cyber security

Huawei Technologies CFO

Canada says requirements for Huawei CFO’s extradition to US met

Canada’s attorney general states the prerequisites for extraditing Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to the US on charges of financial fraud have been met, documents filed in a British...

State backed hackers

EU sanctions Russian intelligence, North Korean, Chinese firms over alleged cyberattacks

The EU has imposed travel and financial sanctions on a section of Russia’s military intelligence service and on business entities from North Korea and China over their involv...

Twitter

Twitter thinks hackers saw messages from 36 accounts

Twitter said that the hackers who breached its systems last week likely read the direct messages of 36 accounts, including one belonging to an elected official in the Netherlands.

State backed hackers

US accuses two Chinese nationals of hacking spree

The US Justice Department has indicted two Chinese nationals over their role in what the agency called a decade-long cyber espionage campaign that targeted defence contractors, cor...

Twitter Bias US Politics Trump

Twitter stepped up search to fill top security job ahead of hack

Twitter had stepped up its search for a chief information security officer in recent weeks, two people familiar with the effort told journalists, before the breach of high-profile ...

Twitter

Twitter hacking spree alarms experts concerned about the platform’s security

The extraordinary hacking spree that hit Twitter earlier, leading it to briefly muzzle some of its most widely followed accounts, is drawing questions about the platform’s se...

UK Huawei Technologies 5G

UK minister says Huawei must meet conditions for involvement in 5G network

Huawei Technologies has clear conditions to meet for the UK to continue to allow its involvement in the development of 5G telecoms infrastructure, Britain’s Health Minister s...

Scott Morrison

Australia to spend nearly $1 billion to boost cyber security

Australia will spend approximately $926.1 million over the next 10 years to boost its cyber security defences, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said, as Canberra seeks to combat a...

China

Australia sees China as main suspect in state-based cyberattacks

Australia views China as the chief suspect in a spate of cyber-attacks of increasing frequency in recent months, three sources familiar with the government’s thinking told jo...

India

Indian IT business spied on politicians and investors worldwide

A little-known Indian IT firm offered its hacking services to help clients spy on more than 10,000 Email accounts over a period of seven years.

CIA

Report slams CIA cybersecurity after hacking tool leak

Many of the CIA’s most sensitive hacking tools were so poorly secured that it was only when WikiLeaks published them online in 2017 that the agency realised they had been com...

State backed hackers

Google says Chinese and Iranian hackers targeted Biden and Trump campaigns

State-backed hackers from China have targeted staffers working on the US presidential campaign of Democrat Joe Biden, a senior Google security official has said. The same official ...

Hackers

Hackers and hucksters reinvigorate the ‘Anonymous’ brand amid protests

The amorphous internet activist movement known as Anonymous staged an online resurgence in the past week on the back of real-world protests against police brutality.

Virus

US accuses China-linked hackers of stealing coronavirus research

China-linked hackers are breaking into American organisations carrying out research into COVID-19, US officials said, warning both scientists and public health officials to be on t...