Attackers hit Bitcoin ATMs to steal $1.5 million in crypto cash

The Register - Thu, 23/03/2023 - 09:02
Terminal maker General Bytes shutters its cloud business after second breach in seven months

Unidentified miscreants have siphoned cryptocurrency valued at more than $1.5 million from Bitcoin ATMs by exploiting an unknown flaw in digicash delivery systems.…

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Bogus ChatGPT extension steals Facebook cookies

The Register - Thu, 23/03/2023 - 07:29
All aboard the chatbot hype train! Next stop: Fraud

Google has removed a ChatGPT extension from the Chrome store that steals Facebook session cookies – but not before more than 9,000 users installed the account-compromising bot.…

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B-List celebs including Lindsay Lohan fined after crypto shill probe

The Register - Thu, 23/03/2023 - 06:30
Didn't disclose payments as mastermind pumped up value of tokens with fake trades

Eight very B-list celebrities have agreed to cough up fines after being accused of shilling a cryptocurrency without disclosing they were paid to do so, while the chap who paid them has been charged with fraud.…

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South Korea fines McDonald's for data leak from raw SMB share

The Register - Thu, 23/03/2023 - 02:29
British American Tobacco, Samsung, also burgered up their infosec

South Korea's Personal Information Protection Commission has fined McDonald's, British American Tobacco, and Samsung for privacy breaches.…

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Cisco kindly reveals proof of concept attacks for flaws in rival Netgear's kit

The Register - Wed, 22/03/2023 - 22:57
Maybe this is deserved given the problem's in a hidden telnet service

Public proof-of-concept exploits have landed for bugs in Netgear Orbi routers – including one critical command execution vulnerability. …

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Journalist hurt by exploding USB bomb drive

The Register - Wed, 22/03/2023 - 22:09
Now that's a flash bang

Police in Ecuador are investigating attacks on media organizations across the country after a journalist was injured by an exploding USB flash drive.…

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German political parties accused of microtargeting voters on Facebook

The Register - Wed, 22/03/2023 - 12:31
Country's super strong data rights under magnifying glass after half a dozen complaints filed

Remember the Who Targets Me browser extension from privacy activists at Noyb? The group yesterday filed explosive complaints based on log records from the extension that claim six of Germany's political parties broke European data law when they targeted voters on Facebook's adtech platform.…

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Unknown actors deploy malware to steal data in occupied regions of Ukraine

The Register - Wed, 22/03/2023 - 07:32
If this is Kyiv's work, Russia can Crimea river

A cyber espionage campaign targeting organizations in Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine is using novel malware to steal data, according to Russia-based infosec software vendor Kaspersky.…

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India's absurd infosec reporting rules get just 15 followers

The Register - Wed, 22/03/2023 - 03:30
CERT-In was told its six-hour notification requirement was a bad idea – now it knows just how bad

India's rules requiring local organizations to report infosec incidents within six hours of detection have been observed by a mere 15 entities/…

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Xi, Putin, declare intent to rule the world of AI, infosec

The Register - Wed, 22/03/2023 - 01:58
'Technological sovereignty is the key to sustainability' states Russian despot

Russian president Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have set themselves the goal of dominating the world of information technology.…

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BreachForums shuts down ... but the RaidForums cybercrime universe will likely spawn a trilogy

The Register - Wed, 22/03/2023 - 00:45
Admins decide reviving crime-mart is dangerous, hint at new chapter

BreachForums has reportedly shut down for good, just days after US authorities arrested the online criminal marketplace's alleged chief administrator.…

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You just gonna take that AWS? Let Microsoft school your users on cloud security?

The Register - Tue, 21/03/2023 - 20:43
And Google Cloud is next

Microsoft has torn the wraps off its multi-cloud security benchmark (MCSB), which replaces the four-year-old Azure Security Benchmark. Crucially, as the name suggests, it now has usage and configuration guidance that reaches into rival environments.…

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Ex-Meta security staffer accuses Greece of spying on her phone

The Register - Tue, 21/03/2023 - 08:31
Beware of Greeks bearing GIFs

Meta's former security policy manager, who split her time between the US and Greece, is reportedly suing the Hellenic national intelligence service for hacking her phone.…

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Putin to staffers: Throw out your iPhones, or 'give it to the kids'

The Register - Tue, 21/03/2023 - 06:30
April Fools should use Russian or Chinese tech instead Kermlin advises

Advisors and staff to Russia's maximum leader have been told to ditch their iPhones by the end of the month. Or, for those who don't want to throw their Apple devices in the bin, the other option is to "give it to the kids," according to a local Kommersant report.…

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Google suspends top Chinese shopping app Pinduoduo

The Register - Tue, 21/03/2023 - 05:58
Alleges it’s infected with malware – but not the version in its own digital tat bazaar

Google has suspended Chinese shopping app Pinduoduo from its Play store because versions of the software found elsewhere have included malware.…

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Australian FinTech takes itself offline to deal with cyber incident that caused data leak

The Register - Tue, 21/03/2023 - 03:58
Latitude blames a 'major vendor' for its woes. Is that a vendor? A cloud? Whoever they are, they're in trouble

Latitude Financial has blamed a supplier for leaking creds that caused vast PII leak Australian outfit Latitude Financial has taken itself offline, and even stopped serving customers, while it tries to clean up an attack on its systems.…

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Ferrari in a spin as crims steal a car-load of customer data

The Register - Tue, 21/03/2023 - 01:45
Speeds away from the very suggestion it would ever pay a ransom

Italian automaker Ferrari has warned its well-heeled customers that their personal data may be at risk.…

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Privacy fail: Pictures cropped, redacted by Google Pixel phones can be recovered

The Register - Mon, 20/03/2023 - 21:13
aCropalypse Now, starring any 2018-or-later device

If you've owned a Google Pixel smartphone since the 3 series came out in 2018, bad news: any screenshot that you've cropped or redacted on your Pixel can be potentially restored without much fuss.…

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BBC to staff: Uninstall TikTok from our corporate kit unless you can 'justify' having it

The Register - Mon, 20/03/2023 - 12:34
Those with sensitive BBC information told to contact Beeb's security team

The world's oldest national broadcaster, the venerable British Broadcasting Corporation, has told staff they shouldn't keep the TikTok app on a BBC corporate device unless there is a "justified business reason."…

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Vessels claiming to be Chinese warships are messing with passenger planes

The Register - Mon, 20/03/2023 - 07:29
Australian airline Qantas warns pilots to keep calm and carry on amid reports of satnav and altimeter jamming

Australian airline Qantas issued standing orders to its pilots last week advising them that some of its fleet experienced interference on VHF stations from sources purporting to be the Chinese Military.…

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