White House trade adviser Peter Navarro threatened Chinese telecoms giant ZTE last Sunday that it will be shut down if it it caught engaging in another illegal activity. ZTE had recently entered an agreement with the US government to lift that ban on its business in the country. However, the Shenzhen...

The US Department of Commerce and Homeland Security called for increased cooperation with global partners against cyber threats in a joint report recently submitted to the White House. Responding to the May 2017 Executive Order, Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, the report said that while effective tools...

Democratic senator Mark Warner said last Thursday that he had asked Google parent company Alphabet Inc. and Twitter if they had any data sharing agreements with any Chinese vendors, similar to those that Facebook revealed this week. Warner specifically asked Alphabet if it had any partnerships with Chinese companies ZTE, Lenovo,...

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), which is a consortium of leading tech firms and governments, said this week that it was exceeding its targets in preventing terrorist content online. In a meeting last Friday, the group reported that 88,000 “hashes”, which are digital fingerprints used to identify content,...

In its new report called “Cryptocurrency Gold Rush in the Dark Web”, cybersecurity company Carbon Black said that the market for malware for stealing cryptocurrency is rapidly growing. They estimated that approximately $1.1 billion in cryptocurrency had been stolen in six months alone, and there are around 34,000 products and...