Security

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 News: BT - British Telecom in the UK

BT takes multi-million pound stake in cyber firm Safe Security

UK telecoms group BT has taken a multi-million pound stake in Silicon Valley cyber risk management firm Safe Security, underlining its ambition to target growth in the sector, the ...

Platform News: Ransomware

US launches online hub to help ransomware victims

The US government has unveiled an online hub for the victims of ransomware attacks, saying it will make it easier for companies and municipalities to find resources and get assista...

Platform news: TikTok app based in China, US politics

US appeals courts dismiss government’s appeals of TikTok rulings

Two US appeals courts dismissed the Justice’s Department’s legal challenges to court rulings that barred a Trump-era effort to ban new downloads of Chinese-owned video-...

SentinelOne

Cybersecurity firm SentinelOne valued at nearly $11 billion in public debut

Shares of security software provider SentinelOne Inc jumped 21.4% in their US stock market debut on Wednesday, giving the company a market capitalization of nearly $11 billion.

Platform News: SolarWinds

Microsoft says new breach discovered in probe of suspected SolarWinds hackers

Microsoft said on Friday an attacker had won access to one of its customer-service agents and then used information from that to launch hacking attempts against customers.

Electronic Arts (EA)

‘Battlefield’ publisher EA says investigating recent data breach

Electronic Arts Inc is investigating a recent data breach, where some of its game source code and related tools were stolen, the videogame publisher has said, becoming the latest v...

Platform Industry: The Capitol Building and Senate in Washington DC

US Senate passes sweeping bill to address China tech threat

The US Senate voted 68-32 on Tuesday to approve a sweeping package of legislation intended to boost the country’s ability to compete with Chinese technology.

Platform News: SolarWinds

Microsoft says group behind SolarWinds hack now targeting government agencies

The group behind the SolarWinds cyber attack identified late last year is now targeting government agencies, think tanks, consultants, and non-governmental organizations, Microsoft...

Bill to ban TikTok on US government devices passes committee

Bill to ban TikTok on US government devices passes committee

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously passed a bill that would ban federal workers from downloading the popular app TikTok onto US government ...

Security

Brief: Five facts about ransomware attacks

A ransomware attack on top US fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline has brought attention to the growing area of cybercrime. This article aims to brief you as to what ransomware...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft could reap more than $150 million in new US cyber spending

Microsoft stands to receive nearly a quarter of COVID relief funds destined for US cybersecurity defenders, sources told journalists, angering some lawmakers who don’t want t...

Platform Industry: Sleepy Joe Biden talking to a small room of activists

The Biden administration adds new limits on Huawei’s suppliers

The Biden administration this week amended licenses for companies to sell to China’s Huawei Technologies, further restricting companies from supplying items that can be used ...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

India likely to block Huawei Technologies over security fears

India is likely to block its mobile carriers from using telecom equipment made by China’s Huawei, two government officials said, under procurement rules due to come into forc...

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