Cybersecurity

SolarWinds

SolarWinds hack was ‘largest and most sophisticated attack’ ever

A hacking campaign that used a US tech company as a springboard to compromise government agencies is “the largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen,”...

SolarWinds

SolarWinds hackers accessed Microsoft source code, the company says

The hacking group behind the SolarWinds compromise managed to split Microsoft and access a number of its source code, Microsoft said on Thursday, something specialists said deliver...

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

Cybersecurity is top business worry in ‘age of risk’: Marsh & McLennan CEO

Cybersecurity has emerged as the most pressing vulnerability for business facing a new “age of risk,” topping the coronavirus pandemic and climate change, in part becau...

Security

Spy agency ducks questions about ‘back doors’ in tech products

The US National Security Agency has been rebuffing efforts by a leading Congressional critic to ascertain whether it is continuing to place so-called back doors to commercial techn...

Platform News: Facebook usage

Facebook says suspected hackers behind US election threats operated in 2019

Iranian hackers suspected of exposing threatening messages to US voters weekly and spreading false information regarding compromised election systems conducted a disinformation cam...

Security

Iran says one of two cyber attack targets was country’s ports

One of the goals of the significant cyber strikes on two Iranian government institutions this week was the electronic infrastructure of the nation’s ports, an Iranian news ag...

Platform News: Twitter and tweets

Regulator says Twitter’s security fell short before hack targeting celebrities

Twitter Inc endured from cybersecurity shortfalls that allowed a “simple” hack credited to a Florida teenager to shoot over the accounts of many of the world’s mo...

Security

News short: McAfee looks to raise up to $814 million in US IPO

Cyber security company McAfee Corp said on Tuesday it’s seeking to raise up to $814 million in its initial public offering in the United States.

Platform Industry News: People looking at an iPhone 11

Chinese app allows small glimpse beyond the ‘Great Firewall’

An app established this week at China allows access to a content on Western social media sites long prohibited domestically for example YouTube, signalling the first item with a si...

Platform News: Twitter and tweets

Twitter and Facebook dismantle global array of disinformation networks

Facebook and Twitter have said they had taken down over a dozen disinformation networks used by political and state-backed groups in numerous nations to deceive users on their plat...

Platform Industry: Huawei, 5G infrastructure and the EU

Huawei Technologies ready to reveal its inner workings

Huawei Technologies is prepared to be thoroughly analysed to demonstrate that its technology doesn’t pose any threat to the states that includes its gear in the invention of ...

Platform Industry News: Huawei Technologies retail shop in China

French limits on Huawei 5G equipment amount to an eventual de facto ban

Sources close to the matter have said that French authorities have informed telecoms operators planning to buy Huawei Technologies 5G equipment that they won’t be able to ren...

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

History of hacks on social media platforms

The hack of Twitter that compromised the accounts of prominent including US presidential candidate Joe Biden and former US President Barack Obama was one of the most dramatic of th...

Platform Industry: Huawei, 5G infrastructure and the EU

US pressure mounts on Europe to follow Britain in banning Huawei

The UK governments decision to ban China’s Huawei from its 5G network increases further pressure on EU countries to impose stricter limits on the world’s largest teleco...