Cybercrime

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UK engineering firm Arup falls victim to £20m deepfake scam
Hong Kong employee was duped into sending cash to criminals by AI-generated video call

Dan Milmo

17, May, 2024 @12:13 PM

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Meta revokes job offer to sextortion expert after he publicly criticizes Instagram
Exclusive: Paul Raffile held webinar where he said app failed to protect children, and his offer was rescinded hours later

Katie McQue

16, May, 2024 @3:53 PM

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Christie’s says $850m auctions to go ahead as planned despite cyber-attack
Sales to proceed despite failing to regain control of its website as staff and cybersecurity scramble to fix issue

Edward Helmore

12, May, 2024 @8:08 PM

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MoD contractor hacked by China failed to report breach for months
Exclusive: Defence ministry was told in recent days that staff details accessed but sources say SSCL knew in February

Anna Isaac and Dan Sabbagh

10, May, 2024 @3:00 PM

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Labor councillor stands by vote to ban same-sex parenting books in Sydney council libraries – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Rafqa Touma and Emily Wind (earlier)

08, May, 2024 @7:48 AM

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Chinese network behind one of world’s ‘largest online scams’
Exclusive: Vast web of fake shops touting designer brands took money and personal details from 800,000 people in Europe and US, data suggests

Carmen Aguilar García, Sarah Marsh and Philip McMahon

08, May, 2024 @4:00 AM

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Dmitry Khoroshev named as alleged leader of ransomware gang LockBit
National Crime Agency says it has identified Russian national behind dangerous cybercrime group

Alex Hern UK technology editor

07, May, 2024 @5:28 PM

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LockBit ransomware group’s leader unmasked and hit with sanctions; UK house prices inch higher– business live
Leader of major cybercrime group has been unmasked and sanctioned by the UK, US and Australia, authorities say

Graeme Wearden

07, May, 2024 @3:47 PM

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Police arrest Sydney man for blackmail over major data breach affecting up to 1 million NSW and ACT residents
IT provider Outabox, used by dozens of hospitality venues, blamed an ‘unauthorised third party’ for the breach

Tamsin Rose NSW state correspondent

02, May, 2024 @8:11 AM

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No more 12345: devices with weak passwords to be banned in UK
Makers of phones, TVs and smart doorbells legally required to protect devices against access by cybercriminals

Guardian staff and agency

28, Apr, 2024 @11:01 PM

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Foreign states targeting sensitive research at UK universities, MI5 warns
Ministers considering more funding to protect important research sites, with China seen as a particular concern

Mabel Banfield-Nwachi

25, Apr, 2024 @11:02 PM

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‘Absolute joke’: customers’ personal data exposed amid Pandemonium Rocks festival refund stoush
Information commissioner investigating data breach as ticket holders demand refunds because of amended lineup

Kelly Burke

24, Apr, 2024 @6:14 AM

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