British Library's candid ransomware comms driven by 'emotional intelligence'

The Register - Mon, 20/05/2024 - 10:32
It quickly realized ‘dry’ progress updates weren’t cutting it

CyberUK  Emotional intelligence was at the heart of the British Library's widely hailed response to its October ransomware attack, according to CEO Roly Keating.…

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Chinese telco gear may become <i>verboten</i> on German networks

The Register - Mon, 20/05/2024 - 07:28
Industry reportedly pressuring digital ministry not to cut the cord

Germany may soon remove Huawei and ZTE equipment from its 5G networks, according to media reports.…

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Nissan infosec in the spotlight again after breach affecting more than 50K US employees

The Register - Mon, 20/05/2024 - 03:28
PLUS: Connected automakers put on notice; Cisco Talos develops macOS fuzzing technique; Last week's critical vulns

Infosec in brief  Nissan has admitted to another data loss – this time involving the theft of personal information belonging to more than 50,000 Nissan employees.…

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An attorney says she saw her library reading habits reflected in mobile ads. That's not supposed to happen

The Register - Sat, 18/05/2024 - 18:04
Follow us down this deep rabbit hole of privacy policy after privacy policy

Feature  In April, attorney Christine Dudley was listening to a book on her iPhone while playing a game on her Android tablet when she started to see in-game ads that reflected the audiobooks she recently checked out of the San Francisco Public Library.…

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Gawd, after that week, we wonder what's next for China and the Western world

The Register - Sat, 18/05/2024 - 13:35
For starters: Crypto, import tariffs, and Microsoft shipping out staff

Kettle  It's been a fairly troubling week in terms of the relationship between China and the Western world.…

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How two brothers allegedly swiped $25M in a 12-second Ethereum heist

The Register - Sat, 18/05/2024 - 07:29
Feds scoff at blockchain integrity while software bug said to have been at heart of the matter

The US Department of Justice has booked two brothers on allegations that they exploited open source software used in the Ethereum blockchain world to bag $25 million (£20 million).…

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Aussie cops probe MediSecure's 'large-scale ransomware data breach'

The Register - Sat, 18/05/2024 - 00:31
Throw another healthcare biz on the barby, mate

Australian prescriptions provider MediSecure is the latest healthcare org to fall victim to a ransomware attack, with crooks apparently stealing patients' personal and health data.…

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Three cuffed for 'helping North Koreans' secure remote IT jobs in US

The Register - Fri, 17/05/2024 - 19:34
Your local nail tech could be a secret agent for Kim’s cunning plan

Three individuals accused of facilitating North Korea's bid to fund its weapon program using US money are now in handcuffs.…

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First LockBit, now BreachForums: Are cops winning the war or just a few battles?

The Register - Fri, 17/05/2024 - 12:37
TLDR: Peace in our time is really really hard

Interview  On Wednesday the FBI and international cops celebrated yet another cybercrime takedown – of ransomware brokerage site BreachForums – just a week after doxing and imposing sanctions on the LockBit ransomware crew's kingpin, and two months after compromising the gang's website.…

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Crims abusing Microsoft Quick Assist to deploy Black Basta ransomware

The Register - Fri, 17/05/2024 - 00:30
Spoiler alert: it's not really IT support controlling your device

A cybercrime gang has been abusing Microsoft's Quick Assist application in social engineering attacks that ultimately allow the crew to infect victims with Black Basta ransomware.…

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EU probes Meta over its provisions for protecting children

The Register - Thu, 16/05/2024 - 16:45
Has social media biz done enough to comply with Digital Services Act? Maybe not

The European Commission has opened formal proceedings to assess whether Meta, the provider of Facebook and Instagram, may have breached the Digital Services Act (DSA) in areas linked to the protection of minors.…

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Stifling Beijing in cyberspace is now British intelligence’s number-one mission

The Register - Thu, 16/05/2024 - 15:45
Annual conference of cyber intel unit shows UK's alarm over China blaring louder than ever

Regular attendees of CYBERUK, the annual conference hosted by British intelligence unit the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), will know that in addition to the expected conference panels, there is usually an interwoven theme to proceedings.…

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NCSC CTO: Broken market must be fixed to usher in new tech

The Register - Thu, 16/05/2024 - 10:33
It may take ten years but vendors must be held accountable for the vulnerabilities they introduce

CYBERUK  National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) CTO Ollie Whitehouse kicked off day two of British infosec conference CYBERUK with a tirade on the tech market, pulling it apart to demonstrate why he believes it's at fault for many of the security problems the industry is facing today. …

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FBI takes down BreachForums ransomware website and Telegram channel

The Register - Wed, 15/05/2024 - 23:31
No more illicit gains, for a while at least

The FBI, in combination with police around the world, have taken control of the website and Telegram channel of ransomware brokerage site BreachForums.…

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Crook brags about US Army and $75b defense biz pwnage

The Register - Wed, 15/05/2024 - 23:30
More government data allegedly stolen by prolific criminals

An extortionist claims to have stolen files from the US Army Aviation and Missile Command in August 2023, and now claims they are selling access to a $75 billion aerospace and defense company.…

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Improving cyber defense with open source SIEM and XDR

The Register - Wed, 15/05/2024 - 18:10
Developing an effective strategy is a continuous process which requires recurring evaluation and refinement

Partner Content  A cyber defense strategy outlines policies, procedures, and technologies to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber attacks. This helps avoid financial loss, reputational damage, and legal repercussions.…

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Microsoft fixes a bug abused in QakBot attacks plus a second under exploit

The Register - Tue, 14/05/2024 - 23:15
Plus: Google Chrome, Apple bugs also exploited in the wild

Happy May Patch Tuesday. We've got a lot of vendors joining this month's patchapalooza, which includes a handful of bugs that have been exploited — either in the wild or at Pwn2Own — and now fixed by Microsoft, Apple, Google and VMware.…

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FCC names and shames Royal Tiger AI robocall crew

The Register - Tue, 14/05/2024 - 22:30
Agency is on the lookout for a Prince among men

The US Federal Communications Commission has named its first robocall gang, dubbing the crew "Royal Tiger," and detailed its operations in an attempt to encourage international action against the scammers.…

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Cybersec chiefs team up with insurers to say 'no' to ransomware bullies

The Register - Tue, 14/05/2024 - 17:15
Guidebook aims to undermine the criminal business model

The latest effort to reduce the number of ransom payments sent to cybercriminals in the UK involves the country's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) locking arms with insurance associations.…

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Telegram CEO calls out rival Signal, claiming it has ties to US government

The Register - Tue, 14/05/2024 - 15:30
Drama between two of the leading secure messaging services

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov issued a scathing criticism of Signal, alleging the messaging service is not secure and has ties to US intelligence agencies.…

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