US Cyber Command spots another 20 malware strains targeting Ukraine

The Register - Thu, 21/07/2022 - 21:29
Plus Mandiant, Cisco Talos uncover digital espionage

US Cyber Command has disclosed 20 new strains of malware among the numerous software nasties and cyberattacks being used against Ukrainian targets over the last few months.…

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Simplifying backup and recovery management

The Register - Thu, 21/07/2022 - 14:49
Removing the risks of fragmented data protection

Webinar  Nothing ever stays the same for long in IT. New ways to meet the changing requirements of businesses are constantly needed alongside in-house structural and policy reforms, plus the added complication of complying with new and updated regulations.…

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DataDome looks to CAPTCHA the moment with test of humanity that doesn't hurt

The Register - Thu, 21/07/2022 - 13:15
As the verification technology weathers ongoing criticism from users, one anti-bot security vendor rolls out its own tool

Apple last month gave hope to a large segment of the mobile device-using population when it announced that the upcoming iOS 16 operating system will eliminate the requirement to use CAPTCHAs to verify their humanity before accessing a website.…

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Outlook email users alerted to suspicious activity from Microsoft-owned IP address

The Register - Thu, 21/07/2022 - 11:27
People turn amateur sleuths to discover that the source of all those sign-ins seems to be in Redmond

Strange things are afoot in the world of Microsoft email with multiple users reporting unusual sign-in notifications for their Outlook accounts.…

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What does software supply chain pain really feel like? Find out right here

The Register - Thu, 21/07/2022 - 11:19
This Immersive Labs webinar will make it feel mighty real

Webinar  The explosion of open-source projects in recent years has allowed organizations to build ever more complex architectures using their pick of components developed by specialists or "the community".…

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Atlassian reveals critical flaws in almost everything it makes and touches

The Register - Thu, 21/07/2022 - 02:54
Fixes issued, warns it 'has not exhaustively enumerated all potential consequences'

Atlassian has warned users of its Bamboo, Bitbucket, Confluence, Fisheye, Crucible, and Jira products that a pair of critical-rated flaws threaten their security.…

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Suspected Gozi malware gang 'CIO' extradited to US on fraud, hacking charges

The Register - Thu, 21/07/2022 - 00:56
Euro man allegedly known as 'Virus' faces years behind bars if convicted

A man suspected of providing the IT infrastructure behind the Gozi banking trojan has been extradited to the US to face a string of computer fraud charges.…

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Google: Kremlin-backed goons spread Andriod malware disguised as pro-Ukraine app

The Register - Wed, 20/07/2022 - 21:36
Don't. Download. Unknown. Apps.

Kremlin-backed criminals are trying to trick people into downloading Android malware by spoofing a Ukrainian military group, according to Google security researchers.…

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Boffins release tool to decrypt Intel microcode. Have at it, x86 giant says

The Register - Wed, 20/07/2022 - 20:59
Peek behind the curtain to see SGX implemented, Spectre mitigated, and more

Infosec boffins have released a tool to decrypt and unpack the microcode for a class of low-power Intel CPUs, opening up a way to look at how the chipmaker has implemented various security fixes and features as well as things like virtualization.…

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DoJ, FBI recover $500,000 in ransomware payments to Maui gang

The Register - Wed, 20/07/2022 - 16:45
Money paid by healthcare facilities to North Korean group traced through blockchain and Chinese launderers

Federal law enforcement officials this week said they seized about $500,000 that healthcare facilities in the United States paid to the Maui ransomware group.…

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Singapore distances itself from local crypto companies

The Register - Wed, 20/07/2022 - 11:45
Consumer protection regulation coming soon as anti-crypto rhetoric ratchets

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said on Tuesday that its cryptocurrency regulations will add measures to protect consumers, in addition to ongoing work to contain money laundering and terrorist funding.…

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Amazon sues 10,000 Facebook Group admins for offering fake reviews

The Register - Wed, 20/07/2022 - 07:33
Good luck deciding which toxic monopolist deserves your sympathy in this fight

Amazon is suing over 10,000 administrators of Facebook groups that offer to post fake reviews on the online souk's website in exchange for products and money.…

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Belgium says Chinese cyber gangs attacked its government and military

The Register - Wed, 20/07/2022 - 04:15
China, as usual, says it just wants a peaceful and prosperous internet

The government of Belgium has claimed it detected three Chinese Advanced Persistent Threat actors attacking its public service and defence forces.…

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Security flaws in GPS trackers can be abused to cut off fuel to vehicles, CISA warns

The Register - Wed, 20/07/2022 - 00:15
About '1.5 million' folks and organizations use these gadgets

A handful of vulnerabilities, some critical, in MiCODUS GPS tracker devices could allow criminals to disrupt fleet operations and spy on routes, or even remotely control or cut off fuel to vehicles, according to CISA. And there's no fixes for these security flaws.…

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Google pulls malware-infected apps in its Store, over 3 million users at risk

The Register - Tue, 19/07/2022 - 21:00
Some people call me the code cowboy, some call me the gangster of root, 'cause I'm a Joker

Google pulled 60 malware-infected apps from its Play Store, installed by more than 3.3 million punters, that can be used for all kinds of criminal activities including credential theft, spying and even stealing money from victims.…

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Walmart-controlled flight booking service suffers substantial data leak

The Register - Tue, 19/07/2022 - 12:15
India's Cleartrip is being very opaque about what happened

An Indian flight booking website majority-owned by US retail colossus Walmart has experienced a data breach, but is saying very little about what happened or the risks to customers.…

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Jailed crooks told to cough up $600k for COVID fraud

The Register - Tue, 19/07/2022 - 02:59
Poetic justice? The virus does love it in some federal prisons

Two Florida residents will spend years behind bars and pay more than half a million dollars for wire fraud and identity theft, among other illicit deeds, for running COVID-19 scams.…

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Bogus cryptocurrency apps steal millions in mere months

The Register - Mon, 18/07/2022 - 22:46
As if the crypto world needs any help in making money vanish

Cybercriminals posing as legitimate investment firms and cryptocurrency exchanges have stolen tens of millions of dollars from more than 200 people by convincing them to download mobile apps and deposit cryptocurrency into wallets owned by the perpetrators.…

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Botnet malware disguises itself as password cracker for industrial controllers

The Register - Mon, 18/07/2022 - 20:12
Can't get into that machine? No problem, just trust this completely sketchy looking tool

Industrial engineers and operators are being lured into running backdoor malware disguised as tools for recovering access to work systems.…

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Albanian government websites go dark after cyberattack

The Register - Mon, 18/07/2022 - 16:00
Citizen services only moved online in May. What could possibly go wrong?

Albania's online public services and websites have gone dark following what appears to be a cyberattack.…

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