Juha Saarinen

Juha Saarinen has been covering the technology sector since the mid-1990s for publications around the world. He has been writing for iTnews since 2010 and also contributes to the New Zealand Herald, the Guardian and Wired's Threat Level section. He is based in Auckland, New Zealand. Google

Recent articles by Juha Saarinen

DarkSide ransomware crims quit as Colonial Pipeline attack backfires

DarkSide ransomware crims quit as Colonial Pipeline attack backfires

Ransom money and infrastructure seized.
May 15 2021 8:26AM
Salesforce cloud services go down worldwide

Salesforce cloud services go down worldwide

Caused by DNS issue.
May 12 2021 9:06AM
Union fury at 'shocking Covid bonus' phishing test

Union fury at 'shocking Covid bonus' phishing test

Simulated security exercise backfires.
May 11 2021 1:36PM
Ancient update driver endangers hundreds of millions of Dell computers

Ancient update driver endangers hundreds of millions of Dell computers

Allows kernel mode privilege escalation.
May 6 2021 10:26AM
Second deep space antenna to be built in WA

Second deep space antenna to be built in WA

Million dollar joint European and Australian space agencies project.
May 3 2021 12:26PM
New micro-op cache attacks break all Spectre defences

New micro-op cache attacks break all Spectre defences

Billions of computers vulnerable.
May 2 2021 6:03AM
Privacy-busting contact tracing data logged on Android

Privacy-busting contact tracing data logged on Android

Google will not acknowledge or fix faulty EN implementation.
Apr 28 2021 10:47AM
Pentagon surfaces giant netblock for recon and anti IP squatting

Pentagon surfaces giant netblock for recon and anti IP squatting

Largest IPv4 autonomous system in internet history.
Apr 26 2021 11:18AM
More SolarWinds command and control hacking servers found

More SolarWinds command and control hacking servers found

Newly discovered patterns reveal larger infrastructure footprint.
Apr 23 2021 12:30PM
Signal developers hack Cellebrite forensics device

Signal developers hack Cellebrite forensics device

Numerous vulnerabilities allow code execution.
Apr 22 2021 11:00AM
Hacked Codecov uploading script leaked creds for two months

Hacked Codecov uploading script leaked creds for two months

Scores of projects potentially affected by supply chain attack.
Apr 20 2021 12:14PM
Carbanak hacking group sysadmin sentenced to 10 years in prison

Carbanak hacking group sysadmin sentenced to 10 years in prison

Other alleged members await trial or sentencing.
Apr 17 2021 9:34AM
Google misled Android users about location data collection

Google misled Android users about location data collection

Loses Federal Court case.
Apr 16 2021 1:00PM
Govt allocates $64m over 10 years for Pawsey supercomputing

Govt allocates $64m over 10 years for Pawsey supercomputing

Part of larger $387 package for Square Kilometre Array telescope.
Apr 15 2021 10:36AM
New Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities require urgent patching: ACSC

New Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities require urgent patching: ACSC

March patches no good to stop persistent access to systems.
Apr 14 2021 6:45PM
Vocus emerges as earth station builder for Starlink

Vocus emerges as earth station builder for Starlink

Dish domes among free range eggs in Puwera.
Apr 9 2021 7:00AM
Code defect behind Easter outage for Azure

Code defect behind Easter outage for Azure

Recovery time from overloading exceeded service goals.
Apr 6 2021 6:59AM
PHP suffers supply-chain attack

PHP suffers supply-chain attack

Code repository shifted to Github after backdoor commits.
Mar 30 2021 11:27AM
Apple patches exploited iOS, iPadOS zero-day

Apple patches exploited iOS, iPadOS zero-day

watchOS also affected and requires update.
Mar 28 2021 7:42PM
Calls grow to exile Stallman from Free Software movement

Calls grow to exile Stallman from Free Software movement

Open letter published, FSF Europe disapproves of appointment.
Mar 25 2021 11:38AM

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