Displaying items by tag: GCHQ

Most people in the infosec industry are adamant that attribution is the most difficult part of the process, but Romanian security firm Bitdefender's Daniel Clayton is an exception. The vice-president of global services and support said this was not really the case.

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The British Government will reportedly set a deadline of 2025 for the removal of gear made by Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from its 5G networks, a newspaper claims as reported by Reuters.

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The roster of disreputable organisations and individuals that have been associated with Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei Technologies by Western sources to blacken its name never ceases to surprise. But the latest connection takes the cake: there are claims that former MI6 officer Christopher Steele, of Donald Trump fame, helped craft a report that accused Huawei and China's government of trying to manipulate British peers and MPs.

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Russian security firm Kaspersky — formerly Kaspersky Lab — appears to be providing details of campaigns by nation-state actors, including from the US, to those who subscribe to its private APT (advanced persistent threat or nation-state actors) intelligence reports, judging by one of its recent blog posts.

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Australia is not going to back down on its decision to ban Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from participating in the rollout of 5G networks – not until the US does so itself and gives Australia permission to do a backflip.

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Western intelligence agencies, which have been accusing China and Russia of spying on their nations, reportedly infiltrated the Russian search firm Yandex last year, using Windows malware known as Regin that has been identified as having been created and used by the NSA and Britain's GCHQ.

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The attack on telecommunications companies by the group APT10, detailed by US/Israel firm Cybereason on Tuesday, appears to be one that leverages privileged access in privileged accounts, the Research Team Lead at Israel-based firm CyberArk Labs says.

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A coalition of 47 organisations and individuals have written to the British spy agency, Government Communications Headquarters, raising objections to a proposal to insert a privileged user in an encrypted conversation, so that a government could spy on such interactions without actually breaking encryption.

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ANALYSIS Predicting the future is generally a game for mugs but it is possible to say with a high degree of certainty that there will be no details of any American advanced persistent threats or APTs unveiled during Kaspersky Lab's annual Security Analyst Summit that kicks off in Singapore on Monday.

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Australian Foreign Minister Senator Marise Payne does not think there will be in any change in the decision to ban the Chinese telecommunications equipment firm Huawei Technologies from playing a role in the country's 5G networks.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 08:40

GCHQ chief says more 5G vendors better for security

The director of Government Communications Headquarters, Britain's top spy agency, has told an audience in Singapore that the strategic challenge posed by China in an era of globalised technology is much bigger than that posed by one telecommunications company like Huawei.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A former director of Government Communications Headquarters, Britain's top spy agency, says statements that using any Chinese technology in any part of a 5G network represents an unacceptable risk are nonsense.

Published in Technology Regulation

A well-known security researcher claims that there is a massive conflict of interest in the UK's National Cyber Security Centre being a part of the the country's main spy agency, GCHQ, because the focus of the two organisations is at odds with each other.

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Three British intelligence agencies — MI5, GCHQ and MI6 — have admitted illegally collecting private data relating to the charity Privacy International as part of its bulk communications data and bulk personal datasets programs.

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The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the methods used by the British spy agency, Government Communications Headquarters, to collect information through bulk interception of online communications violated privacy and did not provide enough safeguards.

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A British Government report claims equipment made by Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies has technical and supply-chain issues that expose the UK's telco networks to new security issues.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 10:32

Britain sticks with Huawei, despite US fears

Intelligence chiefs in the US may have accused Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei of spying, but it appears that the UK has no qualms about working with the company.

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After its products were banned from use in the US public sector, Russian security company Kaspersky Lab now faces questions over its products in the UK, with British spooks raising fears that its software may be used by Russia for gathering intelligence.

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British spy agency GCHQ was fully aware that US authorities were investigating security researcher Marcus Hutchins at the time when he went to the US to attend a security conference.

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The release of a huge number of CIA documents by WikiLeaks overnight puts many of the common software and gadgets used around the world at risk.

Published in Government Tech
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