05 Apr 2019

By spying on Huawei, U.S. found evidence against the Chinese firm

US prosecutors on Thursday stated that surveillance operations carried out under the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) have provided US authorities with evidence of wrongdoings by Huawei. The evidence will be used in a case that accuses the Chinese tech giant of violating US sanctions on Iran as well

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04 Apr 2019

Mar-a-Lago’s Security Problems Go Way Beyond a Thumb Drive

According to various security experts, the recent incident in which a Chinese woman carrying a thumb drive containing malware was arrested at Mar-a-Lago, exposes a variety of security issues affecting Donald Trump’s private resort, where he has spent about 100 days since he was sworn in as president in 2017.

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02 Apr 2019

American Hackers Helped UAE Spy on Al Jazeera Chairman, BBC Host

An investigative report by Reuters claims that a group of former members of the US intelligence community helped the United Arab Emirates (UAE) carry out cyber espionage activities targeting a BBC host, the chairman of Al Jazeera and other prominent Arab media figures in 2017. The espionage campaign took place

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02 Apr 2019

U.S. officials planning for a future in which Huawei has a major share of 5G global networks

US intelligence experts accept that the government is probably not going to win its war with Huawei, at least not in a way that will seriously limit the Chinese tech giant’s share in 5G telecommunication networks around the globe. As a result, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon

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28 Mar 2019

3 security threats businesses need to prepare for by 2021

A new study by Information Security Forum projects that due to technological developments and digital transformation, organizations will be exposed to the following three main categories of cyberthreats by 2021: Threats related to the proliferation of Internet-connected devices that make up the Internet of things (IoT). Digital cold war, in

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28 Mar 2019

Iran-Linked Cyberspy Group APT33 Continues Attacks on Saudi Arabia, U.S.

Symantec research shows that over the last three years, Iran-linked cyber espionage group Elfin, aka APT33, has targeted government agencies and private organizations in different various sectors across the globe, with the vast majority of attacks being directed at Saudi Arabia (42%)  and the US (34%). The targeted sectors include

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21 Mar 2019

Cyber-espionage warning: Russian hacking groups step up attacks ahead of European elections

Security researchers with FireEye are warning that hacking groups supported by the Russian government have already launched attack campaigns in Europe in an attempt to disrupt the elections for the parliament of the European Union (EU), which will take place in May. Russian advanced persistent threat groups including APT28 (aka

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18 Mar 2019

China rejects ‘abnormal’ U.S. spying concerns as EU pushes trade

Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi on Monday labeled US fears that Huawei’s telecommunications products may provide the Chinese government with access to the data and systems of foreign governments as ‘abnormal’ and told the US government to stop trying to “bring down” the tech giant. Wang is visiting Europe in

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15 Mar 2019

NATO weighing whether Huawei poses security threat

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said that the alliance is looking into concerns of the US and certain other member states about the security risks of the potential use of Huawei telecommunications equipment in the establishment of 5G networks in member states. Stoltenberg said that “NATO takes these concerns very

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13 Mar 2019

The US Navy is ‘under cyber siege’ from Chinese hackers — and hemorrhaging national security secrets

According to a Wall Street Journal report, the US Navy and various industry partners are “under cyber siege” from state-backed hackers, with China posing the biggest threat, while Russia and Iran have also targeted the industry. The report is based on an internal review by the Navy. The goal of

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