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Sandworm gang launches Monster ransomware attacks on Ukraine

The Register - 5 hours 12 min ago
The RansomBoggs campaign is the Russia-linked group’s latest assault on the smaller country

The Russian criminal crew Sandworm is launching another attack against organizations in Ukraine, using a ransomware that analysts at Slovakian software company ESET are calling RansomBoggs.…

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International cops arrest hundreds of fraudsters, money launderers and cocaine kingpins

The Register - 7 hours 41 min ago
$155,000-a-month lifestyle ends in cuffs for suspected crim

Europol has arrested hundreds of fraudsters, money launderers and cocaine kingpins, and shut down thousands of websites selling pirated and counterfeit products in a series of raids over the past month.…

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Blockchain couldn't stop TXT spam in India, regulator now trying AI

The Register - 11 hours 13 min ago
Maybe – just maybe – messages and calls from +91 might become more trustworthy

India's Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) has announced a fresh crackdown on TXT spam – this time using artificial intelligence, after a previous blockchain-powered effort delivered mixed results.…

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Windows Server domain controllers may stop, restart after recent updates

The Register - Mon, 28/11/2022 - 15:46
Microsoft outlines a workaround while pulling together a fix to LSASS memory leak

Updates to Windows Server released as part of this month's Patch Tuesday onslaught might cause some domain controllers to stop working or automatically restart, according to Microsoft.…

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Want to boost your cyber security skills by playing games this Christmas?

The Register - Mon, 28/11/2022 - 13:06
Register for this free SANS Holiday Hack Challenge to find out how

Sponsored Post  Christmas is a time for gift giving and spending time with your friends and family – but that doesn't have to be all. What if you could add to the fun by taking part in an entertaining free holiday-themed cyber security event that both builds your skills and gives you the chance of adding a stellar prize to the pile of gifts under your tree?…

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US bans Chinese telecoms imports – won't even consider authorizing them

The Register - Sun, 27/11/2022 - 22:32
Part bureaucratic box ticking, part crackdown that makes even Wi-Fi routers and smartphones off limits

The United States' Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has barred itself from authorizing the import or sale of Chinese telecoms and video surveillance products from Huawei, ZTE, Hytera Communications, Hikvision, and Dahua, on national security grounds.…

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How advances in email encryption bring all-out security success

The Register - Fri, 25/11/2022 - 12:50
Listen in to our webinar on 30th November to find out

Webinar  Email provides us with an infinite number of possible exchanges. We send approximately 332 billion messages a day but having so much convenience and flexibility at our fingertips also brings security risks.…

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Guess the most common password. Hint: We just told you

The Register - Fri, 25/11/2022 - 09:38
Also, Another red team tool at risk of turning to the darkside, and Meta catches the US military behaving badly

In brief  NordPass has released its list of the most common passwords of 2022, and frankly we're disappointed in all of you.…

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Elon Musk to abused Twitter users: Your tormentors are coming back

The Register - Fri, 25/11/2022 - 05:16
Promises restoration of suspended accounts, despite previous pledge to do no such thing

Twitter CEO Elon Musk has decided to allow suspended accounts back onto the micro-blogging service.…

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UK bans Chinese CCTV cameras on 'sensitive' government sites

The Register - Fri, 25/11/2022 - 00:30
Agencies told to rip 'em off core networks and replace 'em whenever and wherever possible

The United Kingdom has decided Chinese video cameras have no place in government facilities.…

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Meta links US military to fake social media influence campaigns

The Register - Thu, 24/11/2022 - 12:15
Didn't say they were good, though – covert ops apparently got 'little to no engagement' from targets

In its latest quarterly threat report, Meta said it had detected and disrupted influence operations originating in the US, and it calls out those it believes are responsible: the American military.…

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European Parliament Putin things back together after cyber attack

The Register - Thu, 24/11/2022 - 06:03
DDoS started not long after Russia was declared a state sponsor of terrorism

The European Parliament has experienced a cyber attack that started not long after it declared Russia to be a state sponsor of terrorism.…

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Still using a discontinued Boa web server? Microsoft warns of supply chain attacks

The Register - Wed, 23/11/2022 - 19:00
Flaws in the open-source tool exploited – and India's power grid was a target

Microsoft is warning that systems using the long-discontinued Boa web server could be at risk of attacks after a series of intrusion attempts of power grid operations in India likely included exploiting security flaws in the technology.…

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'Pig butchering' romance scam domains seized and slaughtered by the Feds

The Register - Wed, 23/11/2022 - 00:30
'We allege these fraudsters bled dry each of their victims' of $10m

The US government seized seven domain names used in so-called "pig butchering" scams that netted criminals more than $10 million.…

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DraftKings gamblers lose $300,000 to credential stuffing attack

The Register - Tue, 22/11/2022 - 23:30
Users of the sports betting site rolled the dice on reusing passwords and lost

A credential stuffing attack over the weekend that affected sports betting biz DraftKings resulted in as much as $300,000 being stolen from customer accounts.…

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AWS fixes 'confused deputy' vulnerability in AppSync

The Register - Tue, 22/11/2022 - 22:01
Datadog security researchers found the flaw before miscreants did

Amazon Web Services (AWS) fixed a cross-tenant flaw in AWS AppSync that could allow miscreants to abuse that cloud service to assume identity and access management roles in other AWS accounts, and then gain access to and control over those resources. …

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Microsoft's attempts to harden Kerberos authentication broke it on Windows Servers

The Register - Mon, 21/11/2022 - 23:00
Emergency out-of-band updates to the rescue

Microsoft is rolling out fixes for problems with the Kerberos network authentication protocol on Windows Server after it was broken by November Patch Tuesday updates.…

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World Cup phishing emails spike in Middle Eastern countries

The Register - Mon, 21/11/2022 - 20:49
That's where the money is

Phishing attempts targeting victims in the Middle East increased 100 percent last month in the lead up to the World Cup in Qatar, according to security shop Trellix.…

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US offshore oil and gas installation at 'increasing' risk of cyberattack

The Register - Mon, 21/11/2022 - 16:02
GAO says 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster will look like a walk in the park

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has warned that the time to act on securing the US's offshore oil and natural gas installations is now because they are under "increasing" and "significant risk" of cyberattack.…

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Cyber security pros: move to the next level next year

The Register - Mon, 21/11/2022 - 12:55
SANS’ 2023 cyber security training conferences provide the springboard to a new set of skills

Sponsored Post  Your skills as a cyber security professional are only as up to date as the threats designed to test them, so it's a good idea to stay ahead of the game and keep refreshing them as often as possible. That's what SANS cyber security training events, held across the US in 2023, are here to help you do. …

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