Weekly News Highlights | 10m customers hit by JD Sports cyber attack, China to launch ChatGPT rival, NCSC issues alert over foreign hacking groups

January 30th

10 million customers affected by JD Sports cyber attack

JD Sports has started reaching out to customers after announcing that their data might be at risk following a cyber attack.

JD Sports have said that the data at risk pertains to online orders made between November 2018 and October 2020, and that names, addresses, email accounts, phone numbers, and order details may have been accessed by attackers.

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China to launch a ChatGPT rival

With the AI space exploding recently, China is hopping on the bandwagon! Chinese tech giant Baidu is reportedly planning to launch its own chat bot to rival OpenAI's ChatGPT.

Not much is known yet about Baidu's AI offering, but reports claim it could be ready to launch early 2023.

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Security warnings issued for British politicians and journalists

The National Cyber Security Centre has issued a fresh warning for British politicians and journalists as attempts to target these groups and steal information increase.

The NCSC warns of the "ruthless" pursuit of foreign hacking groups, notably those from Russia and Iran, and advises politicians and journalists to remain vigilant.

Read more here.

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