The US Federal Communications Commission voted this week to confirm the authority of wireless carriers to block unwanted or spam text messages, with the agency voting 3-to-1 to classify text messages as an information service instead of a telecommunications service.   Democrats warned that the decision would allow carriers to block or...

McAfee researchers recently revealed a global hacking operation called Operation Sharpshooter which is currently targeting high-tech government, defense, telecoms and financial organizations around the world.   The new campaign, which has only been active for a matter of weeks, already hit 87 organisations in 24 countries in October and November alone. The...

Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said this week that Japan will not be prohibiting companies from purchasing potentially malicious telecoms equipment.   Despite issuing a policy document last Monday on the need to maintain cybersecurity during procurement, it is said that the comment suggests that the government is not likely to extend...

The Global Times published this week several headlines that may add pressure to Canada to grant unconditional freedom to Meng Wanzhou, one of Huawei’s top executives.   The state-run paper urged Canada to distance itself from the US’s “hegemonism” and just fulfill its obligations to protect human rights and help maintain international...

Researchers from ESET recently discovered a new Android malware which can steal funds from PayPal accounts, even those protected by two-factor authentication.   While the malicious app, called Optimization Battery, is currently only available through third-party app stores, it is still incredibly dangerous as it uses an automated system that initiates money...

At a panel discussion in London this week, Allianz Global Investors CEO Andreas Utermann called to have cryptoassets outlawed and said that he was surprise that regulators have not stepped in harder   The head of one of Europe’s largest asset managers wants global regulators to ban cryptoassets, blaming them for wiping...