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Welcome to Cyberthreat News, a daily roundup of the best and worst from the world of cybercrime. From iPhone jailbreaks and rogue Android apps to 5G and mobile-first phishing, it’s been an action-packed year for the mobile sector of the security industry.

This week a gang of criminals are exploiting COVID-19 fears to target people working from home with phishing attacks and stealing personal data via video conferencing services. The NCSC is advising people to review their remote working security and to check the advice available.

A hack of a software company that provides payroll services to almost half of the FTSE 100 companies exposes staff details and potentially opens up businesses to extortion. The attack highlights the need to keep security patch levels up.

Zero-day vulnerabilities are being targeted by cybercriminals despite most companies having patches in place to fix them. This is because they can be used to steal sensitive information, gain access and blackmail victims or for industrial espionage.

A new lab has been opened near the base of the UK’s intelligence agency GCHQ to test how safe cars, planes and industrial systems are from cyberattack. The lab will help to identify vulnerabilities before they can be exploited by criminals.

Joe and Dave discuss the latest news in the cybersecurity world. This includes a follow up on an ad that uses ChatGPT to record your call and how to spot it. Plus, a security expert from AuthenticID joins the podcast to explain how generative AI and authentication go hand in hand.