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Cyberthreat News covers the latest news and developments in cybersecurity, including cyber attacks and breaches, malware, phishing, data security and protection, and more. This section also includes updates on industry events, CISO interviews, cybersecurity tools and software and more.

The year has been a turbulent one for cyber crime with high-profile ransomware campaigns that put lives at risk and disrupted services worldwide, hacking incidents that leak personal data on a massive scale and a spate of other breaches leaving victims vulnerable to fraud. Tactics are changing as criminals target businesses rather than individuals while fewer fall victim to phishing attacks.

As the global economy undergoes unprecedented digital transformation and a growing number of people choose to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, new vulnerabilities are opening up and criminals are working harder than ever to exploit them. Energy systems are especially at risk as the world’s largest utilities invest in renewables, smart grid technology and other initiatives.

A hacker has broken into computers at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands. The ICC investigates war crimes and other serious crimes against humanity. The country’s head of cyber defence accused Russia of the attack.

A new threat has hit a wide range of Mac and iOS devices via flaws in the kernel and WebKit. The flaws could allow threat actors to take over devices and expose private information or intercept traffic. The two OSes have released patches.