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Suspected underworld Empire Market bosses face possible life behind bars

Mon, 17/06/2024 - 21:13
Could this be curtains for Dopenugget and Zero Angel's $430M cyber-crime souk?

The two alleged administrators of Empire Market, a dark-web bazaar that peddled drugs, malware, digital fraud, and other illegal stuff, have been detained on charges related to owning and operating the illicit souk.…

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Blackbaud has to cough up a few million dollars more over 2020 ransomware attack

Mon, 17/06/2024 - 18:45
Four years on and it's still paying for what California attorney general calls 'unacceptable' practice

Months after escaping without a fine from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the luck of cloud software biz Blackbaud ran out when it came to reaching a settlement with California's attorney general.…

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Cops cuff 22-year-old Brit suspected of being Scattered Spider leader

Mon, 17/06/2024 - 14:00
Spanish cops make arrest at airport before he jetted off to Italy

Spanish police arrested a person they allege to be the leader of the notorious cybercrime gang Scattered Spider just before he boarded a private flight headed to Naples.…

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AWS is pushing ahead with MFA for privileged accounts. What that means for you ...

Mon, 17/06/2024 - 12:18
The clock is ticking – why not try a passkey?

Heads up: Amazon Web Services is pushing ahead with making multi-factor authentication (MFA) mandatory for certain users, and we love to see it.…

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UK's Total Fitness exposed nearly 500k images of members and staff through unprotected database

Mon, 17/06/2024 - 11:35
Health club chain headed for the spa on choose a password day

A security researcher claims UK health club and gym chain Total Fitness bungled its data protection responsibilities by failing to lock down a database chock-full of members' personal data.…

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Notorious cyber gang UNC3944 attacks vSphere and Azure to run VMs inside victims' infrastructure

Mon, 17/06/2024 - 07:34
Who needs ransomware when you can scare techies into coughing up their credentials?

Notorious cyber gang UNC3944 – the crew suspected of involvement in the recent attacks on Snowflake and MGM Entertainment, and plenty more besides – has changed its tactics and is now targeting SaaS applications…

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That didn't take long: replacement for SORBS spam blacklist arises ... sort of

Mon, 17/06/2024 - 02:59
ALSO: online adoption cyberstalker nabbed; Tesla trade secrets thief pleads guilty; and a critical ASUS Wi-Fi vuln

In Brief  A popular spam blocklist service that went offline earlier this month has advised users it is down permanently – but at least one potential candidate is stepping up to try to fill the threat intelligence void.…

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Japan's space junk cleaner hunts down major target

Mon, 17/06/2024 - 01:44
PLUS: Australia to age limit social media; Hong Kong's robo-dogs; India's new tech minister

The space junk cleaning mission launched by Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully hunted down one of its targets.…

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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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