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American multinational technology company Microsoft has been hit by its second outage in two weeks. Striking the company on April Fool’s Day, the substantial cloud outage knocked Microsoft’s Azure cloud services, Teams, Office 365, and OneDrive offline. Skype, Xbox Live, and Bing were also impacted. News of the outage began emanating from Twitter users at around 5pm ET yesterday.
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A cyber-bully has been fined for sending hateful messages to a professional wrestler before she took her own life. Japanese wrestler and Netflix reality show star Hana Kimura was just 22 years old when she killed herself on May 23 last year by inhaling toxic gas in her Tokyo home. Kimura became a target for internet trolls
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A former intelligence analyst who was once a United States military service member has pleaded guilty to obtaining classified information and passing it to a reporter. Daniel Everette Hale served as an enlisted airman in the US Air Force from July 2009 to July 2013. After language and intelligence training, the 31-year-old from Nashville, Tennessee,
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A Plano resident has been sent to prison for his part in a multimillion-dollar fraud and money-laundering scheme that victimized school districts, charities, and senior citizens.  In October last year, Babatope Joseph Aderinoye was found guilty of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering; wire fraud; aggravated identity theft; and mail fraud.  According to
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a flash alert to Americans highlighting the dangers of Mamba ransomware. According to the Bureau, Mamba has been deployed against local governments, public transportation agencies, legal services, technology services, and industrial, commercial, manufacturing, and construction businesses. The ransomware works by weaponizing an open source full-disk encryption software called DiskCryptor. By encrypting an entire
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Four states have been chosen by the National Governors Association (NGA) for its 2021 Policy Academy to Advance Whole-of-State Cybersecurity.  Kansas, Missouri, Montana, and Washington have all been selected by the NGA Center for Best Practices to work directly with the NGA on cybersecurity governance, workforce development, and government partnership policies.  “Representatives of the four states will
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An American healthcare provider whose data was allegedly exfiltrated to an Amazon storage account by a cyber-attacker has taken legal action against Amazon.  As many as 85,688 patient and employee records were compromised last week when a threat actor seemingly based in Ukraine struck SalusCare, the largest provider of behavioral healthcare services in Southwest Florida. The attacker is
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by Paul Ducklin Regular Naked Security readers will know we’re huge fans of Alan Turing OBE FRS. He was chosen in 2019 to be the scientist featured on the next issue of the Bank of England’s biggest publicly available banknote, the bullseye, more properly Fifty Pounds Sterling. (It’s called a bullseye because that’s the tiny,
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A political activist from Ohio has denied impersonating a leader of the political group Black Lives Matter on social media for his own personal profit. Toledo resident Sir Maejor Page, a.k.a. Tyree Conyers-Page, was arrested in September on one count of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering. An investigation was launched into the 32-year-old after
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Relay Medical Corporation has completed the acquisition of an Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity firm based in Toronto, Canada. The completion of the deal to acquire Cybeats Technologies Inc was announced yesterday, just 20 days after news of the transaction was published. Cybeats was founded in 2016 by Peter Pinsker, Dmitry Raidman, and Vladislav Kharbash. The company
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by Harriet Stone Since its launch in 2010, Instagram has seen more than 1 billion accounts opened, and users on the service share close to 100 million photos every day. Instagram’s popularity may be down to the fact that it is a social media network like no other, offering a unique visual twist. Unlike Twitter
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The approach organizations should take to develop and maintain an effective DevSecOps culture were highlighted by Patrick Debois, director of market strategy at Snyk during a session at the Infosecurity Magazine Online Summit EMEA 2021. Debois firstly emphasized the importance of an organization’s culture in determining the DevSecOps strategy that should be employed. “The CEO and culture of your company will
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Police in India have arrested 34 people for allegedly impersonating Apple and McAfee employees to con foreign nationals out of their money. The defendants were detained during a March 20 raid on two fake call centers located in the same building in Uttam Nagar, a mostly residential area in southwestern New Delhi. Delhi Police’s Cyber
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The Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence has launched a new monthly honor program to recognize the pioneers and thought leaders driving the physical security and protection industry.  Each month, the program will recognize groundbreaking professionals who have developed either new models or new areas of knowledge, and veteran practitioners who are actively contributing to advancing their industry.  Among
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An advanced persistent threat group (APT) with links to the Chinese government has been blamed for a cyber-espionage attack on Finland’s parliament.  The Finnish Security and Intelligence Service (Supo) announced on Thursday that APT31 was behind a cyber-espionage campaign that targeted the Finnish parliament last fall.  Security companies including Checkpoint and FireEye have linked APT31’s activities with the state cyber-operations of
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A Swiss software developer has been indicted by the US government for allegedly stealing source code and proprietary data and publishing it online. On March 18, a grand jury indicted 21-year-old Till Kottman for identity and data theft and computer-intrusion crimes spanning 2019 to the present.   Lucerne resident Kottman, also known as “deletescape” and “tillie crimew,” allegedly conspired with