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  1. Los Angeles Public Health Department Discloses Large Data Breach

    Los Angeles County Department of Public Health revealed a data breach impacting more than 200,000 individuals, with personal, medical and financial data potentially stolen

  2. Academics Develop Testing Benchmark for LLMs in Cyber Threat Intelligence

    Researchers from the Rochester Institute of Technology introduced a benchmark designed to assess large language models’ performance in cyber threat intelligence applications

  3. Meta Pauses European GenAI Development Over Privacy Concerns

    Meta has delayed plans to train its LLMs using public content shared by adults on Facebook and Instagram following a request by Ireland’s data protection regulator

  4. China Attempted Covert Military Drone Tie-Up With UK University – Report

    New report reveals China’s attempts to access leading AI research for military purposes

  5. London Ransomware Attack Led to 1500 Cancelled Appointments and Operations

    Ransomware attack on an NHS supplier forced the health service to rearrange 1000+ operations and appointments

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Ukrainian Cyber Police Identify Suspected LockBit and Conti Member

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

  13. CISA Warns Phone Scammers Are Impersonating its Staff

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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

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

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

  19. 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

  20. Phishing Attacks Targeting US and European Organizations Double

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

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