Technology Espionage: Huawei, the Unscrupulous Customer

Technology Espionage: Huawei, the Unscrupulous Customer

It is becoming an increasingly common thread: A U.S. startup has an exciting new technology; shares exemplars of new technology with potential customers; and potential customer violates all agreements in an attempt to reverse-engineer said technology. The variable in these tales are the names of the startup or enterprise, while ... Read More
Security Boulevard
Oklahoma Securities Commission’s Data Availed in Wild

Oklahoma Securities Commission’s Data Availed in the Wild

Poor cyber-hygiene is to blame for access to unencrypted sensitive data, highlighting issues with data security Security researchers at UpGuard recently uncovered a backup data store that had been poorly configured by the State of Oklahoma. In the case of the Oklahoma Securities Commission (OSC), you’d think that cybersecurity strategy, ... Read More
Security Boulevard
Consumer Privacy in Question

Consumer Privacy in Question Over Ring Video Files

Recently we learned that Ring, the video surveillance and security equipment/service provider (owned by Amazon), had allowed its research and development staff wide access to its users’ video files. Just how wide? It appears, according to The Information, in 2016 CEO of Ring provided the 30-member R&D team in the ... Read More
Security Boulevard
Chinese Hacking of EU Diplomatic Cable Traffic

Ethics of Disclosure: Chinese Hacking of EU Diplomatic Cable Traffic

| | Area 1, COREU, eu, Phishing
When security company Area 1 discovered a concerted cyber campaign targeting European Union (EU) entities that it attributed to China, the company could have followed the EU doctrine of coordinated vulnerability disclosure but instead opted to publish its findings on its own blog and provide to The New York Times ... Read More
Security Boulevard
Huawei Indicted, China Claims Foul

Huawei Indicted, China Claims Foul

There’s no doubt Huawei is in crisis management mode, as the company continues to get pummeled by the United States and others. In January, we have seen two of Huawei’s subsidiaries charged with industrial espionage against U.S.-based T-Mobile and three entities and the company’s CFO indicted for bank fraud, money ... Read More
Security Boulevard
Singapore’s HIV-Positive National Registry Exposed

Records Breach: Singapore’s HIV-Positive National Registry Exposed

The records breach of HIV-positive individuals is the latest in a string of data breaches at Singapore’s Ministry of Health Health records in Singapore have been finding their way out of their “secure” storage and into the public domain of late. First, it was 1.5 million records from the Ministry ... Read More
Security Boulevard
Huawei Sanction-Busting and Espionage Threat

Huawei: Sanction-Busting and Espionage Threat?

The chief financial officer (CFO) of Huawei was arrested Dec. 1 in Vancouver, Canada, on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the United States, which alleges Meng Wanzhou, daughter of the company’s founder, directed the effort of Huawei to circumvent international sanctions against Iran under the guise of China-based Skycom ... Read More
Security Boulevard
Project Lakhta Russian Meddling

Best of 2018: Project Lakhta: Russian Meddling Gets Russians Indicted

As we close out 2018, we at Security Boulevard wanted to highlight the five most popular articles of the year. Following is the third in our weeklong series of the Best of 2018. The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) announced Feb.16 that a Federal grand jury dropped the hammer on ... Read More
Security Boulevard
2 Chinese Indicted for Conducting MSS-Directed Cyberespionage

2 Chinese Indicted for Conducting MSS-Directed Cyberespionage

The Department of Justice (DoJ) announced the indictment of two individuals who operated under the direction of the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS): Zhu Hua (朱华), aka Afwar, aka CVNX, aka Alayos, aka Godkiller; and Zhang Shilong (张士龙), aka Baobeilong, aka Zhang Jianguo, aka Atreexp. Both were associated with ... Read More
Security Boulevard
Walmart 'Minority Report' Reality

Walmart Moves Closer to ‘Minority Report’ Reality

| | Privacy, Walmart
Walmart’s recent patent award, “Listening to the frontend (US010020004B2),” is demonstrative of the retail giant’s intent to continue to leverage technology to improve customer service and reduce operating expenses. At the same time, Walmart is raising the cackles of privacy advocates. The patent, awarded in July, describes how Walmart would ... Read More
Security Boulevard