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Cyber attacks

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

Chinese intelligence agencies attempted to infiltrate e-mail accounts of senior German government officials shortly ahead of an international summit in Russia last year, a German magazine Der Spiegel reported.

Monday, 17 February, 2014, 10:01pm 1 comment

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

Thousands of staff across dozens of London’s financial firms will be put through a “war game” scenario on Tuesday to test how well they can handle a major cyberattack.

12 Nov 2013 - 10:14am

Google unveils services to promote freedom of expression on web

Google will begin to shield news organisations and human rights groups from cyberattacks as part of a new package of services designed to support “free expression” on the web, the internet giant said on Monday.

22 Oct 2013 - 5:32pm

Snowden claims raise alarms on internet security upgrades in China

US whistle-blower Edward Snowden’s claims about Washington surveillance will prompt China to upgrade its internet security, experts said on Thursday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Snowden may be called to Legco over hacking claims, says Hong Kong lawmaker

A lawmaker familiar with security issues said he was considering inviting US whistleblower Edward Snowden to the Legislative Council to give evidence on alleged US hacking activities on Hong Kong.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Cybersecurity becomes a pressing priority for corporations

The recently reported Citadel botnet is estimated to have infected up to five million computers around the world and stolen more than US$500 million from bank accounts. Worryingly, Hong Kong is one of the places with the most Citadel infections.

Cybersecurity is now an increasingly critical issue for governments and companies alike.

13 Aug 2013 - 3:37pm

Obama orders target list for cyberattacks

US President Barack Obama has ordered senior national security and intelligence officials to draw up a list of potential overseas targets for US cyberattacks, a top secret presidential directive obtained by The Guardian reveals.

9 Jun 2013 - 7:18am

Syrian Electronic Army claims credit for E! Online Twitter hacking

E! Online says hackers compromised its Twitter and text messaging accounts, sending out erroneous news alerts about Justin Bieber and Angelina Jolie.

5 May 2013 - 11:25am

Australian statistics bureau systems hacked

The Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed on Friday it has been targeted by hackers many times, as they reportedly look to access market-sensitive information before public release.

According to newly declassified documents and internal incident reports obtained by The Australian Financial Review, the ABS has been the subject of numerous attacks over the past four years.

26 Apr 2013 - 3:16pm

Spotlight on China's hackers after accusations against PLA unit 61398

Since Mandiant, a US information technology security firm, sparked controversy by blaming a special unit of the People's Liberation Army for launching a series of cyberattacks on US companies, the shadowy world of hackers in China has been in the spotlight. Their activities have become a focal point of Sino-US relations.

21 Apr 2013 - 4:39am 1 comment