Britain's U-turn on Huawei, announcing that it will now ban the manufacturer's gear from its 5G networks, highlights this as yet unresolved problem: Years of underinvestment and policy failures have left Britain and its allies with no inexpensive, trusted alternative.
The British government has officially reversed course and will now ban Huawei's telecom gear from its 5G networks. The ban on use of the Chinese firm's equipment, based in part on U.S. sanctions against the manufacturer, goes into effect at year's end.
An Israeli court has dismissed a petition filed by Amnesty International that sought to revoke the security export license of NSO Group, a tech firm that's been accused of selling hacking tools to governments for targeting dissidents, journalists and lawyers.
Wells Fargo, the fourth largest bank in the U.S., has directed employees to remove the TikTok social media app from their company-issued devices, citing security concerns. The news comes after Amazon sent mixed signals to its employees about use of the social media app.
The U.S. Secret Service is combining its electronic and financial crime units into a single task force that will focus on investigating cyber-related financial crimes, such as BEC schemes and ransomware attacks. The move comes as lawmakers push for the Secret Service to take a more active role in fighting cybercrime.
Hackers with apparent ties to North Korea have extended their bag of online attack tricks beyond cryptocurrency mining, online bank heists and ransomware. Now, they're also hitting e-commerce merchants in the U.S. and Europe with Magecart attacks to steal payment card data, security firm Sansec reports.
A recent inspector general's report finds that NASA still struggles with implementing an agency-wide cybersecurity policy despite spending approximately $2.3 billion on IT, networking and security technology in 2019. The oversite report lists a series of improvements that NASA should make.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has officially designated China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp. as "national security threats," barring American telecommunications firms from using certain federal funds to buy their equipment, such as for building 5G networks.
Palo Alto Networks product alert: All users should immediately patch a "critical" flaw in Pan-OS that can be remotely exploited to bypass authentication and take full control of systems or gain access to networks, U.S. Cyber Command and the Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency warn.
A spear-phishing campaign is using military-themed malicious Microsoft Office documents to infect devices, according to researchers at Cisco Talos. The analysts also found this campaign is using a previously unknown dropper called IndigoDrop to spread a weaponized version of Cobalt Strike.
U.S. financial institutions are vulnerable to a new array of attacks from cybercriminals and nation-state hackers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts told a Congressional panel at a virtual hearing.
The Trump administration's continued press against China snared an unintended victim: America's own influence over 5G standards development. But the U.S. Commerce Department says a new rule will free U.S. firms to work with any company, including China's Huawei, on developing new telecommunications standards.
The Gamaredon hacking group is now using a new set of malicious tools to compromise Microsoft Outlook as a way of sending spear-phishing emails to victims' contact lists, according to security firm ESET. This hacking group, which appears to have ties to Russia, has primarily targeted Ukraine for years.
The National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command are ramping up to offer security protection during the presidential election in November. The program, called Cyber 9-Line, will be utilizing National Guard troops trained in cybersecurity.