Cybersecurity report warns Chinese tech firm’s breadth exposes customers to riskHuawei’s threat to national security is inextricably linked to the company’s sheer scale, according to an analysis of the Chinese tech company from threat intelligence firm…Read more
Tech giant pledges £1.5bn but compares process to replacing parts on moving trainThe Chinese technology giant Huawei has said security problems raised in a government report could take between three and five years to resolve.In a letter to Norman Lamb …Read more
While the UK woos China’s telecoms giant, fears grow over the risks it poses to national securityIf, according to an ancient Chinese proverb, “a crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind”, then Huawei is barrelling in on a storm force 12. Wher…Read more
Spate of data breaches in financial sector prompts voluntary exercise to test resilienceThe Bank of England (BoE) is staging a day-long war gaming exercise on Friday designed to test the resilience of the financial system in the event of a major cyber-…Read more
Both firms deny report they found chips giving backdoor access to computers and dataA Chinese military unit has been inserting tiny microchips into computer servers used by companies including Apple and Amazon that give China unprecedented backdoor acc…Read more
Artificial intelligence and machine learning can identify threats to an organisation – but at what cost to privacy and whistleblowers?
Troubled by something deeply unethical going on at work? Or maybe you’re plotting to leak sensitive information on the company that just sacked you? Either way, you best think twice before making your next move because an all-seeing artificial intelligence might just be analysing every email you send, every file you upload, every room you scan into – even your coffee routine.
The latest wave of cyber-defence technology employs machine learning to monitor use of the ever-expanding number of smart household objects connected to the Internet of Things – shutting down hackers before they’ve broken into corporate databases or whistleblowers before they’ve forwarded on information to the media.Read more
When governments focus too much on narrow disputes like the FBI v Apple, it creates space for unexpected dangers such as cyber-attacks
What do the leaks of unflattering email from the Democratic National Committee’s hacked servers during the 2016 US presidential election campaign and the deafening hour-long emergency warning siren in Dallas, Texas, have in common? It’s the same thing that links the North Korean nuclear threat and terrorist attacks in Europe and the US: all represent the down sides of tremendously beneficial technologies – risks that increasingly demand a robust policy response.
The growing contentiousness of technology is exemplified in debates over so-called net neutrality and disputes between Apple and the FBI over unlocking suspected terrorists’ iPhones. This is hardly surprising: as technology has become increasingly consequential – affecting everything from our security (nuclear weapons and cyberwar) to our jobs (labour market disruptions from advanced software and robotics) – its impact has been good, bad, and potentially ugly.Read more
Details including names, passwords, email addresses, phone numbers and security questions were taken from the company’s network in late 2014
Hackers stole the personal data associated with at least 500m Yahoo accounts, the Sunnyvale, California-based company confirmed today.
Details including names, passwords, email addresses, phone numbers and security questions were taken from the company’s network in late 2014 by what was believed to be a state-sponsored hacking group.Read more
The City of London’s top policeman says every £1 spent on fighting fraud prevents around £60 of online theft
Just how defeatist are our police over online crime? The top fraud crime fighter in the country, City of London Police commissioner Ian Dyson, won’t agree with that, but he certainly talks down the possibility of arrests and convictions. There’s a bluntness to his assessment that won’t, perhaps, go down too well with the Foreign Office. Crooks in Russia and Ukraine are behind much of it, he says, and law enforcement there won’t cooperate with the British.
It’s a common saying that you can’t put a policeman on every street corner, and we certainly can’t put one on Kreschatik Street or Old Arbat. But arguably our problem is that we tried to put too many bobbies on the beat, with the vogue for neighbourhood policing skewing resources to threats, such as home burglary and car theft, that have actually been in steep decline.Read more
Baroness Dido Harding, the chief executive of TalkTalk, confirms the company has been working to ensure all of its customers have been informed that their personal data may have been compromised following a cyber attack. Harding says that customers sho…Read more