The U.S. Census Bureau admits that it was attacked and had data exfiltrated from systems, and one expert says this latest government data breach is another example that federal systems are not safe from attack. Source Techtarget
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Samsung agreed to invest $7 billion in a factory in northwest China’s Shaanxi province, getting on board with the country’s microchip investment push. The investment over three years will expand the South Korean tech giant’s chip production plant. Source: China Economic Review
The Trump administration on Tuesday removed Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab from two lists of approved vendors used by government agencies to purchase technology equipment, amid concerns the cyber security firm’s products could be used by the Kremlin to gain entry into U.S. networks. Source Reuters
Britain could launch military retaliation such as air strikes against a future cyber attack, the Defence Secretary has suggested. Sir Michael Fallon warned potential attackers that a strike on UK systems “could invite a response from any domain – air, land, sea or cyberspace”. Source The Telegraph