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China introduces new laws restricting freedom on the internet

Posted by Kevin on November 7, 2016

China has green-lit a sweeping and controversial law that may grant Beijing unprecedented access to foreign companies’ technology and hamstring their operations in the world’s second-largest economy.The Cyber Security Law was passed by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, and will take effect in June, government officials said Monday. Among […]

FireEye/Mandiant points finger at China – again

Posted by Kevin on April 15, 2015

When I first started commenting on FireEye the company was noticeably reluctant to attribute malware and malware campaigns to specific actors. The accusation market changed when Mandiant published its famous report: APT1 Exposing One of China’s Cyber Espionage Units. And things changed for FireEye when it bought Mandiant. I am somewhat cynical about Mandiant (it is […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/18/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 18, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Thursday, September 18, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. NEWS ONLY TODAY News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Pot (News Corp) calls the kettle (Google) black […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 08/29/2014

Posted by Kevin on August 29, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Friday, August 29, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Someone is telling porkies Bloomberg followed up its first story on […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 08/28/2014

Posted by Kevin on August 28, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Thursday, August 28, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. (News only today) News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Facebook class action Max Schrems (Europe-V-Facebook) has commenced […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 08/25/2014

Posted by Kevin on August 25, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Monday, August 25, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News UK police have become private enforcers for Business and Govt preferences […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 08/21/2014

Posted by Kevin on August 21, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Thursday, August 21, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News “El Machete” details A new targeted attack. “‘Machete’ is a targeted […]

China’s response to US accusations of cyber spying

Posted by Kevin on June 5, 2014

When the US authorities indicted five Chinese military on cyber espionage charges it gave the appearance of arrogance over diplomacy. Here was a country recently revealed to be the world’s most prolific cyber spy accusing another country of doing similar. What was the point of this? There will never be a trial, conviction or sentence […]

FBI indicts five members of the Chinese military for hacking US companies

Posted by Kevin on May 21, 2014

Eric Holder yesterday announced: “Today, we are announcing an indictment against five officers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army for serious cybersecurity breaches against six American victim entities.” The five officers are known by the aliases UglyGorilla, Jack Sun, Lao Wen, hzy_1hx and KandyGoo. They are members of the PLA’s military unit 61398 (you may […]