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From paralysing the Internet in Estonia to a US$4.4mil (RM18.22mil) ransom being paid last week after the shutdown of a major US pipeline, we take a look back at 15 years of cyberattacks.
Inside the imposing beige and white limestone-walled federal courthouse in downtown Oakland, lawyers clad in face masks and plastic shields and armed with cartloads of corporate documents are brawling daily over tech arcana – the Byzantine rules that govern Apple Inc’s App Store.
The US Treasury Department on April 15 slapped six Russian technology companies with sanctions for supporting Kremlin intelligence agencies engaged in “dangerous and disruptive cyberattacks”. But only one of them stands out for its international footprint and partnerships with such IT heavyweights as Microsoft and IBM.
In punishing Russian hacks and election meddling, the Biden administration on Thursday revealed new details about Russian intelligence’s vast disinformation and cyber-operations, including the names of companies that allegedly help facilitate cyber-attacks and websites accused of spreading false claims to damage the US.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that for Facebook, there is no returning to its habits of the past.
Instagram's algorithms recommends anti-vaccination health misinformation and anti-Semitic content to millions of users, report claims.
Twitter's user base jumped to 192 million following US presidential election drama, raking in record breaking profits for the tech giant.
If the information in a video cannot be officially validated by fact-checkers, TikTok will flag the video with a warning message alerting users to the unverified content.
Trial lawyer Robert Fisher is handling one of America’s most prominent counterintelligence cases, defending an MIT scientist charged with secretly helping China. But how he’ll handle the logistics of the case could feel old school: Under new court rules, he’ll have to print out any highly sensitive documents and hand-deliver them to the courthouse.
Over the four years of the Trump presidency, social media platforms generally took a soft line in enforcing their policies against threats and misinformation, allowing most borderline speech, including the president’s, to stand.