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  1. UK General Election: Tech Policy Expert Calls for Law Overhaul to Combat Deepfakes

    Governments should “police the content rather than the technology used to create it,” Matthew Feeney from the Centre for Policy Studies argued in a new paper

  2. Microsoft Admits Security Failings Allowed China to Access US Government Emails

    Microsoft President Brad Smith told US Congress that the tech giant accepts responsibility for security failings regarding the 2023 China hack

  3. Ascension Attack Caused by Employee Downloading Malicious File

    Healthcare firm Ascension said that ransomware attackers gained access to its systems after an employee accidently downloaded a malicious file

  4. Arid Viper Hackers Spy in Egypt and Palestine Using Android Spyware

    ESET detected five cyber espionage campaigns targeting Android users with trojanized apps deploying ‘AridSpy’ spyware

  5. Kaspersky Finds 24 Flaws in Chinese Biometric Hardware Provider

    A series of vulnerabilities could enable an attacker to bypass the Chinese manufacturer’s biometric access systems

  6. Cyber Insurance Claims Hit Record High in North America

    Insurance firm Marsh received over 1800 cyber claim reports from clients in the US and Canada in 2023, higher than any other year

  7. Ukrainian Cyber Police Identify Suspected LockBit and Conti Member

    Ukrainian police appear to have arrested a cryptor specialist with links to major ransomware groups

  8. CISA Warns Phone Scammers Are Impersonating its Staff

    The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has observed an uptick in vishing scams

  9. WithSecure Reveals Mass Exploitation of Edge Software and Infrastructure Appliances

    In a new report, WithSecure found that higher severity vulnerabilities in edge services and infrastructure devices are rising fast

  10. Scattered Spider Now Affiliated with RansomHub Following BlackCat Exit

    GuidePoint has assessed with high confidence that the notorious Scattered Spider group has become an affiliate of RaaS operator RansomHub

  11. 70% of Cybersecurity Pros Often Work Weekends, 64% Looking for New Jobs

    Bitdefender found that 70% of cybersecurity professionals often have to work weekends to address security concerns at their organization

  12. Chinese Hackers Leveraging 'Noodle RAT' Backdoor

    The ELF backdoor, initially thought to be a variant of existing malware, has a Windows and a Linux version

  13. Microsoft Patches One Critical and One Zero-Day Vulnerability

    June Patch Tuesday sees Microsoft fix over 50 bugs, including one already publicly disclosed

  14. Chinese FortiGate Espionage Campaign Snares 20,000+ Victims

    Dutch authorities reveal that a cyber-espionage campaign using novel “Coathanger” malware was much more extensive than first thought

  15. Phishing Attacks Targeting US and European Organizations Double

    Phishing campaigns targeting European organizations rose by a staggering 112% between 2023 and 2024

  16. Threat Actor Breaches Snowflake Customers, Victims Extorted

    Mandiant warns that a financially-motivated threat actor stole a significant volume of customer data from Snowflake, and is extorting many of the victims

  17. UK Police Arrest Two People for Smishing via Fake Cell Tower

    Two individuals are believed to have used a homemade mobile antenna to send thousands of SMS phishing messages

  18. NVIDIA and Arm Urge Customers to Patch Bugs

    Chip giants NVIDIA and Arm have released details of new vulnerabilities including a zero-day bug

  19. UK and Canadian Privacy Regulators Investigate 23andMe

    The ICO and OPC have launched a joint investigation into an October 2023 breach at 23andMe

  20. Industry Veterans and New Talent Recognised at European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards 2024

    The winners of the European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards were announced at a ceremony held at Tapa Tapa, London, on June 5 at Infosecurity Europe 2024

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