 27/05/2024 - 17:56
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

The Register - Mon, 27/05/2024 - 03:59
Plus: US water systems fail at cyber security

Infosec in brief  More than a dozen big pharmaceutical suppliers have begun notifying individuals that their data was 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

The Register - Sat, 25/05/2024 - 00:21
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

The Register - Fri, 24/05/2024 - 23:23
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

The Register - Fri, 24/05/2024 - 21:29
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

The Register - Fri, 24/05/2024 - 01:59
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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