Displaying items by tag: UAE

The world's biggest hotel booking site Booking.com was breached by an American acting on behalf of US intelligence in 2016, who stole details of thousands of reservations in the Middle East, but the site kept it quiet, a new book authored by three Dutch journalists claims.

Published in Security

London's Daily Mail does not normally receive praise for the journalism it produces, but it has recently been lauded by an unlikely source: the Conti ransomware gang.

Published in Security

A story about US mercenaries going to work for the UAE Government, without obtaining the necessary American clearances, was claimed as an exclusive in 2019 by two Reuters reporters – even though the yarn had already been told three years earlier by a reporter for The Intercept.

Published in Security

Three former American intelligence operatives have agreed to pay a fine of US$1.685 million (A$2.3 million) as part of a deferred prosecution agreement that places conditions on their future employment, after they were found to be working for a hacking company that carried out operations for the UAE Government.

Published in Security

Almost two-thirds (64%) of chief information security officers in 14 countries believe they will be hit by a material cyber-attack in the next 12 months, the security firm Proofpoint says.

Published in Security

Telecommunications operator Etisalat partnered with Nokia to deploy 5G in UAE to bring unprecedented speeds and network capacity “for consumer business services to empower a digitalised society.”

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Melbourne beat Sydney to be Australia’s fastest city for 5G delivery across all frequency bands, according to a new ‘real-world’ measurement which sees that leading cities globally have a significantly better 5G experience than national scores.

Published in Networking
Monday, 07 December 2020 12:14

Cyber warfare booming in the Middle East

Cyber warfare is a growth industry across the Middle East. While the USA’s plans for the sale of 50 advanced fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates has sparked fears of a conventional arms race, the contest for cyber superiority has already begun.

Published in Security

Dubai's Emirates airline has tied up with Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies to promote the airline's mobile on the firm's smartphones.

Published in Apps
Monday, 03 August 2020 11:15

DTA's style guide: why not buy a book instead?

So now we know why the Digital Transformation Agency has not been able to meet many of its work targets: it has been busy developing a new style manual for the Australian Government.

Published in Open Sauce

The United Arab Emirates has launched a mission to Mars, with the Hope Probe taking off on Sunday evening.

Published in Space

The use of equipment from Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies in British 5G networks will be phased out from this year onwards, a report claims.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has been given the green light to invest £1 billion (A$1.8 billion) in a research centre close to Cambridge in the UK that will focus on chip research and manufacturing.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has informed some of its suppliers to hold off on production for its next flagship device following fresh US moves to crack down on the company and disrupt its access to semiconductors.

Published in Mobility

Global tech giant Ericsson has partnered with fellow Swedish company - health-tech provider Brighter - to launch a complete IoT health solution, Actiste, for monitoring and treating insulin-dependent diabetes.

Published in Health

The Philippines has snubbed its long-time ally, the US, and opted to use a 5G network build from a Chinese state-owned company, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The threat actor TA505 has begun distributing a new malware downloader known as AndroMut, the security firm Proofpoint claims, adding that this downloader pulls down a remote access trojan that it has called FlawedAmmyy.

Published in Security

Using stronger passwords and multi-factor authentication on registrar and DNS hosting accounts would help to solve security issues around attacks that have been launched under the hacking campaign known as DNSpionage, the well-known domain name system expert Cricket Liu says.

Published in Security

Two major US allies in the Persian Gulf have apparently ignored Washington's advice about not using equipment from Chinese vendor Huawei in their 5G networks and signed deals with the company.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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