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…

India takes resolute trade action to defend consumer data from harvesting Chinese apps

With India taking legal resolute measures to fight China’s harvesting of consumer data through apps and promptly banning those which do not comply to its security standards, China is starting to feel the pinch of loss of business and has opposed New Delhi’s move. The development comes in the wake of China making belligerent claims…

Britain’s Telecommunications (Security) Bill bans Huawei Technologies Co Ltd

In a significant development, the British government is set to pass a bill which will see British telecoms companies facing a fine of up to 10% of their turnover or $133,140 (100,000 pounds) a day fine, if they contravene a ban on using equipment made by China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. The Telecommunications (Security) Bill…

Cloud security startup SentinelOne’s valuation touches $3 billion in latest funding round

In an interview, Tomer Weingarten, the CEO of SentinelOne said, the startup has raised $267 million from venture capital backers including Sequoia and Tiger Global, and saw its valuation jump to more than $3 billion – nearly three times its valuation in February 2020. The startup uses artificial intelligence technology to protect mobile phones and…

Estonia’s parliament passes ‘Huawei law’ for telecom equipment security

In a significant development, Estonia’s parliament has approved a new law – Electronics Communications Act – to ensure that proper security reviews are undertaken for the installation of telecom equipment for future communication networks. The law, which lawmakers dubbed the “Huawei law” in reference to the Chinese telecommunications company, leaves the details of implementation to…

FCC issues showcause notices to 3 state-controlled Chinese telecom firms

In a statement, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) stated, it is mulling options which include the shutting down the U.S. operations of three state-controlled Chinese telecommunications companies, due to potential national security risks. To this end, the FCC has issued show cause orders to China Unicom Americas, China Telecom Americas, and Pacific Networks Corp along…

SpaceX bans Zoom video conferencing app citing significant security threats

SpaceX, Elon Musk’s rocket company, has banned its employees from using Zoom, a video conferencing app, following “significant privacy and security concerns”, according to an internal memo. The development comes days after U.S. law enforcement agencies warned users about security concerns regarding the popular app. With many Americans quarrantined in their homes because of the…

One idiot moment can impact decades of due diligence

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is scheduled to meet senior ministers on Tuesday to decide on whether the UK will allow China’s Huawei to participate in building the country’s critical 5G mobile infrastructure. The United States views Huawei as a company of particular concern and it sees Huawei’s participation in building a critical infrastructure as…

Unpatched Apple’s Safari web browser allows tracking of users browsing behavior

Researchers from Google have discovered multiple security vulnerabilities in Apple Inc’s Safari web browser. These vulnerabilities allow the tracking of users’ browsing behavior, reported the Financial Times. These coding flaws were found in a tool specifically designed to protect privacy and could have allowed third parties to obtain sensitive information about browsing habits of users,…