The British government on Thursday signed onto a European deal easing trans-Atlantic commercial data flows with the United States, telling Parliament that the United Kingdom will accede to a Brussels-led agreement that allows American firms such as Facebook and Google to store Europeans' data.
A day after the British Parliament approved a bill intended to eradicate child abuse content, cabinet officials called on social media giant Meta to halt a rollout of end-to-end encryption. Meta hasn't provided assurances that it will safeguard users, charged Home Secretary Suella Braverman.
An April ransomware attack against one of Australia's largest law firms swept up the data of 65 Australian government agencies, the country's national cybersecurity coordinator said Monday. The Russian-speaking Alphv hacking group claimed responsibility earlier this year for hacking HWL Ebsworth.
China hasn't ordered any restrictions on the use of Apple iPhones by government agencies, according to a Chinese government spokesperson, but the official cited recent security flaws in the iPhone and warned that foreign mobile device manufacturers must abide by domestic information security laws.
Hackers stole the personal details of thousands of police officers and staff in a ransomware attack that swept up one of the United Kingdom's largest law enforcement agencies. The Greater Manchester Police on Thursday described the attack as targeting a third-party supplier of various organizations.
Cybersecurity researchers at Symantec said a cybercriminal entity with possible ties to the Chinese government used the ShadowPad Trojan to target an Asian country's national power grid earlier this year. The Redfly APT group focused on stealing credentials and compromising multiple computers.
The U.K. government may have sidestepped a fight with American tech companies by appearing to soften a legislative mandate for chat apps to actively scan for terrorist and child sexual abuse content. The House of Lords is set this week to return the Online Safety Bill to the House of Commons.
U.S. tech companies are stepping up warnings to British lawmakers over a government proposal they say will fatally weaken security and privacy protections for users. The House of Lords is set to return the bill to the House of Commons after a third reading scheduled to begin Wednesday.
The BlackCat group on Monday claimed responsibility for a ransomware attack on Japanese watchmaker Seiko, publishing samples of stolen data files as proof of its exploit. Seiko Group Corp. announced earlier this month that it had detected unauthorized users accessing of some of its servers.
A targeted cyberattack against Britain's national healthcare system could lead to "second-order impacts" such as delays and cancellations, the U.K. government warns. The probably of such an attack occurring during the next two years could be as high as 1 in 4.
President Xi Jinping directed state agencies to strengthen the government’s control over the internet and information technology sector, potentially discouraging investment in the country. Among the obstacles is a new Counter-Espionage Law focused on investigating foreign companies.
TikTok executives were unable to answer Liberal senator and chair of the committee James Paterson when he questioned them on how many times Australian user data had been accessed by TikTok staff in China, but the executives admitted it had happened.
A security researcher discovered a Bangladesh government web portal that exposed the personal information of about 50 million citizens, including their birth registration records, phone numbers and national identity numbers. His efforts to notify the government of the security flaw went unanswered.
The personal information of nearly 35 million Indonesian passport holders is up for sale on the dark web for $10,000 by notorious hacktivist Bjorka, who routinely criticizes the Indonesian government, publishing damaging information about lawmakers on social media. The government is investigating.
A Chinese nation-state group is hacking foreign affairs ministries and embassies across Europe, employing a sophisticated HTML-smuggling technique to deliver the insidious PlugX remote access Trojan to compromised systems. The technique raises concern about the security of diplomatic institutions.