Security vendor splits – not quits – to address Russia's invasion of Ukraine

The Register - Thu, 07/07/2022 - 11:44
Singapore's Group-IB was once a Moscow startup and will now conduct 'regional diversification'

Singapore-based security vendor and services provider Group-IB has commenced a "regional diversification" program that will see it not just continue to operate in Russia (unlike a great many other companies), but do so with a dedicated entity.…

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Tech world may face huge fines if it doesn't scrub CSAM from encrypted chats

The Register - Thu, 07/07/2022 - 07:27
'It is possible to implement end-to-end crypto in a way that preserves privacy,' claims UK Home Sec

Tech companies could be fined $25 million (£18 million) – or ten percent of their global annual revenue – if they don't build suitable mechanisms to scan for child sex abuse material (CSAM) in end-to-end encrypted messages and an amended UK law is passed.…

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FBI and MI5 bosses: China cheats and steals at massive scale

The Register - Thu, 07/07/2022 - 07:12
Other US spooks chime in with similar warnings

The directors of the UK Military Intelligence, Section 5 (MI5) and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday shared a public platform for the first time and warned of China's increased espionage activity on UK and US intellectual property.…

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SANS Institute spells out security in multiple languages

The Register - Thu, 07/07/2022 - 01:05
July and August webcasts in Bahasa Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese

Sponsored Post  If any industry has sought to squeeze the most out of globalisation, it's cybercrime. If technology is a universal language, it stands to reason that hackers' techniques will apply to victims anywhere, regardless of geography, language, or culture.…

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Here today, gone to Maui: That's your data captured by North Korean ransomware

The Register - Wed, 06/07/2022 - 23:51
CISA, FBI, US Treasury warn Kim Jong-un's latest malware has hit healthcare orgs

For the past year, state-sponsored hackers operating on behalf of North Korea have been using ransomware called Maui to attack healthcare organizations, US cybersecurity authorities said on Wednesday.…

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Hive ransomware gang rapidly evolves with complex encryption, Rust code

The Register - Wed, 06/07/2022 - 18:50
RaaS malware devs have been busy bees

The Hive group, which has become one of the most prolific ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) operators, has significantly overhauled its malware, including migrating the code to the Rust programming language and using a more complex file encryption process.…

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Being hit with a cyber-attack is bad. Not having a recovery plan is worse

The Register - Wed, 06/07/2022 - 16:42
This webinar will show you how to bounce back

Webinar  What’s the biggest threat to your business? Ransomware? A natural disaster? A critical infrastructure failure?…

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Typo-squatting NPM software supply chain attack uncovered

The Register - Wed, 06/07/2022 - 15:30
Beawre teh mizpelled pakcage naem

Researchers at ReversingLabs have uncovered evidence of a widespread software supply chain attack through malicious JavaScript packages picked up via NPM.…

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Marriott Hotels admits to third data breach in 4 years

The Register - Wed, 06/07/2022 - 15:00
Digital thieves made off with 20GB of internal documents and customer data

Marriott Hotels has leaked data to attackers again and this time the culprits made off with 20GB of information, which reportedly included credit card info and internal company documents. …

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Multi-cloud doesn’t have to mean multi problems for data protection

The Register - Wed, 06/07/2022 - 06:39
Dell aims to take the pain out of backup and recovery for the cloud

Sponsored Feature  The enterprise multi-cloud migration is in full swing. As businesses continue to simultaneously host more of their applications and workloads with different providers spanning various on- and off-prem environments, it can create problems.…

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Near-undetectable malware linked to Russia's Cozy Bear

The Register - Wed, 06/07/2022 - 06:27
The fun folk who attacked Solar Winds using a poisoned CV and tools from the murky world of commercial hackware

Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 threat intelligence team has claimed that a piece of malware that 56 antivirus products were unable to detect is evidence that state-backed attackers have found new ways to go about the evil business.…

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AstraLocker ransomware reportedly closes doors to pursue cryptojacking

The Register - Wed, 06/07/2022 - 02:28
Why go through the hassle of demands and decryption when quietly mining is so much easier?

The developer of the AstraLocker ransomware code is reportedly ceasing operations and turning attention to the far simpler art and crime of cryptojacking.…

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Actual quantum computers don't exist yet. But encryption to defeat them may do already

The Register - Tue, 05/07/2022 - 23:36

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has recommended four cryptographic algorithms for standardization to ensure data can be protected as quantum computers become more capable of decryption.…

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Pentagon: We'll pay you if you can find a way to hack us

The Register - Tue, 05/07/2022 - 21:06
DoD puts money behind bug bounty program after reward-free pilot

The US Department of Defense has created a broad but short bug bounty program for reports of vulnerabilities in public-facing systems and applications.…

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Calls for bans on Chinese CCTV makers Hikvision, Dahua expand

The Register - Tue, 05/07/2022 - 17:30
UK wants to follow US move to stop sales from equipment manufacturers

A group of politicians and lawmakers in the UK have backed a campaign to ban the sale of CCTV systems made by companies alleged to introduce potential security issues as well as being linked to human rights abuses in China.…

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How to spot your biggest security threat? Just look out for the humans

The Register - Tue, 05/07/2022 - 16:18
If you’re wondering why, here’s a primer

Sponsored Post  How would you describe the biggest security threat to your organization? Perhaps you envision a faceless cybercrime syndicate or hostile state. Or a humming botnet, remorselessly probing your systems.…

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Germany unveils plan to tackle cyberattacks on satellites

The Register - Tue, 05/07/2022 - 13:15
Vendors get checklist on what to do when crooks inevitably turn up in space

The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has put out an IT baseline protection profile for space infrastructure amid concerns that attackers could turn their gaze skywards.…

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Alibaba's finance arm open sources its privacy software and a 'Secure Processing Unit'

The Register - Tue, 05/07/2022 - 11:30
Well, that's one way to ensure it is more widely used ...

Alibaba's financial services affiliate, Ant Group, has open sourced its "privacy-preserving Computation Framework."…

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Dutch University retrieves Bitcoin ransomware payment and makes a profit

The Register - Tue, 05/07/2022 - 08:46
Promises funds will be used to support struggling students

The Netherlands' Maastricht University has managed to recoup the Bitcoin ransom it paid to ransomware scum in 2019 – and has made a tidy profit on the deal.…

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Billion-record stolen Chinese database for sale on breach forum

The Register - Tue, 05/07/2022 - 07:04
Appears to have leaked from a cloud thanks to sloppy coding

A threat actor has taken to a forum for news and discussion of data breaches with an offer to sell what they assert is a database containing records of over a billion Chinese civilians – allegedly stolen from the Shanghai Police.…

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