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CISA says crooks used Ivanti bugs to snoop around high-risk chemical facilities

Tue, 25/06/2024 - 14:45
Crafty crims broke in but encryption stopped any nastiness

US cybersecurity agency CISA is urging high-risk chemical facilities to secure their online accounts after someone broke into its Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) portal.…

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UK and US cops band together to tackle Qilin's ransomware shakedowns

Tue, 25/06/2024 - 13:01
Attacking the NHS is a very bad move

UK and US cops have reportedly joined forces to find and fight Qilin, the ransomware gang wreaking havoc on the global healthcare industry.…

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Ransomware thieves beware

Tue, 25/06/2024 - 10:12
Why Object First and Veeam tick the box for encryption and immutability

Sponsored Feature  You know that a technology problem is serious when the White House holds a summit about it.…

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Protect your network

Tue, 25/06/2024 - 10:00
Insights on expanding attack surfaces

Webinar  Stay ahead of cyber threats with our upcoming session on "Why attack surfaces are expanding," brought to you by Cloudflare in partnership with The Register.…

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Julian Assange to go free in guilty plea deal with US

Tue, 25/06/2024 - 01:19
WikiLeaks boss already out of Blighty and ultimately off to home in Australia, if all goes to plan

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been freed from prison in the UK after agreeing to plead guilty to just one count of conspiracy to obtain and disclose national defense information, brought against him by the United States. Uncle Sam previously filed more than a dozen counts.…

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America's best chance for nationwide privacy law could do more harm than good

Tue, 25/06/2024 - 01:02
'Congress has effectively gutted it as part of a backroom deal'

Analysis  Introduced in April, the American Privacy Rights Act (APRA) was - in the words of its drafters - "the best opportunity we’ve had in decades to establish a national data privacy and security standard that gives people the right to control their personal information."…

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Ollama drama as 'easy-to-exploit' critical flaw found in open source AI server

Mon, 24/06/2024 - 21:34
About a thousand vulnerable instances still exposed online, we're told

A now-patched vulnerability in Ollama – a popular open source project for running LLMs – can lead to remote code execution, according to flaw finders who warned that upwards of 1,000 vulnerable instances remain exposed to the internet.…

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Car dealers stuck in the slow lane after cyber woes at software biz CDK

Mon, 24/06/2024 - 19:02
More customers self-reporting to SEC as disruption carries into second week

The number of US companies filing Form 8-Ks with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and referencing embattled car dealership software biz CDK is mounting.…

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'Mirai-like' botnet observed attacking EOL Zyxel NAS devices

Mon, 24/06/2024 - 15:39
Seems like as good a time as any to upgrade older hardware

There are early indications of active attacks targeting end-of-life Zyxel NAS boxes just a few weeks after details of three critical vulnerabilities were made public.…

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Britain's Ministry of Defence accused of wasting £174M on 'external advice'

Mon, 24/06/2024 - 13:50
Morpheus comms system online by 2025? You must be dreaming

The UK government has been accused of blowing £174 million ($220 million) on "external advice" for a new radio system for the armed forces that has been beset by delays and cancelled contracts.…

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Levi's and more affected in pants-dropping week of data breaches

Mon, 24/06/2024 - 11:34
A busy few days for security teams

There were data breaches galore in the US last week with various major incidents reported to state attorneys general, some in good time, some not.…

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Meta and SQL Server make strange bedfellows on a couch of cyber-pain

Mon, 24/06/2024 - 09:30
Yanks get food poisoning far more often than Brits. Is American IT just as sickening?

Opinion  When two stories from opposite ends of the IT universe boil down to the same thing, sound the klaxons. At the uber-fashionable AI end of tech, Meta has grudgingly complied with a ruling not to feed European social media crap into its training data. Meanwhile, in the industrial slums, 20 percent of running Microsoft SQL Server instances are now past the end of support.…

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Techie took out a call center - and almost their career - with a cut and paste error

Mon, 24/06/2024 - 08:29
Have you heard the one about the techie who forgot what was on the clipboard?

Who, me?  Brace yourselves, gentle readers, for it is once again Monday, and the work week has commenced. Thankfully, The Reg is here with another dose of Who, Me? in which readers share tales of times they had a day worse than the one you're having. We hope it helps.…

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Snowflake breach snowballs as more victims, perps, come forward

Mon, 24/06/2024 - 03:14
Also: The leaked Apple internal tools that weren't; TV pirate pirates convicted; and some critical vulns, too

Infosec in brief  The descending ball of trouble over at Snowflake keeps growing larger, with more victims – and even one of the alleged intruders – coming forward last week.…

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Risk of getting malicious extension from Chrome store way worse than Google's letting on, study suggests

Sun, 23/06/2024 - 11:36
All depends on how you count it – Chocolate Factory claims 1% fail rate

Google this week offered reassurance that its vetting of Chrome extensions catches most malicious code, even as it acknowledged that "as with any software, extensions can also introduce risk."…

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From network security to nyet work in perpetuity: What's up with the Kaspersky US ban?

Sat, 22/06/2024 - 09:16
It's been a long time coming. Now our journos speak their brains

Kettle  The US government on Thursday banned Kaspersky Lab from selling its antivirus and other products in America from late July, and from issuing updates and malware signatures from October.…

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Change Healthcare finally spills the tea on what medical data was stolen by cyber-crew

Fri, 21/06/2024 - 22:33
'Substantial proportion' of America to get a note from next month

Change Healthcare is formally notifying some of its pharmacy and hospital customers that their patients' data was stolen from it by ransomware criminals back in February – and for the first time has concretely disclosed the types of information swiped during that IT intrusion.…

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Uncle Sam sanctions Kaspersky's top bosses – but not Mr K himself

Fri, 21/06/2024 - 21:23
Here's America's list of the supposedly dirty dozen

Uncle Sam took another swing at Kaspersky Lab today and sanctioned a dozen C-suite and senior-level executives at the antivirus maker, but spared CEO and co-founder Eugene Kaspersky.…

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Phoenix UEFI flaw puts long list of Intel chips in hot seat

Fri, 21/06/2024 - 17:27
Researchers discuss it in same breath as BlackLotus and MosaicRegressor

A new vulnerability in UEFI firmware is threatening the security of a wide range of Intel chip families in a similar fashion to BlackLotus and others like it.…

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Why attack surfaces are expanding

Fri, 21/06/2024 - 15:58
Insights from Cloudflare

Webinar  In the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity, understanding why attack surfaces are expanding is more critical than ever.…

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