Chinese-linked hackers breached top Australian defense university, report says
The IT systems of a leading Australian university were hit by hackers suspected to be Chinese, officials from the university and government confirmed last week. The attacks on Australian National University’s computer networks began last year and have not been fully contained.
American companies protest FCC pressure on Huawei
“Ripping out and replacing” a raft of Chinese-made telecom gear won’t be easy, a group of American companies protested to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). A collective of trade groups representing smaller American service providers joined with prominent Chinese telecom Huawei in slamming the FCC’s proposal to ban American telecoms from using federal subsidies to purchase Chinese-made equipment.
Senators want Commerce to help U.S. firms ditch ZTE
A bipartisan trio of senators have asked the Commerce Department to clarify that U.S. companies are welcome to remove products from their networks made by ZTE.
Chinese hackers stole sensitive U.S. Navy submarine plans from contractor
A Chinese intelligence agency was able to successfully hack into a Navy contractor around February, stealing more than a half terabyte worth of highly sensitive documents.
Flash zero-day shows up in Qatar amid geopolitical struggles
The findings come as Qatar faces significant geopolitical struggles, including a trade blockade established by its neighbors.
House panel rejects call for cyberthreat report on ZTE amid possible Trump deal
On the heels of a reported U.S. deal with embattled Chinese telecom company ZTE, American lawmakers rejected a measure that would have directed the Department of Homeland Security to provide more information on any cybersecurity risks posed by the company.