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DOJ Charges Chinese Intelligence Officials With Recruiting Hackers and Insiders to Steal Aviation Data

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Tuesday that 10 Chinese intelligence officers and hackers have been charged with stealing airline engine technology from French and U.S. companies. According to the DOJ, the Chinese intelligence officers and those working under their...

Nation-State Actors are Becoming More Aggressive in Attacking Our Supply Chain – NCSC Director

Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center William Evanina weighed in on the impact of the supply chain problem on America, from an economic and intelligence standpoint, during a media session at the Symantec Government Symposium, on October...

U.S. Restricts Exports to Chinese Semiconductor Firm Fujian Jinhua Due to National Security Risks

The Department of Commerce on Monday said it has taken action to restrict exports to Chinese semiconductor firm Fujian Jinhua, due to the belief that Jinhua poses a significant risk of becoming involved in activities that are contrary to...

User Data of About 9.4 Million Passengers Compromised in Cathay Pacific Hack

One of Asia’s top airlines, Cathay Pacific said Wednesday that it has discovered “unauthorized access” to the personal data of approximately 9.4 million passengers. The company said it initially discovered suspicious activity on its network in March 2018. Unauthorized access ...

British Airways Says Cyberattack Bigger Than Previously Thought

The cyberattack on British Airways affected even more customers than previously thought, the company said on Thursday. In September, the organization announced that hackers had stolen the data of thousands of British Airways customers, who had to cancel their credit...
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Super Micro Denies Allegations Chinese Hacked Chips: To Review Hardware

Super Micro Computer Inc on Monday stated in a letter to customers it will review its hardware for any proof of installation of malicious chips in its motherboards as alleged in a recent media report. A Bloomberg report on Oct.4...

Google Hid Google+ Security Bug That Exposed Information of Almost 500,000 Users

Google’s Vice President of Engineering Ben Smith on Monday revealed that the company will shut down the consumer version of its social network Google+ because data from up to 500,000 users may have been exposed to external developers by...
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Chinese Government Allegedly Infiltrates Servers of Multiple U.S. Companies: Amazon, Apple Deny

The Chinese government managed to gain access to the servers of almost 30 U.S. companies, including Apple and Amazon, according to a Bloomberg report. The infiltration occurred via the placement of tiny microchips, about the size of a rice grain,...

50 Million Users Affected in Latest Facebook Security Breach

Facebook said Friday it has discovered a security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts. According to Facebook, attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s code that impacted “View As”, a feature that lets people see what their own profile looks...

Port of San Diego’s IT Systems Disrupted by Ransomware Attack

The Port of San Diego said Thursday it is partnering with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to investigate what it referred to as “a serious cybersecurity incident” that has disrupted the...

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