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  1. News - China Insider - CYBER ESPIONAGE

    Chinese spy agencies tried to hack German government e-mails before G20 summit: report

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 09:41am by Patrick Boehler

    ... to servers in the US, mainland China and Hong Kong. It did not disclose which European countries were targeted. “Based on this circumstantial evidence we believe that the Ke3chang attackers ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance

    British banks prepare for cyberattack- but it's just a 'war game'

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 10:14am by Reuters

    ... In one of the largest exercises of its kind in the world, the test, dubbed “Waking Shark II”, will bombard firms with a series of announcements and scenarios, such as a major attack on computer ... the impact of co-ordinated online assaults or hacking attacks on specific banks. The Bank of England’s financial policy committee has already told banks to strengthen their defences. The London event ...

  3. Business - Money

    Cyber attacks on stock exchanges put markets at risk-report

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 10:27am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Around half of the world’s securities exchanges were the target of cyber-attacks last year, according to a paper based on a survey of 46 exchanges. The prevalence ... Commissions’ (IOSCO) research department and the World Federation of Exchanges Office. “There could be systemic impacts... from cyber attacks in the securities markets, especially considering that our ...

  4. News - World - SHIPPING

    Experts warn that the global shipping industry is vulnerable to cyber-attack

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 10:03pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Security experts warn that the sector transporting 90 per cent of world trade is highly vulnerable Global shipping industry next cyber-attack target? The next hacker ... this month found that the industry "may be sitting on an uninsured time bomb". Globally, it estimated that cyber attacks against oil and gas infrastructure would cost energy companies close ...

  5. News - World - SECURITY

    US Department of Defence to triple cyber staff in bid to thwart internet attacks

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 06:17pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... additional staff US cyberwarfare force to be expanded, says Hagel The Pentagon is adding significantly to the ranks of its cyberwarfare unit to deter and defend against foreign attacks on crucial US networks, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said. In his first major speech on cyber policy, Hagel sought to project strength but also to tame perceptions of the United States as an aggressor ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - INTERNET

    Hong Kong computers at risk of 'ransom' attacks by cyber crooks, experts warn

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:33pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... attacks on systems set to rise "Ransomware" attacks in which cyber criminals hold computers hostage are expected to be a serious threat this year, according to Hong Kong's ... them from other classifications of cyber-attacks last year. "We expect more cases will be reported this year as the encryption methods for ransomware get more sophisticated," ...

  7. News - World - CYBERCRIME

    Heavy jail terms for British members of global hacking gang

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... companies. They also used denial of service attacks against the sites of the CIA and the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency, while taunting police and rival hackers who tried to identify them. ... of Asperger's syndrome, "it's clear you did appreciate the harm being suffered by others" from attacks. Cleary will be sentenced separately for the possession of 172 indecent images ...

  8. News - World - CYBER ATTACKS

    Syrian Electronic Army claims credit for E! Online Twitter hacking

    Posted May 05th 2013, 11:25am by Associated Press in Los Angeles

    ... this. — E! Online (@eonline) May 4, 2013 E! Online said it was working with Twitter to correct the issue, and that an investigation into the attack was underway. The SEA has taken credit for a string of Web attacks on media targets it sees as sympathetic to Syria’s rebels, including the BBC, Al-Jazeera English and the Guardian. Last week, the pro-government group succeeded in hacking ...

  9. News - World - CYBER CRIME

    Cyber attacks against media on the rise, rights group says

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 10:42am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... Reuters at the United Nations Cyber attacks against journalists and media organisations around the world have increased over the past few years as criminal hackers provide a cheap and easy way of censoring the press, a media rights group said on Thursday. The Committee to Protect Journalists said media cyber attacks, such as those that recently occurred at The New York Times, ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Google unveils services to promote freedom of expression on web

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 10:51am by Reuters

    ... initiative, Google said it would host sites that frequently came under politically motivated distributed denial-of-service attacks. Because of the size and sophistication of its technical infrastructure, Google is far more able to withstand such attacks compared to websites hosted independently. A promotional video made by Google featured an endorsement from Balatarin, a popular ...




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