Netherlands’ ASML – a victim of Chinese corporate espionage

In its annual threat assessment, Netherland’s intelligence agency had warned that China is targeting tech companies in the Netherlands for intellectual property theft, just like it does in other countries. In a significant development, Netherland’s ASML disclosed, it has become a victim of Chinese corporate espionage. Luckily the perpetrators who had stolen information did not…

Huawei’s telecom equipment carry serious significant risks: British government report

The report notes, “The evidence of sustained change is especially important as similar strongly worded commitments from Huawei in the past have not brought about any discernible improvements”. On Thursday, in a significant development, Britain has publicly chastised Huawei Technologies for failing to fix long-standing security flaws in its mobile network equipment and revealed new…

Weaponizing social media for intelligence gathering

Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has warned public officials on the risks of exposure while using social media. A wake up call. In a turn of events which underscores how social media is being increasingly weaponized by countries such as Russia and China, Germany’s intelligence service has published details of social network profiles which, it says,…

Lockheed Martin Corp’s Joint Strike Fighter program stolen from Australia in a cyber attack

The hacker had managed to breach the defenses and had downloaded nearly 30GB of data related to military hardware, including smart bombs, Joint Strike Fighter, naval vessels, P-8 Poseidon surveillance plane and other military hardware, over the course of 5 months. On Thursday, Australia’s defense ministry disclosed that a hacker had managed to breach its…