Russia lodges lawsuit against 5 social media platforms for not deleting violent protest posts

In a significant development that spells fresh bout of legal trouble for social media companies, Russian authorities are suing have launched a complaint against five social media platforms for allegedly failing to delete posts urging children to take part in illegal protests. Russian authorities have filed cases against Facebook, Twitter, Google, Telegram and Tiktok for…

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…

SolarWinds products have been injected with malicious code by state-backed hackers

In a statement, SolarWinds, an IT company said, monitoring products that it had released earlier this year in March and in June may have been surreptitiously tampered with in a “highly-sophisticated, targeted and manual supply chain attack by a nation state.” The statement by SolarWinds comes even as the U.S. intelligence community is investigating cyber…

Russia’s GRU military intelligence gained access to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s e-mail correspondences: Der Spiegel

As per a report from German news magazine Der Spiegel, Russia’s GRU military intelligence may have gained access to many e-mails from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s constituency office in a 2015 cyber attack on Germany’s parliament. A spokesman for the German government had no immediate comment. Federal criminal police along with Germany’s federal cyber agency…

Russian antitrust authorities investigating Apple Inc over abusing its market dominance

The development revolves around a highly invasive technology called Mobile Device Management. On Thursday, antitrust authorities in Russia disclosed, they have begun investigating Apple Inc following a complaint from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab that Cupertino may be abusing its dominant market position. Russia’s FAS stated it was investigating why a new version of Kaspersky Lab’s…

BlackRock in advanced talks to take over U.S. cyber security firm Cofense Inc

Complicating the negotiations is the fact that a July 19 deadline that was set by CFIUS has lapsed. Further, the U.S. government has also joined in as a trustee to oversee the sale. In a significant development, according to sources familiar with the matter at hand, following a U.S. national security panel asking Pamplona Capital…

2 of out of 3 hotels leak personal info of guests: Symantec Corp

This is a threat since cyber-criminals are increasingly interested in monitoring the movement of influential business professionals as well as government employees. According to a research report released by Symantec Corp, two out of three hotel websites have inadvertently leaked guests’ booking details as well as personal data to third-party sites, including advertisers and analytics…

Huawei suit against U.S. Government likely to be dismissed

The similarities between the November 2018 Kaspersky Lab’s case, which was dismissed, with Huawei’s lawsuit increases the likelihood that it will meet the same fate. On Thursday, controversial Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd confirmed that it is suing the U.S. government over a section of a defense bill which became law in…