DOJ indicts 4 members of China’s People’s Liberation Army for Equifax hack

In September 2017, credit reporting agency Equifax decided to come clean: it had been hacked and personal sensitive information of 143 million, which was later revised to 147.9 million, U.S. citizens had been compromised. The stolen personal data included names, date of birth, and Social Security numbers. Earlier this week on Monday, the U.S. Department…

Britain allows Huawei to play limited role in its 5G networks

On Tuesday, in a statement the British government stated, it will allow China’s Huawei a limited role in building its 5G networks. The statement also mentions, high-risk vendors would be excluded from sensitive core parts of networks, and that there would a 35% cap on their involvement in the non-sensitive parts. The development is likely…

Hackers gained access to Australian National University sensitive database

Australian National University is Melbourne’s top university and its graduates hold senior positions in the government. Hackers were able to gain access to bank account numbers as well as passport details. On Tuesday, one of Australia’s top-ranked university the Australian National University (ANU) stated hackers had breached its cyber defenses in late 2018 and had…

Netherlands’ ASML – a victim of Chinese corporate espionage

In its annual threat assessment, Netherland’s intelligence agency had warned that China is targeting tech companies in the Netherlands for intellectual property theft, just like it does in other countries. In a significant development, Netherland’s ASML disclosed, it has become a victim of Chinese corporate espionage. Luckily the perpetrators who had stolen information did not…

IBM sues Lindsay-Rae McIntyre for breach of 1 year non-competitive agreement

Lindsay-Rae McIntyre has been barred from joining Microsoft, pending a court review of the lawsuit. On Tuesday, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp sued Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, a former executive alleging violations of its 1-year non-competitive agreement. Over the weekend McIntyre was named by Microsoft Corp as its new chief diversity officer. According to documents that were…