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CrowdStrike blames testing bugs for security update that took down 8.5M Windows PCs

Company says it's improving testing processes to avoid a repeat. CrowdStrike's Falcon security software brought down as many as 8.5 million Windows PCs over the weekend. Security firm CrowdStrike has posted a preliminary post-incident report about the botched update to its Falcon security software that caused as many as 8.5 million Windows PCs to crash over the weekend, delaying flights, disrupting emergency respo...

Published: 2024-07-24T17:33:05

Biz & IT Ars Technica

How Russia-linked malware cut heat to 600 Ukrainian buildings in deep winter

The code was used to sabotage a heating utility in Lviv at the coldest point in the year. The cityscape from the tower of the Lviv Town Hall in winter. As Russia has tested every form of attack on Ukraine's civilians over the past decade, both digital and physical, it's often used winter as one of its weapons launching cyberattacks on electric utilities to trigger December blackouts and ruthlessl...

Published: 2024-07-24T11:15:43

Biz & IT Ars Technica

Vulnerability in Cisco Smart Software Manager lets attackers change any user password

Yep, passwords for administrators can be changed, too. Vulnerability in Cisco Smart Software Manager lets attackers change any user password Cisco on Wednesday disclosed a maximum-security vulnerability that allows remote threat actors with no authentication to change the password of any user, including those of administrators with accounts, on Cisco Smart Software Manager On-Prem devi...

Published: 2024-07-17T19:47:38

Biz & IT Ars Technica

Rite Aid says breach exposes sensitive details of 2.2 million customers

Stolen data includes customer names, addresses, birth dates, and driver's license numbers. Rite Aid logo displayed at one of its stores. Rite Aid, the third biggest US drug store chain, said that more than 2.2 million of its customers have been swept into a data breach that stole personal information, including driver's license numbers, addresses, and dates of birth. The company sa...

Published: 2024-07-16T22:09:58

Biz & IT Ars Technica

Here’s how carefully concealed backdoor in fake AWS files escaped mainstream notice

Files available on the open source NPM repository underscore a growing sophistication. A cartoon door leads to a wall of computer code. Researchers have determined that two fake AWS packages downloaded hundreds of times from the open source NPM JavaScript repository contained carefully concealed code that backdoored developers' computers when executed. The packages img-aws-s3-obje...

Published: 2024-07-15T20:18:50

The Register - Software

ServiceNow president leaves after policy breach related to public sector boss hire

But the books look good, because of real AI ServiceNow has parted ways with president and chief operating officer Chirantan "CJ" Desai after an internal investigation found he had violated company policy when hiring the former CIO of the US Army as t

Published: 2024-07-25T04:27:10

The Register - Software

CrowdStrike CEO summoned to explain epic fail to US Homeland Security committee

Boss faces grilling before Congress over disastrous software snafu The US House Committee on Homeland Security has requested public testimony from CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz in the wake of the chaos caused by a faulty update.

Published: 2024-07-23T12:15:10

The Register - Software

Cybercriminals quickly exploit CrowdStrike chaos

Who loves a global outage? Phishers, fraudsters and all manner of creeps Well that was fast. Criminals didn't waste any time taking advantage of the CrowdStrike-Microsoft chaos and quickly got to work phishing organizations and spinning up malicious

Published: 2024-07-19T15:22:07

The Register - Software

Life, interrupted: How CrowdStrike's patch failure is messing up the world

Oh, was it supposed to be Y2K24? Today is one of those days that will go down in history as an unmitigated IT disaster, with CrowdStrike responsible for taking systems down all over the globe. We know airports, hospitals and the usual critical infras

Published: 2024-07-19T14:58:09

The Verge - Securities

CrowdStrike and Microsoft: all the latest news on the global IT outage

Vector illustration of the Crowdstrike logo. A global IT outage grounded flights and resulted in outages at the London Stock Exchange and other systems early Friday morning. Industries ranging from healthcare to banking, air travel, and others were hit by a global IT outage on Friday,...

Published: 2024-07-24T15:41:08

The Verge - Securities

Chrome adds new warnings and cloud scanning for suspicious downloads

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Published: 2024-07-24T12:02:18

The Verge - Securities

CrowdStrike blames test software for taking down 8.5 million Windows machines

Vector illustration of the Crowdstrike logo. CrowdStrike has published a post incident review of the buggy update it published that took down 8.5 million Windows machines last week. The detailed post blames a bug in test software for not properly validating the content update that was...

Published: 2024-07-24T05:33:54

The Verge - Securities

The 78 minutes that took down millions of Windows machines

Major IT Outage hits banks, airlines, businesses worldwide On Friday morning, shortly after midnight in New York, disaster started to unfold around the world. In Australia, shoppers were met with Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) messages at self-checkout aisles. In the UK, Sky News had to suspend its br...

Published: 2024-07-23T11:40:18

The Verge - Securities

Wiz rejects Google's $23 billion takeover in favor of IPO

An illustration of the Google logo. Cybersecurity startup Wiz has turned down a $23 billion takeover bid from Google’s parent, Alphabet, breaking off what would have been the largest acquisition in the search giant’s history. In an internal memo seen by CNBC, Wiz co-founder A...

Published: 2024-07-23T04:44:06

The Verge - Securities

CrowdStrike CEO to testify about massive outage that halted flights and hospitals

Vector illustration of the Crowdstrike logo. CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz was called to testify before the House Homeland Security Committee over the major outage affecting Windows PCs spurred by a faulty update that brought flights, hospital procedures, and broadcasters to a halt on ...

Published: 2024-07-22T18:28:11

The Verge - Securities

CrowdStrike outage: Photos, videos, and tales of IT workers fixing BSODs

Vector illustration of the Crowdstrike logo. The CrowdStrike outage that hit millions of Windows machines on Friday has left IT workers scrambling to get their organizations’ computer infrastructure back up and running. Images and stories shared online are illustrating just how tediou...

Published: 2024-07-21T12:26:59

The Verge - Securities

CrowdStrike has a new guidance hub for dealing with the Windows outage

Vector illustration of the Crowdstrike logo. CrowdStrike has published a new “Remediation and Guidance Hub” that collects details related to its faulty update that crashed 8.5 million Windows computers across the globe on Friday. The page includes technical information on what caused...

Published: 2024-07-21T10:06:18

The Verge - Securities

CrowdStrike's faulty update crashed 8.5 million Windows devices, says Microsoft

Vector illustration of the Crowdstrike logo. CrowdStrike’s faulty update caused a worldwide tech disaster that affected 8.5 million Windows devices on Friday, according to Microsoft. Microsoft says that’s “less than one percent of all Windows machines,” but it was enough to create pro...

Published: 2024-07-20T13:20:45

The Verge - Securities

CrowdStrike outage Blue Screen of Death photos from around the world

Global IT Outage Affects Airlines, Banks And Retailers SLC, Utah. Terminal 1 Guillermo Rauch (@rauchg) July 19, 2024 Everywhere you look: blue screens of death Morning Brew (@MorningBrew) July 19, 2024 ...

Published: 2024-07-19T14:37:09

Ethical Hacking News

CDK Global attack linked ransomware group "BlackSuit" targets Kadokawa Corp

The CDK Global attack linked BlackSuit ransomware gang has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on Japanese media conglomerate Kadokawa Corporation. The attack, which occurred in late June, has resulted in significant disruption to Kadokawa's operations, including its popular video-sharing platform Niconico....

Published: 2024-06-28T10:23:14

The Verge - Securities

The CDK Global cyberattack aftermath could be cleared up by July 4th

Car Dealers Reel From Cyberattack On $1.2 Trillion Market Car dealerships hamstrung by outages following two cyberattacks against CDK Global in June might finally be able to use their systems again this week, as the company says it aims to get dealers back online by July 4th. “We are continuing ou...

Published: 2024-07-01T18:04:41

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