cyber security

UK police force

UK’s cyber spies embrace the AI revolution

Cyber spies at Britain’s GCHQ say they have fully embraced artificial intelligence (AI) to uncover patterns in vast amounts of global data to counter hostile disinformation a...

Platform News: State backed hackers, cyber crime and cyber security

Police dismantle the ‘most dangerous’ criminal hacking network

International law enforcement agencies have said they had hammered a criminal hacking scheme used to steal tens of thousands of dollars from companies and private citizens worldwid...

Federal Communications Commission

Departing FCC chair warns of threats to telecoms from China

The outgoing US Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said possible Chinese espionage and dangers to US telecom networks and internet freedom are the biggest national...

SolarWinds

Investigators say SolarWinds hackers are linked to Russian spying tools

The group behind a international cyber-espionage campaign found last month deployed malicious computer code with hyperlinks to spying tools formerly used by suspected Russian hacke...

FBI

FBI probe of major hack includes project-management software from JetBrains

The FBI is investigating if the hackers supporting a series of intrusions in US national agencies and businesses also broke into project-management applications generated by the Cz...

SolarWinds

US Justice Department says its emails were breached by SolarWinds hackers

The US Department of Justice has said its email systems were obtained by the hackers who broke into software company SolarWinds, another sign of the gravity of the breach which has...

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Biden says President Trump must blame Russia for cyber attack

Joe Biden has said he had seen no evidence that a massive cyber attack against the US is under control and warned that the breach will not go unanswered once he takes office on Jan...

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Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Dell join legal battle against hacking company

Tech giants including Microsoft and Google on Monday joined Facebook’s legal struggle against hacking company NSO, submitting an amicus brief in federal court which warned th...

SolarWinds

‘Dozens of email accounts’ were hacked at U.S. Treasury -Senator Wyden

Dozens of email accounts in the US Treasury Department were included by the hackers accountable for a broad espionage campaign against US government agencies, the office of US Sena...

SolarWinds

Second hacking team was targeting SolarWinds at time of big breach

Another hacking group, different from the suspected Russian team now associated with the important SolarWinds data breach, also targeted the organization’s products earlier t...

Platform News: State backed hackers, cyber crime and cyber security

US Homeland Security scrambles after suspected Russian hack

The US Department of Homeland Security and thousands of businesses scrambled Monday to investigate and respond to a sweeping hacking campaign that officials suspect was directed fr...

Platform News: President Trump speaking at the White House

President Trump’s conspiracies pose ‘existential’ threat to e-voting

Conspiracy theories about how voting machines were used to stop the re-election of Donald Trump have not just sapped Americans’ faith in the democratic process – they a...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

FCC begins process of halting China Telecom US operations

The US Federal Communications Commission has said it begun the process of revoking China Telecom’s authorization to operate from the United States as it required additional m...

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

Criminals getting smarter in use of digital currencies to launder money

Criminals are becoming more sophisticated in their use of cryptocurrencies to launder cash, with hundreds of millions of dollars of filthy funds last year flowing through electroni...