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Latest Security News


Zoom reaches $85 million settlement over ‘Zoombombings’, privacy issues

As part of the settlement, Zoom has agreed to introduce new security measures, such as alerting users when third-party apps are used in meetings and offering training to employees on privacy and data handling.


Massive 200-hectare cyber campus planned near GCHQ

The £1 billion scheme will include UK Cyber Central and its Innovation Zone, which will enable cutting-edge start-ups to grow as part of one of the largest cyber focused developments in the world today.


Huawei calls on America to refocus its cybersecurity efforts

The May 2021 Executive Order requires that major cybersecurity attacks must be examined by a Cybersecurity Safety Review Board, which will create an incident report.


Japan goes on hiring spree to boost cybersecurity defence

A report from the International Institute for Strategic Studies think tank found Japan’s cyber capabilities to be Tier Three, the bottom of the scale, indicating the urgent need to modernise the cyber forces.


Didi investigated by China’s cyberspace agency

After checks and verification, the Didi Chuxing app was found to be in serious violation of regulations in its collection and use of personal information.


Cybersecurity firm FireEye sold to private equity for $1.2 billion

FireEye announced the sale of their product business and brand to a consortium led by Palo Alto-based private equity firm Symphony Technology Group, which is set to close by the end of the fourth quarter of 2021, subject to a number of regulatory approvals


Huawei & UAE join forces to establish cyber security hub

Huawei is working with the United Arab Emirates to create a “globally trusted digital oasis”. The Chinese multinational technology company is also training local cybersecurity workers and engaging in public-private partnerships to establish a solid security ecosystem.


Cybersecurity spending on track to top $150 billion in 2021

The continuing impact of the global pandemic is driving demand for remote worker technologies and advanced cloud security, which is boosting spending on information security and risk management technology.


Insurer AXA hit by ransomware attack

Global insurance firm AXA recently reported a number of their branches in Asia have been on the receiving end of a ransomware attack.

IT operations in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines were targeted and three terabytes of data have been compromised, including a range of medical reports, bank statements and ID cards.


UK’s Databarracks acquires 4sl

Databarracks has announced the acquisition of 4sl, making the company the largest provider of Commvault managed services in the UK. The acquisition brings Databarracks total employee count to 75, two-thirds of whom are data protection experts.


Red Hat places cloud security at the centre of OpenShift Platform Plus

Announced yesterday at Red Hat Summit, the Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus builds on Red Hat OpenShift to offer enterprises advanced security for DevSecOps.


UK and US blame Russian intelligence service for SolarWinds cyber strike

“The SVR has put at risk the global technology supply chain by allowing malware to be installed on the machines of tens of thousands of SolarWinds’ customers.”