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Platform News: Facebook the smartphone app in-front of monitors

Facebook faces prospect of ‘devastating’ data transfer ban after Irish ruling

Ireland’s data regulator can resume a probe that may trigger a ban on Facebook’s transatlantic data transfers, the High Court has ruled, raising the prospect of a stopp...

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

Ransom group linked to Colonial Pipeline hack is new but experienced

The ransomware group linked to the extortion attempt that has snared fuel deliveries across the east coast of America may be new, but that doesn’t mean its hackers are amateu...

SolarWinds

White House blames Russian spy agency SVR for SolarWinds hack

The Biden-Harris White House has said in a statement that Russia’s foreign intelligence service, known as the SVR, was responsible for the SolarWinds hack, which led to the c...

SolarWinds

Software vendors would have to disclose breaches under new order

A planned executive order by President Joe Biden will require many software vendors to notify their federal government customers when the companies have a cybersecurity breach, acc...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

White House cites ‘active threat,’ urges action despite Microsoft patch

The Biden White House has urged computer network operators to take further steps to gauge whether their systems were targeted amid a hack of Microsoft’s Outlook email program...

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...

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 News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft Corp says it found malicious software in its systems

Microsoft has said that it has found malicious applications from its own systems associated with a huge hacking effort disclosed by US officials this week, including a top technolo...

Platform Industry News: Huawei Technologies CFO

Huawei lawyers ask Canadian police why no ‘alarm bells’ rang during CFO’s arrest

Huawei Technologies attorneys resumed witness testimony in a Vancouver court, asking why facets of CFO Meng Wanzhou’s arrest failed to set off “alarm bells” to th...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook removes hundreds of QAnon conspiracy groups

Facebook has said it had removed nearly 800 QAnon conspiracy groups for articles celebrating violence, showing intent to use weapons, or bringing followers with patterns of violent...

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

NSA and FBI expose Russian intelligence tools

In a rare public report, the National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States have exposed a sophisticated Russian hacking too. The report offers f...

Platform News: Twitter and tweets

Twitter says attackers downloaded data from up to 8 non-verified accounts

Twitter has said that hackers were able to download account information for up to eight accounts involved in the hack of its systems this week, but said none of them were verified ...

Facebook

Facebook removes hundreds more accounts as right-wing violence spreads

Facebook has removed almost 900 accounts associated with the far-right Proud Boys and American Guard, including those belonging to Proud Boys supporters who marched into a protest ...

FBI Wray

FBI head helped Facebook defend encryption he’s now fighting

Prior to becoming FBI director, Christopher Wray argued on behalf of Facebook in defense of encrypted communications as the company was being pressured by the US Justice Department...

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