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Infosecurity Magazine

Software Vulnerabilities Up by 20% in 2021

Software Vulnerabilities Up by 20% in 2021Software vulnerabilities increased by 20% in 2021 compared with 2020, according to a new report by HackerOne. The bug bounty platform said its hackers had uncovered over 66,000 valid vulnerabilities this year, while hacker-powered pentests detected a...
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Dramatic Fall in .UK Domain Suspensions

Dramatic Fall in .UK Domain SuspensionsThere was a dramatic fall in the number of .uk domain names suspended for criminal activity in the year up to October 31 2021, new figures from Nominet have shown. Nominet, the organization responsible for the management...
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Google Files Lawsuit Against Blockchain Botnet Operators

Google Files Lawsuit Against Blockchain Botnet OperatorsGoogle has filed what it claims to be the first ever lawsuit against a blockchain-based botnet, in a bid to ramp-up the pressure on its likely Russian administrators. Glupteba is comprised of around one...
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French Transport Giant Exposes 57,000 Employees and Source Code

French Transport Giant Exposes 57,000 Employees and Source CodeA state-owned French transportation giant has inadvertently exposed nearly 60,000 employees to identity fraud after leaking their personal information via an unsecured HTTP server, according to researchers. A team at vpnMentor found...
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Hotel Guests Locked Out of Rooms After Ransomware Attack

Hotel Guests Locked Out of Rooms After Ransomware AttackA popular Scandinavian hotel chain has warned that a recent ransomware attack may have led to the theft of personal information related to bookings, while current guests are struggling with longer waiting...
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Brothers Confess to Conning Spanish-speaking Americans

Brothers Confess to Conning Spanish-speaking Americans Two brothers from Peru have admitted their role in an international call-center scam that defrauded Spanish-speaking immigrants to the United States.  Under the conspiracy, victims were called up and threatened with legal action or...
Infosecurity Magazine

Omicron Scam Targets Universities

Omicron Scam Targets UniversitiesDozens of universities are being hit with a coordinated cyber-attack that uses news of the Omicron variant as a lure to steal login credentials. Evidence of the malicious phishing campaigns was dredged up from the murky depths...
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Vulnerabilities Found in GOautodial

Vulnerabilities Found in GOautodialA cybersecurity researcher has discovered multiple vulnerabilities in an open-source call center software suite used around the world. The Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC) released an advisory today exposing two API vulnerabilities in GOautodial. While multiple providers sell GOautodial as a paid-for cloud service,...
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Just 3% of UK Firms Escaped a Supply Chain Breach in 2021

Just 3% of UK Firms Escaped a Supply Chain Breach in 2021Some 97% of UK organizations suffered a supply chain breach over the past year, up from 82% in 2020 and the second highest figure globally, according to BlueVoyant. The...
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Ransomware Victims Pay $700K in Extra Extortion Fees

Ransomware Victims Pay $700K in Extra Extortion FeesA staggering 96% of ransomware victims that agree to their extorters’ demands are subsequently forced to pay additional fees amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to CrowdStrike. The security vendor’s 2021...
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UK’s Poor Cyber Risk Planning Could “Wreak Havoc”

UK’s Poor Cyber Risk Planning Could “Wreak Havoc”The UK’s long-term risk planning is under-powered and could expose the nation if it is struck by a serious cyber-threat, a new House of Lords (HoL) report has found. The study, Preparing for...
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Prison for Newstar Websites Money Launderer

Prison for Newstar Websites Money LaundererThe United States has imprisoned a woman for her role in a child sexual abuse material (CSAM) subscription service that produced millions of images and videos of sexualized minors.  Patrice Eileen Wilowski-Mevorah of Tampa, Florida,...
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Cyber-attack Closes UK Convenience Stores

Cyber-attack Closes UK Convenience StoresThe retailer SPAR has been forced to close some of its convenience stores in the UK after a cyber-attack on its IT systems. The digital assault occurred on Sunday and is being investigated by Lancashire Police.  SPAR has around...
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BitMart Confirms $150M Crypto Theft

BitMart Confirms $150M Crypto Theft Crypto-currency worth at least $150m has been stolen from crypto-currency exchange BitMart. Blockchain security company Peckshield shared news of the theft on Saturday night on social media, claiming that digital currency worth $196m was stolen in the incident.  Peckshield alleged...
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Cuba Ransomware Nets Nearly $50m

Cuba Ransomware Nets Nearly $50mThe threat actors behind the Cuba ransomware variant have already amassed $44m through targeting of at least 49 victims, according to the FBI. The bureau’s latest 'flash' alert revealed that the group had demanded at least $74m...
IBM Security

Edge Computing and 5G: Will Security Concerns Outweigh Benefits?

You’re probably hearing a bunch of chatter about edge computing these days and how it, along with 5G, are the latest pieces of technology to redefine how we conduct our business. In fact, you may even be hearing people...
Infosecurity Magazine

Software Vulnerabilities Up by 20% in 2021

Software Vulnerabilities Up by 20% in 2021Software vulnerabilities increased by 20% in 2021 compared with 2020, according to a new report by HackerOne. The bug bounty platform said its hackers had uncovered over 66,000 valid vulnerabilities this year, while hacker-powered pentests detected a...
The Register

Virgin Media fined £50,000 after spamming 451,000 who didn’t want marketing emails

Data watchdog shows it's keeping its PECR up British telco Virgin Media is facing a £50k financial penalty after spamming more than 400,000 opted-out customers urging them to sign back up to receive marketing bumf.…
SecurityWeek

Canadian Man Faces Charges in Canada, U.S. for Ransomware Attacks

A Canadian national is facing cybercrime-related charges in the United States and Canada, with authorities saying that he was involved in ransomware attacks. read more
TechRepublic

Cybersecurity: Organizations face key obstacles in adopting zero trust

Security pros surveyed by One Identity cited a lack of clarity, other priorities and a lack of resources as bumps on the road to Zero Trust.