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Cyberwarfare

China unfairly cast as the villain in global cyberwar

Are we seriously to think that cyberattacks only go one way, with PLA-sponsored hackers going after American targets? Come on, both sides are waging an intense cyberwar involving many free agents whose loyalties and political allegiances are murky.

Thursday, 14 March, 2013, 7:37am 7 comments

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

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

America's two-faced tirade against Chinese 'cyberwar'

Hey, kettle. It's pot here, calling to denounce you with evidence you are undermining world peace.

The Obama administration is planning to confront the new leadership in Beijing, according to The New York Times, over the cyberwarfare that the Chinese state is allegedly waging against America and its top corporations.

26 Feb 2013 - 3:21am 32 comments

US needs to be transparent on its cyberwar rules

There has been much talk in US defence circles about the threat of cyberwarfare. That is understandable given that no country is as reliant on computers and, therefore, as vulnerable to attack. Rules on dealing with strikes will be approved soon, although they will be highly classified.

15 Feb 2013 - 4:19am 1 comment

Taipei to boost cyberwar defences

Taiwan plans to beef up its cyberwar capabilities to counter a perceived threat from mainland hackers targeting government and security websites, local media reported yesterday.

3 Sep 2012 - 4:36am

Hackers hit top internet provider, steal passwords

The mainland's biggest internet services provider, China Telecom, confirmed yesterday that one of its computer systems had been attacked by a group of hackers and some users' passwords stolen.

But the state-owned company denied that the attack had caused any serious damage.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Cyber army in online attack on government

Authorities in several mainland cities have been struggling to restore their websites after five days of attacks by international hacking group Anonymous as part of its new campaign to free the Chinese people.

Via a Twitter account opened in late March, Anonymous China announced that eight websites ending with 'gov.cn' had been hacked and defaced across the mainland.

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Complacency puts websites in danger

It is a sad reality of the internet that no website can be considered safe from hackers. Even if the best protection is in place, those with malicious intent can bombard servers with spam to bring them to a grinding halt.

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Businessman arrested for HKEX hacking

A 29-year-old businessman has been arrested in connection with the cyber attacks on the Hong Kong stock exchange's website last week.

The suspected hacker was taken into custody on Thursday after police raided his home in Yuen Long and the IT company he owns in Kwun Tong, where 17 computers as well as two mobile phones and five digital storage devices were seized.

20 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Can HKEx withstand future attacks?

The suspension policies and internet security measures of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) are under the spotlight after a wave of cyber attacks that crashed the exchange's regulatory disclosure website last week.

Police found that overseas hackers orchestrated the attacks that began on Wednesday to block investor access to a website hosting corporate announcements.

15 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

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