Thursday, October 29, 2020
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Ryuk this for a game of soldiers: Ransomware-flingers actively targeting hospitals in the US, cyber agencies warn

And infosec firms say it's only got worse over this year Ryuk ransomware is being aggressively deployed to target US healthcare institutions, government cyber organisations in the US have warned.…
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Looking for good news on COVID-19? That’s exactly what cyber attackers want you to do

Let us show you how to outsmart them Webcast  If you think cybercriminals and hackers are without a shred of empathy or human understanding, you’d be wrong.…
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Lenovo to slap ThinkShield security standard for laptop line-up on its Motorola mobiles

Scheme to roll out across firm's device portfolio in coming months Motorola will push ThinkShield onto the business end of its smartphone portfolio, as an extension of the security and management programme on Lenovo's laptop and desktop line.…
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Can we stop megacorps from using and abusing our data? That ship has sailed, ex-NSA lawyer argues in new book

Companies are a bigger threat than governments – because they're less regulated Interview  Cyber Privacy: Who Has Your Data and Why You Should Care is the title of a new book from April Falcon Doss, formerly associate general counsel...
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French services outfit Atos told to pay $855m in trade secret pinching case

Challenges jury verdict immediately and offers to pay one percent of damages French services outfit Atos has been ordered to pay $855m for pinching a rival’s trade secrets.…
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Malware never switches off – so why should your security supplier?

Kaspersky’s License Management Portal helps MSPs and resellers get tech to users fast Promo  Cyber-criminals never sleep, so neither should your customers’ security teams or your own managed service operations.…
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NSA: We’ve learned our lesson after foreign spies used one of our crypto backdoors – but we can’t say how exactly

Senator Wyden is getting annoyed The NSA drew up a report on what it learned after a foreign government exploited a weak encryption scheme, championed by the US spying agency, in Juniper firewall software.…
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Software engineer leaked UK missile system secrets and refused to hand cops his passwords, Old Bailey told

Revelations triggered by previous police abuse, court hears A former BAE Systems software engineer who allegedly leaked top-secret details about a frontline missile system also ignored orders from police to hand over passwords to his electronic devices, a court...
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Three steps to data-centric security: Discovery, protection, and control

It's 2020 and the enemy isn't at the gate anymore. It's in your network, probing your switches and servers Sponsored  It's 2020 and the enemy isn't at the gate anymore. It's in your network, probing your switches and servers....
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Experian vows to drag UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office to court after being told off for data-slurping practices

Credit reference agency recycled personal details for marketing purposes, says regulator Experian has been rapped over the knuckles by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) after it discovered the credit reference agency was trading "millions" of people's data for...
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Trump’s official campaign website vandalized by miscreants who ‘had enough of the President’s fake news’

Well, that narrows down the list of suspects to just a few billion people Donald Trump's presidential campaign website was briefly hacked and defaced tonight.…
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India and USA to share high-quality satellite imagery and more under new pact

To get a better view of regional hotspots in case things get kinetic The USA and India have struck a new defence pact that will see the two nations share high-quality spatial data and satellite images.…
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Zoom finally adds end-to-end encryption for all, for free – though there are caveats

Perhaps we can talk about extra security and compromises honestly Zoom has finally added end-to-end encryption to its video conferencing service at no additional cost for all users, whether they are paying subscribers or not.…
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Brit accused of spying on 772 people using webcam CCTV software tells court he’d end his life if extradited to US

'I've seen programmes on American prisons' says wife A Briton is reportedly fighting extradition to the United States after deploying webcam malware onto hundreds of women's laptops so he could spy on them undressing and having sex.…
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Brit startup would like to beam 5G connectivity down at you from hydrogen-fuelled drones

And Deutsche Telekom's happy with this airborne base station plan A British startup is hoping to strap 5G antennas to liquid-hydrogen-powered high-altitude pseudo-satellites in the hope of replacing mobile base stations on the ground.…
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Santander downplays ‘hack’ of PagoFX cash transfer biz, says nothing to worry about

Plus: US govt sanctions Russia for refinery-bothering malware In brief  Spanish financial giant Santander has downplayed claims its international money transfer startup PagoFX was compromised.…
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Hackers rummaged about in Finnish psychotherapy clinic – now patients extorted with public data dump threats

Details on 300 reportedly already published to Tor website A Finnish psychotherapy centre was hit by hackers who stole therapy session notes – before threatening patients of the clinic with ransom demands amid selective dark web leaks of stolen...
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Report: UK colleges face testing times with ageing kit, iffy connectivity, and some IT staff supporting 1k+ users

Cloud-first but no 'resilient internet connection'? Oh dear New research into the IT infrastructure of the UK's higher education sectors does not make happy reading for those wishing to cure all ills with the sticking plaster of "digital".…
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JavaScript-based address bar spoofing vulns patched in Safari, Yandex, Opera

Are you where you think you are, or are you where I want you to think you are? Rapid7 found Apple’s Safari browser, as well as the Opera Mini and Yandex browsers, were vulnerable to JavaScript-based address bar spoofing.…
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Palo Alto Networks threatens to sue security startup for comparison review, says it breaks software EULA

'I'm not going to be bullied' vows Orca boss Palo Alto Networks has threatened a startup with legal action after the smaller biz posted a comparison review online of one of its products.…
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How to install the FreeIPA identity and authorization solution on CentOS 8

Jack Wallen walks you through the process of installing an identity and authorization platform on CentOS 8.

I've Joined the 1Password Board of Advisers

Presently sponsored by: Make pwned passwords a thing of the past with safepass.me and pwncheckAlmost a decade ago now, I wrote what would become one of my most career-defining blog posts: The Only Secure Password is the One You...

Ransomware Wave Targets US Hospitals: What We Know So Far

A joint advisory from the CSIA, FBI, and HHS warns of an "increased and imminent" threat to US hospitals and healthcare providers.
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Community College Continues to Investigate Cyberattack

A data breach at a North Carolina community college may have affected many of its current and former students. read more
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Ryuk this for a game of soldiers: Ransomware-flingers actively targeting hospitals in the US, cyber agencies warn

And infosec firms say it's only got worse over this year Ryuk ransomware is being aggressively deployed to target US healthcare institutions, government cyber organisations in the US have warned.…