Cyber security

July 2019 Articles

Massive airport email scam blocked by UK spooks
Massive airport email scam blocked by UK spooks
An attempt to scam hundreds of thousands of people using a spoof UK airport email address was one of a [...]
July 16, 2019
Symantec shares plummet as Broadcom deal talks 'break down'
Symantec shares plummet as Broadcom deal talks 'break down'
Symantec shares have plummeted in pre market trading after reports negotiations over a possible takeover by chip-making giant Broadcom had [...]
July 15, 2019
No technological grounds for Huawei ban, say MPs
No technological grounds for Huawei ban, say MPs
There is no reason to ban Chinese tech firm Huawei from the UK’s 5G network on technological grounds, a committee [...]
July 15, 2019
US firms ‘could restart Huawei sales in two weeks’
US firms ‘could restart Huawei sales in two weeks’
The US may allow companies to resume sales to Chinese tech firm Huawei in as little as two weeks, according [...]
July 15, 2019
Data breach reports soar since GDPR, as firms fear mammoth watchdog fines
Data breach reports soar since GDPR, as firms fear mammoth watchdog fines
The number of whistleblower reports to the information commissioner over data breaches have jumped 175 per cent since GDPR came [...]
July 15, 2019
Government staff lose hundreds of mobile devices
Government staff lose hundreds of mobile devices
Staff at government departments lost more than 500 mobile and laptop devices in the first four months of the year, [...]
July 14, 2019
Huawei plans ‘extensive’ US job cuts amid trade blacklisting
Huawei plans ‘extensive’ US job cuts amid trade blacklisting
Huawei is said to be planning extensive layoffs in the US as the Chinese tech firm grapples with the impact [...]
July 14, 2019
Google workers listen in on private conversations via smart speakers
Google workers listen in on private conversations via smart speakers
Google has admitted its contractors listen in on conversations people have with its smart speaker system, Assistant. The tech giant [...]
July 12, 2019
Allowing Huawei into 5G networks 'would be fatal'
Allowing Huawei into 5G networks 'would be fatal'
Allowing Chinese tech firm Huawei to participate in the UK’s 5G network would be fatal, a former US security chief [...]
July 11, 2019
US to grant licences for sales to Huawei if national security is protected
US to grant licences for sales to Huawei if national security is protected
The US government will issue licences to American companies looking to sell to Huawei as long as there is no [...]
July 9, 2019
Huawei will not pass information to Beijing, says Chinese ambassador
Huawei will not pass information to Beijing, says Chinese ambassador
China’s ambassador to London has said he can promise that Huawei would not pass confidential information back to authorities in [...]
July 7, 2019
In the age of flexible working, how can businesses prevent a cyber security nightmare?
In the age of flexible working, how can businesses prevent a cyber security nightmare?
At least half of us are expected to embrace flexible working by 2020, according to the Office for National Statistics.  [...]
July 4, 2019
Huawei blacklist remains in place, US government staff told
Huawei blacklist remains in place, US government staff told
A top US government official has reportedly told staff in the commerce department that Huawei should still be treated as [...]
July 3, 2019