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US defence chief Hagel accuses China of cyber spying at Singapore forum

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel prepares to speak at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. Photo: Xinhua

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday accused China of waging cyber espionage against the United States, raising pressure on Beijing over the issue ahead of a key summit between their leaders.

Saturday, 1 June, 2013, 6:17pm 11 comments

Ins and outs of a hacker's life is as dull as office work

Ins and outs of a hacker's life is as dull as office work

Hackers range from children playing with computers to virtual hitmen, who destroy corporate data for a fee. Armies and governments also employ hackers to collect intelligence and secure their networks.

21 Apr 2013 - 4:39am

Australia takes middle road with Huawei

Australian PM Julia Gillard (left), pictured here with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, encouraged telecoms giant Huawei to expand its commercial business in Australia during a trip to China this week. Photo: AFP

The embattled telecoms equipment giant may be seeking a new "middle road", as it tries to ease western concerns that its products could be used for spying by Beijing.

11 Apr 2013 - 2:06pm 1 comment

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

It would be even more surprising if the PLA did not resort to cyberspying

The building housing Unit 61398 of the PLA in Shanghai. Photo: AP

An investigative report released recently by Mandiant, a US IT security firm, predictably sparked controversy by pinning the blame for a series of cyberattacks on US companies on Shanghai-based Unit 61398 of the People's Liberation Army.

3 Mar 2013 - 2:13am

NYT and Wall Street Journal go public on attacks by Chinese military hackers

According to the two newspapers, attackers were searching specifically for information on recent high-profile investigations into the massive fortunes of China's political elites.

1 Feb 2013 - 9:43am