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Misconfigured Azure Blob at Raven Hengelsport exposed records of 246,000 anglers – and took months to tackle, claim infosec researchers

Dutch fishing supply specialist Raven Hengelsport left details of around 246,000 customers visible to anyone on a misconfigured Microsoft Azure cloud server for months. The unsecured Azure Blob Storage server, hosting 18GB of company data covering at least 246,000 customers across 450,000 records, was spotted …

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Respect in Security initiative aims to build reporting lines for infosec bods suffering harassment at work, conferences and online

A new initiative aims to make it easier to report personal abuse and harassment within the information security industry – without the involvement of social media mobs. Respect in Security, launched today with support from Trend Micro’s veep of security research Rik Ferguson, Lisa Forte, …

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Spanish cops cuff Brit bloke accused of playing role in 2020 celeb Twitter hijacking

The Spanish National Police have, at the request of America, arrested UK citizen Joseph O’Connor in Estepona, Spain, in connection with the July 2020 takeover of more than 130 Twitter accounts. The US Department of Justice said that, in addition to the alleged Twitter account …

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Northern Train’s ticketing system out to lunch as ransomware attack shuts down servers

Publicly owned rail operator Northern Trains has an excuse somewhat more technical than “leaves on the line” for its latest service disruption: a ransomware attack that has left its self-service ticketing booths out for the count. Last week we experienced technical difficulties with our self-service …

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Cloudstar – IT provider for real estate, finance, insurance worlds – downed by ransomware

Cloud-based IT provider Cloudstar has been hit by ransomware, taking down its systems. It said it is currently negotiating with the crooks that infected its computers. On Friday, July 16, Cloudstar discovered it was the victim of a highly sophisticated ransomware attack, the Florida-based biz …

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Wanted: State-backed bandits planning cyberattacks on US infrastructure. Reward: $10m

The US is offering a $10m reward to anyone who dobs in digital outlaws responsible for foreign government-backed cyberattacks on critical national infrastructure such as pipelines, power grids, and communication networks. The cash incentive is part of the US State Department’s Rewards for Justice (RFJ) …

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UK govt draws a blank over vaccine certification app – no really, the report is half-empty

The UK government has underscored its attention to detail on the issue of COVID-19 vaccine passports by publishing a report, half of which is made up of pages with no information. Much to the derision of expert commentators on social media, the COVID-Status Certification Review …

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