Microsoft dismantles 90% of trickbot network, which had potential to disrupt 2020 U.S. Presidential elections

In a breaking development, U.S. tech giant Microsoft Corp stated, it had disabled by more than 90%, machines that were used by a gang of Russian-speaking cyber criminals to control a massive network of computers which had the potential to disrupt the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. The development was aided by a series of U.S. court…

Trading in New Zealand’s stock market resumes following 4 consecutive days of offshore DDoS cyber attacks

On Friday, trading resumed at New Zealand’s stock exchange following offshore Distributed Denial Of Service (DDoS) offshore cyber attacks for four consecutive days. In a statement, the government said, national security systems had been activated to support the bourse. While the origin of the “offshore” DDoS attack is being investigated, the failure to stop the…

Apple limits online purchases of iphones to 2 per person midst Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

A check on Apple’s website on Friday revealed, Cupertino is limiting customer purchases of iPhones over its online stores to two handsets per person. The measure is applicable to many countries including the United States and China. The development comes in the wake of the Apple closing all of its brick-and-mortar stores outside China, even…

Samsung unveils Galaxy S20 phone and Galaxy Z Flip smartphones

Samsung Electronics unveiled its latest foldable 5G capable flagship as it surges ahead to maintain its market position in an increasingly competitive phone market. The development marked Samsung’s second attempt at a folding phone, following a delayed rollout in 2019, as it fends off traditional rival in the premium smartphone market, which includes Apple Inc…

British Airways’ IT issues continue to plague the airline

Customers at London Gatwick and at Newcastle airports have reported that they are unable to check-in. Flight departures have also been disrupted. On Wednesday, issues in British Airways’ IT systems led to stranded passengers, flight delays and long queues at airports. International Airlines Group owned-British Airways apologized to customers for the disruption in service saying…

Hackers distrupted U.S. newspaper distribution system using malware

The cyber attack caused disruption to production systems in the Saturday edition of a number of newspapers, all of whom shared a common production platform. According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, a cyber attack, that appeared to originate outside the U.S., caused significant printing and delivery disruptions at several U.S. newspapers including…

A hard-brexit would cost Jaguar Land Rover $1.59 billion every year

In recent weeks some of the biggest companies operating in Britain have been critical of a lack of clarity in Brexit’s outcome. On Thursday, Jaguar Land Rover, Britain’s biggest carmaker stated, if the negotiations between Britain and the European Union were to result in a so-called “hard Brexit” it would cost it $1.59 billion (1.2…