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"Biden bans Kapersky:  No more sales, updates in U.S."

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Blockade begins July 20 on national security grounds as antivirus slinger vows to fight back The Biden administration today banned the sale of Kaspersky Lab products and services in the United States, declaring the Russian biz a national security risk.…
Railco goes full steam ahead with notification letters to Rewards users about spilled card details and more US rail service Amtrak is writing to users of its Guest Rewards program to inform them that their data is potentially at risk following a derailment of their individual account security. …

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'Substantial proportion' of America to get a little note from next month Change Healthcare is formally notifying some of its pharmacy and hospital customers that their patients' data was stolen from it by ransomware criminals back in February – and for the first time has concretely disclosed the types of information swiped during that IT intrusion.…
Here's America's list of the supposedly dirty dozen Uncle Sam took another swing at Kaspersky Lab today and sanctioned a dozen C-suite and senior-level executives at the antivirus maker, but spared CEO and co-founder Eugene Kaspersky.…
Researchers discuss it in same breath as BlackLotus and MosaicRegressor A new vulnerability in UEFI firmware is threatening the security of a wide range of Intel chip families in a similar fashion to BlackLotus and others like it.…
Insights from Cloudflare Webinar In the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity, understanding why attack surfaces are expanding is more critical than ever.…

JUN 20, 2024

If Putin likes jammin', we hope NATO likes jammin' too Sweden says its satellites have been impacted by "harmful interference" from Russia ever since the Nordic nation joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) last March.…
Australian telco Optus allegedly left redundant website with poor access controls online for years The data breach at Australian telco Optus, which saw over nine million customers' personal information exposed, has been blamed on a coding error that broke API access controls, and was left in place for years.…
Two ransomware gangs bragged of massive theft of personal info and medical files Consulting Radiologists has notified almost 512,000 patients that digital intruders accessed their personal and medical information during a February cyberattack.…
Researchers allegedly stole $3M using the vulnerability, then asked how much it was really worth Kraken, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, has accused a trio of security researchers of discovering a critical bug, expoliting it to steal millions in digital cash, then using stolen funds to extort the exchange for more.…
Publishing right before a major election is apparently just a coincidence A fresh report into the Nobelium offensive cyber crew published by France's computer emergency response team (CERT-FR) highlights the group's latest tricks as the country prepares for a major election and to host this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games.…
Cybercriminals claim they used a zero-day to breach pathology provider’s systems Interview The ransomware gang responsible for a healthcare crisis at London hospitals says it has no regrets about its cyberattack, which was entirely deliberate, it told The Register in an interview.…

JUN 18, 2024

Two decades in the clink would be quite an education A now-former IT director has pleaded guilty to defrauding the university at which he was employed – and a computer equipment supplier – for $2.1 million over five years.…
Academic-industry project takes next step as key promoter chip designer licks its wounds Updated A group of technology organizations has formed the CHERI Alliance CIC (Community Interest Company) to promote industry adoption of the security technology focused on memory access.…
Billions of dollars made available but worst appears to be over The US government is winding down its financial support for healthcare providers originally introduced following the ransomware attack at Change Healthcare in February.…
CEO of Dumfries and Galloway admits circa 150K people should assume their details leaked The chief exec at NHS Dumfries and Galloway will write to thousands of folks in the Scottish region whose data was stolen by criminals, admitting the lot of it was published after the trust did not give in to the miscreants' demands.…

JUN 17, 2024

Specially crafted network packet could allow remote code execution and access to VM fleets VMware by Broadcom has revealed a pair of critical-rated flaws in vCenter Server – the tool used to manage virtual machines and hosts in its flagship Cloud Foundation and vSphere suites.…
'TikTag' security folks find anti-exploit mechanism rather fragile In 2018, chip designer Arm introduced a hardware security feature called Memory Tagging Extensions (MTE) as a defense against memory safety bugs. But it may not be as effective as first hoped.…
Pen-testing tools didn't work – and personal info of folks hit by pandemic started appearing in search engines Updated Two consulting firms, Guidehouse and Nan McKay and Associates, have agreed to pay a total of $11.3 million to resolve allegations of cybersecurity failings over their roll-out of COVID-19 assistance.…
Dopenugget and Zero Angel may face life behind bars if convicted The two alleged administrators of Empire Market, a dark-web bazaar that peddled drugs, malware, digital fraud, and other illegal stuff, have been detained on charges related to owning and operating the illicit souk.…
Four years on and it's still paying for what California attorney general calls 'unacceptable' practice Months after escaping without a fine from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the luck of cloud software biz Blackbaud ran out when it came to reaching a settlement with California's attorney general.…

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