Archive for John Leyden

Spar shops across northern UK shut after cyber attack hits payment processing abilities

Franchisees' closures also affect petrol stations

The British arm of Dutch supermarket chain Spar has shut hundreds of shops after suffering an "online attack," the company has confirmed to The Register.…

Cuba ransomware gang scores almost $44m in ransom payments across 49 orgs, say Feds

Hancitor is at play

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says 49 organisations, including some in government, were hit by Cuba ransomware as of early November this year.…

Cuba ransomware gang scores almost $44m in ransom payments across 49 orgs, say Feds

Hancitor is at play

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says 49 organisations, including some in government, were hit by Cuba ransomware as of early November this year.…

American diplomats’ iPhones reportedly compromised by NSO Group intrusion software

Reuters claims nine State Department employees outside the US had their devices hacked

The Apple iPhones of at least nine US State Department officials were compromised by an unidentified entity using NSO Group's Pegasus spyware, according to a report published Friday by Reuters.…

Utility biz Delta-Montrose Electric Association loses billing capability and two decades of records after cyber attack

All together now - R, A, N, S, O...

A US utility company based in Colorado was hit by a ransomware attack in November that wiped out two decades' worth of records and knocked out billing systems that won't be restored until next week at the earliest.…

Feds charge two men with claiming ownership of others’ songs to steal YouTube royalty payments

Alleged scheme said to have netted $20m since 2017

The US Attorney's Office of Arizona on Wednesday announced the indictment of two men on charges that they defrauded musicians and associated companies by claiming more than $20m in royalty payments for songs played on YouTube.…

Protecting your critical infrastructure is one thing…protecting your backups is the same thing

Do you know what your recovery position really is?

Paid Feature  Normally, when we have more of something, we tend to think of it as less valuable. We might even become less protective of it.…

Netgear router flaws exploitable with authentication … like the default creds on Netgear’s website

Don't just install the patch, change your router passwords too

Two arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities affecting a number of Netgear routers aimed at small businesses have been patched following research by Immersive Labs.…

BadgerDAO DeFi defunded as hackers apparently nab millions in crypto tokens

Badger, badger, badger, coin theft, coin theft!

BadgerDAO, maker of a decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol, said on Wednesday that it is investigating reports that millions in user funds have been stolen.…

New UK product security law won’t be undercut by rogue traders upping and vanishing, government boasts

El Reg asks about phoenixing – but will answer convince world+dog?

Britain's plans to force internet-connected device vendors to declare legally binding product lifespans won't be easily evaded by shell companies, the government has told The Register.…