Chinese hackers targeted global telecom companies

U.S.-Israeli cyber security firm Cybereason has been investigating these hacking attacks by Chinese hackers for the last 9 months. On Tuesday, researchers from a cyber security company Cybereason stated, Chinese hackers have broken into the systems of more than a dozen global telecoms companies and have stolen large amounts of personal and corporate data. According…

Hackers gained access to Australian National University sensitive database

Australian National University is Melbourne’s top university and its graduates hold senior positions in the government. Hackers were able to gain access to bank account numbers as well as passport details. On Tuesday, one of Australia’s top-ranked university the Australian National University (ANU) stated hackers had breached its cyber defenses in late 2018 and had…

2 of out of 3 hotels leak personal info of guests: Symantec Corp

This is a threat since cyber-criminals are increasingly interested in monitoring the movement of influential business professionals as well as government employees. According to a research report released by Symantec Corp, two out of three hotel websites have inadvertently leaked guests’ booking details as well as personal data to third-party sites, including advertisers and analytics…

CFIUS undoes China’s Kunlun Tech’s acquisition of Grindr

CFIUS concerns stems from the fact that the Chinese dating app collects personal information including a person’s location, messages, which could include potential data of the U.S. military or intelligence personnel. According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, a U.S. government national security panel has raised concerns over the ownership of Chinese gaming…

Tencent’s earnings report reveals surging licensing and content production costs

Excluding one-off items, Tencent Music Entertainment Group earned 0.57 yuan per American depositary share in the quarter, in line with analysts’ average estimate, according to IBES data from Refinitiv. In a significant development, China’s hugely successful content streaming firm Tencent Music Entertainment Group delivered its first earnings report as a public company. Although its result…

Facebook’s data deals with Microsoft, Apple and Amazon under grand jury scrutiny

Facebook’s 150 personal information sharing contracts with tech companies is now under a grand jury scrutiny. Question is can you ever trust Facebook? As per a report by the New York Times, U.S. federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal probe into data deals that Facebook Inc entered into with some of the world’s largest tech…