Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

American firm Qualcomm Technologies, with 29%, remained top of the market for smartphone application processors - also known as system-on-chip - during the second quarter of the year, despite losing three percentage points year-on-year.

Cyber criminals who breached the infrastructure of the American IT staffing company Artech Information Systems and then used the Windows REvil ransomware, which is also known as Sodinokibi, to encrypt files on-site, appear to have staged a second attack on the same firm using the Maze ransomware and released all the data that they stole in the second attack on a dark web site.

Australian businesses that were selling across multiple channels prior to the pandemic offset whatever sales they would have lost due to closure of bricks-and-mortar stores during the coronavirus outbreak, with those that were unprepared during a period when the economy as a whole lost about $7.3 billion, a study claims.