Displaying items by tag: US Department of Justice

Swedish telecommunications equipment company Ericsson says it has been notified by the US Securities and Exchange Commission that an investigation has been opened into the company's report about its 2019 dealings in Iraq.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

American security company WatchGuard has been accused of withholding full details of a remotely exploitable vulnerability in its firewall devices until news broke that the flaw was being exploited by attackers from Russia's military to assemble a botnet, according to a report in the American website Ars Technica.

Published in Security

Microsoft has terminated employees and ended some of its partnerships in the Middle East and Africa as part of its investigations, following allegations of kickbacks and bribery in its operations in those regions.

Published in Technology Regulation

Ericsson staff were told in 2019 to hand over the full report on dealings in Iraq to the US Department of Justice, the chief executive of the company claims.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

As we speculated with the appointment of new chief legal officer Scott Dresser last week, he has indeed been brought in to drive change around governance and compliance and to look into the matters with the US DoJ.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

A man accused of being behind the attack on Kaseya, a managed services provider, in July last year, has appeared in court in Texas and been arraigned.

Published in Security

Swedish telecommunications equipment provider Ericsson has admitted it did not meet the terms of a deal it struck with the US Department of Justice in 2019 over claims of alleged corrupt dealings in Iraq.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

An ex-employee of the wireless data communication and wired products maker Ubiquiti has been arrested and charged with data theft and a bid to extort his employer while he masqueraded as a whistleblower and anonymous attacker, the US Department of Justice says.

Published in Security

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is back in Shenzhen after she was freed on Friday under a deferred prosecution agreement drafted by the US.

Published in Government Tech Policy

An intrusion campaign which targets monitoring software from the French company CENTREON has been reported to have breached several French institutions between late 2017 and 2020. The systems that were hit were running CentOS, a free version of Red Hat's Enterprise Linux distribution.

Published in Security

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.

Published in Technology Regulation

The anti-trust suit filed by the US against Google in October is unlikely to make any progress, judging by the kind of people whom US president-elect Joe Biden is taking onboard as part of his transition team and also in technology roles.

Published in Open Sauce

A cryptocurrency stash worth nearly US$1 billion (A$1.37 billion) has been seized by American federal authorities on Tuesday and court action has been launched seeking forfeiture of the cache.

Published in Security

An appeals court in the US has dismissed a request from the Department of Justice that it be allowed to institute an immediate ban on Apple and Google offering the WeChat app for download in their respective mobile app stores.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Search giant Google may soon face anti-trust suits both in the US and China, with Reuters reporting that the US Department of Justice is trying to persuade the attorneys general in states to sign up.

Published in Technology Regulation

With news suggesting that it may soon be hit with an anti-trust suit by the US Department of Justice, Google has come out firing again at the start of another week against the media code of conduct proposed in Australia, this time calling it unfair.

Published in Open Sauce

The US Government has filed a case against whistleblower Edward Snowden for publishing a book without first submitting it to the CIA and NSA for approval as required by non-disclosure agreements he signed with the two agencies while employed by them.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Software giant Microsoft has paid US$25 million to the US Government to settle investigations into bribery by its Hungarian operations, with the company entering into a non-prosecution agreement with the US Department of Justice and a cease-and-desist order with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Published in Technology Regulation
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