Tag: cybersecurity

China, US to discuss cybersecurity at forum

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BEIJING (AP) — China is ready to discuss strengthening cybersecurity with U.S. officials at a high-level forum next week and wants Washington to help settle territorial disputes in East Asia, officials said Friday. Next week's two-day Strategic and Economic Dialogue in

Former US official to head cybersecurity at Sony

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WASHINGTON — Japanese electronics giant Sony, which suffered a huge data breach this year, named a former top US Department of Homeland Security official on Tuesday to lead its cybersecurity efforts. Philip Reitinger, who worked at US software giant Microsoft

‘Shady RAT’ hacking claims overblown, say security firms

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Two security companies are questioning claims that a cyber-espionage campaign uncovered by a rival firm was sophisticated or even extraordinary. On Tuesday, antivirus vendor McAfee described a five-year hacker operation that infiltrated more than 70 U.S. and foreign government agencies,

Data attacks force new security fixes

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  SEATTLE – A surge in high-profile hacker attacks this year is demonstrating the limits of an older generation of security software from Symantec Corp. and McAfee Inc., putting pressure on them to revamp their product lines. The top providers