China makes it even harder for data to leave its shores

The Register - Mon, 27/02/2023 - 13:30
Many foreign companies had already given up – now there's more red tape

Starting in June, companies operating in China must undergo a regulatory intervention when sending data abroad, thanks to the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC).…

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Russian charged with smuggling US counterintel tech to Motherland

The Register - Mon, 27/02/2023 - 11:30
Also, don't download that 'ChatGPT Windows client,' and this week's critical vulnerabilities to keep an eye on

In brief  A Russian national has been hit with a five-count indictment alleging he smuggled hardware and software used for counterintelligence operations out of the US to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and North Korea.…

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Microsoft: For better security, scan more Exchange server objects

The Register - Sun, 26/02/2023 - 09:00
Software giant takes some files and processes off the exclusion list

Microsoft is recommending that Exchange server users scan certain objects for viruses and other threats that until now had been excluded.…

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'Ethical hacker' among ransomware suspects cuffed by Dutch cops

The Register - Sat, 25/02/2023 - 09:04
Beware the Dark Side

Dutch police have arrested three men for their alleged involvement with a ransomware gang that stole sensitive data and extorted hundreds of thousands of euros from thousands of companies.…

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Telus source code, staff info for sale on dark web forum

The Register - Sat, 25/02/2023 - 00:30
$50k buys you '1,000 unique repositories' that may or may not be legit

Canadian communications giant Telus is investigating whether crooks have stolen employee data and its source code, all of which is being offered for sale on a criminal forum.…

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Bitcoin mining rig found stashed in school crawlspace

The Register - Fri, 24/02/2023 - 23:30
Don't blame the kids! Ex-city employee charged with $17k power theft

Pics  A Massachusetts man accused of using his job as a city's assistant facilities director to hide a cryptocurrency mining operation in the crawlspace of a school has surrendered himself to authorities on Friday morning after skipping his Thursday arraignment. …

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Google destroyed evidence for antitrust battle, Feds complain

The Register - Fri, 24/02/2023 - 22:30
rm -rf'ing staff chat logs can't go unpunished, says Uncle Sam

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) asked the judge hearing its antitrust case against Google to sanction the search advertising giant for destruction of evidence.…

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European Commission bans TikTok from staff gadgets

The Register - Fri, 24/02/2023 - 07:27
Cyber Europe cyber worried about cyber threats, doesn't cyber use the other C word (China)

The European Commission on Thursday banned the use of the TikTok short video app on corporate devices and on the personal devices of employees enrolled in the commission's mobile device management service.…

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Microsoft grows automated assault disruption to cover BEC, ransomware campaigns

The Register - Fri, 24/02/2023 - 06:30
There’s no HumOR in cyberattacks

At last year's Ignite show, Microsoft talked up a capability in its 365 Defender that automatically detects and disrupts a cyberattack while still in progress, hopefully stopping or reducing any resulting damage. Now it's extending that to include additional criminal areas.…

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Ukraine invasion blew up Russian cybercrime alliances

The Register - Fri, 24/02/2023 - 05:00
Study: Old pacts ditched the moment Moscow moved in

The so-called "brotherhood" or Russian-speaking cybercriminals is yet another casualty of the war in Ukraine, albeit one that few outside of Moscow are mourning.…

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Suspected Russian NLBrute malware boss extradited to US

The Register - Thu, 23/02/2023 - 23:30
Dariy Pankov accused of infiltrating systems, selling tool and passwords to other miscreants

A Russian national accused of developing the NLBrute brute-force hacking tool has made his first court appearance this week in Florida over accusations he used the tool to spawn a criminal empire.…

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Dole production plants crippled by ransomware, stores run short

The Register - Thu, 23/02/2023 - 21:30
Yes, we have no bananas, and things aren't looking peachy on the salad front

Irish agricultural megacorp Dole has confirmed that it has fallen victim to a ransomware infection that reportedly shut down some of its North American production plants.…

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FTX fiasco founder SBF faces further fraud charges

The Register - Thu, 23/02/2023 - 20:30
Fake donors allegedly padded politicians' pockets, both Republican and Democrat

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried's eight-count indictment related to the collapse of his crypto empire has been superseded by a new 12-count indictment unsealed in New York which provide graphic details about the extent the defunct biz paid off politicians. …

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Sensitive DoD emails exposed by unsecured Azure server

The Register - Thu, 23/02/2023 - 19:30
AWS, Google and Oracle may benefit as Microsoft blames the Pentagon and the Pentagon blames Microsoft

A hole in a US military email server operated by Microsoft left more than a terabyte of sensitive data exposed to the internet less than a month after Office 365 was awarded a higher level of government security accreditation.…

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Russian authorities claim Ukraine hackers are behind fake missile strike alerts

The Register - Thu, 23/02/2023 - 06:30
Ten cities panic after emergency systems start Putin out warnings of an impending attack

Millions of Russians in almost a dozen cities throughout the country were greeted Wednesday morning by radio alerts, text messages, and sirens warning of an air raid or missile strikes that never occurred. The warnings were later blamed on hackers.…

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Datacenters in China, Singapore, cracked by crims who then targeted tenants

The Register - Thu, 23/02/2023 - 05:45
Infiltrators tried to create fake remote hands tasks, alter visitor lists

Criminals have targeted datacenter operators in Singapore and China, tapping into their CCTV cameras, accessing their tenant lists and then attacking those customers.…

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Lawyers join forces to fight common enemy: The SEC and its probes into cyber-victims

The Register - Thu, 23/02/2023 - 02:00
Did the financial watchdog just do the impossible and herd cats?

More than 80 law firms say they are "deeply troubled" by the US Securities and Exchange Commission's demand that Covington & Burling hand over names of its clients whose information was stolen by Chinese state-sponsored hackers.…

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Open source software has its perks, but supply chain risks can't be ignored

The Register - Wed, 22/02/2023 - 12:46
While app development is faster and easier, security is still a concern

Analysis  Open source components play an increasingly central role in the software development scene, proving to be a boon in a time of continuous integration and deployment, DevOps, and daily software updates.…

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Global threats fuel cyber defence training

The Register - Wed, 22/02/2023 - 09:13
SANS Institute ramps up delivery of new security training courses to help keep info sec pros ahead of cyber criminals

Sponsored Post  The global impact of cyber threats on businesses, governments, organisations and individuals around the world is ramping up exponentially, with experts warning that danger is set to dramatically worsen in coming months and years.…

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Accidental WhatsApp account takeovers? It's a thing

The Register - Tue, 21/02/2023 - 11:00
Blame it on phone number recycling (yes, that's a thing, too)

A stranger may be receiving your private WhatsApp messages, and also be able to send messages to all of your contacts – if you have changed your phone number and didn't delete the WhatsApp account linked to it.…

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