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ESET research discovers SideWalk backdoor – Why data breach costs have never been higher – 620,000 personal pictures stolen from iCloud accounts

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27 August 2021

Ragnarok Ransomware Gang Bites the Dust, Releases Decryptor

Ragnarok Ransomware Gang Bites the Dust, Releases Decryptor The cybercriminal group, active since late 2019, has closed its doors and released the key to unlocking victims’ files on its dark web portal.
27 August 2021

Top Strategies That Define the Success of a Modern Vulnerability Management Program

Top Strategies That Define the Success of a Modern Vulnerability Management Program Modern vulnerability management programs require a strategy that defines what success means for your organization’s cybersecurity goals. By incorporating a few simple cyber hygiene routines to your daily security routine, you’ll set up your IT teams to be better equipped to steer off cyberattacks.
27 August 2021

‘Pay Ransom’ Screen? Too Late, Humpty Dumpty – Podcast

‘Pay Ransom’ Screen? Too Late, Humpty Dumpty – Podcast Splunk’s Ryan Kovar discusses the rise in supply-chain attacks a la Kaseya & how to get ahead of encryption leaving your business a pile of broken shells. 
27 August 2021

Parents of teens who stole $1 million in Bitcoin sued by alleged victim

Clipboard malware was developed with the sole purpose of stealing cryptocurrency.
27 August 2021

US charges HeadSpin ex-CEO over fake $1bn valuation scheme

The SEC claims the startup's metrics were inflated.
27 August 2021

Beyond the pandemic: Why are data breach costs at an all‑time high?

It might be tempting to blame the record-high costs of data breaches on the COVID-19 pandemic alone. But dig deeper and a more nuanced picture emerges.

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27 August 2021

Man Sues Parents of Teens Who Hijacked Nearly $1M in Bitcoin

Man Sues Parents of Teens Who Hijacked Nearly $1M in Bitcoin Now adults, the then-teens apparently used clipboard hijacking malware to steal Bitcoin.
26 August 2021

F5 Bug Could Lead to Complete System Takeover

F5 Bug Could Lead to Complete System Takeover The worst of 13 bugs fixed by the August updates could lead to complete system compromise for users in sensitive sectors running products in Appliance mode.
26 August 2021

Chinese developers expose data belonging to Android gamers

In the end, Hong Kong CERT was contacted in an attempt to resolve the security issue.
26 August 2021

Man impersonates Apple support, steals 620,000 photos from iCloud accounts

The man was after sexually explicit photos and videos that he would then share online or store in his own collection

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26 August 2021

Podcast: Ransomware Up x10: Disrupting Cybercrime Suppy Chains an Opportunity

Podcast: Ransomware Up x10: Disrupting Cybercrime Suppy Chains an Opportunity Derek Manky, Chief, Security Insights & Global Threat Alliances at Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs, discusses the top threats and lessons learned from the first half of 2021.
26 August 2021

What is GDPR and why does the UK want to reshape its data laws?

What is GDPR and why does the UK want to reshape its data laws?

The government says an overhaul will boost growth and increase trade – but it must be careful not to go too far

The government has announced plans to reshape the UK’s data laws such as GDPR requirements in an effort, it claims, to boost growth and increase trade post-Brexit. The digital, media and culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, says the UK wants to shape data laws based on “common sense, not box-ticking”.

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26 August 2021

Microsoft Breaks Silence on Barrage of ProxyShell Attacks

Microsoft Breaks Silence on Barrage of ProxyShell Attacks versions of the software are affected by a spate of bugs under active exploitations.
26 August 2021

UK to overhaul privacy rules in post-Brexit departure from GDPR

UK to overhaul privacy rules in post-Brexit departure from GDPR

Culture secretary says move could lead to an end to irritating cookie popups and consent requests online

Britain will attempt to move away from European data protection regulations as it overhauls its privacy rules after Brexit, the government has announced.

The freedom to chart its own course could lead to an end to irritating cookie popups and consent requests online, said the culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, as he called for rules based on “common sense, not box-ticking”.

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26 August 2021

Cisco Issues Critical Fixes for High-End Nexus Gear

Cisco Issues Critical Fixes for High-End Nexus Gear Networking giant issues two critical patches and six high-severity patches.
25 August 2021

Man Robbed of 16 Bitcoin Sues Young Thieves’ Parents

In 2018, Andrew Schober was digitally mugged for approximately $1 million worth of bitcoin. After several years of working with investigators, Schober says he's confident he has located two young men in the United Kingdom responsible for developing a clever piece of digital clipboard-stealing malware that let them siphon his crypto holdings. Schober is now suing each of their parents in a civil case that seeks to extract what their children would not return voluntarily.
25 August 2021

Win10 Admin Rights Tossed Off by Yet Another Plug-In

Win10 Admin Rights Tossed Off by Yet Another Plug-In Then again, you don’t even need the actual device – in this case, a SteelSeries peripheral – since emulation works just fine to launch with full SYSTEM rights.
25 August 2021

US Media, Retailers Targeted by New SparklingGoblin APT

US Media, Retailers Targeted by New SparklingGoblin APT The new APT uses an undocumented backdoor to infiltrate the education, retail and government sectors.
25 August 2021

IBM launches new SASE service to bolster zero-trust enterprise security

The service is the result of a partnership with Zscaler.
25 August 2021