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Electrical explosion reported at Google's Iowa data centre
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Electrical explosion reported at Google's Iowa data centre

Three people working on a substation near the facility were critically injured, according to reports
9 Aug 2022
Both Russia and Ukraine targeted by Chinese state-backed hackers
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malware

Both Russia and Ukraine targeted by Chinese state-backed hackers

A five-year-old Microsoft Office vulnerability was enough to gain a significant foothold in some of the most high-value organisations in each country
9 Aug 2022
South Korean public sector organisations targeted by Gwisin ransomware
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ransomware

South Korean public sector organisations targeted by Gwisin ransomware

Threat actors tailored attacks on victims such as pharmaceutical companies, with researchers still in the dark on key details
8 Aug 2022
VMware warns of tumultuous threats amid Russia-Ukraine cyber war
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VMware warns of tumultuous threats amid Russia-Ukraine cyber war

New report underscores burned-out security teams' response to geopolitically motivated cyber attacks
8 Aug 2022
APAC region to lose 63 million jobs to automation by 2040
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automation

APAC region to lose 63 million jobs to automation by 2040

Five largest countries in the area more at risk of robots replacing workers compared to Europe and US, according to Forrester
8 Aug 2022
US-China trade tensions spark Chinese interest in chipmaking stocks
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Hardware

US-China trade tensions spark Chinese interest in chipmaking stocks

The rising tensions may positively impact China’s local chip manufacturers, experts claim
8 Aug 2022
Microsoft blocking Tutanota users from Teams registration, claims fix unfeasible
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Business operations

Microsoft blocking Tutanota users from Teams registration, claims fix unfeasible

Tutanota claim this is an antitrust issue, as the company shares the problem with the public
8 Aug 2022
Softbank's Vision Fund reports $22bn loss as economic crisis hits tech industry
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business management

Softbank's Vision Fund reports $22bn loss as economic crisis hits tech industry

Serial investor group contributes to Softbank's overall losses of 2.93 trillion Japanese yen
8 Aug 2022
Cyber attack on software supplier causes "major outage" across the NHS
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Cyber attack on software supplier causes "major outage" across the NHS

Unconfirmed reports suggest the attack may be ransomware-related, while the NHS contends with disrupted services on the 111 non-emergency line
8 Aug 2022
Intel edges closer to $5 billion chip factory deal with Italy
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Intel edges closer to $5 billion chip factory deal with Italy

Italy and Intel eyeing Piedmont or Veneto regions as potential locations for the new assembly plant
5 Aug 2022
Home Office to collect foreign offenders' biometric data using smartwatch scheme
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privacy

Home Office to collect foreign offenders' biometric data using smartwatch scheme

Facial recognition and geolocation data will be matched against Home Office, Ministry of Justice and police databases
5 Aug 2022
Nomad happy to forgive hackers if they return 90% of $190 million that was stolen
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hacking

Nomad happy to forgive hackers if they return 90% of $190 million that was stolen

The crypto bridge is offering 'white hat hackers' a 10% bounty following the attack earlier this week
5 Aug 2022
Decade-old malware strains top annual list of most pervasive business exploits
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malware

Decade-old malware strains top annual list of most pervasive business exploits

Allied cyber security authorities say the most active strains of 2021 have been in operation for longer than five years, and are being constantly deve…
5 Aug 2022
Fastly appoints Cisco's Todd Nightingale as new CEO
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chief executive officer (CEO)

Fastly appoints Cisco's Todd Nightingale as new CEO

The former Cisco networking boss will lead Fastly's business strategy and development for its networking portfolio
5 Aug 2022
Cyber attacks rain on Taiwan during Pelosi visit
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cyber warfare

Cyber attacks rain on Taiwan during Pelosi visit

IP addresses from China and Russia were said to have been responsible for the attack
5 Aug 2022
Malware operators abusing Windows shortcuts to bypass VBA macro block
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exploits

Malware operators abusing Windows shortcuts to bypass VBA macro block

The likes of Emotet and Qakbot, as well as Russia-linked state-sponsored hackers, have all pivoted to the new infection technique
5 Aug 2022
EU opens antitrust probe into Play Store's billing guidelines
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IT regulation

EU opens antitrust probe into Play Store's billing guidelines

The European Commission will investigate whether developer fees and billing terms put forth by Google’s Play Store are adequate
4 Aug 2022
Fortinet unveils ‘fastest’ compact firewall for hyperscale data centers and 5G networks
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Fortinet unveils ‘fastest’ compact firewall for hyperscale data centers and 5G networks

The new FortiGate 4800F firewall series packs 2.4 Tbps of capacity into a compact 4RU form-factor
4 Aug 2022
FedEx to invest in more robotic automation from Berkshire Grey
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Business strategy

FedEx to invest in more robotic automation from Berkshire Grey

The deepening partnership is expected to yield better efficiency and safety in packing centres
4 Aug 2022
Cohesity appoints former VMware COO as CEO and President
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Acquisition

Cohesity appoints former VMware COO as CEO and President

Veteran replaces former CEO Mohit Aron who moves to the role of founder and chief technology and product officer
4 Aug 2022
North Korean-linked Gmail spyware 'SHARPEXT' harvesting sensitive email content
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Security

North Korean-linked Gmail spyware 'SHARPEXT' harvesting sensitive email content

The insidious software exfiltrates all mail and attachments, researchers warn, putting sensitive documents at risk
4 Aug 2022
Microsoft becomes Australian space hub's first 'Constellation Partner'
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Cloud

Microsoft becomes Australian space hub's first 'Constellation Partner'

As part of the agreement, the tech giant will provide hub members with Microsoft Azure Space engineers as they build products for commercial use
4 Aug 2022
Thoma Bravo adds Ping Identity to growing cyber security portfolio in $2.8 billion acquisition
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Acquisition

Thoma Bravo adds Ping Identity to growing cyber security portfolio in $2.8 billion acquisition

The intelligent identity company joins Proofpoint and Sophos, among others, as it looks to accelerate its cloud transformation
4 Aug 2022
Auditors blame massive $4 million cryptocurrency heist on leaky logging technology
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hacking

Auditors blame massive $4 million cryptocurrency heist on leaky logging technology

Investigators raised concern over the thousands of vulnerable wallets containing Solana, USDC and other tokens
4 Aug 2022