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.
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
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
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
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.
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,
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
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
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
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,