SolarWinds hack was the largest and most sophisticated cyber attack to date: Microsoft president

In a statement, Microsoft Corp’s President Brad Smith said, the SolarWinds hacking campaign that used the U.S. tech company as a springboard to compromise many U.S. government agencies is “the largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen”. The hacking campaign, identified in December 2020, was allegedly orchestrated by China and Russia, had…

Microsoft detects Iran-linked actors engaging in cyber attacks against high profile individuals

In a breaking news, Microsoft Corp stated, it has detected and has attempted to stop a series of cyberattacks from Phosphorus, a company that has earlier been described as an ‘Iranian actor’. The attacks were aimed at more than 100 high-profile individuals. “Phosphorus, an Iranian actor, has targeted with this scheme potential attendees of the upcoming…

Sweden bans China’s Huawei and ZTE from 5G network

On Tuesday, in a significant development, Swedish regulators have banned China’s Huawei and ZTE from developing its 5G network ahead of the launch of its spectrum auction, scheduled for next month. The decision by the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) follows assessments by the by the Swedish Armed Forces and security service. Following widespread concerns,…

FCC bars China Mobile’s bid to operate in the United States

The FCC will now shift its focus on existing Chinese carriers including China Unicom and China Telecom Corp. In a significant development, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), voted unanimously to block China Mobile Ltd’s bid to provide communication services in the United States citing risks of espionage. China Mobile is owned by the Chinese government.…

SoftBank’s share fall by 10% on their stock market debut

Investors worries include SoftBank Corp’s exposure to Huawei. SoftBank has stated it plans on replacing its Huawei-provided 4G network equipment with those of other suppliers – an expensive and time-consuming affair. In a rare development, shares of Japan’s SoftBank Corp fell by more than 10% on debut as investor appetite for what has been Japan’s…

SoftBank to replace Huawei’s 4G network equipment with Nokia and Ericsson equivalent

SoftBank will also source its 5G network equipment from Nokia and Ericsson rather than from Huawei: Nikkei In a significant development, Japan’s Nikkei has reported without citing sources, SoftBank Group Corp plans on replacing 4G network equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd with equivalent hardware from Nokia and Ericsson. Further, for its 5G network,…