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  1. WannaCry? You will do

    BBC "sister" medical drama shows Holby City and the venerable Casualty from which it sprang have announced that they are teaming up for a two-part "cyberattack special". NHS techies, stop sniggering at the back!…

  2. Execs, experts hope this cooperation continues to hold for the next big bug

    A panel of eggheads from Intel, the US government, and academia held court this week to figure how they can keep the likes of El Reg from spoiling their next major bug reveal.…

  3. CorrectHorseBatteryStaple once again more secure and memorable than ff3sd21n

    HashCat, an open source password recovery tool, can now crack an eight-character Windows NTLM password hash in less time than it will take to watch Avengers: Endgame.…

  4. When in America, STFU and get a lawyer. Even if you're innocent

    Marcus Hutchins, the Brit white-hat hacker who halted 2017's WannaCry ransomware outbreak, has failed to stop the American legal system using statements he made while recovering from the effects of holidaying in Las Vegas.…

  5. Roses are reddish, don't cry into your beer... but Hoonigan.com is better than Top Gear

    A 20-year-old American man who allegedly used the Twitter handle @WantedByFeds has been charged with DDoSing, sending bomb threats and more along with a British teenager who is already in prison.…

  6. Anti-antivirus root-rooting weirdness just gets deeper

    Taiwanese NAS maker QNAP has admitted its devices are affected by mysterious malware that alters hosts files on infected boxen following The Register's report.…

  7. Get an update, or risk giving a dodgy user or malware an upgrade

    Canonical has issued an update for Ubuntu to address a security vulnerability that can be exploited by malware and rogue users to gain root access.…

  8. Prosecutors accuse Monica Witt of helping Tehran target her former colleagues

    US prosecutors on Wednesday announced the indictment of a former US counterintelligence agent on charges of helping Iran conduct cyberattacks on her former colleagues.…

  9. Federal court shoots down attempt to reveal Feds' decryption demands

    A US federal judge has refused to unseal court paperwork that would show how the FBI tried to force Facebook to snoop on calls made through its instant-messaging app.…

  10. Hapless bank goes into lockdown mode, vanishes from the internet

    Malta's Bank of Valetta (BOV) has pulled the plug on its entire internet access, including shutting down cashpoints and branch offices, after detecting a "cyber intrusion" by crims that tried to steal nearly €13m.…

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