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Top 5 business sectors targeted by ransomware

Any business is subject to ransomware attacks, but some are more hit more than others. Tom Merritt lists five business sectors that are targeted by ransomware. You may have heard me mention ransomware before. You know, the malware that locks up your systems and asks you to pay money in [...]

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Ticketmaster: We’re not liable for credit card badness because the hack straddled GDPR day

Ticketmaster is claiming that the ICO’s £1.25m data breach fine clears it of any responsibility for its network being infected by card-skimming malware, according to correspondence seen by The Register. The firm was fined earlier this month after UK data regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office, ruled it had broken data ...

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Google binned two apps by China’s Baidu, which says researchers got it wrong by linking it to personal info leaks

UPDATED Infosec researchers at Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 threat intelligence unit spotted a pair of prominent Chinese apps leaking personal data, and after it informed Google the ad giant dumped the apps from its Play store. The researchers named Chinese web giant Baidu’s Search Box and Maps as the ...

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VMware urges sysadmins to apply workarounds after critical Workspace command execution vuln found

VMware has published a series of workarounds for critical command injection vulnerabilities in its Workspace One Access, Access Connector, Identity Manager and Identity Manager Connector products. Details of the vuln, which was found and “privately reported” to Virtzilla, are scant at the moment but it does have a CVE number ...

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Imagine things are bad enough that you need a payday loan. Then imagine flaws in systems of loan lead generators leave your records in the open… for years

Feature Two separate internet affiliate networks have closed vulnerabilities that exposed potentially millions of records in one of the most sensitive areas: payday loans. US-based software engineer Kevin Traver contacted us after he found two large groups of short-term loan websites that were giving up sensitive personal information via separate ...

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Marketers for an Open Web ask UK competition watchdog to block launch of Google’s anti-tracking Privacy Sandbox

Google’s Privacy Sandbox took another knock today as Marketers for an Open Web (MOW) wrote to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) requesting a block on the technology’s launch. The concept of “Privacy Sandbox” has been around for a while. The idea, when mooted in 2019, was an attempt ...

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Crooks social-engineer GoDaddy staff into handing over control of crypto-biz domain names

Miscreants were able to hijack traffic and email destined for various cryptocurrency-related websites this month – by hoodwinking GoDaddy employees. Using social engineering tricks, the hackers were able to change the DNS settings of their victims’ domain names, redirecting connections and mail to their own servers. GoDaddy, the world’s biggest ...

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Apple’s global security boss accused of bribing cops with 200 free iPads in exchange for concealed gun permits

Apple’s head of global security tried to bung cops hundreds of free iPads in exchange for special gun permits, it is claimed. Thomas Moyer, 50, was last week charged [PDF] with bribing senior officers in Santa Clara county, home to Apple’s Cupertino headquarters. According to prosecutors, between February and August ...

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US Air Force deploys robot security dogs to guard base

In Brief Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida is now guarded by robotic canines that will patrol the area before popping back to their kennels for a recharge. Over the past year the 325th Security Forces Squadron have been trialing the security robots via a so-called “3D Virtual Ops Center,” ...