Tag: Computer crimes

Chinese police arrest 15,000 for cybercrimes

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Police in China say they have arrested about 15,000 people for crimes that “jeopardised internet security”, as the government moves to tighten controls on the internet. Police have investigated 7,400 cases of cybercrime, the ministry of public security said. It

China spies — sex to cyber

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Sex-and-spying award winner? China’s nominee is surely Katrina Leung, codenamed Parlour Maid. She’d pocketed $1.7 million in FBI money to spy on China by the time Washington figured out she was moonlighting as a double agent for Beijing – while

UK School children to be trained in cyber warfare

Teenagers in the UK are being offered the opportunity to learn cyber defence skills from Northrop Grumman, manufacturer of the USAF’s B-2 Stealth Bomber. The defence giant is partnering with the government-backed Cyber Security Challenge UK to engage thousands of

Chinese hackers obtained info on Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system – report

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In a raid seeking information related to Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, Chinese hackers infiltrated the databases of three Jewish defense contractors. In addition to taking information on the Iron Dome, the attackers were also able to nab plans

UK forges close cyber ties with China despite ‘endemic espionage’

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As the US continues to take a hard line with China over alleged criminal hacking of American companies, UK cyber investigators have quietly forged relationships with their counterparts in China, the Guardian has learned. Over the past six months, at

Report: Cybercrime and espionage costs $445 billion annually

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A Washington think tank has estimated the likely annual cost of cybercrime and economic espionage to the world economy at more than $445 billion — or almost 1 percent of global income. The estimate by the Center for Strategic and

Expert Wants Nuclear Plants Taken ‘Off the Table’ in Cyber-Warfare

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One U.S. cybersecurity expert is arguing that world nations should jointly pledge they will spare civil nuclear facilities from computer attacks for humanitarian reasons. Bruce McConnell co-authored a January 2014 report for the EastWest Institute that describes nuclear information security

U.S. accuses Chinese military of cyber espionage

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. accused Chinese military officials of hacking into several U.S. enterprises to steal trade secrets and intellectual property in an indictment to be made public Monday, two senior federal law enforcement officials said. It is the first

Russian cyber spies are on the march

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When U.S. officials warn of the threat foreign cyber spies pose to American companies and government agencies, they usually focus on China, which has long been home to the world's most relentless and aggressive hackers. But new information shows that

Sentences for cyber crime and snooping to be tougher across EU

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(Reuters) – EU lawmakers agreed on Thursday to toughen criminal penalties across the European Union for cyber attacks, especially those that include harming critical national infrastructure and hijacking computers to steal sensitive data. The 28 EU member states currently have

Lithuania threatened by cyber espionage

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Lithuania is experiencing increasing threats from cyber espionage and information attacks financed by foreign intelligence services, aiming to form a negative opinion about the country’s foreign policies and national defense, shows a report published by the government. The document, which

Hackers attack European governments using ‘MiniDuke’ malware

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Kaspersky Lab identifies attempt to steal intelligence from countries including Ireland and Romania using Adobe PDF bug. Cyber criminals have targeted government officials in more than 20 countries, including Ireland and Romania, in a complex online assault seen rarely since

White House targets WikiLeaks and LulzSec in cyber-espionage report

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Amid a growing call for new cybersecurity protections in the United States, the US government has issued a report that reconfirms Washington’s interest in shutting down WikiLeaks and other underground information-sharing organizations. In Washington, DC on Wednesday, Attorney General Eric

Cyber espionage: China at the forefront

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  China may be the leading practitioner (although by no means the only one) of economic espionage in cyberspace. If, as we saw in the previous post, Chinese authorities fear the political power of their own netizens, in contrast, Chinese officials

UK hackers admit plotting attacks on CIA, firms

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LONDON (Reuters) – Two British hackers pleaded guilty in a London court on Monday to plotting attacks against computers of international firms, law enforcement bodies and government agencies including the CIA, in a cyber crime spree that gained global attention.