Cybersecurity

Russia’s FSB Hacked, Worst Data Breach in Russian Intelligence History

News broke over the weekend that Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), the agency that took over domestic security after the dissolution of the KGB, was targeted by hackers over the past two months. The size of the data files posted online by the hackers suggests it was the worst data breach ever suffered by a Russian intelligence agency.

Moscow-based internet security giant Kaspersky has estimated that there are over 1,000 hackers in Russia specialising in financial crime

Reports: China’s Huawei Secretly Helped North Korea Build Wireless Network

A report published by the Washington Post on Monday charged China’s telecom giant Huawei with secretly helping North Korea create and maintain its wireless network, possibly in violation of U.S. bans on the delivery of sensitive electronic equipment to the isolated Communist regime in Pyongyang. Another report from Czech Republic media accused the company of secretly harvesting personal information about its Czech customers.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 25, 2019 visitors walk at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. - Germany launches the auction on March 19, 2019 for the construction of an ultra-fast 5G mobile network while a transatlantic dispute rages about security concerns surrounding Chinese equipment maker …

Study Reveals Links Between Huawei Employees and Chinese Military

A study published this week by researchers from Fulbright University Vietnam and the London-based Henry Jackson Society revealed much deeper ties between employees of the Huawei telecom company and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) than the corporation has previously admitted.

This photo taken 03 October, 2007 shows military officers saluting for a group photo beneath a display of national flags at a park in Beijing. China's ruling Communist Party's five-yearly gathering, it's 17th Party Congress, begins 15 October with President Hu Jintao expected to make bold power plays to cement …

Chinese Media Claims U.S. Has ‘Hidden Backdoors’ to Hack Global Tech

China’s state-run Global Times on Sunday criticized the United States for reportedly launching a cyberattack on Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and turned American criticism of Chinese technology on its head by claiming Washington is the party waging a long campaign of electronic espionage against Beijing.

Asus pushed malware on thousands of computers: Kaspersky

China Condemns ‘Cold War Mentality’ of Huawei Ban

Chinese officials and state-run media condemned President Donald Trump’s executive order effectively blocking Chinese telecom giant Huawei from U.S. markets, deriding it as an example of Trump’s “Cold War mentality” and vowing to protect Chinese business interests by any means necessary.

A man presses on the glass window near a logo for Huawei in Beijing on Thursday, May 16, 2019. In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was subjecting the …

Report: Trump May Sign Executive Order Banning Huawei Telecom Equipment

President Donald Trump reportedly will sign an executive order this week banning U.S. telecom companies from using equipment that has been deemed risky to national security. The order will not specify individual companies or countries of origin, but it will clearly have the most profound impact on Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.

Commuters walk by the new Huawei P30 smartphone advertisement on display inside a subway station in Beijing Monday, May 13, 2019. China's intensified tariff war with the Trump administration is threatening Beijing's ambition to transform itself into the dominant player in global technology. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

U.K. Officials Identify More Security Risks in Huawei Electronics

Security officials in the United Kingdom issued a report on Thursday identifying further security risks in equipment from Chinese telecom giant Huawei. The report noted Huawei has made no progress on addressing previously identified problems and said it would be “difficult” to manage the security risk from further Huawei purchases.

Huawei exec to seek Canada bail on health grounds

Huawei Founder Praises Communism, Apple Computers, Donald Trump, and Immortality

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei spoke to foreign reporters this week for the first time since his company concluded a disastrous year of cyber-espionage suspicions, bans by the United States and other governments, and Canada’s arrest of Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, who happens to be Ren’s daughter. Ren did some damage control for Huawei in his press engagements, striving to project optimism and stressing his corporate independence from the Chinese Communist government.

Huawei founder denies spying for China in rare interview

China Claims U.S. Fabricated Charges Against Hackers

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday rejected U.S. allegations against two Chinese nationals accused of masterminding a global scheme to steal technology, business secrets, military information, and personal data for the benefit of China’s intelligence apparatus.

The Associated Press