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  • Sep 18, 2014
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Cyber attack

Cyber attacks on stock exchanges put markets at risk -report

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.

Wednesday, 17 July, 2013, 10:27am

Yahoo Japan fears 22m user IDs may have been stolen during cyberattack

Yahoo Japan suspects up to 22 million user IDs may have been stolen during an unauthorised attempt to access the administrative system of its portal.

19 May 2013 - 8:06am

Talks needed to avert cyberthreat

The war of words between Beijing and Washington over cyberespionage has escalated, with the US accusing China of trying to break into government computer networks to obtain information that would help its defence industry and military planning. It is the first time the Pentagon's annual report on China has explicitly claimed that it is targeting government networks.

18 May 2013 - 4:10am 1 comment

Heavy jail terms for British members of global hacking gang

Some of the longest ever jail sentences for hacking were handed down to four British members of the global computer hackers' gang LulzSec, who masterminded a string of sophisticated cyberattacks on major institutions from their bedrooms.

18 May 2013 - 2:17am

PLA condemns US as 'the real hacking empire'

Beijing branded the United States the "real hacking empire" yesterday and accused it of sowing discord between China and its neighbours.

The rebuke was issued after the Pentagon said Beijing was using espionage to fuel its military modernisation.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China spying on US to develop defence, says Pentagon

China is using cyberspies to boost its defence industry and military planning by gathering information about US defence programmes, a Pentagon report claims.

8 May 2013 - 5:59am 10 comments

Experts say North Korea training teams of 'cyber warriors'

South Korea has pointed the finger at Pyongyang in six cyberattacks since 2009, even creating a cyber security command centre in Seoul to protect the Internet-dependent country from hackers from the North.

24 Mar 2013 - 6:03pm

Websites in Czech Republic hit by series of cyber attacks

The Czech Republic has been hit by an unprecedented wave of cyber attacks this week, with investigators stumped over their origin amid concerns they could lead to worse mayhem.

9 Mar 2013 - 3:26am

Seven reasons why claims of PLA hacking fail the test

Recently, a US company few of us had heard of gained instant fame for saying the People's Liberation Army was behind a lot of computer hacking. That may be. But the claims made by Mandiant should also be treated with caution, and not just because they have been vigorously denied.

4 Mar 2013 - 8:39am 12 comments

China steps up defence on hacking allegations

Chinese state media stepped up the war of words on Thursday over allegations of sophisticated cyberattacks on US firms, branding the accusations a “commercial stunt” and accusing Washington of ulterior motives.

21 Feb 2013 - 5:28pm