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Network security, Security

Take two APIs and call me in the morning: How healthcare research can cure cyber crime

May 28, 2024

Via: The Register

Some ideas work better than others. Take DARPA, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Launched by US President Dwight Eisenhower in 1957 response to Sputnik, its job is to create and test concepts that may be useful in thwarting […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Auction house Christie’s confirms criminals stole some client data

May 28, 2024

Via: The Register

The revelation follows an incident from earlier in May that forced the auction house’s online bidding system offline, an event which the company said at the time was due to a “technology security issue.” It also closely follows the RansomHub […]


Privacy protection, Security

Windows Recall — a ‘privacy nightmare’?

May 24, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Windows Recall, the new feature that records a user’s screen at regular intervals, has been labelled a “privacy nightmare” due to potential data privacy and security risks. Microsoft announced the generative AI-based tool on Monday; it records “snapshots” of a […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Kroll cyber threat landscape report: AI assists attackers

May 24, 2024

Via: CSO Online

In its frontline threat intelligence report for the first quarter of 2024, risk and financial advisory firm Kroll revealed that, as in virtually every other industry, cyber criminals are using artificial intelligence (AI) to further their goals. Well-known tactics such […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

How Apple Wi-Fi Positioning System can be abused to track people around the globe

May 23, 2024

Via: The Register

Academics have suggested that Apple’s Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS) can be abused to create a global privacy nightmare. In a paper titled, “Surveilling the Masses with Wi-Fi-Based Positioning Systems,” Erik Rye, a PhD student at the University of Maryland (UMD) […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

70% of CISOs worry their org is at risk of a material cyber attack

May 23, 2024

Via: The Register

Chief information security officers around the globe “are nervously looking over the horizon,” according to a survey of 1,600 CISOs that found more than two thirds (70 percent) worry their organization is at risk of a material cyber attack over […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Confused by the SEC’s IT security breach reporting rules? Read this

May 22, 2024

Via: The Register

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wants to clarify guidelines for public companies regarding the disclosure of ransomware and other cybersecurity incidents. According to the breach reporting rules the federal agency adopted in July, public companies must disclose material […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Canada’s London Drugs confirms ransomware attack after LockBit demands $25M

May 22, 2024

Via: The Register

Canadian pharmacy chain London Drugs has confirmed that ransomware thugs stole some of its corporate files containing employee information and says it is “unwilling and unable to pay ransom to these cybercriminals.” In a statement to The Register, the British […]


Editorial

BBC, Boots and British Airways: The Biggest Data Breaches in Britain

May 20, 2024

Via: Camila Mendes

June got off to a rocky start for several high-profile companies across the UK. Boots, a health, beauty, and pharmacy retailer, national carrier British Airways, and national news channel BBC are among a string of businesses targeted by a group […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Aussie cops probe MediSecure’s ‘large-scale ransomware data breach’

May 17, 2024

Via: The Register

Australian prescriptions provider MediSecure is the latest healthcare org to fall victim to a ransomware attack, with crooks apparently stealing patients’ personal and health data. “While we continue to gather more information, early indicators suggest the incident originated from one […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

City of Wichita disclosed a data breach after the recent ransomware attack

May 17, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

On May 5th, 2024, the City of Wichita, Kansas, was the victim of a ransomware attack and shut down its network to contain the threat. The city immediately started its incident response procedure to prevent the threat from spreading and […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

NCSC CTO: Broken market must be fixed to usher in new tech

May 16, 2024

Via: The Register

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) CTO Ollie Whitehouse kicked off day two of Britain’s cyber watchdog’s annual shindig, CYBERUK, with a tirade about the tech market, pulling it apart to demonstrate why he believes it’s at fault for many of […]


Privacy protection, Security

EU probes Meta over its provisions for protecting children

May 16, 2024

Via: The Register

The European Commission has opened formal proceedings to assess whether Meta, the provider of Facebook and Instagram, may have breached the Digital Services Act (DSA) in areas linked to the protection of minors. The action follows a separate probe into […]


Network security, Security

Improving cyber defense with open source SIEM and XDR

May 15, 2024

Via: The Register

A cyber defense strategy outlines policies, procedures, and technologies to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber attacks. This helps avoid financial loss, reputational damage, and legal repercussions. Developing a cyber defense strategy involves evaluating business risks, implementing security controls and […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

FBI takes down BreachForums ransomware website and Telegram channel

May 15, 2024

Via: The Register

The FBI, in combination with police around the world, have taken control of the website and Telegram channel of ransomware brokerage site BreachForums. The action occurred on Wednesday, just days after the site hosted information apparently stolen from Europol’s databases […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

NHS Digital hints at exploit sightings of Arcserve UDP vulnerabilities

May 14, 2024

Via: The Register

The UK’s NHS is warning of the possibility that vulnerabilities in Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) software are being actively exploited. Originally disclosed in March, the three vulnerabilities all had proof of concept (PoC) exploit code released the day after […]


Privacy protection, Security

Google, Apple gear to raise tracking tag stalker alarm

May 14, 2024

Via: The Register

Google and Apple are rolling out an anti-stalking feature for Android 6.0+ and iOS 17.5 that will issue an alert if some scumbag is using a gadget like an AirTag or similar to clandestinely track the user. Basically, if someone […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

ASEAN organizations dealing with growing cyber menace

May 13, 2024

Via: The Register

Organizations across the Asia Pacific need to urgently ramp up their IT security infrastructures in response to a significantly increasing level of cyber threats, security experts have warned. Cloudflare – which specializes in content delivery networks, cloud cybersecurity, DDoS mitigation, […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Europol confirms incident following alleged auction of staff data

May 13, 2024

Via: The Register

Europol is investigating a cybercriminal’s claims that they stole confidential data from a number of the agency’s sources. Among the sources referenced by the cybercriminal, the Europol Platform for Experts (EPE) is confirmed to be the main subject of the […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Russia-linked APT28 targets government Polish institutions

May 10, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

CERT Polska and CSIRT MON teams issued a warning about a large-scale malware campaign targeting Polish government institutions, allegedly orchestrated by the Russia-linked APT28 group. The attribution of the attacks to the Russian APT is based on similarities with TTPs […]