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Microsoft details “incredible effort” to hide by SolarWinds hackers

The hackers behind the high-profile SolarWinds attacks went to extraordinary lengths to avoid detection, research by Microsoft security analysts shows. Based on their Sunburst – or as Microsoft calls it, Solorigate – backdoor staying dormant for at at least two weeks, the attackers painstakingly selected targets and built unique Cobalt Strike network penetration tools for each victim system for a...

Downer lands $330m Telstra field services contract

Downer EDI has picked up an estimated $330 million field services contract with Telstra for up to five years, with works spanning several states. The contract starts this month and sees Downer perform network asset relocations, wideband business services, facilities design and construction activities and building upgrades. Downer will also provide field services for the “continuation of the 5G mobile rollout” at Telstra,...

Australia Post is building a digital twin of its delivery network

Australia Post is building a digital twin of its entire delivery network as part of continued efforts to use advanced analytics to detect and intervene on mail and parcel delivery problems. The delivery network digital twin was revealed by Australia Post’s general manager of data science and strategy Silvio Giorgio on the Data Futurology podcast earlier this month. Much of the...

Google threatens to withdraw search engine in Australia

Google has threatened to stop making its search engine available in Australia if the federal government’s proposed mandatory media bargaining code becomes law in its current form. Managing director Mel Silva on Friday told a senate inquiry that the landmark code “remains unworkable”, despite government attempts to placate the web giant in a December revision. Google had previously warned that the code...

Samsung’s Lee receives 30-month prison term in bribery trial

A South Korean court sentenced Samsung Electronics vice chairman Jay Y. Lee to two and a half years in prison, the court said, which will have major ramifications for his leadership of the tech giant as well as Korea’s views toward big business. With this, Lee will be sidelined for the time being from major decision making at Samsung Electronics...

Intel avoids outsourcing embrace, investigates hack of results

The incoming chief executive of Intel said on Thursday that most of the company’s 2023 products will be made in Intel factories but he sketched a dual-track future in which it will lean more heavily on outside factories. The lack of a strong embrace of outsourcing from new CEO Pat Gelsinger drove shares down 4.7 percent after hours. Shares rose 6.5...

The Biden administration’s AI plans: what we might expect

I suspect we will see OSTP emphasize tech accountability under her leadership, which will be especially pertinent to hot button AI issues like facial recognition, algorithmic bias, data privacy, corporate influence on research, and the myriad of other issues that I write about in The Algorithm. Finally, Biden’s new secretary of state made clear that technology will still be an...

Govt awards first grants for alternative voice services trial

NBN Co, Concerotel and Zetifi have been selected to deliver the first 510 trials under the government’s $2 million alternative voice services trials (AVST) program. The three grant recipients were revealed on Friday, with the first trials promising to bring improved voice services to remote and regional Australia slated to begin in July. The trials, which will include a low band...

Amazon offers to help US with Covid vaccine efforts

Amazon on Wednesday offered to help with the United States’ efforts involving the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a letter addressed to President Joe Biden, seen by Reuters. The world’s largest online retailer has an agreement with a healthcare provider to administer vaccines at its facilities and will move forward once doses are available, Dave Clark, chief executive of Amazon’s worldwide...

Departing US FCC chair warns of threats to telecoms from China

Outgoing US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai said potential Chinese espionage and threats to US telecommunications networks and internet freedom are the biggest national security issue that regulators will face in the next four years. Ajit Pai told Reuters in an interview there is a “wide array” of activity from China that was of concern, including of surveillance,...