Microsoft discovers new vulnerability that was exploited by SolarWinds hackers

In a statement Microsoft said, it had found a new vulnerability which was exploited by SolarWinds hackers. The attackers had gained  access to one of Microsoft’s customer-service agents, they had then used information gained from there to launch hacking attempts against customers. Microsoft had discovered the route used by hackers while responding to hacks by a…

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House panel debate on data portability faces strong push back from Big Tech

While the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has voted to approve a bill to give antitrust enforcers more funds but it has yet to vote on four bills aimed at reining-in Big Tech. U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler, the Democratic chairman of the Judiciary Committee, termed the bills as a “historic package of bipartisan legislation”…

DOJ seizes internet domain servers that were used by Russian hacking group in spear-phishing attacks

In a statement the U.S. Justice Department said, it had seized two Internet domains names which had been used in spear-phishing attacks that mimicked the email communications from the U.S. Agency for International Development. Armed with a court order, the Justice Department seized two command-and-control (C2) and malware distribution domains on May 28. The domain…

Microsoft expands cloud solutions for healthcare customers, acquires Nuance for $16 billion

In a statement Microsoft Corp said, it would acquire artificial intelligence and speech technology firm Nuance Communications Inc for around $16 billion. The development sees Microsoft’s expands in the cloud solutions for healthcare customers. The deal comes in the wake of a 2019 partnership wherein both companies had partnered to automate clinical administrative work including…

Indian short video sharing app Josh raises more than 100 million in funding round

An Indian short-video sharing app, Josh, has raised more than $100 million from investors including Microsoft, and Google, in a growing space that further eats into TikTok’s market share. Josh is one of several short video platforms have cropped up after India blocked the Chinese consumer data harvesting app in June. Josh has drawn global…

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…

Grab unveils major investment plans for Vietnam

Ride-hailing firm Grab plans on investing “several hundred million dollars” in Vietnam since it sees the country as its next growth market. Grab unveilled the plan just weeks after it disclosed a $2 billion investment plan for Indonesia. The proposed investment plan marks Vietnam as one of Asia’s fastest growing economy and underscores Grab’s eagerness…

Qualcomm & Tencent collaborates on creating optimized gaming devices & 5G

The agreement potentially also includes tweaking game titles for U.S. laptops powered by Qualcomm’s processors which will connect to the internet vide 5G rather than use Wi-Fi. Qualcomm Inc, the largest supplier of mobile phone chips stated, it will collaborate with China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd on projects that could include making Tencent’s video games run…