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LockBit extorted billions of dollars from victims, fresh leaks suggest

Fri, 23/02/2024 - 22:30
Investigating LockBit’s finances has blown previous estimates of the operation’s wealth out of the water

Authorities digging into LockBit's finances believe the group may have generated more than $1 billion in ransom fees over its four-year lifespan.…

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U-Haul tells 67K customers that cyber-crooks drove away with their personal info

Fri, 23/02/2024 - 20:06
Thieves broke into IT system using stolen login

U-Haul is alerting tens of thousands of folks that miscreants used stolen credentials to break into one of its systems and access customer records that contained some personal data.…

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LockBit identity reveal a bigger letdown than Game of Thrones Season 8

Fri, 23/02/2024 - 16:25
NCA still left enough for onlookers to wonder if there's anything more to come

The grand finale of the week of LockBit leaks was slated to expose the real identity of LockBitSupp – the alias of the gang's public spokesperson – but the reveal has fallen short of expectations.…

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Tips on meeting complex cloud security challenges

Fri, 23/02/2024 - 13:43
Learn about the benefits of applying advanced automation to policy management practices

Webinar  Dealing with the double trouble of relentless cyber threats and regular technology refresh cycles can stretch already overworked security practitioners. And orchestrating the transition to cloud-native applications and multi-cloud architectures doesn't make things any easier.…

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X protests forced suspension of accounts on orders of India's government

Fri, 23/02/2024 - 05:32
Nonprofit SFLC links orders to farming protests

The global government affairs team at X (née Twitter) has suspended some accounts and posts in India after receiving executive orders to do so from the country's government, backed by threat of penalties including significant fines and imprisonment.…

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Avast shells out $17M to shoo away claims it peddled people's personal data

Fri, 23/02/2024 - 00:56
A name that's commonly shouted by pirates might be a clue, me hearties!

Avast has agreed to cough up $16.5 million after the FTC accused the antivirus vendor of selling customer information to third parties.…

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Cyberattack downs pharmacies across America

Thu, 22/02/2024 - 21:13
Prescription orders hit after IT supplier Change Healthcare pulls plug on systems

Updated  IT provider Change Healthcare has confirmed it shut down some of its systems following a cyberattack, disrupting prescription orders and other services at pharmacies across the US.…

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Authorities dismantled LockBit before it could unleash revamped variant

Thu, 22/02/2024 - 19:45
New features aimed to stamp out problems of the past

Law enforcement's disruption of the LockBit ransomware crew comes as the criminal group was working on bringing a brand-new variant to market, research reveals.…

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Ukrainian police arrest father and son in suspected LockBit affiliate double act

Thu, 22/02/2024 - 15:30
If they did it, it gives new meaning to quality family time. Meanwhile, key LockBit leaders remain at large

Today's edition of the week-long LockBit leaks reveals a father-son duo was apprehended in Ukraine as part of the series of takedown-related arrests this week.…

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Giant leak reveals Chinese infosec vendor I-Soon is one of Beijing's cyber-attackers for hire

Thu, 22/02/2024 - 06:31
Trove reveals RATs that can pop major OSes, campaigns against offshore and local targets

A cache of stolen document posted to GitHub appears to reveal how a Chinese infosec vendor named I-Soon offers rent-a-hacker services for Beijing.…

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Biden asks Coast Guard to create an infosec port in a stormy sea of cyber threats

Wed, 21/02/2024 - 22:10
Oh hear us when we cry to thee for those in peril on the sea

President Biden has empowered the US Coast Guard (USCG) to get a tighter grip on cybersecurity at American ports – including authorizing yet another incident reporting rule.…

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Apple promises to protect iMessage chats from quantum computers

Wed, 21/02/2024 - 21:09
Easy to defend against stuff that may never actually work – oh there we go again, being all cynical like

Apple says it's going to upgrade the cryptographic protocol used by iMessage to hopefully prevent the decryption of conversations by quantum computers, should those machines ever exist in a meaningful way.…

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Duo face 20 years in prison over counterfeit iPhone scam

Wed, 21/02/2024 - 18:30
Sent 5,000+ fake handsets to Apple for repair in hope of getting real ones back

Two Chinese nationals are facing a maximum of 20 years in prison after being convicted of mailing thousands of fake iPhones to Apple for repair in the hope they'd be replaced with new handsets.…

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Exploiting the latest max-severity ConnectWise bug is 'embarrassingly easy'

Wed, 21/02/2024 - 17:45
Urgent patching advised to protect attacks against setup wizards

Infosec researchers say urgent patching of the latest remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in ConnectWise's ScreenConnect is required given its maximum severity score.…

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LockBit leaks expose nearly 200 affiliates and bespoke data-stealing malware

Wed, 21/02/2024 - 14:07
Operation Cronos's 'partners' continue to trickle the criminal empire's secrets

The latest revelation from law enforcement authorities in relation to this week's LockBit leaks is that the ransomware group had registered nearly 200 "affiliates" over the past two years.…

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Harness the power of security automation

Wed, 21/02/2024 - 13:56
How to ensure policy management keep up with the risks to data integrity presented by the cloud

Webinar  The complexity facing businesses as they make the necessary transition to cloud-native applications and multi-cloud architectures keeps cloud teams firmly on the frontline when it comes to implementing security policies.…

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A common goal for European cyber security

Wed, 21/02/2024 - 08:21
Complying with the EU’s NIS2 Directive

Webinar  It was growing threat levels and an increase in reported cybersecurity attacks since digitalization which pushed the European Union to introduce the original Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive in 2016.…

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Orgs are having a major identity crisis while crims reap the rewards

Wed, 21/02/2024 - 08:15
Hacking your way in is so 2022 – logging in is much easier

Identity-related threats pose an increasing risk to those protecting networks because attackers – ranging from financially motivated crime gangs and nation-state backed crews – increasingly prefer to log in using stolen credentials instead of exploiting vulnerabilities or social engineering.…

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Europe's data protection laws cut data storage by making information-wrangling pricier

Wed, 21/02/2024 - 07:29
GDPR also slashed processing costs by over a quarter

Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has led European firms to store and process less data, recent economic research suggests, because the privacy rules are making data more costly to manage.…

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China could be doing better at censorship, think tank finds

Wed, 21/02/2024 - 04:31
Complex overlapping bureaucracy sometimes lacks the funds and skills to do it right

China's censorship regime remains pervasive and far reaching, but the bureaucratic apparatus implementing it is unevenly developed and is not always well funded, according to a report released on Tuesday.…

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