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UK: Shiseido data breach victims plan legal action over fake companies

Employees and former employees of cosmetics firm Shiseido whose data was stolen in a recent breach are planning group legal action after their information was used to establish fraudulent companies in their names

Lego fixes dangerous API vulnerability in BrickLink service

The Lego Group has moved swiftly to fix a pair of API security vulnerabilities that existed in its BrickLink digital resale platform, after they were identified by Salt Labs, the research arm of API specialist Salt Security.

Industrial IoT focus of next NCSC startup challenge

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), alongside innovation hub partner Plexal, are scouting emerging cyber talent to form the next cohort of startups to be inducted into the NCSC for Startups program.

Australia to develop new cybersecurity strategy

Australia plans to develop a new cybersecurity strategy that aims to strengthen the country’s critical infrastructure, among other goals, following a spate of high-profile cyberattacks against Australian companies this year.

Dutch national cyber security strategy aims to protect digital society

The Netherlands government has drawn up a new national cyber security strategy that aims to provide digital protection in Dutch society. It is taking action to raise the country’s digital resilience, strengthen security systems and tackle threats.

UK: NCSC publishes cyber guidance for retailers

The guidance emphasizes the need to add extra layers of security on top of passwords – such as multi-factor authentication (MFA), OAuth 2.0 or single sign-on, FIDO2, or one-time passcodes.

Russian-speaking cyber criminals feel economic pinch

Russian-speaking cybercriminals face falling financial returns following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with many scams becoming redundant almost overnight due to sanctions and increased scrutiny of Russian entities, say Digital Shadows researchers.

Norway has $20 million plan to bolster cyber defenses

The Norwegian government has increased its digital defense spending to bolster its critical IT infrastructure against a heightened risk of state-sponsored cyber attacks from Russia.

UK: NCSC seeks community input for Cyber Advisor service

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has unveiled proposals to establish a new Cyber Advisor service for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and is asking for the security community’s input to help make it a success.

Russia-linked APTs targeted fleeing Ukrainian civilians

Mandiant and the US authorities have shared details of a phishing campaign that spoofed humanitarian information on evacuation procedures to target Ukrainians fleeing Russian bombardment.

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