IT Security

Police Dismantle Cybercrime ‘Bulletproof Hosting Service’

Authorities Shut Down VPN That Supported Illegal Operations
The FBI, Europol and other law enforcement agencies shut down a virtual private network Tuesday that was providing a “bulletproof hosting service” that allowed cybercriminals to conduct illegal operations, including ransomware attacks, while remaining hidden from police.

Other Tech Firms Back Facebook’s Lawsuit Against NSO Group

Microsoft, Google, Cisco and VMware File a Brief in Spyware Case
Several tech giants, including Microsoft, Google, Cisco and VMware, have filed a brief backing Facebook’s lawsuit against Israel-based spyware firm NSO Group, which has been accused of hacking into Facebook-owned WhatsApp’s instant messaging app to enable spying by the company’s clients.

Hong Kong’s Hutchison Group, which runs mobile carrier ‘3’, protests as USA puts it on new China ban list

Trump administration is behind the times: used old name for Chinese company Hutchison sold ages ago

The CK Hutchison Group, the Hong-Kong-based conglomerate that operates the “3” mobile brand and maintains plenty of other telecoms investments, wants to clear its name after it appeared on a new list of companies the USA designates as military end users to which US companies cannot export.…