Another year, another North Korean malware-spreading, crypto-stealing gang named

The Register - Thu, 30/03/2023 - 05:40
Mandiant identifies 'moderately sophisticated' but 'prolific' APT43 as global menace

Google Cloud's recently acquired security outfit Mandiant has named a new nasty from North Korea: a cyber crime gang it calls APT43 and accuses of a five-year rampage.…

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Smugglers busted sneaking tech into China

The Register - Thu, 30/03/2023 - 04:02
'Intel inside' a suspiciously baggy t-shirt gave the game away – as did a truckload of parts

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is still months away – circle September 19 on your calendar, me hearties! – but The Register has found news of technology smuggling in China that suggests a buccaneering approach to imports.…

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Malware disguised as Tor browser steals $400k in cryptocash

The Register - Thu, 30/03/2023 - 02:30
Beware of third party downloads

Clipboard-injector malware disguised as Tor browser installers has been used to steal about $400,000 in cryptocurrency from nearly 16,000 users worldwide so far in 2023, according to Kaspersky researchers.…

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Microsoft Defender shoots down legit URLs as malicious

The Register - Wed, 29/03/2023 - 19:31
Those hoping to use nefarious websites like, er, Zoom are overrun by alerts. Redmond 'investigating'

Microsoft's at-times-glitchy Defender service is again causing headaches for IT admins by flagging legitimate URLs as malicious.…

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EU mandated messaging platform love-in is easier said than done: Cambridge boffins

The Register - Wed, 29/03/2023 - 15:28
Digital Market Act interoperability requirement a social challenge as well as a technical one

By March 2024, instant messaging and real-time media apps operated by large tech platforms in Europe will be required to communicate with other services, per the EU's Digital Markets Act (DMA).…

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FTX cryptovillain Sam Bankman-Fried charged with bribing Chinese officials

The Register - Wed, 29/03/2023 - 11:24
Court gives him new rules: Use one laptop, while living with the 'rents.

US authorities have charged FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried (aka SBF) with attempting to bribe Chinese officials with $40 million worth of cryptocurrency in exchange for unfreezing trading accounts.…

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DDoS DNS attacks are old-school, unsophisticated … and they’re back

The Register - Wed, 29/03/2023 - 09:34
So why would you handle them on your own?

Sponsored Feature  Ransomware may currently be the biggest bogeyman for cybersecurity pros, law enforcement, and governments, but it shouldn't divert us from more traditional, but still very disruptive threats.…

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China urges Apple to improve security and privacy

The Register - Wed, 29/03/2023 - 02:27
It's a juicy market that welcomes foreign investment, National development boss reminds Tim Cook

Senior Chinese government officials have urged Apple CEO Tim Cook to improve the security and privacy features of his company's products.…

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Apple patches all the iThings, including iOS 15 hole under attack right now

The Register - Tue, 28/03/2023 - 23:16
Issue identified in February but owners of older kit weren't warned

Happy belated Patch Tuesday from Cupertino: Apple has issued security updates for almost every piece of code it slings - including a fix for a vulnerability in older iOS devices the iGiant believes is under attack right now.…

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Google again accused of willfully destroying evidence in Android antitrust battle

The Register - Tue, 28/03/2023 - 21:09
Starting to see a pattern here? Judge seems to think so

Google Chat histories handed over by the web giant in ongoing Android antitrust litigation reveal the biz has been systematically destroying evidence, according to those suing the big G.…

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US president Biden kind of mostly bans commercial spyware

The Register - Tue, 28/03/2023 - 03:45
Executive Order has loopholes for government spyware or American-made commercial spyware

US president Joe Biden on Monday issued an Executive Order on Prohibition on Use by the United States Government of Commercial Spyware that Poses Risks to National Security – a title that is not quite as simple it seems.…

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Lawyers cough up $200k after health data stolen in Microsoft Exchange pillaging

The Register - Mon, 27/03/2023 - 23:45
In addition to $100k given to LockBit

New York law firm Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy and Bach (HPMB) has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle a data-breach lawsuit related to the now-notorious Hafnium Microsoft Exchange attacks that siphoned sensitive data from victims around the world. …

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Gone in 120 seconds: Tesla Model 3 child's play for hackers

The Register - Mon, 27/03/2023 - 12:32
Plus OIG finds Uncle Sam fibbed over

In brief  A team of hackers from French security shop Synacktiv have won $100,000 and a Tesla Model 3 after subverting the Muskmobile's entertainment system, and from there opening up the car's core management systems.…

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China crisis is a TikToking time bomb

The Register - Mon, 27/03/2023 - 10:30
ByteDance with the devil if you dare

Opinion  As country after country bans TikTok from official systems, it’s fair to ask what’s so dodgy about a social network filled with dance crazes, makeup advice and cats.…

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CISA unleashes Untitled Goose Tool to honk at danger in Microsoft's cloud

The Register - Fri, 24/03/2023 - 19:16
Not a headline we expected to write today

American cybersecurity officials have released an early-warning system to protect Microsoft cloud users.…

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Github publishes RSA SSH host keys by mistake, issues update

The Register - Fri, 24/03/2023 - 13:34
Getting connection failures? Don't panic. Get new keys

Github has updated its SSH keys after accidentally publishing the private part to the world. Whoops.…

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French parliament says <em>oui</em> to AI surveillance for 2024 Paris Olympics

The Register - Fri, 24/03/2023 - 06:24
Liberté, égalité, reconnaissance faciale for all

Despite the opposition of 38 civil society groups, the French National Assembly has approved the use of algorithmic video surveillance during the 2024 Paris Olympics.…

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Uncle Sam reveals it sent cyber-soldiers to Albania to hunt for Iranian threats

The Register - Fri, 24/03/2023 - 01:05
'Hunt forward' teams of this sort aid with defense and learn how attackers like Tehran operate

US Cyber Command operators have confirmed they carried out an online defensive mission in Albania, in response to last year's cyber attacks against the local government.…

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Critical infrastructure gear is full of flaws, but hey, at least it's certified

The Register - Thu, 23/03/2023 - 21:59
Security researchers find bugs, big and small, in every industrial box probed

Devices used in critical infrastructure are riddled with vulnerabilities that can cause denial of service, allow configuration manipulation, and achieve remote code execution, according to security researchers.…

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Secure mail

The Register - Thu, 23/03/2023 - 09:48
Protection from business email compromise

Webinar  In the distant past, a master forger with a quill could fake a signature on the end of a letter but at least then you had time to consider the potential for fraud before any damage could be done. In the digital age of email, it's increasingly hard to spot a scam's threat to your security and react in time.…

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