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Security news for May 27, 2022: Twitter to pay $150 million consumer privacy penalty

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To wrap up a successful Trust Week 2022, here is your round-up of the most interesting cybersecurity headlines for the week of May 27, 2022: 


State of Cybersecurity Report 2022 Names Ransomware and Nation-State Attacks As Biggest Threats

Ransomware is the biggest concern for cybersecurity professionals, according to results of the Infosecurity Group's 2022 State of Cybersecurity Report, produced by Infosecurity Europe and Infosecurity Magazine. 


DC Sues Zuckerberg Over Cambridge Analytica Privacy Breach

The District of Columbia on Monday sued Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg, seeking to hold him personally liable for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a privacy breach of millions of Facebook users' data that became a significant corporate and political scandal.


Twitter to pay a $150 million penalty for allegedly breaking its privacy promises – again

Companies can't tell consumers they will use their personal information for one purpose and then use it for another. But according to the FTC, that's the kind of digital bait-and-switch Twitter pulled on unsuspecting consumers.


Hacker Steals Database of Hundreds of Verizon Employees

A hacker has obtained a database including hundreds of Verizon employees' full names, email addresses, corporate ID numbers, and phone numbers.



Russian hackers are linked to new Brexit leak website, Google says

A new website that published leaked emails from several leading proponents of Britain's exit from the European Union is tied to Russian hackers, according to a Google cybersecurity official and the former head of UK foreign intelligence.


NCSC Report Reveals Phishing Lures Increasingly Disguised as Vaccine Appointments

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) released the fifth edition of its Active Cyber Defence report on Wednesday, June 25, 2022…


Cyber security: Global food supply chain at risk from malicious hackers

Modern "smart" farm machinery is vulnerable to malicious hackers, leaving global supply chains exposed to danger, experts warn.


And as always, please comment below and let us know your thoughts on this week's headlines. Or, if you have any exciting infosec or cybersecurity-related news, please share the links in the comment.

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