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Twitch ditches Safety Advisory Council, relaunches with vetted 'ambassadors'

The Register - Sat, 01/06/2024 - 00:13
Who needs experts when you have an army of hand-picked super users telling you what you want to hear?

Twitch has reportedly dismantled its Safety Advisory Council, and apparently plans to replace the panel with chosen "ambassadors."…

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Snowflake denies miscreants melted its security to steal data from top customers

The Register - Fri, 31/05/2024 - 22:44
Infosec house claims Ticketmaster, Santander hit via cloud storage

Infosec analysts at Hudson Rock believe Snowflake was compromised by miscreants who used that intrusion to steal data on hundreds of millions of people from Ticketmaster, Santander, and potentially other customers of the cloud storage provider. Snowflake denies its security was defeated.…

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US senator claims UnitedHealth's CEO, board appointed 'unqualified' CISO

The Register - Fri, 31/05/2024 - 22:29
Similar cases have resulted in serious sanctions, and they were on a far smaller scale

Serial tech and digital privacy critic Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) laid into UnitedHealth Group's (UHG) CEO for appointing a CISO Wyden deemed "unqualified"– a decision he claims likely led to its ransomware catastrophe of late.…

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Cyber cops plead for info on elusive Emotet mastermind

The Register - Fri, 31/05/2024 - 20:21
Follows arrests and takedowns of recent days

After the big dog revelations from the past week, the cops behind Operation Endgame are now calling for help in tracking down the brains behind the Emotet operation.…

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New Nork-ish cyberespionage outfit uncovered after three years

The Register - Fri, 31/05/2024 - 16:25
Sector-agnostic group is after your data, wherever you are

Infosec researchers revealed today a previously unknown cybercrime group that's been on the prowl for three years and is behaving like some of the more dangerous cyber baddies under Kim Jong-Un's watch.…

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Google to push ahead with Chrome's ad-blocker extension overhaul in earnest

The Register - Fri, 31/05/2024 - 12:15
Starting Monday, users will gradually be warned the end is near

On Monday, June 3, 2024, some people using Beta, Dev, and Canary builds of Google's Chrome browser will be presented with a warning banner when they access their extension management page – located at chrome://extensions.…

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FlyingYeti phishing crew grounded after abominable Ukraine attacks

The Register - Fri, 31/05/2024 - 07:27
Kremlin-aligned gang used Cloudflare and GitHub resources, and they didn't like that one bit

Cloudflare's threat intel team claims to have thwarted a month-long phishing and espionage attack targeting Ukraine which it has attributed to Russia-aligned gang FlyingYeti.…

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Mystery miscreant remotely bricked 600,000 SOHO routers with malicious firmware update

The Register - Fri, 31/05/2024 - 01:15
Source and motive of 'Pumpkin Eclipse' assault unknown

Unknown miscreants broke into more than 600,000 routers belonging to a single ISP late last year and deployed malware on the devices before totally disabling them, according to security researchers.…

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OpenAI is very smug after thwarting five ineffective AI covert influence ops

The Register - Fri, 31/05/2024 - 00:29
That said, use of generative ML to sway public opinion may not always be weak sauce

OpenAI on Thursday said it has disrupted five covert influence operations that were attempting to use its AI services to manipulate public opinion and elections.…

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US Treasury says NFTs 'highly susceptible' to fraud, but ignored by high-tier criminals

The Register - Thu, 30/05/2024 - 22:47
Narco kingpins aren't coming for your apes, but internet con artists still are

The US Treasury Department has assessed the risk of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) being used for illicit finance, and has found them wanting for lack of proper roadblocks preventing illegal applications.…

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Euro cops disrupt malware droppers, seize thousands of domains

The Register - Thu, 30/05/2024 - 19:00
Operation Endgame just beginning: 'Stay tuned,' says Europol

An international law enforcement operation led by Europol has kicked off with the announcement of multiple arrests, searches, seizures and takedowns of malware droppers and their operators.…

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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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