Google, Apple gear to raise tracking tag stalker alarm

The Register - Tue, 14/05/2024 - 14:30
After years of people being victimized, it's about time

Google and Apple are rolling out an anti-stalking feature for Android 6.0+ and iOS 17.5 that will issue an alert if some scumbag is using a gadget like an AirTag or similar to clandestinely track the user.…

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Visualize your critical cyber risks

The Register - Tue, 14/05/2024 - 10:39
How to empower CISOs and mitigate cyber security risks in a rapidly evolving threat landscape

Sponsored Post  Defending against the cyber threats of today isn't dissimilar to protecting a medieval castle from attack a thousand years ago.…

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NHS Digital hints at exploit sightings of Arcserve UDP vulnerabilities

The Register - Tue, 14/05/2024 - 10:29
When PoC code is released within a day of disclosure, it's only a matter of time before attacks kick off

The UK's NHS is warning of the possibility that vulnerabilities in Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) software are being actively exploited.…

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'Cyberattack' shutters Christie's website days before $840M art mega-auction

The Register - Mon, 13/05/2024 - 20:36
Going once, going twice, going offline

Christie's website remains offline as of Monday after a "technology security issue" shut it down Thursday night – just days before the venerable auction house planned to flog $840 million of art.…

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Uncle Sam urges action after Black Basta ransomware infects Ascension

The Register - Mon, 13/05/2024 - 19:30
Emergency ambulances diverted while experts restore systems

Multiple US security agencies have published advisories on Black Basta after the ransomware gang claimed responsibility for the recent attack on US healthcare provider Ascension.…

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AI red-teaming tools helped X-Force break into a major tech manufacturer 'in 8 hours'

The Register - Mon, 13/05/2024 - 15:00
Hint: It's the 'the largest' maker of a key computer component

RSAC  An unnamed tech business hired IBM's X-Force penetration-testing team to break in and search for security vulnerabilities in their networks. …

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Europol confirms incident following alleged auction of staff data

The Register - Mon, 13/05/2024 - 12:45
Intelligence-sharing platform remains down for maintenance

Europol is investigating a cybercriminal's claims that they stole confidential data from a number of the agency's sources.…

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Facing down the triple threat

The Register - Mon, 13/05/2024 - 10:24
The Register’s Tim Philips gets down and dirty on cyber security in this interview with Rubrik CISO Richard Cassidy

Sponsored Post  There were hard words about the state of Britain's cyber security in parliament recently, but it's not just the country's critical national infrastructure which may be underprepared to tackle the army of hackers and nation state-backed cyber criminals intent on causing it disruption.…

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You want us to think of the children? Couldn't agree more

The Register - Mon, 13/05/2024 - 09:30
But breaking E2EE and blanket bans aren't thinking at all

Opinion  If your cranky uncle was this fixated about anything, you'd always be somewhere else at Christmas. Yet here we are again. Europol has been sounding off at Meta for harming children. Not for the way it's actually harming children, but because – repeat after me – end-to-end encryption is hiding child sexual abuse material from the eyes of the law. "E2EE = CSAM" is the new slogan of fear.…

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ASEAN organizations dealing with growing cyber menace

The Register - Mon, 13/05/2024 - 03:47
Cloudflare’s Everywhere Security platform offers unified protection for on and off-premise applications

Sponsored Post  Organizations across the Asia Pacific need to urgently ramp up their IT security infrastructures in response to a significantly increasing level of cyber threats, security experts have warned.…

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Encrypted mail service Proton confirmed handing PII to cops again

The Register - Mon, 13/05/2024 - 03:21
PLUS: More data leaks at the US Patent Office; LockBit still tough enough for Wichita; and some critical vulnerabilities

in brief  Encrypted email service Proton Mail is in hot water again, and for the same thing that earned it flack before: handing user data over to law enforcement. …

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Ransomware negotiator weighs in on the extortion payment debate with El Reg

The Register - Sun, 12/05/2024 - 21:03
As gang tactics get nastier while attacks hit all-time highs

Interview  Ransomware hit an all-time high last year, with more than 60 criminal gangs listing at least 4,500 victims – and these infections don't show any signs of slowing.…

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Critical infrastructure security will stay poor unless everyone pulls together

The Register - Sat, 11/05/2024 - 18:15
Claroty CEO Yaniv Vardi tells us what's needed to defend vital networks

Interview  Take a glance at the cybersecurity headlines of late, and you'll see a familiar phrase that keeps cropping up: Critical infrastructure. …

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Iran most likely to launch destructive cyber-attack against US – ex-Air Force intel analyst

The Register - Fri, 10/05/2024 - 22:01
But China's the most technologically advanced

Interview  China remains the biggest cyber threat to the US government, America's critical infrastructure, and its private-sector networks, the nation's intelligence community has assessed.…

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Cybercriminals hit jackpot as 500k+ Ohio Lottery lovers lose out on their personal data

The Register - Fri, 10/05/2024 - 19:15
Not a lotto luck for these powerball hunters

More than half a million gamblers with a penchant for powerballs will be receiving some fairly unwelcome news very soon, if not already, as cybercriminals have made off with their personal data.…

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Microsoft's Brad Smith summoned by Homeland Security committee over 'cascade' of infosec failures

The Register - Fri, 10/05/2024 - 16:01
Major intrusions by both China and Russia leave a lot to be answered for

The US government wants to make Microsoft's vice chair and president, Brad Smith, the latest tech figurehead to field questions from a House committee on its recent cybersecurity failings.…

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GhostStripe attack haunts self-driving cars by making them ignore road signs

The Register - Fri, 10/05/2024 - 15:04
Cameras tested are specced for Baidu's Apollo

Six boffins mostly hailing from Singapore-based universities have proven it's possible to attack autonomous vehicles by exploiting the system's reliance on camera-based computer vision and cause it to not recognize road signs.…

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'Four horsemen of cyber' look back on 2008 DoD IT breach that led to US Cyber Command

The Register - Fri, 10/05/2024 - 14:00
'This was a no sh*tter'

RSAC  A malware-laced USB stick, inserted into a military laptop at a base in Afghanistan in 2008, led to what has been called the worst military breach in US history, and to the creation of the US Cyber Command.…

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Ex-White House election threat hunter weighs in on what to expect in November

The Register - Thu, 09/05/2024 - 22:03
Spoiler alert: We're gonna talk about AI

Interview  Mick Baccio, global security advisor at Splunk, has watched the evolution of election security threats in real time.…

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US faith-based healthcare org Ascension says 'cybersecurity event' disrupted clinical ops

The Register - Thu, 09/05/2024 - 20:15
Sources claim ransomware is to blame

Healthcare organization Ascension is the latest of its kind in the US to say its network has been affected by what it believes to be a "cybersecurity event."…

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