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  1. Don't worry, though. Any 'systematic' data extraction would be 'time-consuming'

    The digital burglary at 118 118 Money exposed recordings of customer service calls that included a raft of personal information although thankfully not payment data.…

  2. Plus, Google warns of fake journo phishing attacks

    Roundup  It's once again time for the El Reg security roundup.…

  3. 'The future of cybersecurity is the responsibility of everyone'

    Promo  As women take more senior positions in the field of cybersecurity, there's a shortage of women available to mentor others.…

  4. Doc Frown: Searls decries video-conferencing software's 'creepy' closeness with ad tracking

    As the global coronavirus pandemic pushes the popularity of videoconferencing app Zoom to new heights, one web veteran has sounded the alarm over its "creepily chummy" relationship with tracking-based advertisers.…

  5. 'We believe the stolen graphics IP is not core to the competitiveness or security of our graphics products'

    On Wednesday, AMD confirmed intellectual property related to its graphics processors was stolen last year, though insisted the leaked files will not damage its business nor compromise product security.…

  6. Citrix, Cisco and Zoho-pwning APT41 attack wave seems in awfully bad taste

    Proving that no good crisis ever goes to waste, Chinese government hacking crew APT41 launched a campaign that abuses vulns in Citrix Netscaler and Zoho ManageEngine, according to threat intel outfit FireEye.…

  7. Isolation is the perfect time to learn new skills

    Promo  Amid this planet's ongoing pandemic and stay-at-home measures, if you’re keen to repurpose all that time previously spent commuting, attending conferences, and so on, why not take a look at the SANS Institute’s Online Cybersecurity Training.…

  8. And now back on their feet after global two-hour wobble

    Symantec customers, or rather Broadcom customers these days, were taken offline for a while on Wednesday when the security service's data centers around the planet went down.…

  9. Branded lunchbox biz didn't answer for 5 days, alleges infosec firm

    Updated  Tupperware, maker of the plastic food containers beloved of the Western middle classes, has an active and ongoing malware infection on its website that steals credit card data and passes it to criminals.…

  10. Please update your contact details in this handy spreadsheet... oh

    Updated  A UK housing association blurted 3,500 people's sensitive personal data as part of a bungled "please update your contact details" email exercise, The Register has been told.…

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