Journalist spying case: Delhi Police makes 2 more arrests, including Chinese woman – delhi news | #espionage | #surveillance | #ceo

The Delhi police on Saturday said that journalist Rajeev Sharma, who was arrested on charges of spying two days ago, was allegedly passing on sensitive information to Chinese intelligence agencies. They added a Chinese woman, Qing Shi, and a Nepalese man, Sher Singh alias Raj Bohra, have been booked along…

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TikTok ban in the United States: China announces retaliatory measures against the United States | #espionage | #surveillance | #ceo

Beijing’s announcement does not target any foreign company by name. The Chinese government announced, Saturday, September 19, the establishment of a mechanism that will allow it to restrict the activities of foreign companies. If this announcement by the Ministry of Commerce does not target any foreign company by name, it…

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Newly exposed hacker-for-hire groups profit from commoditization of APTs | #espionage | #surveillance | #ceo

A hacker-for-hire operation was found conducting cyber espionage operations against an international architectural and video production company that engages with billion-dollar real estate developers in New York and elsewhere. (C. Taylor Crothers/Getty Images) In the span of just over three months, researchers have exposed three mercenary, “hacker-for-hire” groups engaging in industrial…

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Ransomware payloads inside a VM. US sanctions WeChat and TikTok. Notes on APT41. Google vs. stalkerware, misrepresentation. | #espionage | #surveillance | #ceo

Sophos describes how Maze operators have begun distributing their ransomware payload inside a virtual machine, which renders it more difficult to detect. The Ragnar Locker gang began using the tactic earlier this year, and Maze is willing to learn from its criminal competition. The US Department of Commerce this morning…

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Are Chinese companies part of Beijing’s sprawling surveillance state run by the Communist Party? | #espionage | #surveillance | #ceo

Do Chinese companies work for the Communist Party-led government in Beijing? Their suspected role as potential state directed actors has emerged as a key bone of contention in US-Chinese trade negotiation. Although China vehemently denies US assertions that technology giant Huawei is effectively a part of the PRC surveillance state,…

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U.S., allies slam China for economic espionage, spies indicted | #espionage | #surveillance | #ceo

By Diane Bartz, Jack Stubbs WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – The United States and three allies chastised China for economic espionage on Thursday, ratcheting up tensions as U.S. prosecutors indicted two Chinese nationals linked to a spy agency on charges of stealing confidential data from American government agencies and businesses around the…

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U.S. feud with TikTok emblematic of rise of techno-nationalism, expert says | #espionage | #surveillance | #ceo

U.S. President Donald Trump’s feud with the popular TikTok video-sharing social-networking app likely has less to do with overall concerns for national security and more to do with the rise of techno-nationalism, according to one Canadian cybersecurity expert. “It’s about Trump’s particular orientation towards China and Trump’s attempt to use…

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‘If You’re an American Adult, it’s Likely China Stole Your Personal Data’: FBI Director | #espionage | #surveillance | #ceo

FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies that China has most likely stolen the personal data of nearly every adult in America during a House hearing on homeland security on Thursday. The FBI is opening a new counterintelligence investigation into China every 10 hours, and out of the 5,000 open investigations, nearly…

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Cerberus, Empire Market, and Lazarus Group. TikTok spin-off skips a beat? | #espionage | #surveillance | #ceo

Notes from the criminal underground surface at midweek.  First, Kaspersky researchers say that the proprietors of the Cerberus malware, having made an attempt to auction it off on a dark web block, have now simply released its source code, Cerberus v2, for free to russophone hacking communities. ZDNet points out…

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