Huawei: How the UK’s decision affects the rest of the world
The UK has decided to let Huawei continue to be used in its growing 5G networks – but with restrictions.
The long-awaited decision goes against advice and pressure from the US to block the firm for security reasons.
But some industry-watchers believe it will benefit the wider rollout of next-generation mobile data services.
“I think it’s a pragmatic decision that brings stability and continuity in the 5G ecosystem,” commented Stephane Teral from IHS Markit.Read more
United Nations Confirms ‘Serious’ Cyberattack With 42 Core Servers Compromised
One week after the United Nations called for an investigation into the claims that Jeff Bezos’ smartphone was hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a claim that I first reported in March 2019, another investigation has revealed that the UN itself has been hacked.
The leak of an internal UN report to investigators at The New Humanitarian shows that core infrastructure servers were compromised during a successful cyberattack last year. The report, dated September 20, 2019, was from the United Nations Office of Information and Technology. Associated Press, which has also seen the report, said that 42 servers in all were compromised and a further 25 categorised as suspicious.