A hitherto unknown group that has been dubbed Tortoiseshell is using both customised and common Windows malware to target IT providers in Saudi Arabia, the American security firm Symantec claims, adding that these attacks appear to be focused on the supply chain and ultimately aimed at the providers' customers.

Sites that have been decommissioned due to attacks by the card-skimming attack group Magecart are being hijacked and re-used for other malicious activity once they come back online by a secondary group of cyber criminals, the security firm RiskIQ claims.

Huawei Australia chairman John Lord says that Australia cannot turn its back on Asia’s fast growing technological innovation, but warned that potential technology partners in Asia want regulatory certainty from Australia if they are to invest in the country.

Thursday, 19 September 2019 10:05

Simjacker – Australians are safe

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All three Australian telcos have confirmed that Simjacker cannot hurt their customers.

The infamous ransomware WannaCry, which burst on to the world stage in May 2017, is still very much alive and infecting Windows PCs, but a zipped portion appears to have gotten corrupted, preventing its encryption and ransom note creation components from working.

The American news agency Bloomberg has promoted one of the two journalists who wrote a story last year claiming that claiming that Chinese spies had corrupted the tech supply chain and installed small chips on motherboards which were supplied to the American company, Supermicro Computer. The story has been met with a storm of denial since it was published nearly a year ago, but has not been either corrected or retracted.

Thursday, 19 September 2019 07:35

Pure Storage moves up and down market

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New products from Pure Storage variously address customers' diverse requirements for higher performance and lower cost storage.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 23:01

Tableau 2019.3 explains itself

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New features in the 2019.3 release of the Tableau analytics software include the ability to explain the value of a particular data point.

At Zebra's AppForum events around the world, the company shares how its customers are, and can, gain an "intelligent edge in Enterprise IT and software development", and we spoke to two top execs on thought leadership, global trends and much more.

The founder of the free software movement, Richard Stallman, has resigned both from his position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and as president of the Free Software Foundation after his remarks about the late Jeffrey Epstein's victims evoked outrage.

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