Federal authorities are likely to be looking into security practices at Texas-based SolarWinds and would have secured evidence during a raid on their offices in the wake of the revelations about cyber attacks being launched using the company's supply chain as a vector, a senior infosec practitioner says.
American cyber security company FireEye says it has identified a killswitch which will stop malware that was planted in the Orion network monitoring software, made by the Texas firm SolarWinds, from operating under certain conditions.
A senior official from the Australian arm of Forcepoint, an American multinational security software developer, has welcomed the news that Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will create a cyber security role in his cabinet when he carries out a reshuffle next month.
Search behemoth Google may have another challenge on its hands next month, with a group of US states, both Republican and Democrat-run, planning a second anti-trust suit against the company.
Malicious attackers behind an attack on tech repair specialists CSAT Solutions have taken a dig at security firm Symantec, by releasing screenshots of the status of the Symantec security software on the site which was breached.
Cyber criminals have used the Windows REvil ransomware to attack the Las Vegas-based Gaming Partners International Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of casinos table game equipment.
The Italian multinational energy giant Enel Group appears to have been hit by cyber criminals using the Windows NetWalker ransomware, and some screenshots of data stolen from the company has been posted on the dark web.
The US has filed a civil anti-trust suit against search firm Google, saying it was aimed at stopping the company, which dominates the sector, "from unlawfully maintaining monopolies through anti-competitive and exclusionary practices in the search and search advertising markets and to remedy the competitive harms".
Malicious attackers appear to have used the Windows SunCrypt ransomware to attack the Texas operations of global steel conglomerate JSW Steel, and have leaked a single company document on the dark web, apparently one which was stolen during the attack.
Swedish telecommunications equipment vendor Ericsson has shown off its ability to build high-capacity low-latency 5G networks by demonstrating the first live C Band network with throughput of 5.4Gbps at its North American headquarters in Texas.
Publicly traded professional distribution management firm DXP Enterprises appears to have taken a hit from cyber criminals who used the Windows REvil ransomware to gain entry to the company's website.
US telecommunications service provider Verizon has become the first of Erissson's 5G customers to receive a American-made commercial base station from the company's new factory in Texas.
Cyber criminals have hit the website of leading retirement specialist Actuaries and Associates using the REvil ransomware and are threatening to leak the 2000-odd social security numbers they have collected of those who use the service.
On what appears to be big day for announcements about Windows ransomware attacks, a gang says it has used the Maze ransomware to attack the infrastructure of X-FAB, a foundry group based in Lubbock, Texas, that claims to be number one in the world for for analog/mixed-signal semiconductor applications. The company has already acknowledged the attack which was apparently carried out on 5 July.
Malicious attackers claim to have staged an attack on the website of Cooke County in Texas using the REvil ransomware and have posted screenshots of what they claim are documents and data from the county's police department on the dark web.
Chinese telcom giant Huawei Technologies is suing US telco Verizon for patent infringement after previously failing to get an agreement through negotiations on license terms over a “significant period of time".
Global communications giant Motorola Solutions has paid US$445 million to acquired VaaS International Holdings, a data and image analytics company based in Livermore, California and Fort Worth, Texas.
Global cyber security firm Forcepoint has appointed a veteran technology marketing executive, Matt Preschern, as its chief marketing officer.
Apple has announced that it will expand its operations in Austin, Texas, with a new campus to be built in North Austin at an estimated cost of US$1 billion.
Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei has lost a legal battle over the theft of smartphone technology that enables access to 3G and 4G networks, and could face a ban on sale of such devices in the UK.
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