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Platform Industry News: Twitter

Brit arrested in Spain for role in infamous 2020 Twitter hack

A 22-year-old Brit has been arrested in Spain in connection with a July 2020 Twitter hack which compromised the accounts of high-profile politicians and celebrities, the US Justice...

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

Biden orders probe of latest ransomware attack

President Biden has said he has directed US intelligence agencies to investigate who was behind a sophisticated ransomware attack that hit hundreds of American businesses and led t...

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

Like the Terminator, high-tech cyber crime to ‘keep coming’

Businesses worldwide are fighting sophisticated data scientists as they battle to protect their data-rich computers from cyber crime – and the costly attacks are not going to...

US Supreme Court

US Supreme Court restricts scope of computer fraud law

The US Supreme Court has limited the type of conduct that can be prosecuted under a federal computer fraud law, overturning a former Georgia police officer’s conviction for m...

Hackers and security

Ransomware gangs disrupted by response to Colonial Pipeline hack

Multiple ransomware groups claimed they were shutting down or scaling back operations last week as the US government ramped up pressure while tech companies, cryptocurrency exchang...

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...

Platform News: 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...

Platform News: 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...

Platform News: 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...

Platform News: 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...

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