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Trade Secret Thief Sentenced

August 20th, 2020|

Several years ago, Anthony Levandowski was a well-known engineer in the up and coming industry of self-driving cars – he helped create a division within Google dedicated to it. Levandowski went on to part with Google in order to found Otto, a self-driving truck company, that he then …read more

High-Profile Twitter Accounts Compromised

August 13th, 2020|

Last month on July 15th, social media giant Twitter fell victim to what they are describing as a “coordinated social engineering attack”. The attack allowed hackers to gain unauthorised access to some of the most high-profile accounts on the platform. The hackers proceeded to use the high-profile accounts …read more

$1 Billion Trade Secret Stolen

July 30th, 2020|

At the end of May this year, the FBI released more details pertaining to a $1 billion trade secret theft case after an ex-employee plead guilty in November of 2019. The FBI also emphasised the need for companies to report suspected crimes such as the theft of trade …read more

UK 5G Networks to be Free of Huawei by 2027

July 23rd, 2020|

Earlier this month, it was announced by the UK government all Huawei products would be completely remove from the UK 5G network infrastructure by the end of 2027. The announcement came after the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) produced new advice regarding the impact of sanctions placed against …read more

Encrypted Communication Network Infiltrated

July 16th, 2020|

More than 700 suspects have been arrested by UK police, along with the seizure of more than two tonnes of drugs and £54m in cash as part of what’s been described as the “biggest and most significant” operation in the UK against organised crime. It’s been reported that …read more

Cyber-Attack Against UK Energy Administrator

July 9th, 2020|

Earlier in the year, Britain’s energy system was targeted by a cyber-attack with the attacker’s focus being on the IT infrastructure needed to run the electricity market.

Reportedly, the vital systems behind governing the electricity market were not affected. Elexon is the electricity systems administrator and the victim of …read more

Chinese Military Hackers Charged Over Data Breach

July 2nd, 2020|

Earlier this year, four members of the Chinese military were charged in connection to a data breach dating back to 2017, in which 145 million Americans had their personal data stolen.

The charges brought against the hackers accused them of stealing personal, sensitive information regarding US residents after hacking …read more

Commercial Espionage Company Behind Phishing Attacks

June 25th, 2020|

Security researchers from Citizen Lab, a think tank based out of the University of Toronto, have linked several cases of corporate espionage cyber attacks to a cyber security company in India. This cybersecurity company is said to be run by a man wanted by the FBI.

Citizen Lab’s researchers …read more

The 5G USB Stick Scam

June 19th, 2020|

Earlier this year, a USB stick with wild claims went viral and now trading standards are investigating alongside the City of London Police’s Action Fraud Squad. The company behind selling the USB sticks(5GBioShield), claim that it protects the user from the alleged, unproven negative affects that conspiracy theorists …read more

Spyware Company Involved in WhatsApp Attacks

June 11th, 2020|

In recent court filings, WhatsApp alleged that the NSO Group, an Israeli based spyware company, was ‘deeply involved’ in 1,400 mobile phone hacks that were carried out against WhatsApp users, including journalists, human rights activists, and senior government officials.

The NSO Group is a cyber-intelligence company whose tools are …read more