London Drugs closes all of its pharmacies following 'cybersecurity incident'

The Register - Mon, 29/04/2024 - 19:21
Canadian stores shuttered 'until further notice'

Canadian pharmacy chain London Drugs has closed all of its stores until further notice following a "cybersecurity incident."…

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France willing to buy key Atos assets to keep them French

The Register - Mon, 29/04/2024 - 14:00
Finance minister says government has interests in IT giant's 'sovereign activities'

The French government has tabled an offer to buy key assets of ailing IT giant Atos after the company late last week almost doubled its estimate of the cash it will need to stay afloat in the near future.…

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UK lays down fresh legislation banning crummy default device passwords

The Register - Mon, 29/04/2024 - 12:45
New laws mean vendors need to make clear how long you'll get updates too

Smart device manufacturers will have to play by new rules in the UK as of today, with laws coming into force to make it more difficult for cybercriminals to break into hardware such as phones and tablets.…

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Watchdog reveals lingering Google Privacy Sandbox worries

The Register - Mon, 29/04/2024 - 11:15
Ad tech rewrite to replace web cookies still not to regulatory taste

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) still has privacy and competition concerns about Google's Privacy Sandbox advertising toolkit, which explains why the ad giant recently again delayed its plan to drop third-party cookies in Chrome until 2025.…

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The next step up for high-impact identity authorization

The Register - Mon, 29/04/2024 - 03:45
How SSH Communications Security cuts through the hype around Zero Trust to secure the connections that matter

Sponsored Feature  As business enters the 2020s, organizations find themselves protecting fast-expanding digital estates using security concepts that are decades old.…

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Discord dismantles site that snooped on millions of users

The Register - Mon, 29/04/2024 - 03:29
ALSO: Infostealer spotted hiding in CDN cache, antivirus update hijacked to deliver virus, and some critical vulns

Infosec in brief  They say sunlight is the best disinfectant, and that appears to have been true in the case of Discord data harvesting site – as it was recently and swiftly dismantled after its existence and purpose became known.…

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Kaiser Permanente shared 13.4M people's data with Microsoft Bing, Google, others

The Register - Fri, 26/04/2024 - 19:14

Millions of Kaiser Permanente patients' data was likely shared with Google, Microsoft Bing, X/Twitter, and other third-parties, according to the American healthcare giant.…

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Second time lucky for Thoma Bravo, which scoops up Darktrace for $5.3B

The Register - Fri, 26/04/2024 - 17:00
Analysts brand deal a 'nail in the coffin' for UK tech investment

Private equity investor Thoma Bravo has successfully completed a second acquisition attempt of UK-based cybersecurity company Darktrace in a $5.3 billion deal.…

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UK's Investigatory Powers Bill to become law despite tech world opposition

The Register - Fri, 26/04/2024 - 13:00
Only minor changes from original proposals that kicked up privacy storm

The UK's contentious Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill (IPB) 2024 has officially received the King's nod of approval and will become law.…

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Four trends to top the CISO’s packed agenda

The Register - Fri, 26/04/2024 - 08:34
Check out the SANS CISO Primer for tips on hardening your organisation’s security posture in 2024

Sponsored Post  Ever get nostalgic for the good old days of cybersecurity protection? When attacks were for the most part amateurish and infrequent, and perhaps more in the nature of an occasional nuisance rather than a daily existential threat?…

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Flaws in Chinese keyboard apps leave 750 million users open to snooping, researchers claim

The Register - Fri, 26/04/2024 - 06:33
Huawei is OK, but Xiaomi, OPPO, and Samsung are in strife. And Honor isn't living its name

Many Chinese keyboard apps, some from major handset manufacturers, can leak keystrokes to determined snoopers, leaving perhaps three quarters of a billion people at risk according to research from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab.…

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Cops cuff man for allegedly framing colleague with AI-generated hate speech clip

The Register - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 22:43
Athletics boss accused of deep-faking Baltimore school principal

Baltimore police have arrested Dazhon Leslie Darien, the former athletic director of Pikesville High School (PHS), for allegedly impersonating the school's principal using AI software to make it seem as if he made racist and antisemitic remarks.…

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Ring dinged for $5.6M after, among other claims, rogue insider spied on 'pretty girls'

The Register - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 22:03
Cash to go out as refunds to punters

The FTC today announced it would be sending refunds totaling $5.6 million to Ring customers, paid from the Amazon subsidiary's coffers.…

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Two cuffed in Samourai Wallet crypto dirty money sting

The Register - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 18:15
Suspects in Portugal and the US said to have laundered over $100M

Two men alleged to be co-founders of cryptocurrency biz Samourai Wallet face serious charges and potentially decades in US prison over claims they owned a product that facilitated the laundering of over $100 million in criminal cash.…

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Russia, Iran pose most aggressive threat to 2024 elections, say infoseccers

The Register - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 14:34
Google security crew reveal ‘the four Ds’ to be on the watch for

It may come as a surprise to absolutely nobody that experts say, in revealing the most prevalent and likely tactics to meddle with elections this year, that state-sponsored cybercriminals pose the biggest threat.…

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What to do in the age of the critical breach

The Register - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 10:16
Why the triple threat of ransomware, data breaches, and extortion is a cybersecurity crisis

The UK government could be forgiven for wanting to forget March 2024 ever happened.…

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Indian bank’s IT is so shabby it’s been banned from opening new accounts

The Register - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 07:29
After two years of warnings, and outages, regulators ran out of patience with Kotak Mahindra Bank

India’s central bank has banned Kotak Mahindra Bank from signing up new customers for accounts or credit cards through its online presence and app.…

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Australia’s spies and cops want ‘accountable encryption’ - aka access to backdoors

The Register - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 01:29
And warn that AI is already being used by extremists to plot attacks

The director general of Australia’s lead intelligence agency and the commissioner of its Federal Police yesterday both called for social networks to offer more assistance to help their investigators work on cases involving terrorism, child exploitation, and racist nationalism.…

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Governments issue alerts after 'sophisticated' state-backed actor found exploiting flaws in Cisco security boxes

The Register - Thu, 25/04/2024 - 00:11
Don't get too comfortable: 'Line Dancer' malware may be targeting other vendors, too

A previously unknown and "sophisticated" nation-state group compromised Cisco firewalls as early as November 2023 for espionage purposes — and possibly attacked network devices made by other vendors including Microsoft, according to warnings from the networking giant and three Western governments.…

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Shouldn't Teams, Zoom, Slack all interoperate securely for the Feds? Wyden is asking

The Register - Wed, 24/04/2024 - 20:43
Doctorow: 'The most amazing part is that this isn't already the way it's done'

Collaboration software used by federal government agencies — this includes apps from Microsoft, Zoom, Slack, and Google — will be required to work together and be securely end-to-end encrypted, if legislation proposed by US Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) passes.…

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