The breach of the Microsoft Exchange email server software is estimated to have hit tens of thousands of victims. The Biden administration has formally declared that Chinese state-backed APT groups were behind the original cyber attacks.
The Pegasus spyware sold by NSO Group, supposed to only be available to law enforcement and intelligence agencies for legitimate and legal uses, appears to be widely available to repressive governments with little oversight.
New vulnerability disclosure rules announced by the Chinese government have raised the prospect of "zero-day hoarding," as anything discovered in the country must now be reported to the CCP and to no one else (in most cases).
As ransomware attacks surge and hackers become increasingly bold, the Biden administration is forging ahead with a package of new measures that includes up to $10 million for information that leads to the identification of attackers that hit critical infrastructure.
Proposed new set of rules would force Chinese tech companies with over one million users to apply for special cybersecurity approval before listing, citing the national security risks associated with that data falling into the hands of foreign governments.
A coalition of some of the biggest names in privacy-focused tech companies is seeking a ban on advertising technologies that use surveillance techniques to track people across the internet.
REvil ransomware gang, implicated in the high-profile attacks on JBS and Kaseya, seems to have very suddenly disappeared from the internet. The group has even closed up pages advertising its services on the dark web.
IoT devices that record copious details of the daily lives of users raise natural privacy concerns. A history-clearing factory reset on the Echo Dot does not appear to clear that data.
New executive order from the Biden administration, containing a broad package of measures from "right to repair" to renewed scrutiny of major mergers, aims to curtail anti-competitive practices among the Big Tech players.
An attempt by major Chinese tech firms to circumvent Apple's new app tracking rules appears to have been shuttered. Apple sent a clear message to developers in the Chinese apps market that there would be no exemptions from its global rules.