NZ sets up lead cyber agency to boost online security
New Zealand has seen a rise in online break-ins recently prompting the country's central bank in May to propose collecting financial data on cyber incidents to better understand cyber risks in the financial sector.
AI being used for hacking and misinfo, top Canadian cyber official says
Cybersecurity researchers have demonstrated a variety of potentially malicious use cases and some now say they are beginning to see suspected AI-generated content in the wild.
Chinese hackers accessed govt emails, Microsoft says
The hacking group, which Microsoft dubbed Storm-0558, forged digital authentication tokens to access webmail accounts running on the firm's Outlook service, reports say.
Russian hackers lured embassy workers in Ukraine with an ad for a cheap BMW
The hackers, known as APT29 or 'Cozy Bear', intercepted and copied a flyer, embedded it with malicious software, then sent it to dozens of other foreign diplomats working in Kyiv, reports say.
France says it uncovered mass Russian-linked misinformation campaign
France has in particular called out Russian activities in Africa, saying that Moscow-linked actors have tried to discredit Paris in West Africa, saturating regular media and social media.
Ferrari hit by cyberattack demanding customer details
The hackers 'had access to certain customer data such as names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers, but not bank details', a spokesman says.
Red Cross falls victim to massive cyberattack
It says the hackers targeted an external company in Switzerland that the ICRC contracts to store data.
China cyberspace regulator drafts new rules for internet behemoths, sources say
The proposed requirements from the Cyberspace Administration of China will apply to any platform company with more than 100 million users, or with more than 10 billion yuan in revenue.
Ukrainian police say cyber attack destroyed ‘information resources’
Ukrainian officials say the attack hit around 70 internet sites of government bodies including the security and defence council, the cabinet of ministers and several ministries.
China to require certain firms to undergo cybersecurity reviews before pursuing overseas listings
Companies will not be allowed to list abroad if the review finds that national security could be impacted, the Cyberspace Administration of China says.
Hackers steal research data from Sweden’s Volvo Cars
The company, owned by China's Geely, says 'there may be an impact on the company's operation' but likely no 'impact on the safety or security of its customers' cars or their personal data'.
Over 8,600 cybersecurity incidents reported from January to November
The majority comprise fraud cases followed by intrusion and malicious code.