India's biggest tech centers named as cyber crime hotspots

The Register - Thu, 21/09/2023 - 07:57
Global tech companies' Bharat offices attract the wrong sort of interest

India is grappling with a three-and-a-half year surge in cyber crime, with analysis suggesting cities like Bengaluru and Gurgaon – centers of India's tech development – are also hubs of evil activity.…

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Data breach reveals distressing info: people who order pineapple on pizza

The Register - Thu, 21/09/2023 - 07:27
Pizza Hut Australia warns 190,000 customers' data – including order history – has been accessed

Pizza Hut's Australian outpost has suffered a data breach.…

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Feds raise alarm over Snatch ransomware as extortion crew brags of Veterans Affairs hit

The Register - Wed, 20/09/2023 - 23:32
Invasion of the data snatchers

The Snatch ransomware crew has listed on its dark-web site the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs as one of its latest victims – as the Feds warn organizations to be on the lookout for indicators of compromise linked to the extortionist gang.…

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Signal adopts new alphabet jumble to protect chats from quantum computers

The Register - Wed, 20/09/2023 - 21:28
X3DH readied for retirement as PQXDH is rolled out

Signal has adopted a new key agreement protocol in an effort to keep encrypted Signal chat messages protected from any future quantum computers.…

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International Criminal Court hacked amid Russia investigations

The Register - Wed, 20/09/2023 - 20:46
ICC admits breach in social media post, says response remains ongoing

The International Criminal Court said criminals breached its IT systems last week but it isn't over yet, with the ICC saying the "cybersecurity incident" is still ongoing.…

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Pot calls the kettle hack as China claims Uncle Sam did digital sneak peek first

The Register - Wed, 20/09/2023 - 18:06
Beijing accuses US of breaking into Huawei servers in 2009

The ongoing face-off between Washington and Beijing over technology and security issues has taken a new twist, with China accusing the US of hacking into the servers of Huawei in 2009 and conducting other cyber-attacks to steal critical data.…

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Robocall scammers sentenced in US after netting $1.2M via India-based call centers

The Register - Wed, 20/09/2023 - 14:29
Part of network of crims who used 'trickery and threats' to target elderly, says US Attorney

Two Indian nationals each received 41-month prison sentences for their involvement in $1.2 million worth of robocall scams targeting the elderly, according to the district of New Jersey’s attorney's office on Tuesday.…

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Sysadmin and spouse admit to part in 'massive' pirated Avaya licenses scam

The Register - Wed, 20/09/2023 - 13:17
Could spend 20 years in prison after selling $88M in ADI software keys

A sysadmin and his partner pleaded guilty this week to being part of a "massive" international ring that sold software licenses worth $88 million for "significantly below the wholesale price."…

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Broaden your cyber security knowhow at CyberThreat 2023

The Register - Wed, 20/09/2023 - 10:23
November’s two day conference sees experts from the cyber security community share their insight and knowledge

Sponsored Post  Cyber security remains a top three priority for most, if not all, organisations. The risks associated with failure to implement adequate defences were once again highlighted by the ransomware incident which impacted several hospital computer systems across the US last month.…

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Singapore may split liability for phishing losses between banks and victims

The Register - Wed, 20/09/2023 - 06:45
Won't someone please think of the banks?

Singapore officials announced on Monday that next month they will deliver a consultation paper detailing a split liability scheme that will mean both consumers and banks are on the hook for financial losses flowing from scams.…

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Marvell disputes claim that Cavium backdoored chips for Uncle Sam

The Register - Tue, 19/09/2023 - 21:55
Allegations date back a decade to leaked Snowden docs

Cavium, a maker of semiconductors acquired in 2018 by Marvell, was allegedly identified in documents leaked in 2013 by Edward Snowden as a vendor of semiconductors backdoored for US intelligence. Marvell denies it or Cavium placed backdoors in products at the behest of the US government.…

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Russian allegedly smuggled US weapons electronics to Moscow

The Register - Tue, 19/09/2023 - 20:55
Feds claim sniper scope displays sold in sanctions-busting move

A Russian national helped smuggle, via shell companies in Hong Kong, more than $1.6 million in microelectronics to Moscow potentially to support its war against Ukraine, it is claimed.…

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The Clorox Company admits cyberattack causing 'widescale disruption'

The Register - Tue, 19/09/2023 - 13:15
Back to 'manual' order processing for $7B household cleaning biz, financial impact will be 'material'

The Clorox Company, makers of bleach and other household cleaning products, doesn't expect operations to return to normal until near month end as it combs over "widescale disruption to operations" caused by cyber baddies.…

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Australia to build six 'cyber shields' to defend its shores

The Register - Tue, 19/09/2023 - 04:44
Local corporate regulator warns boards that cyber is totally a directorial duty

Australia will build "six cyber shields around our nation" declared home affairs minister Clare O'Neill yesterday, as part of a national cyber security strategy.…

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Thousands of Juniper Junos firewalls still open to hijacks, exploit code available to all

The Register - Mon, 18/09/2023 - 23:30
Unauthenticated and remote code execution possible without dropping a file on disk

About 79 percent of public-facing Juniper SRX firewalls remain vulnerable to a single security flaw can allow an unauthenticated attacker to remotely execute code on the devices, according to threat intelligence platform provider VulnCheck.…

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Former CIO accuses Penn State of faking cybersecurity compliance

The Register - Mon, 18/09/2023 - 21:15
Now-NASA boffin not impressed

Last October, Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) was sued by a former chief information officer for allegedly falsifying government security compliance reports.…

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Microsoft worker accidentally exposes 38TB of sensitive data in GitHub blunder

The Register - Mon, 18/09/2023 - 19:03
Included secrets, private keys, passwords, 30,000+ internal Teams messages

A Microsoft employee accidentally exposed 38 terabytes of private data while publishing a bucket of open-source AI training data on GitHub, according to Wiz security researchers who spotted the leaky account and reported it to the Windows giant.…

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California passes bill to set up one-stop data deletion shop

The Register - Mon, 18/09/2023 - 13:45
Also, LockBit gets a new second stringer, AirTag owners find yet another illicit use, and this week's critical vulns

Infosec in brief  Californians may be on their way to the nation's first "do not broker" list with the passage of a bill that would create a one-stop service for residents of the Golden State who want to opt out of being tracked by data brokers. …

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Cryptojackers spread their nets to capture more than just EC2

The Register - Mon, 18/09/2023 - 12:15
AMBERSQUID operation takes AWS's paths less travelled in search of compute

As cloud native computing continues to gain popularity, so does the risk posed by criminals seeking to exploit the unwary. One newly spotted method targets services on the AWS platform, but not necessarily the ones you might think.…

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Probe reveals previously secret Israeli spyware that infects targets via ads

The Register - Sat, 16/09/2023 - 10:05
Oh s#!t, Sherlock

Israeli software maker Insanet has reportedly developed a commercial product called Sherlock that can infect devices via online adverts to snoop on targets and collect data about them for the biz's clients.…

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