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The Register - Mon, 11/10/2021 - 08:30
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US nuke sub plans leaked on SD card hidden in peanut butter sandwich, claims FBI

The Register - Mon, 11/10/2021 - 02:20
Docs were smuggled past security and sold for $110K of Monero after ProtonMail exchanges between 'Alice and 'Bob'

The United States Department of Justice has announced a leak of information pertaining to the design of the nuclear-powered Virginia-class submarine, and the arrest of the alleged leakers.…

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Never mind Russia: Turkey and Vietnam are Microsoft's new state-backed hacker threats du jour

The Register - Fri, 08/10/2021 - 16:13
It isn't just the big dogs preparing to bite, warns Redmond

Iran, Turkey and both North and South Korea are bases for nation-state cyber attacks, Microsoft has claimed – as well as old favourite Russia.…

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Air gaps have been 'shattered’, says new Indian policy on power sector security

The Register - Fri, 08/10/2021 - 05:58
Calls for anything connected to the Internet to live in a room controlled by the CISO

India has announced a new security policy for its power sector and specified a grade of isolation it says exceeds that offered by air gaps.…

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Russian spies reportedly used SolarWinds hack to steal US counterintelligence details

The Register - Thu, 07/10/2021 - 20:30
Jackpot moment for SVR operatives

Russia's SVR spy agency made off with information about US counterintelligence investigations in the wake of the SolarWinds hack, according to people familiar with the American government cleanup operation.…

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You know what ransomware attackers really, really like? Yes, your backups…

The Register - Thu, 07/10/2021 - 19:30
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NSO Group's Pegasus malware was used to spy on Dubai princess's lawyers during child custody dispute

The Register - Thu, 07/10/2021 - 15:36
Firm apparently terminated UAE's contract when it realised

Updated  Cherie Blair tipped off a Jordanian princess that the royal's estranged husband, the Sheikh of Dubai, had deployed NSO Group's Pegasus malware against her and her lawyers, a series of explosive High Court judgments [PDFs] have revealed.…

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State-sponsored Chinese crims targeted India with tax and COVID phishing

The Register - Thu, 07/10/2021 - 07:58
Blackberry says APT41 gang used lumpen remixes of Microsoft domain names to lure the unwary

Blackberry's Research and Intelligence Team has uncovered three phishing schemes targeting Indian nationals, and says a Chinese state-sponsored malware gang is the culprit.…

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Are you making good progress with Kubernetes? Cybercriminals are progressing faster

The Register - Wed, 06/10/2021 - 20:00
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Sponsored  Who do you consider the most innovative, agile tech team out there? Sadly, it’s probably the cybercriminal community, particularly those who specialise in ransomware attacks.…

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Running a recent Apache web server version? You probably need to patch it. Now

The Register - Wed, 06/10/2021 - 17:28
Unless you want to leak like a sieve

The Apache Software Foundation has hurried out a patch to address a pair of HTTP Web Server vulnerabilities, at least one of which is already being actively exploited.…

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Things that are not PogChamp: Twitch has its source code, streamer payout data leaked

The Register - Wed, 06/10/2021 - 15:27

Updated  Links to torrents that contain 128GB of data seemingly pulled from the Amazon-owned Twitch streaming service have been posted to 4chan.…

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Element celebrates The Great Facebook Outage with a Signal bridge for Matrix

The Register - Wed, 06/10/2021 - 11:27
Kudos given to Signal. Not so much for Facebook and Whatsapp

Interview  Matrix-based communications and collaboration app Element has continued its mission to make bridges into the decentralised network a little more commercially acceptable with connectivity for Signal.…

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Google to auto-enroll 150m users, 2m YouTubers with two-factor authentication

The Register - Wed, 06/10/2021 - 01:54
Uh, cool?

Google is going to automatically enroll 150 million users and two million YouTube creators into using two-factor authentication for their accounts by the end of the year, it announced on Tuesday.…

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Telegraph newspaper bares 10TB of subscriber data and server logs to world+dog

The Register - Tue, 05/10/2021 - 14:37
Poor securing of Elasticsearch cluster strikes again

Updated  The Telegraph newspaper managed to leak 10TB of subscriber data and server logs after leaving an Elasticsearch cluster unsecured for most of September, according to the researcher who found it online.…

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