Researchers said Chinese intelligence officers are behind almost a decade’s worth of network intrusions that use advanced malware to penetrate software and gaming companies in the US, Europe, Russia, and elsewhere. The hackers have struck as recently as March in a campaign that used phishing emails in an attempt to access corporate-sensitive Office 365 and… Read More


For more than a decade, Chinese political and corporate leaders have been scouring the globe with seemingly bottomless walletsin hand. From Asia to Africa, the U.S. and Latin America, the results are hard to ignore as China has asserted itself as an emerging world power. Less well known is China’s diffuse but expanding footprint in… Read More


JingWang (“clean internet” in Chinese) doesn’t just block access to specific websites. It also searches your Android phone for “illegal” images, audio recordings, and videos, and can upload them to an external server – alongside identifying details of your phone such as its IMEI number, model, phone number, and manufacturer. Source: bitdefender… Read More


It’s a worrying development in the direction of isolationism and away from the benefits of competition in the spirit of improving security for all. It comes at a time when relations between the US and China strain under the weight of Huawei security concerns, which are not at all new, but are certainly coming to… Read More


According to researchers, theAPT15 group was able to deploy three backdoors – identified as RoyalCli, RoyalDNS andBS2005 – on an unnamed UK contractor’s systems. These backdoors helped the threat actor collect data related to the UK government’s military technology. The networks were compromised from May 2016 until late 2017 and infected over 30 contractor controlled… Read More


On Jan. 15, FBI agents arrested Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a former CIA case officer, and charged him with unlawful retention of classified information. Lee is the sixth person charged by the Justice Department in the past two years for espionage-related offenses suspected to have been conducted on behalf of the People’s Republic of China.… Read More


If the system flags anything suspicious – a large purchase of fertilizer, perhaps, or stockpiles of food considered a marker of terrorism – it notifies police, who are expected to respond the same day and act according to what they find. ‘Who ought to be taken, should be taken,’ says a work report located by… Read More


China censored the letter N from its internet for at least a day.The ban came as China cracked down on online discussion over the Chinese Communist Party’s proposal to scrap presidential term limits.Abolishing term limits would allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely.It’s not entirely clear why the government targeted N, but we have a… Read More