20th December 2018
AP — Hackers have spent years eavesdropping on the diplomatic communications of European Union officials, a U.S. cybersecurity firm said Wednesday, an operation disrupted only after researchers discovered hundreds of intercepted documents lying around on the internet. The documents were discovered a few months ago after a malicious email was… Read More
17th December 2018
Berlin plans to cut to 10 percent the threshold at which it can launch national security probes of stake purchases by non-European companies in German firms, business newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Sunday. The decision follows years of mounting concern at the risk posed to the German economy by cash-rich Chinese… Read More
17th December 2018
AP — While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant’s ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad. Australia and New Zealand have barred Huawei Technologies Ltd. as a supplier for fifth-generation… Read More
28th November 2018
AP — The ride-hailing service Uber has been fined the equivalent of nearly $1.2 million by British and Dutch authorities for failing to protect customers’ data during a cyberattack in 2016. Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office said Tuesday it fined the company 385,000 pounds ($491,000) and Dutch… Read More
23rd November 2018
AP — China on Thursday rejected a U.S. government report that accuses Beijing of stepping up efforts to steal technology ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. The Commerce Ministry dismissed the U.S. Trade Representative’s report as “new unwarranted accusations” and said… Read More
15th November 2018
A leading British trade union is calling for the government to change laws in order to protect employees from ‘excessive surveillance’ following revelations that financial and other firms in the United Kingdom have started fitting their employees with microchips. The development comes amid concerns that bosses could use the technology… Read More
9th November 2018
Anti-fraud campaigners are warning the public against publishing too much personal details about their lives on social media groups as fraudsters are garnering such data and using it to commit fraud. According to a Get Safe Online survey, 21 people are targeted every minute as a result of unwittingly ‘oversharing’… Read More
7th November 2018
AP — Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: “gait recognition” software that uses people’s body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are hidden from cameras. Already used by police on the streets of Beijing and Shanghai, “gait… Read More
7th November 2018
Hackers breached some HSBC (HSBA.L) customers’ accounts in the United States in October and accessed their information, the bank said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday. It was not immediately clear how many accounts were breached or whether any money was stolen. – By Lawrence White, Reuters, 7 November 2018. Read More
5th November 2018
Thousands of wealthy Moscow residents who subscribed to a regional internet provider have had personal data including names, home addresses and mobile numbers posted online. People affected by the high-profile data leak are all clients of Moscow-based internet provider Akado Telecom, a large telecommunications network owned by billionaire businessman Viktor… Read More