Tag Archive for Cybersecurity

NEWSLINK: German government cancels Verizon contract in wake of U.S. spying row

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[“German government cancels Verizon contract in wake of U.S. spying row” – Reuters – 6.26.14] Reuters covers the German governments planned cancellation of its relationship with Verizon, over controversies surrounding U.S. spying in Germany, including on the cellphone conversations of the German Chancellor. The German government has cancelled a contract with U.S. telecoms firm Verizon … as part of an overhaul of its internal communications, prompted

NEWSLINK: Reports: German government to drop Verizon because of U.S. spying

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[“Reports: German government to drop Verizon because of U.S. spying” – Computer World/IDG News Service – Stephen Lawson – 6.26.14] Computer World and IDG report that the German government is backing out of a relationship with Verizon over concerns about NSA spying.  [And note that the move comes against a backdrop of past revelations of U.S. eavesdropping on cellphone conversations by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.]

U.S. Firm Links Chinese Army to Cyber Attacks

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(VOA News – William Gallo – February 19, 2013) A U.S.-based Internet security group is accusing the Chinese government of involvement in a sophisticated campaign of cyber attacks against American businesses, government and critical infrastructure. A 60-page report released Tuesday by Mandiant details dozens of attacks by a prolific, China-based hacker group it says is using “direct government support” to wage a “long-running and extensive