An alliance of US tech companies including Novetta and Microsoft hasbeen targeting the Hikit malware and have worked out a way to disrupt the Chinese cyber espionage gang Axiom’s antics.
Dubbed Operation SMN, the coalition of security companies has apparently given the hackers a Chinese burn after it detected and cleaned up malicious code on 43,000 computers worldwide infected by Axiom. more»
Chinese authorities are staging a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack on Apple’s iCloud after previous attacks on Github, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft.
The man-in-the-middle attack is a form of spying in which the attacker makes independent connections with the victims and relays messages between them, making them believe that they are talking to each other. more»
China and the European Union have decided to bury the hatchet over subsidies made to telecoms giant Huawei and others.
The EU was worried that the government of China was subsidising Huawei and ZTE, so threatening European vendors’ ability to compete. more»
Just one week and a day after assuming her new roll as AMD’s CEO Dr. Lisa Su announced a reduction in force amounting to seven percent of the AMD’s current workforce of 10,149 employees.
The fallowing of ~700 people follows two rounds of layoffs under Rory Read’s three year tenure. more»
The Chinese government appears to be cracking down on Hong Kong protesters who use an iPhone or iPad.
Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a computer virus that spies on Apple Inc’s iOS operating system for the iPhone and iPad, and they believe it is targeting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. more»
Hong Kong’s activists are relying on a free app that can send messages without any mobile phone connection.
The move comes about because of fears that the Chinese government would block local phone networks to stop protestors organising.
However activists have turned to the FireChat app to send supportive messages and share the latest news. more»
Apple is not set to launch its iPhone 6 family in mainland China for a while, but that’s just created a smuggling racket as crooks try to cash in on demand for the devices.
According to the Taipei Times, crooks are selling imported iPhone 6s for as much as $3,000 – but authorities have made several seizures of the machines in the last week. more»
Two security experts, Jordan Robertson and Greg Martin set up an online honey pot to see which country was more like to attack it and was surprised to discover that the US was more likely to be an aggressor than the Chinese. more»
A US Senate panel has ruled that hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of US airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved in the movement of US troops and military equipment.
The Senate Armed Services Committee’s year-long probe found the military’s US Transportation Command, or Transcom, was aware of only two out of at 20 such cyber intrusions within a single year. more»
China’s largest telecom equipment maker, Huawei, has found four employees in violation of the company’s policies on corruption.
The four were discovered during an internal inspection and the case has lead the company to conduct training sessions on how to avoid bribery. more»
The Chinese government, which is currently about to release its antitrust watch-dogs onto US chipmaker, Qualcomm has come up with a novel way for the outfit to avoid trouble.
Qualcomm has been told that if it helps Chinese companies become so competitive that they can give the company a good kicking, then the watchdogs will be sent back to their cages. more»
US companies are moaning that Chinese regulators are ganging up on Western tech outfits in a bid to shut them out.
The American Chamber of Commerce in China is fuming about a series of investigations scrutinising at least 30 foreign firms, as China enforces its 2008 anti-monopoly law. more»
The Chinese government has told Microsoft to explain to its finest antitrust watchdogs why it is an imperialist software outfit hell bent on playing monopoly behind the bamboo curtain.
It is giving Microsoft 20 days to come up with an answer which does not involve a dog eating its homework, the monopoly was being played when Microsoft got there, or the Chinese antitrust laws were chewed by Steve Ballmer who thought they were food. more»
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella appears to be packing his suitcase to visit China in late September in a move which might be an attempt to sort out the government’s rejection of his company’s software.
Although China runs on pirated versions of Windows XP, the government has forbidden its civil servants from using anything more modern than Windows 7. more»
Things are not shaping up well between Microsoft and the Chinese government.
A Chinese antitrust watchdog growled that Redmond had not been fully transparent with its sales data on the software it distributes in China. It is particularly interested in the information regarding the sales of its media player and Internet explorer. more»