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  • Microsoft: Windows 11 built-in apps might not open on some systems
  • CISA orders federal agencies to fix hundreds of exploited security flaws
  • The ‘Groove’ Ransomware Gang Was a Hoax

    A number of publications in September warned about the emergence of “Groove,” a new ransomware group that called on competing extortion gangs to unite in attacking U.S. government interests online. It now appears that Groove was all a big hoax designed to toy with security firms and journalists.

  • House passes bills to shore up small business cybersecurity

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) Cyber Awareness Act would require the SBA to issue a report on its cybersecurity capabilities and notify Congress in the event of a cybersecurity breach potentially compromising sensitive information.

    The legislation, sponsored by Reps. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) and Young Kim (R-Calif.), was previously approved by the House in 2019 but failed to be signed into law during the last Congress. It was unanimously passed Tuesday by a vote of 423-0.

  • The IT establishment is dressing in new clothes

    The quest to escape commoditisation is pushing the industry towards services. IT has always been a lumpy business, with customers paying large sums of money for new wares once every few years. At the same time hardware and even some software have become low-margin businesses. Subscriptions to services, by contrast, bring more predictable revenues and higher profits. Services are good for buyers, too, argues Pierre Ferragu of New Street, an equity-research firm. In the past a customer might have had to buy an oversized network switch for $10,000. Now it can be had for $3,000, plus $2,000 a year for services. “Everybody is happier,” he explains.

  • Daily Mail praised for its journalism – by Windows ransomware gang

    The Daily Mail's report about the attack said among the customers was the current crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and also the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid.


    The attackers behind Conti appeared to be upset about the data of people from the Gulf states being among the victims, saying they would delete all information about the Graff attack from their website.

    "Conti guarantees that any information pertaining to members of Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar families will be deleted without any exposure and review. Our team apologises to His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman and any other members of the royal families whose names were mentioned in any publication for any inconvenience," it said.

    The gang said no further information about the attack had been published, adding that it would implement a more stringent process in future when publishing data after attacks.

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