12 Mar 2019

China Threat to Telecoms Cited in EU Parliament Draft Resolution

The parliament of the European Union is preparing a resolution on the potential risks of using telecommunications technology from Chinese tech firms such as Huawei for the establishment of 5G networks across Europe. A draft of the resolution refers to claims by the US government that products by Huawei cannot

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12 Mar 2019

US ‘warns Germany a Huawei deal could hurt intelligence sharing’

The US ambassador to Germany has warned the country that his government would be less willing to share intelligence with German security agencies if the country uses products by Chinese tech giant Huawei or other Chinese companies to set up its 5G mobile networks. The US has been leading an

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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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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

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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04 Mar 2019

Researchers obtain a command server used by North Korean hacker group

Researchers with McAfee have conducted new research on Operation Sharpshooter, a global attack campaign the researchers link to the notorious North Korean hacking group known as Lazarus. A US government agency made the McAfee research possible by providing the company with access to an Operation Sharpshooter command and control (C2)

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28 Feb 2019

Chinese Cyber-Espionage Group Customizes Old, Public Tools

Researchers with SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit (CTU) have been tracking ATP27, a cyber-espionage group thought to operate out of China. ATP27 was first spotted in 2013 and is also known as Bronze Union, Emissary Panda, Threat Group 3390, Lucky Mouse, ZipToken, and Iron Tiger. Over the last two years, the

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28 Feb 2019

Huawei: ‘U.S. Fears We Will Stop NSA Spying — This Has Nothing To Do With China’

On Tuesday, Chinese tech giant Huawei devoted part of its keynote speech at the Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona, to launch what seems like a carefully crafted campaign to portray the US government as an untrustworthy cyber espionage force. The effort is a response to the US government’s boycott

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