Cyber attack

Cyber attacks on stock exchanges put markets at risk -report

In 2011, the New York Stock Exchange’s website was inaccessible for 30 minutes, according to an Internet monitoring company, but the exchange said there was no interruption of service. Photo: EPA

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

Up to 22 million user IDs may have been stolen. Photo: Reuters

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 building housing Unit 61398 of the People's Liberation Army is seen in the outskirts of Shanghai. A U.S. security firm alleged cyberattacks that stole information from 141 targets in the U.S. have been traced to the Chinese military unit in the building. Photo: AP

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

Heavy jail terms for British members of global hacking gang

British members of the international hacking gang LulzSec Ryan Ackroyd

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'

US computer security company, Mandiant, traced hacking attacks to an office in Shanghai. Photo: AFP

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

Cyberattacks that stole information from 141 targets in the U.S. and other countries have been traced to the Chinese military unit in this building in Shanghai, a U.S. security firm alleged. Photo: AP

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'

Depositors try to use automated teller machines of Shinhan Bank while the bank's computer networks are paralysed, at a subway station in Seoul. Photo: AP

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

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

A strategy document released by the White House warns that efforts of foreign governments and firms to obtain trade secrets are threatening US economic and national security. Photo: AP

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

US unveils medal to honour troops in cyberattacks and drone strikes

A Predator drone is controlled from a console. Photo: NYT

The Pentagon unveiled a new medal to honour "extraordinary" troops who launch cyberattacks or drone strikes from their consoles, even if they do not risk their lives in combat.

15 Feb 2013 - 4:23am

Hacking incidents ignite fears over China

A masked hacker hacks the French presidential Elysee Palace website. Photo: AFP

A series of brazen cyberattacks on America’s most high-profile media outlets has revived concerns over Chinese hackers, who analysts say are likely linked to the secretive Beijing government.

2 Feb 2013 - 10:14am 1 comment

Public Wi-fi signal may have caused Shenzhen subway train stoppage

People use their mobile inside the metro in Luohu, Shenzhen.

Service on a Shenzhen subway line was halted this week, reportedly because the system had been compromised by a Wi-fi signal operating on the same frequency.

The signal may have caused interference that interrupted services and possibly made the subway system vulnerable to cyberattacks, one expert said.

7 Nov 2012 - 4:09am 1 comment

Britain aims to recruit spies from the 'Xbox generation'

Britain launched a new spy recruitment drive aimed at "Xbox generation" youngsters without a university education but with social media and computer game skills, to counter the threat of cyberattack.

20 Oct 2012 - 4:20am

Briefs, October 13, 2012

Apple set to reveal mini iPad, says blog

13 Oct 2012 - 4:19am