The Australian government demonstrates its can't-do attitude to computering yet again. Requiring all agencies to follow the Australian Signals Directorate's 'best advice' is just too hard.
Carbanak source code has been available on VirusTotal for two years, and security firms didn't even notice.
5 hours ago Like that other bloke who rose from the grave, the El Reg security desk is back this week...The Register View Synopsis+1
...and here's a quick summary of what's been going down in infosec land
Roundup Welcome back, Brits, from your Easter break - assuming you weren't working or on-call over the four-day weekend.…
The case revolves around a teenager that was falsely accused of stealing from Apple stores.
Washington State University Case Involved Theft of a Hard Disk DriveWashington State University has agreed to pay more than $4.7 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from the theft of a portable hard disk drive from a self-storage unit. The drive contained information - much of it unencrypted - on more than 1 million individuals.
22 hours ago The 5 most hacked passwordsTechRepublic View Synopsis+1
More than 23 million people were breached after using the password 123456, according to the UK's National Cyber Security Centre.
Recently, the infamous Triton (also known as Trisis) malware framework made news again after researchers from FireEye found evidence of the same attacker lurking in other critical infrastructure.
Marcus Hutchins, aka MalwareTech, Says He Regrets Coding, Distributing 'Kronos'Marcus Hutchins, the British security researcher who helped stop the massive WannaCry ransomware outbreak in mid-2017, has pleaded guilty to developing and distributing "Kronos" banking malware when he was younger.
18 minutes ago Facebook asked to clamp down on cops creating fake accountsZDNet View Synopsis+1
Police officers are creating covert, fake accounts in order to spy on users during investigations.