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Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

China warns of fake digital currency wallets fleecing netizens

February 27, 2024

Via: The Register

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has warned local netizens that fake wallet apps for the nation’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) are already circulating and being abused by scammers. The digital renminbi – aka the e-Yuan or e-CNY […]


Network security, Security

NIST updates Cybersecurity Framework after a decade of lessons

February 27, 2024

Via: The Register

After ten years operating under the original model, and two years working to revise it, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released version 2.0 of its Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). Unlike the original, which was designed with critical […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Wyze admits 13,000 users could have viewed strangers’ camera feeds

February 20, 2024

Via: The Register

Smart home security camera slinger Wyze is telling customers that a cybersecurity “incident” allowed thousands of users to see other people’s camera feeds. Thanks to a helpful Reg reader who sent a customer email over to us, we know that […]


Application security, Security

OpenAI, Microsoft Disrupt Nation-State Actors’ Malicious Use of AI

February 20, 2024

Via: SecureWorld

OpenAI and Microsoft recently collaborated to identify and disrupt several nation-state actors who were attempting to use AI services for malicious cyber activities. According to Microsoft, the disrupted threat actors were affiliated with China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia. Their […]


Network security, Security

Chrome is getting a big privacy and security boost from Google to help safeguard your home network

February 19, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Google Chrome is getting an upgrade that will help safeguard devices connected to a private or home network. Google outlined its plans in a post on its Chrome Platform Status page, explaining that the new feature will behave as a […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Anatsa Android banking Trojan expands to Slovakia, Slovenia, and Czechia

February 19, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

In November 2023, researchers from ThreatFabric observed a resurgence of the Anatsa banking Trojan, aka TeaBot and Toddler. Between November and February, the experts observed five distinct waves of attacks, each focusing on different regions. The malware previously focused its […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Operation Cronos: law enforcement disrupted the LockBit operation

February 19, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

A joint law enforcement action, code-named Operation Cronos, conducted by law enforcement agencies from 11 countries has disrupted the LockBit ransomware operation. Below is the image of the Tor leak site of the Lockbit ransomware gang that was seized by […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Korean eggheads crack Rhysida ransomware and release free decryptor tool

February 13, 2024

Via: The Register

Some smart folks have found a way to automatically unscramble documents encrypted by the Rhysida ransomware, and used that know-how to produce and release a handy recovery tool for victims. Rhysida is a newish ransomware gang that has been around […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Meta says risk of account theft after phone number recycling isn’t its problem to solve

February 13, 2024

Via: The Register

Meta has acknowledged that phone number reuse that allows takeovers of its accounts “is a concern,” but the ad biz insists the issue doesn’t qualify for its bug bounty program and is a matter for telecom companies to sort out. […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Meet VexTrio, a network of 70K hijacked websites crooks use to sling malware, fraud

February 12, 2024

Via: The Register

More than 70,000 presumably legit websites have been hijacked and drafted into a network that crooks use to distribute malware, serve phishing pages, and share other dodgy stuff, according to researchers. This mesh of compromised sites is known as VexTrio, […]


Data loss, Network security, Threats & Malware

Jet engine dealer to major airlines discloses ‘unauthorized activity’

February 12, 2024

Via: The Register

Willis Lease Finance Corporation has admitted to US regulators that it fell prey to a “cybersecurity incident” after data purportedly stolen from the biz was posted to the Black Basta ransomware group’s leak blog. The form 8-K filed with the […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Europe’s largest caravan club admits wide array of personal data potentially accessed

February 12, 2024

Via: The Register

The Caravan and Motorhome Club (CAMC) and the experts it drafted to help clean up the mess caused by a January cyberattack still can’t figure out whether members’ data was stolen. According to an update shared with members late last […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Mon Dieu! Nearly half the French population have data nabbed in massive breach

February 12, 2024

Via: The Register

Nearly half the citizens of France have had their data exposed in a massive security breach at two third-party healthcare payment servicers, the French data privacy watchdog disclosed last week. Payments outfits Viamedis and Almerys both experienced breaches of their […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

EquiLend back in the saddle as ransom payment rumors swirl

February 6, 2024

Via: The Register

Global securities finance tech company EquiLend’s systems are now back online after announcing a disruptive ransomware attack nearly two weeks ago. EquiLend was founded in 2001 by some of Wall Street’s biggest players – its board of directors includes BlackRock, […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Double trouble for Fortinet customers as pair of critical vulns found in FortiSIEM

February 6, 2024

Via: The Register

Fortinet’s FortiSIEM product is vulnerable to two new maximum-severity security vulnerabilities that allow for remote code execution. Both CVE-2024-23108 and CVE-2024-23109 have been assigned provisional scores of 10 on the CVSS scale, suggesting exploits can be carried out remotely by […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

AnyDesk revokes signing certs, portal passwords after crooks sneak into systems

February 5, 2024

Via: The Register

AnyDesk has copped to an IT security “incident” in which criminals broke into the remote-desktop software maker’s production systems. The biz has told customers to expect disruption as it attempts to lock down its infrastructure. The application developer, which is […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

SBF likely off the hook for misplaced FTX funds after cops bust SIM swap ring

February 5, 2024

Via: The Register

The recent indictment of a massive SIM-swapping ring may mean convicted crypto conman Sam Bankman-Fried is innocent of at least one allegation still hanging over his head: The theft of more than $400 million in crypto hacked from wallets belonging […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Former CIA Cyber Engineer Sentenced to 40 Years for Massive Leak

February 5, 2024

Via: SecurityWeek

A United States federal judge has sentenced Joshua Adam Schulte, a former CIA employee, to 40 years in prison for one of the largest disclosures of classified information in U.S. history. Schulte worked as a software developer for the CIA’s […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Reg story prompts fresh security bulletin, review of Juniper Networks’ CVE process

January 30, 2024

Via: The Register

Juniper Networks has disclosed separate vulnerabilities it was previously accused of concealing, and apologized to customers for the error in communication. The update, which happened late last week, comes hot on the heels of reporting from El Reg that highlighted […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Cactus ransomware gang claims the Schneider Electric hack

January 30, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

Schneider Electric is a multinational company that specializes in energy management, industrial automation, and digital transformation. BleepingComputer first reported the attack that hit the Sustainability Business division of the company on January 17th. BleepingComputer contacted Schneider Electric which confirmed the […]