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Australian court orders Google to pay $43 million for misleading users

The court found Google misled some customers about personal location data collected through their Android mobile devices between January 2017 and December 2018.
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FTC zeroes in on Big Tech with public consultation

The US government will table new measures to crack down on corporate data sharing and consumer surveillance practices, soliciting advice from the public on regulations to counteract what it says is a growing security and health problem.
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Zeppelin ransom gang executes malware multiple times within a victim’s network

Threat actors using Zeppelin request ransom in Bitcoin, with extortion amounts ranging from several thousand dollars to over a million dollars.
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Study reveals AI prediction model that could help save firefighter lives

Firefighters put their lives on the line as they enter a burning building. A new study shows that artificial intelligence (AI) could mitigate that risk by giving them an early warning.
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Boston crook jailed for scamming elderly online

A Bostonian man has been found guilty of participating in an online romance scam that targeted elderly victims, in some cases robbing them of their life savings.
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Public healthcare service in UK hit by ransomware

A software provider to Britain’s vast state-run healthcare sector has confirmed that a recently disclosed breach of its systems was a ransomware attack.
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Cybersecurity firm Cisco admits to being hacked

Cisco has confirmed that it was hacked earlier this year, in a breach that reportedly saw it stripped of 2.75GB of data.
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Robots hired to stock shelves in Japan’s stores short of staff

A fleet of AI-driven robots will start replenishing stocks in 300 convenience stores across Japan later this month.
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Nigerians extradited to US to face email scam charges

Three Nigerian men have been extradited from the UK to the US to face charges of conducting business email compromise (BEC) schemes that targeted universities in three states and cost the victims around $5 million.
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Researchers discover an architectural bug in Intel CPUs

ÆPIC Leak leverages a vulnerability in recent Intel CPUs to leak secrets from the processor itself. Intel released firmware updates to address the flaw.
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Samsung showcases new foldables

Samsung announced the new Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 phones in its annual summer launch event focusing on foldables. It also unveiled a new generation of smartwatches and wireless earbuds.
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Emotet continues its reign as the most widely used malware

Emotet seems to be on vacation with a 50% reduction in its global impact this July. However, it still affects 7% of organizations worldwide.
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Cloudflare targeted by a sophisticated phishing attack

Scammers fooled Cloudflare's employees into entering their credentials into a phishing page.
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7-Eleven stores knocked out after a cyberattack in Denmark

US convenience store chain 7-Eleven had to shut down in Denmark after a cyberattack disabled checkout and payment systems all over the country.
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Russian threat group targets online vendors in Singapore

A cyber-gang that targets legitimate sellers on internet advertising forums to harvest their payment credentials and drain their accounts has expanded its illicit operations into Singapore.
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WhatsApp to let users leave group chats unnoticed

Part of an annoying WhatsApp group chat that refuses to end? Just walk out, you can leave.
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Google apologizes for a global services outage

The software giant has apologized for a technical issue that took down Google and several other services such as Gmail and Google Maps.
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US extradites French cybercrime suspect

The US has scored another successful extradition bid against an overseas cybercriminal suspect, this time against a French national it accuses of involvement with a gang that launched attacks on American firms including Microsoft.
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