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A Royal Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone. Crown copyright

US military manuals hawked on dark web after files left rattling in insecure FTP server

Sensitive US Air Force documents have leaked onto the dark web as part of an attempted sale of drone manuals. Threat intel firm Recorded Future picked up on an auction for purported export-controlled documents pertaining to the MQ-9 Reaper drone during its regular work monitoring the dark web for criminal activities last month …
John Leyden, 11 Jul 2018
Tax haven

Paradise Papers were not an inside job, says leaky offshore law firm

Revelations from the Paradise Papers, a leaked set of more than 13 million financial documents, have shed light on how the rich and famous channel funds through offshore tax havens. Among early stories spawned from the leak and published over the weekend are allegations that Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments …
John Leyden, 6 Nov 2017
Boeing 787 10x

Blundering Boeing bod blabbed spreadsheet of 36,000 coworkers' personal details in email

Global aerospace firm Boeing earlier this month sent a notification to Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, as required by law, about a company employee who mistakenly emailed a spreadsheet full of employee personal data to his spouse in November, 2016. The spreadsheet, sent to provide the employee's spouse with a …
Thomas Claburn, 22 Feb 2017
inspector clouseau

Europol cop took terror dossier home, flashed it to the web accidentally

An investigator at Europe's FBI Europol took home a USB stick packed with terror probe documents and accidentally spilled the files on the internet. Dutch telly documentary series Zembla reported this month that about 700 pages of analysis on terrorist groups and related sensitive information were exposed online as a result of …
John Leyden, 1 Dec 2016
Colossus computer from The Forbin Project

InteliSecure buys UK data loss rival as European bridgehead

US-based InteliSecure has acquired Reading, UK-based Pentura in deal designed to allow it to deliver Data Loss Prevention (DLP) technology as a managed service. Financial terms of the deal, announced Wednesday, were not disclosed. InteliSecure specialises in managed DLP and critical asset protection services while Pentura …
John Leyden, 28 Oct 2015
Addonics NASU2 NAS adaptor

Do you use NAS drives? For work? One just LEAKED secret cash-machine blueprints

Some personal desktop storage devices are leaking top corporate secrets to the internet – in one case, the designs for a hole-in-the-wall cash machine. That's according to intelligence biz Digital Shadows, which tries to work out how proprietary and personal information accidentally escapes network boundaries. We're told one …
John Leyden, 13 May 2014

Ex-NSA guru builds $4m encrypted email biz - but its nemesis right now is control-C, control-V

Analysis A security startup founded by a former NSA bod has launched an encrypted email and privacy service, aimed initially at ordinary folks. The ongoing revelations of PRISM and other US-led internet dragnets, fueled by leaks from whistleblower Edward Snowden, may render the premise of upstart Virtru laughable. However, that would …
John Leyden, 24 Jan 2014
Prison window

MoJ fined £140K for EMAILING privates of 1,000 inmates

A monumentally silly clerical error led to the personal details of all the prisoners serving at HMP Cardiff being emailed to three of the inmates’ families. Data watchdogs at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have slapped a £140K fine on the Ministry of Justice over the serious data breach, which was only discovered …
John Leyden, 22 Oct 2013
The Register breaking news

Goldman Sachs in email muppet hunt

Goldman Sachs has launched an investigation into its corporate email following accusations from a former senior employee that there is a “toxic and destructive” culture at the merchant bank. Greg Smith, a former exec at the bank, alleged that employees privately referred to clients as “muppets” in internal email conversations …
John Leyden, 27 Mar 2012
The Register breaking news

Kaspersky DLP spin-off buys German security firm

Russian data loss prevention firm InfoWatch has bought German software firm cynapspro. InfoWatch, a spin-off of Kaspersky Lab, said the deal will help to sell its technology to more customers in western Europe, particularly small and medium-sized businesses. cynapspro offers a range of enterprise security products including …
John Leyden, 12 Dec 2011
grab_that_cash

Brit security biz Clearswift pockets £30m from sugar daddies

Investment house Lyceum Capital has bought UK-based content security firm Clearswift. Financial terms of the deal, announced on Tuesday, were imprecise but a spokeswoman said that around £30m will be ploughed into the business. Clearswift, which plays in the email and web gateway segment of the security software market, also …
John Leyden, 29 Nov 2011

Of Wikileaks and data theft

Private First Class Bradley Manning may be one of the most celebrated whistleblowers ever but he is also, if he really is the Wikileaks source, a damn fine data thief. The corollary of that is that the United State military is a an awful guardian of classified data. Manning, a US army intelligence analyst, is believed to have …
Chris Mellor, 23 Dec 2010
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Symantec adds file resource management

Symantec has developed a specific file resource management product to help users weed out inactive and orphan files from the onrushing flood of unstructured file data heading their way. Dan Lamorena, a Symantec product marketing director, quotes Gartner claims that organisations face 800 per cent data growth over the next five …
Chris Mellor, 15 Dec 2010
The Register breaking news

TSA, HSBC in secret doc redaction oopsie

The Transport Security Administration (TSA) and the US arm of bank HSBC have both failed to properly redact documents they published online. Blacked-out portions of a TSA document on screening techniques could be reversed by a simple cut-and-paste operation on supposedly sensitive portions of a PDF document. Security through …
John Leyden, 7 Dec 2009
Optoma HD20

Optoma HD20 budget full HD projector

Review Billed as the first 1080p projector available for under £900, Optoma has taken a no-frills approach to cram maximum HD goodness into its HD20 home cinema projector. Compact at 324 x 234 x 97mm, it houses a full HD 1080p DLP device to satisfy film buffs and big screen HD gamers. Optoma HD20 Back to basics: Optoma's HD20 The …
Paul Monckton, 3 Dec 2009
hands waving dollar bills in the air

Hire your very own Fred the Shred

Infosec: DiskShred Ltd and Secure IT Disposals have both introduced services guaranteeing storage device destruction involving lorry-borne industrial grade shredders turning up at your site, chewing up disk and tape drives and grinding them to bits. Both were at InfoSecurity 2009 with bits of hard drives in boxes to show what they can …
Chris Mellor, 28 Apr 2009
Acer K10

Acer K10 DLP pico projector

Review Acer’s website describes the K10 as a "travel projector", but we reckon the tiny size and weight of this LED unit qualify it as a Pico Projector. Acer K10 Acer's K10: lighter than its own power supply The photos don’t do the K10 justice. Its dimensions are a diminutive 127 x 122 x 52mm tall, including the rubber feet. The …
Leo Waldock, 11 Mar 2009
The Register breaking news

Former staff swipe confidential company data

More than half - 59 per cent - of US workers made redundant or who left their job last year admitted swiping confidential corporate data, such as customer list, before they left, a new study claims. A web-based survey of 1,000 workers who lost or walked out of their jobs in 2008 by the Ponemon Institute and Symantec found the …
John Leyden, 23 Feb 2009

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