Network Security


  • Law enforcement take down three bulletproof VPN providers

    December 22, 2020

    Law enforcement agencies from the US, Germany, France, Switzerland, and the Netherlands have seized this week the web domains and server infrastructure of three VPN services that provided a safe haven for cybercriminals to attack their victims. The three services were active at insorg.org , and safe-inet.net before the domains were seized ...

  • ‘This is bad.’ Hacking chaos engulfs FERC, DOE, Microsoft

    December 18, 2020

    The Department of Energy’s nuclear weapons office and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission are the latest agencies swept up in a staggering hack of global computer networks. DOE spokesperson Shaylyn Hynes said the breach “has not impacted the mission-essential national security functions” of the agency or its National Nuclear Security Administration, which manages the U.S. nuclear ...

  • Germany tightens 5G network security, may informally exclude Huawei

    September 30, 2020

    Government sources told media that an agreement had been reached to extend scrutiny of the governance and technology of 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) vendors, in addition to scrutiny of core network vendors. According to the German newspaper Handelsblatt, the coalition government agreed on the approach after two years of discussions. Under this plan, vendors will ...

  • US ‘Clean Network’ initiative bans use of Chinese clouds, names Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent as compromised

    August 6, 2020

    US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has announced a “Clean Network plan” he says offers a “comprehensive approach to guarding our citizens’ privacy and our companies’ most sensitive information from aggressive intrusions by malign actors, such as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).” Pompeo’s announcement names the Communist Party repeatedly but doesn’t identify any other malign actor. ...