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Cloud Hopper: China’s APT10 group also compromised NTT data, DXC and others – report

Reuters has obtained more details about Cloud Hopper attacks that besieged Western tech firms Hackers working on behalf of China’s intelligence services compromised the networks of some of the world’s biggest technology service providers, according to an exclusive Reuters report. The Cloud Hopper attacks were first detailed by a US indictment in December. APT10 group,… Read More


Sir Nick Clegg calls for Big Tech regulation but defends Facebook

Facebook’s VP of global affairs defended the company and said it had been the victim of a ‘tech lash’ of suspicion Facebook’s head of global affairs Sir Nick Clegg has reiterated his belief that increased regulation of tech firms can not be done solely by the internet companies themselves. Sir Nick said it should not… Read More


Telegram founder claims DDoS attack was timed to disrupt Hong Kong protests

Pavel Durov claimed the DDoS attack originated ‘mostly from China’ and was meant to disrupt communication between protesters in Hong Kong The founder of Telegram has claimed a cyber attack that disrupted the messaging platform was carried out to coincide with protests in Hong Kong. Pavel Durov said a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack,… Read More


Amazon is taking British public “for mugs” says GMB general secretary, as details of AWS deals surface

GMB general secretary says Amazon is taking the British public “for mugs” by landing lucrative government cloud contracts despite tax avoidance concerns A new report from GMB Union has slammed the UK government’s relationship with Amazon after it emerged the company pocketed £11 million from selling cloud services to HMRC last year, over six times… Read More


IEEE lifts ban on Huawei researchers reviewing scientific papers

The news comes as the Chinese telecommunications giant continues to feel the effects of an executive order issued by US President Donald Trump A temporary ban on Huawei researchers editing and reviewing scientific papers has been lifted by one of the world’s biggest engineering bodies, as the Chinese firm continues to feel the effects of… Read More


Huawei takes US to court over security law

The firm’s chief legal officer Song Liuping rebukes “state-sanctioned campaign” against the company, says it will not improve cybersecurity Chinese tech giant Huawei has filed a motion in a US court challenging the constitutionality of a law that limits its sales of telecoms equipment, the latest action in an ongoing clash with Washington. Huawei’s chief… Read More


Huawei phone users left exposed by Android block

The technology giant has cut off Huawei’s Android license, preventing users from accessing important security updates Huawei users have been warned they will be “significantly impacted” by Google restricting the Chinese firm’s access to its Android software. The block is the result of an executive order from US President Donald Trump last week which prevents… Read More


Trump issues order to protect US communications from “foreign adversaries”

The US, which is embroiled in an escalating trade war with China, has sounded warnings about Huawei’s efforts to expand into Europe President Donald Trump has issued an executive order aimed at stopping foreign adversaries from taking advantage of technological vulnerabilities to threaten US communications systems. The order, which declared a national emergency in response… Read More


Huawei hysteria is a false alarm, Culture Secretary tells MPs

Jeremy Wright said he’s more concerned with engineering issues than the threat of espionage The UK Government has still not made a final decision on the inclusion of Huawei in the UK’s 5G networks, Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright has said. Mr Wright warned some assumptions about Huawei and how embedded it was in some parts… Read More


Microsoft unveils open source tool to safeguard Elections

ElectionGuard will use homomorphic encryption to make elections and voting more secure At its annual Build developer conference in Seattle, Microsoft unveiled software designed to make electronic voting machines more secure. The firm also announced a new version of its Microsoft 365 software aimed at political parties and campaigns, offering “high-end security” that will be… Read More


EU approves much-criticised Copyright Directive into law

Concerns surrounding user freedom as new EU Copyright Directive passed into law by 348 to 278. The European Parliament has passed new legislation which aims to overhaul the EU copyright system. A compromise agreed last month that received the backing of key European governments led to a vote which saw 348 members of the house… Read More


Huawei launches court challenge to US security law

Huawei is at the centre of US-Chinese tensions over technology competition and cyber-spying. Huawei is launching a US court challenge to a law that labels the company a security risk and would limit its access to the American market for telecom equipment. Huawei Technologies Ltd’s announcement comes as the biggest global maker of network equipment… Read More



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