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June 1, 2024, 11:35 AM

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Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Researchers say a threat actor claims to have hacked Ticketmaster and Santander using stolen credentials of a Snowflake employee; Snowflake disputes the claims  —  A threat actor claiming recent Santander and Ticketmaster breaches says they stole data after hacking into an employee's account at cloud storage company Snowflake.
Owen Walker / Financial Times:
Hacking group ShinyHunters offers to sell alleged data of Santander staff and 30M customers; Santander warned on May 14 that a database had been compromised  —  ShinyHunters group is advertising data it says includes account details of 30mn customers  —  Hackers are offering to sell …
Joseph Cox / 404 Media:
Filing: Ticketmaster confirms “unauthorized activity within a third-party cloud database”, after a hacking group advertised alleged data of 560M users for sale  —  Live Nation, the parent company of Ticketmaster, confirmed it found “unauthorized activity” within a cloud database …
Sarah Wynn / The Block:
President Biden vetoes a bill overturning SAB 121, a controversial SEC bulletin that establishes accounting standards for companies that custody crypto  —  - U.S. President Joe Biden vetoed a bill to overturn a controversial Securities and Exchange Commission bulletin, SAB 121 …
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
Content creators are amassing audiences of thousands on Twitch by covering political news and raising funds for Palestinians, as other platforms eschew politics  —  Dozens of content creators are leveraging the live streaming app to raise funds for Palestinians, circumventing political content bans on other platforms.
Politico:
YC is lobbying in Washington to support “Little Tech” over concerns that AI regulations meant to head off harms will instead help Big Tech maintain its lead  —  Venture capital firms are bringing San Francisco's startup culture to Washington as they try to tip the regulatory scales away from giants in the sector.
Carl Franzen / VentureBeat:
Q&A with the pseudonymous Pliny the Prompter, who is well known in the AI community for jailbreaking leading LLMs, on what motivates them, their goals, and more  —  Around 10:30 am Pacific time on Monday, May 13, 2024, OpenAI debuted its newest and most capable AI foundation model …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Jio Financial Services, part of Reliance, launches the JioFinance app to provide digital banking, bill payments, and other services in a crowded Indian market  —  Indian conglomerate Reliance Group is making its boldest consumer-facing move yet into financial services with the launch of JioFinance …

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