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Ninety-five percent of 80 million ransomware samples detected by VirusTotal, a Google-owned database where samples can be uploaded to see which anti-virus engines can detect them, were Windows-based executables or dynamic link libraries [DLLs], a study shows.

Published in Security

ANALYSIS A detailed security report from Microsoft somewhat predictably claims that 58% of state-sponsored network attacks in 2020-21 came from Russia.

Published in Security

Researchers have published details of what they claim is a Chinese-speaking nation-state actor which has been targeting a number of south-east Asian countries for more than a year, using vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange as an entry point. The campaign has been given the name GhostEmperor.

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The Asia-Pacific market, including Japan, saw very little movement of the traditional PC market in 2020, the technology analyst firm IDC says, adding that there was only a 0.3% increase year-on-year to take the total units shipped to 103.8 million.

Published in Development

India may block Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from selling its wares in the country under new rules that take effect in June, a report claims.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Pay-TV service revenue in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region is set to drop from US$61.6 bilion in 2020 to US$60.8 billion in 2025 due to a slowdown in pay-TV household penetration, continued decline in Cable TV subscriptions and fall in average spend per pay-TV account.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority says it plans to resume the country's 5G spectrum auctions on 19 January, after obtaining approval from a court to go ahead with the same, despite the fact that Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies has gone to court over being excluded from the auctions.

Published in Government Tech Policy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has snubbed US demands to exclude Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from Germany's 5G networks, with legislation, that sets strict conditions for its participation, being sent to the Bundestag.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms, put in place just after the Turnbull Government was toppled in 2018, have hit Huawei Australia hard, with the company losing 900 direct jobs, more than 1500 sub-contracting jobs and $100 million in R&D in Australia, the company claims in a submission to a parliamentary inquiry.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Germany has rejected the US push to ban Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei technologies from its 5G rollout, with the Asia Times reporting on Monday that the company would be allowed to build part of the network.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The UK will announce on Monday that it is bringing forward to September 2021 the date for banning the use of 5G equipment from Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, a report claims.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Russian security firm Kaspersky has completed moving its ANZ data storage and processing infrastructure to Switzerland, a process it announced in 2018 following a campaign by the US to blackball the firm.

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The Chinese realme smartphone brand has recorded 132% growth quarter-on-quarter in the third quarter, to become the fastest to reach 50 million shipments, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, quoting figures from its Market Monitor service.

Published in Mobility

Sweden's 5G spectrum auctions have been put on hold after a court suspended sections of a decision that had excluded Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from participating in the bids.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Officials from Brazilian telecommunications companies have snubbed a visiting US official who has been making the rounds and pushing various countries to exclude Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from their 5G rollouts.

Published in Government Tech Policy

An American official has told India it needs to shut out Chinese vendors Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation from the country's forthcoming 5G trials and also remove the companies' gear from other networks.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Meinhardt Group, an engineering consultancy with 51 offices worldwide and 5000 employees, appears to have been attacked by a group using the REvil ransomware last month.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 07:17

Sweden bans Huawei, ZTE from role in 5G networks

Sweden has become the second country in Europe — the UK was the first — to openly state that it will not be allowing the use of gear from Chinese telecommunications equipment vendors Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation in its 5G networks.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Several companies, including IQVIA, the firm managing AstraZeneca's COVID vaccine trial, and Bristol Myers Squibb, which is leading a group of companies in developing a quick coronavirus test, have been affected by a ransomware attack on Windows systems at Philadelphia firm eResearchTechnology.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 10:51

US warns Germany, Italy to avoid using Huawei 5G gear

The US is continuing its campaign to put pressure on Europe to ban Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from its 5G networks, with an official claiming that Huawei is part of state surveillance and complicit in human rights abuses.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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