Australia declares ‘nationally significant cyber incident’ after port attack

Asia in brief Australia’s National Cyber Security Coordinator has described an attack on logistics company DP World as a “Nationally significant cyber incident.”

Cloud Software Group, parent company of Citrix, has become the latest tech player to exit China.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Cloud Software Group told its clients and partners in an email that it will stop all new commercial transactions in China, including Hong Kong, on December 3, 2023, due to rising costs.

Over the last week, The Register’s Asia bureaux covered news that China intends to have a reliable supply chain of humanoid robots in place within the next four years, which shouldn’t be terrifying to anyone.

Meanwhile the ongoing antagonistic relationship between the US and China has been challenged by technology experts who charge that it’s doing more harm than good, particularly with regard to open technologies like RISC-V. Lawmakers in the United States, fearful that China and Russia might be getting ahead in the race to build quantum computers, have flagged their intention to throw billions at the problem to boost US research in the area.

In less encouraging news for China, its biggest bank was hit by a ransomware attack that put its financial services business out of commission for days – which could have serious knock-on effects for its partners and customers.

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