12 Mar 2019

An exposed database tracked whether 1.8 million Chinese women were “breed ready”

Over the weekend, a security researcher who specializes in finding misconfigured servers, made one of the most disturbing discoveries of his career when he stumbled upon an unsecured MongoDB database containing private data on 1.8 million Chinese women, including names, ages, physical addresses, phone numbers and their “breed ready” status.

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08 Mar 2019

How China & Russia Use Social Media to Sway the West

A new report by Recorded Future analyses how social media-based campaigns by the Russian and Chinese governments aim to influence public opinion in the US and other Western countries. The study finds significant differences between the Chinese and Russian campaigns both in terms of motivation and the way in which

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07 Mar 2019

Huawei to sue US government to overturn its ban as unconstitutional

Chinese tech giant Huawei has filed its highly anticipated lawsuit against the US government over the latter’s ban of Huawei telecommunications equipment. The ban is a result of US fears that Huawei might provide the Chinese government with access to its data and systems, which would enable Beijing to spy

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07 Mar 2019

Hundreds of immigrant recruits risk ‘death sentence’ after Army bungles data, lawmaker says

Between July 2017 and Jan. 2018, US Army officials accidentally sent immigrant recruits a confidential list containing sensitive information on over 4,200 immigrant recruits on at least three separate occasions. According to US Congressman Tom Malinowski, who served in the State Department under President Barack Obama, the breach endangers hundreds

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06 Mar 2019

Huawei Opens Brussels Security Lab in Bid to Reassure EU

Huawei has inaugurated its Cyber Security Transparency Centre in Brussels, the political capital of the European Union. The move is seen as an attempt by the Chinese tech firm to convince European governments not to boycott its 5G mobile communications technology, which the US government has done over cyberespionage fears.

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06 Mar 2019

Chinese Hackers Targeted 27 Universities to Steal Maritime Research, Report Finds

According to research by iDefense that was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, a hacking group with ties to the Chinese government is trying to steal information on military maritime technology from 27 universities across the globe. The targeted academic institutions are located in the United States, Canada, and Southeast Asia,

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05 Mar 2019

China’s military is going from strength to strength under Xi Jinping

China on Tuesday announced that it will increase its military spending by 7.5%. This is slightly lower than last year’s 8% increase, but still higher than the growth rate of the Chinese economy, which is predicted not to exceed 6.5% this year. Chinese President Xi Jinping has accelerated the modernization

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05 Mar 2019

China Has Accused Two Detained Canadians of Stealing State Secrets

China aims to charge two Canadian citizens with theft of state secrets. The Canadians were detained on December 10 of last year, in what analysts considered to be a direct response to the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Chinese tech giant Huawei, in Vancouver earlier that month. The

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05 Mar 2019

Chinese hackers use phishing emails to target engineering, transport and defence companies

Security researchers with FireEye believe that state-backed Chinese hackers are behind a cyber-espionage campaign that primarily targets US maritime organizations focusing on defense, engineering and transportation, although companies in various other countries have been attacked as well. FireEye says with “high confidence” that the group is supported by a nation

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04 Mar 2019

Huawei Said to Be Preparing to Sue the U.S. Government

According to anonymous sources, Huawei is planning to file a lawsuit against the US government over its ban on the use of Huawei telecommunications products in government agencies. The ban is a result of US fears that Huawei might provide the Chinese government with access to its data and systems,

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