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Microsoft answered Congress' questions on security. Now the White House needs to act

Sat, 15/06/2024 - 02:20
Business as usual needs a real change

Feature  Microsoft president Brad Smith struck a conciliatory tone regarding his IT giant's repeated computer security failings during a congressional hearing on Thursday – while also claiming the Windows maker is above the rule of law, at least in China.…

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Stanford Internet Observatory wilts under legal pressure during election year

Fri, 14/06/2024 - 22:38
Because who needs disinformation research at times like these

The Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO), which for the past five years has been studying and reporting on social media disinformation, is being reimagined with new management and fewer staff following the recent departure of research director Renee DiResta.…

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Meta won't train AI on Euro posts after all, as watchdogs put their paws down

Fri, 14/06/2024 - 21:46
Facebook parent calls step forward for privacy a 'step backwards'

Meta has caved to European regulators, and agreed to pause its plans to train AI models on EU users' Facebook and Instagram users' posts — a move that the social media giant said will delay its plans to launch Meta AI in the economic zone.…

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Nigerian faces up to 102 years in the slammer for $1.5M phishing scam

Fri, 14/06/2024 - 21:15
Crook and his alleged co-conspirators said to have used Discord to coordinate

The US Department of Justice has convicted a Nigerian national of participating in a business email compromise (BEC) scam worth $1.5 million.…

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Ukraine busts SIM farms targeting soldiers with spyware

Fri, 14/06/2024 - 14:22
Russia recruits local residents to support battlefield goals

Infrastructure that enabled two pro-Russia Ukraine residents to break into soldiers' devices and deploy spyware has been dismantled by the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU).…

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French state bidding for piece of Atos, offers €700M

Fri, 14/06/2024 - 12:33
Big data + security division could be owed by the government and its people

The French government has confirmed an offer of €700 million ($748 million) for key assets of ailing IT services giant Atos, following the company’s acceptance of a restructuring deal earlier this week.…

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Microsoft bigwig says the Feds catching Chinese spies in Exchange Online is the cloud working as intended

Fri, 14/06/2024 - 01:40
'It's not our job to find the culprits – That's what we're paying you for' lawmaker scolds Brad Smith

Lawmakers on Thursday grilled Microsoft president Brad Smith about the Windows giant's businesses dealing in China — and the super-corp's repeated security failings — at a time when Beijing-backed spies are accused of breaking into Microsoft-hosted email accounts of American government officials.…

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US Space Force wanted $77M to reinforce GPS – and Congress shot it down

Thu, 13/06/2024 - 23:42
Can't we do this another way, like without these mini-sats costing $1B over 5 years, House reps wonder

A plan by America's Space Force to harden GPS against spoofing attacks may be going nowhere: A request by the service branch for $77 million of public cash to finish the work is struggling to get approval from Congress.…

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Oracle Ads have had it: $2B operation shuts down after dwindling to $300M

Thu, 13/06/2024 - 20:55
In this slightly more private era, your data ain't as profitable as it once was

Analysis  Oracle Advertising is shutting down, CEO Safra Catz said during the database goliath's fiscal 2024 Q4 earnings call with Wall Street this week.…

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Ukrainian cops collar Kyiv programmer believed to be Conti, LockBit linchpin

Thu, 13/06/2024 - 17:27
28-year-old accused of major ransomware attacks across Europe

An alleged cog in the Conti and LockBit ransomware machines is now in handcuffs after Ukrainian police raided his home this week.…

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Google's Privacy Sandbox more like a privacy mirage, campaigners claim

Thu, 13/06/2024 - 14:30
Chocolate Factory accused of misleading Chrome browser users

Privacy campaigner noyb has filed a GDPR complaint regarding Google's Privacy Sandbox, alleging that turning on a "Privacy Feature" in the Chrome browser resulted in unwanted tracking by the US megacorp.…

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Student's flimsy bin bags blamed for latest NHS data breach

Thu, 13/06/2024 - 12:30
Confidential patient information found by member of the public

A data protection gaffe affecting the UK's NHS is being pinned on a medical student who placed too much trust in their bin bags.…

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Time to zero in on Zero Trust?

Thu, 13/06/2024 - 04:12
Recently discovered vulnerabilities in VPN services should push ASEAN organizations to rethink their perimeter security approach

Sponsored Post  Companies the ASEAN region have long relied on a virtual private network (VPN) to help encrypt their Internet traffic and protect users' online identities.…

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Crooks crack customer info at tracking device vendor Tile, issue 'extortion' demands

Thu, 13/06/2024 - 02:15
Who tracks the trackers?

Life360, purveyor of "Tile" Bluetooth tracking devices and developer of associated apps, has revealed it is dealing with a "criminal extortion attempt" after unknown miscreants contacted it with an allegation they had customer data in their possession.…

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Ransomware crew may have exploited Windows make-me-admin bug as a zero-day

Wed, 12/06/2024 - 23:10
Symantec suggests Black Basta crew beat Microsoft to the patch

The Black Basta ransomware gang may have exploited a now-patched Windows privilege escalation bug as a zero-day, according to Symantec's threat hunters.…

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White House report dishes deets on all 11 major government breaches from 2023

Wed, 12/06/2024 - 17:15
The MOVEit breach and ransomware weren’t kind to the Feds last year

The number of cybersecurity incidents reported by US federal agencies rose 9.9 percent year-on-year (YoY) in 2023 to a total of 32,211, per a new White House report, which also spilled the details on the most serious incidents suffered across the government.…

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China's FortiGate attacks more extensive than first thought

Wed, 12/06/2024 - 15:00
Dutch intelligence says at least 20,000 firewalls pwned in just a few months

The Netherlands' cybersecurity agency (NCSC) says the previously reported attack on the country's Ministry of Defense (MoD) was far more extensive than previously thought.…

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Let's kick off our summer with a pwn-me-by-Wi-Fi bug in Microsoft Windows

Wed, 12/06/2024 - 01:29
Redmond splats dozens of bugs as does Adobe while Arm drivers and PHP under active attack

Patch Tuesday  Microsoft kicked off our summer season with a relatively light June Patch Tuesday, releasing updates for 49 CVE-tagged security flaws in its products – including one bug deemed critical, a fairly terrifying one in wireless networking, and one listed as publicly disclosed.…

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Pure Storage pwned, claims data plundered by crims who broke into Snowflake workspace

Tue, 11/06/2024 - 19:01
Secure storage company hasn't spilled details on how they got in

Pure Storage is the latest company to confirm it's a victim of mounting Snowflake-related data breaches.…

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Cylance clarifies data breach details, except where the data came from

Tue, 11/06/2024 - 17:30
Customers, partners, operations remain uncompromised, BlackBerry says

BlackBerry-owned cybersecurity shop Cylance says the data allegedly belonging to it and being sold on a crime forum doesn't endanger customers, yet it won't say where the information was stored originally.…

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