Aluminum producer Norsk Hydro hit by cyber attack

The operations of Norsk Hydro, one of world’s biggest producers of aluminum, have been affected. On Tuesday, Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s biggest producers of aluminum, stated it was subject to a sustained cyber attack that affected its operations. The development sent its shares plummeting downwards, “IT-systems in most business areas are impacted and…

Sweden to tighten telecom operation laws

Sweden aims to tighten telecom component suppliers and operators who don’t meet sufficiently high security standards. Anders Ygeman, Sweden’s minister for digital development stated, Stockholm wants to tighten regulatory requirement for telecom suppliers and operators. Sweden’s concerns comes in the midst of heightened concerns revolving around network security. “We want to be able to exclude…

Cyber security provider Palo Alta to acquire Demisto Inc for $560 million

Demisto develops and markets automation tools for information security management, including a chatbot that assists in handling tasks. Palo Alto Networks Inc, a cyber security company stated it would be acquiring Demisto Inc, a U.S.-Israeli information security firm for $560 million using cash and stock. Founded in 2015 by four McAfee executives, Demisto develops and…

Top 3 Japanese telecom to not source equipment from Huawei and ZTE

The development will have short term consequences for SoftBank given its relation with Huawei; it will find it hard to replace the pre-existing Huawei network equipment that has been customized to its requirements and thus is not easily interchangeable. On Monday, Japan’s Kyodo News News reported, the three biggest telecom operators of Japan, do not…

Britain’s BT will remove Huawei equipment from its core 4G network

The move follows similar measures undertaken by the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. On Wednesday, Britain’s BT Group Plc stated it will remove Huawei Technologies Co’s equipment from its core 4G network within two years. The development brings BT’s mobile phone business in line with an internal policy to keep the equipment of Huawei Technologies…

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail hacked

The hack occurred over the weekend. Coinrail has temporarily suspended trading in the virtual currency exchange. On Monday, with Coinrail, a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange, disclosing that it was hacked during the weekend, there followed an extended sell-off of bitcoin which saw it touch its 2-month low. In recent given the number of hacks involved…