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Spyware apps on Google Play Store send data to China

Pradeo, a mobile security company, has discovered a pair of spyware apps hiding on the Google Play Store and silently sending sensitive user data to servers based in China.
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EncroChat bust leads Europol to over 6,500 arrests

EncroChat dismantling continues to benefit law enforcement agencies, as access to the communications app favored by criminals provides comprehensive data for prosecution.
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Digital public services disappoint many, new survey reveals

Is government tech making our lives easier like it probably should? New survey shows that the majority of people think that digital public services aren’t improving
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FTC sues Amazon for using “dark patterns” with Prime

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said that Amazon enrolled users in Prime subscriptions without their permission.
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French video games accidentally leak user passwords

The French web-based games ‘Play Glory’ and ‘Play Astra’ developed by Ankama Games accidentally spilled the passwords of 50,000 players.
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Toyota exposes its marketing tools, exposing customers in Italy

Threat actors could abuse the leak to obtain clients’ phone numbers, email addresses, and use them for phishing attacks.
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UK firms rush to hire CISOs, see them as scapegoats

Chief information security officer (CISO) hiring has skyrocketed in the UK, new research shows. However, some CISOs are overworked, underpaid, and often seen as scapegoats.
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Lionsgate streaming platform leaks user data

Entertainment giant Lionsgate leaked users’ IP addresses and information about what content they watch on its movie-streaming platform.
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Aviation giant suffers data leak

Safran Group, the French-based multinational aviation company, left itself at risk of cyberattacks due to a misconfiguration of its systems.
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Google’s photo editing app bug exposed cropped images

A vulnerability dubbed “aCropalypse” allows attackers to access parts of screenshots users cropped or edited before sending them out.
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FCC sets new rules to curb scam texting

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires wireless carriers to block texts from illegitimate numbers.
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Silicon Valley Bank plight leveraged in phishing scam

Attackers devised a scheme to steal Microsoft credentials using fake DocuSign prompts supposedly coming from the failing SVB.
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Flipper Zero: what this hacker tool can do

The Flipper Zero tool is Tamagotchi-like: yet don't be fooled by the innocent looks that make it seem reminiscent of the electronic children’s toy, because in the wrong hands it could be used to mess with a broad spectrum of radio and wireless signals.
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AI "major focus" for Apple – Tim Cook

Apple expects AI to permeate “virtually everything we do” in a reflection of a wider industry trend.
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ChatGPT becomes fastest-growing consumer app in history

OpenAI's viral chatbot has reached a milestone of 100 million users in just two months – faster than TikTok or Instagram.
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I want Nuremberg-style trials for Russian cyber soldiers, says Ukraine official

A senior digital official from Ukraine hopes to get certain types of cyber attack entered onto the statute as war crimes at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.
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Cloud security incidents shot up by 70% in 2022, report

Attackers increasingly shift away from authentication via legacy protocols to bypassing multi-factor authentication.
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Don’t want to pay up for your account? Netflix will annoy you into submission

Netflix’s crackdown on password sharing is set to begin in March, but many are still wondering what it is going to look like. The plan is seemingly to keep bothering you with prompts to verify devices – until you run out of patience and pay up.
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Circle K data leak: sensitive customer information exposed

Circle K, a popular convenience store and gas station operator, has spilled sensitive information about its clients and employees.
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48% of cyber industry would back fees for repentant black-hat hackers, survey claims

Nearly half of the people within the cybersecurity and other internet-related industries believe that illegal black hat hackers should face no prosecution and be rewarded with a commission if they return what they have stolen, research by Naoris has found.
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